A brief summary of this psychological horror:
Watch a short VHS tape. Then get a phone-call and die a week later. Oh, a girl will come out of the TV.
Japanese horror is epitomised by this hit movie and it’s many spin-offs.
The franchise is still running with the Sadako 3D movies – more hilarious than scary.
Interestingly, the Ring/Spiral/Loop novels by Koji Suzuki were more about science and biological engineering than about supernatural spooky girls.