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