The Ring

The Ring

such a neat little movie about being scared. it's most exciting in the way it prefers to be bluntly scary in the simplest of ways: through the simple haunting of movies themselves, forgotten and hidden images having their lineages uprooted to find new ground in the people who see them. tactile and haunted images come out of the tape and inflict themselves on the world, predicting and drawing back time that has and is still yet to happen, dousing it with its own cold water and surreal dour colours. these images are outfitted with grain and sludge and grime, skittering and writhing, as though analog film allows the tape to live as it's own flesh-and-blood thing, merely stuck within the ordinary stasis of cinema as seen in the film properly.

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