2. Sadako Yamamura in Ringu (1998)

As much as we love Gore Verbinski’s 2002 stateside remake, The Ring, starring Naomi Watts, the edge will always go to Japanese filmmaker Hideo Nakata’s 1998 original, which first presented, and perfectly executed, the unforgettable scene in which malicious kid ghost Sadako crawls through a television set and straight into our worst nightmares.