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Samara Crawls Out of the Well in First Rings Set Photos

Samara Crawls Out of the Well in First Rings Set Photos
After laying dormant for over a decade, Paramount is bringing The Ring franchise back to life with the all new thriller Rings, set 13 years after the events of the original movie. When production started last March, director F. Javier Guti&#233rrez teased the presence of iconic villain Samara Morgan in a series of Instagram images. The sequel/reboot is set to hit theaters just in time for Halloween on October 28. Today, we have the first photos from set, which give us our a behind-the-scenes look at Samara, played by actress Bonnie Morgan.

The photos were recently posted to the Rings IMDb page, showing Samara Morgan climbing out of the iconic well. Bonnie Morgan actually served as a stunt contortionist in the 2005 sequel The Ring Two as Samara, a role which Daveigh Chase originated in The Ring. Kelly Stables portrayed Samara in The Ring Two, but it was Bonnie Morgan who
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28 Casting Ideas For the New A Wrinkle in Time Adaptation

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Madeleine L'Engle's classic fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time is getting the big-screen treatment - again! Ok, technically the 2004 version is a TV movie, but still. All new actors will take the main roles, originally played by Katie Stuart, Gregory Smith, and David Dorfman. Selma's Ava DuVernay is set to direct the film, which has been scripted by Frozen's Jennifer Lee. Even if you're skeptical about the remake, you have to admit that sounds like a winning combination. In case you're not familiar with the book, the story follows Meg Murry, a 13-year-old girl whose scientist father has gone missing. Together with her crush, Calvin O'Keefe, and her brother, Charles Wallace Murry, she attempts to find him. This is a fantasy, of course, so the group ends up being transported to another dimension, where they encounter beings like Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and The Man With Red Eyes.
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'The Ring' Sequel 'Rings' Gets a New Halloween Release Date

'The Ring' Sequel 'Rings' Gets a New Halloween Release Date
The ever-changing release date saga of Paramount's Rings has added yet another chapter, with the studio pushing the horror sequel back once again, although this change may be for the best. Deadline reports that the studio has pushed Rings from April 1 to the horror-friendly date of October 28. The studio also moved up Richard Linklater's comedy Everybody Wants Some from April 15 up to April 1.

Rings was originally set up as a sequel to 2002's The Ring and 2005's The Ring Two, but it kept getting delayed for several years. In 2010, David Loucka came on board to write the script, when the project was being envisioned as a 3D thriller. F. Javier Guti&#233rrez came aboard to direct in 2014, and casting started early last year, when Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz came aboard, and the project was re-titled Rings. The studio originally gave the project a March 13, 2015 release date in 2013, which was pushed to November 13, 2015 release date,
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'Friday the 13th' Reboot Delayed Until 2017

'Friday the 13th' Reboot Delayed Until 2017
Fans of Jason Voorhees and a murderous video tape will have to wait a bit longer before new versions of these horror staples will hit theaters. Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures has pushed its long-awaited Friday the 13th reboot from May 13, 2016 to January 13, 2017, and has dated The Ring sequel Rings for release on April 1, 2016. Last month, the studio pushed Rings out of its November 13, 2015 release date into an unspecified 2016 slot, which has now been revealed as April Fools Day of next year.

Today's news marks the third time Paramount has pushed Friday the 13th, which had been originally set for release on March 13, 2015, way back in 2013. The reboot was later pushed to November 13, 2015, and then to May 13, 2016, before landing on its new January 13, 2017 release date. Despite the mid-January release date, the project actually has quite a bit of competition, going up against Sony's The Dark Tower, Warner Bros.' Geostorm,
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The Ring sequel Rings has been delayed until 2016

The Ring sequel Rings has been delayed until 2016
The sequel to The Ring has been pushed back until 2016.

Rings, the third full entry in the psychological horror franchise, was initially scheduled for November 13, but has now been delayed, according to Variety.

The movie stars Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe and Big Bang Theory actor Johnny Galecki, and is set 13 years after the events of The Ring.

David Dorfman, Aimee Teegarden, Laura Wiggins and Zach Roerig also feature.

From Paramount Pictures and directed by F Javier Gutiérrez, the movie originally went by the name The Ring 3D.

Back in 2005, a short film in the same horror series was also called Rings.

Taking place just before the events of The Ring Two, it followed a young guy (Final Destination 3's Ryan Merriman) who struggles to cope with visions of Samara and tries to pass the curse on to someone else before his seven days are up.
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'The Ring' Sequel 'Rings' Gets Delayed Until 2016

'The Ring' Sequel 'Rings' Gets Delayed Until 2016
With just a month and a half until its November 13 release date, Paramount Pictures has pushed its upcoming thriller Rings, a sequel to The Ring, to 2016. Variety reports that the movie will likely open sometime in the first quarter of 2016, although a specific release date was not given at this time. The move comes just weeks after the studio slotted release dates for potential Oscar candidates The Big Short, opening in wide release on December 11, and Anomalisa, which was given an awards-qualifying run in limited release on December 30.

