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Cinema Cauldron


Mar 26, 2022

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Nikki Kuhnhausen.

Koji Suzuki's 1991 Ring introduced Sadako - an telepathic victim of a hate crime that, in her anger, doomed the world with a deadly curse.

But over 30 years later, her origin story has been mostly forgotten.

On today's Cinema Cauldron, I compare and contrast the various adaptations of Ring, discuss the origins and inspirations behind Sadako, and talk about how her original depiction mirrors real-life deaths of trans and intersex folks.

CW: Murder, Sexual Assault, Transphobia.

Music selections from Ring and Rasen.

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