31 Days of Halloween: Day 29: The Ring (2002) – The Best Remake of A Japanese Movie
Category: Horror/ Thriller
Actors: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, Brian Cox, Jane Alexander, Amber Tamblyn
Duration: 115 min
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.
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!
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!
I was startled. I froze, I just couldn’t answer! 😀 Definitely a movie that gives you chills, I agree with you there!!
One of my favourite female spirits ever 😀 I even liked her Scary Movie version 😉
Yeah that is true, and she was the only good character in Scary Movie 3… I only like Scary Movie 1 + 2 😀
I liked them until 3. I loved how they used The Ring & Signs together 😀
Yes, that’s true, that was the one with Leslie Nielson, and original cast, right? Yeah, it was actually not that bad. 😀
Yup, we watched that one multiple times with EuroTrip during 2006-07 😀
EuroTrip was too funny… I remember that one!