Ringu + Dark Water

Ringu + Dark Water

A FILM BY: Hideo Nakata
WRITTEN BY: Hiroshi Takahashi (RINGU), Kôji Suzuki (RINGU), Ken'ichi Suzuki (DARK WATER), Yoshihiro Nakamura (DARK WATER)
STARRING: Nanako Matsushima (RINGU), Miki Nakatani (RINGU), Yûko Takeuchi (RINGU), Hitomi Kuroki (DARK WATER), Rio Kanno (DARK WATER), Mirei Oguchi (DARK WATER)

J-Horror Night | A Part of Music Box of Horrors: Dawn of the Drive-In Presented by Shudder 

Japan has a long and rich history of horror storytelling. But when someone talks about “J-Horror,” they’re often referring to a specific style of movie popular in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s that’s heavy on techno-paranoia, gloomy color palettes, and creepy little girls with long hair and flexible limbs. Director Hideo Nakata was one of the main architects of this style, and we pay tribute to him with a special J-Horror night featuring two of Nakata’s greatest hits: Ringu, the franchise starter that introduced tortured well-dweller Sadako to the world, and Dark Water, a chilly, damp ghost story that’ll make you very paranoid about that leak in your kitchen ceiling. 

RINGU and DARK WATER restorations courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive. In Japanese with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 1998
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese
Run Time: 197 mins
Format: Digital