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31 Days of Halloween: Day 29: The Ring (2002) – The Best Remake of A Japanese Movie

600full-the-ring-posterCategory: Horror/ Thriller
Actors: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, Brian Cox, Jane Alexander, Amber Tamblyn
Duration: 115 min
Rated: PG-13

You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
Dark Water (2005), The Grudge (2006)

Long Story Short:
A young mother and journalist starts to investigate a mysterious videotape that is said to kill people within a week after watching it.

Review:
As you might have noticed, I like a wide range of horror movies, but I don’t like too many movies that try to scare the audience by grossing them out with brutal images or over the top gore effects, but much rather have a dark tone and a smart storyline. I have seen the Japanese Ringu and the US remake The Ring, and I think they both worked. However, in this case I think the remake beats the original, and scores in so many ways: A breathtaking cinematography, convincing actors – no one could have done it better than Naomi Watts and David Dorfman -, an awesome soundtrack, and shock moments that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. But maybe I feel that way because I have watched The Ring first. I remember my phone rang after I have watched it, an unknown number, and I refused to answer. 😀 The things we do sometimes… Anyways, this is a great movie for Halloween, and also a great costume idea. Enjoy!

Rating: 8/10

11 Comments »

  1. I bet that made you think for a moment when the phone rang after watching The Ring. I really like the remake as well, it looks stunning, and is such a creepy film. Doesn’t matter if I’m watching the original or the remake, the ending always gives me chills!

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