Alright just finished watching it & it's really creepy. I think the story itself is underrated because you don't hear of it much but the story>>the scary factor. The ending scene with Ryuji is classic & made me catch the case of the shivers
But all in & all I can see why people say Ringu is such and such. If you've seen the american remake you might think well it's iite, it's decent but it's very good. And it has the old theme of building everything up & laying it down in one final scene.