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Ring 0

Ring 0

Directed by Norio Tsuruta

Thirty years prior to the events of Ring, a teenage Sadako is plagued by nightmares and suspicion that she's inherited her mother's psychic abilities. When she joins a drama troupe as a form of therapy, the leading actress dies under mysterious circumstances and Sadako takes on the role. As a string of supernatural events unfolds around the troupe, Sadako's latent power continues to manifest itself, paving the way for a horrifying final confrontation.

A journalist tracks a young Sadako, who uses her supernatural powers to kill members of an acting troupe.

Cast: Yukie Nakama, Seiichi Tanabe, Kumiko Asô

Member Reviews

Sadako has become one of my favourite horror icons in recent years. There's something very cosy and, dare I say, gentle about these original three movies with their 90s aesthetic. While there is a danger to explaining the origins of a character as eerie as Sadako, I feel that Ring 0 does so in a way that delivers on the tragedy and nuance of how she ended up in that well. Great watch.

3 weeks ago

I love the story-telling and pacing of this one. It really is a tragedy and I wanted so bad for her and Toyama to have a happy ending but I knew they wouldn't because after all this is a prequel :(

2 months ago

love the movie !!

3 months ago

A good intro to the lore of the series, though it doesn't do the books justice (isn't that the way it always is when you read the book first?). It definitely turns Sadako into a relatable monster when you see everything she went through. Like the rest of the series it can be very confusing, I only understood it because I've read the wiki extensively, but it does well to try and weave together separate stories (this was based on a book that isn't in the Ring series).

4 months ago

Only good for background noise.

4 months ago