|The Ring (2002)|
|Dreamworks||Written by Ehren Kruger & Hiroshi Takahashi (Ringu)|
|Horror, Supernatural||Directed by Gore Verbinski|
|$48,000,000||Starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox|
The Ring is a 2002 film about a video tape that causes the person who watched it to receive a disturbing phone call and die seven days later. Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) is a journalist who is investigating an urban legend about a killer video tape after her teenage niece dies suddenly under uncertain circumstances.
Rachel finds out that her niece had stayed in a cabin a week before her death, and she finds the cursed tape in the lobby. Rachel watches the cursed video, and receives the mysterious phone call. Rachel meets up with Noah, who is the father of her son and who is also a journalist, and he ends up watching the tape and getting involved.
There are a lot of beautiful scenes in this movie and it is filled with flowing shots of the landscape in between the tense discovery scenes where Rachel is tracking down the story of the tape. The tone is dark and often almost devoid of colour. The Ring is considered one of the scariest movies ever made and has an famous jump scare at the beginning of the film.
|I only watched this movie recently for the first time and I was impressed with how beautiful the outdoor scenes were shot, which is sometimes rare in horror. I like how the jump scares are not false. What is a false jump scare? You know the kind where there is a loud noise and something jumps into frame, but this ends up not being the monster? Usually it is the victims sister, a dog, a police officer, that sort of thing. In The Ring, the jump scare IS the monster. Everything in this movie scares me. Sumara, the well, and of course the cursed video.|
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