‘Sadako’ Review: The Director of ‘Ringu’ Returns to the Franchise With an Underwhelming Sequel [Fantasia Film Festival 2019]

Published on Jul 12, 2019

‘Sadako’ Review: The Director of ‘Ringu’ Returns to the Franchise With an Underwhelming Sequel [Fantasia Film Festival 2019]

Ringu director Hideo Nakata returns from whence he came with Sadako, another J-Horror offshoot inspired by Kôji Suzuki’s malevolent novels. Audiences more familiar with Gore Verbinski’s The Ring remake should understand this foreign import favors storytelling over paralyzing scares – or, at least attempts to highlight scripted intrigue. That’s not to say previous Ringu-adjacent titles […]

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Author: Matt Donato