21 Amazing Psychedelic Horror Films

Ring (1998) & The Ring (2002)
Lothar's Lair

Much like "Videodrome," the 1998 Japanese horror sensation "Ring" immerses us in a cinematic experience about haunted media, where a simple video tape serves as a portal to supernatural horror and death. Perhaps it's a bit different now with digital downloads and Blu-ray discs, but watching this on a bootleged VHS was an exceedingly creepy experience. The 2002 American remake has its merits too, but bottom line: Modernity suddenly feels less like a barrier to supernatural threat and more like a highway for its transit.

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.