The Ring (2002)


Movie Review

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Naomi Watts and Martin Henderson

There’s a cursed videotape.  Those who dare to watch it die seven days afterward.  Sixteen year old girl Katie Embry (Amber Tamblyn) apparently watched the videotape.  She dies mysteriously in her home one night while with her friend Becca (Rachael Bella).  After Katie’s passing, Katie’s mom Ruth (Lindsay Frost) asks her sister Rachel (Naomi Watts) to use her experience as a journalist to investigate her niece’s death.  Along with her son Aidan (David Dorfman), Rachael goes to the cabin where Katie viewed the tape.  She watches it, and gets a phone call from a mysterious individual warning her that she has seven days to live.  Over the course of the next week, Rachel is faced with an ultimatum—to save herself by figuring out why watching this tape will kill her or to die.  

The Ring is not a horror film with blood and guts spilled everywhere, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be terrified.  Its true horror lies in its frightening visuals.  Watch it if you dare.  The Ring gets a 0.06% rating.  You will need some liquid courage to get through this one.



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