Rings was originally scheduled to open against Warner Bros.' true story drama The 33, Universal Pictures' By the Sea, CBS Films' Love the Coopers and Clarius Entertainment's My All American. Aside from that competitive opening weekend, the horror movie would also have to contend with a number of highly-anticipated movies in the weeks that followed, such as The Hunger Games
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'Rings' Lands 'Big Bang Theory' Star Johnny Galecki

'Rings' Lands 'Big Bang Theory' Star Johnny Galecki
The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki has signed on for a lead role in Paramount's horror sequel Rings, which is set 13 years after the events of the studio's 2002 thriller The Ring. In what is described as a massive departure from his role as nerdy scientist Leonard on CBS' The Big Bang Theory, Johnny Galecki is portraying Gabriel, a "handsome, pleasure-seeking professor" who mentors the young couple Julia (Matilda Lutz) and Holt (Alex Roe). Production is already under way on Rings in Atlanta.

The story centers on Holt and Julia, whose relationship begins to deteriorate after Holt watches a mysterious VHS tape. We reported yesterday that the character Aidan Keller from both The Ring and The Ring Two will be back in this sequel as an adult, but it isn't known if David Dorfman, who is now 22 years old, will reprise his role from the first two movies. Aimee Teegarden
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"Rings" Gets An Old Character Back

It turns out at least one character from the original two "The Ring" films will be appearing in the upcoming sequel/relaunch "Rings" at Paramount Pictures.

ShockTillYouDrop.com reports that Aidan Keller, played by David Dorfman in both previous films, will return in the new entry with the character now an adult.

There's no word yet if Dorfman might reprise the role. Alex Roe, Matilda Lutz and Aimee Teegarden star in the new film which is currently in production in Atlanta ahead of a release in November.
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'Rings' Will Bring Back a Character from 'The Ring'

'Rings' Will Bring Back a Character from 'The Ring'
Last week, we reported that production is under way on Paramount Pictures' Rings, which is set 13 years after the 2002 thriller The Ring. There isn't much we know about the story so far, except that it centers on a young girl (Matilda Lutzz), whose boyfriend Holt (Alex Roe) watches the infamous VHS tape, which causes each person to be killed seven days after watching it. Aimee Teegarden has also recently joined the cast, but no details were given for her character. Today we have new details that could provide some Spoilers if proven to be true, so read on at your own risk.

Shock Till You Drop is reporting that an adult version of Aidan Keller, the character portrayed by David Dorfman in The Ring and the 2005 sequel The Ring Two, will appear in Rings, although it isn't known how large or small his role may be. It isn't known if David Dorfman himself,
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'Rings' Begins Shooting; Will Be a Sequel to 'The Ring'

'Rings' Begins Shooting; Will Be a Sequel to 'The Ring'
Earlier this month, a report surfaced that Paramount's Rings is actually a prequel, set several years before the 2002 thriller The Ring, exploring the origins of Samara Morgan's reign of terror and how the deadly VHS tape was first created. Over the weekend, Rings director F. Javier Guti&#233rrez took to his Twitter account to confirm that his project is actually a sequel, set 13 years after the events of The Ring. The filmmaker also confirmed earlier today on his Twitter page that principal photography is starting today in Atlanta.

It's possible that Rings still may examine both Samara and the VHS tape's origins, but no story details have been confirmed, aside from where the movie is set within The Ring franchise timeline. The director has been posting several images to his Instagram account over the past few days, which confirm Samara Morgan's presence in the thriller, although we don't quite know
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'Rings' Will Be a Prequel to 'The Ring'

'Rings' Will Be a Prequel to 'The Ring'
Back in January, we reported that Paramount Pictures is moving forward with Rings, a continuation of The Ring franchise starring Italian actress Matilda Lutz. That report revealed that Rings will follow the same timeline established in the 2002 hit The Ring and its 2005 sequel The Ring Two, but with an all new cast. Today, a new report from Bloody-Disgusting reveals that Rings is actually a prequel, set several years before The Ring.

The Ring starred Naomi Watts as a woman trying to uncover the truth about a mysterious VHS video tape. Anyone who watches the tape turns up dead just seven days later. According to this report Rings will examine how the tape was created and delve into the origins of Samara's reign of terror. The site also reports that casting is currently under way, although it isn't known when production may begin. Back in January, Paramount handed out a November 13, 2015 release date,
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Wow! Wait Until You See What the Kid from "The Ring" Is Doing Now!

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That "creepy kid" from "The Ring" is all grown up ... and has quite the impressive resume these days!As part of our ongoing 13 Days of Horror, we're checking in with some of the stars of our favorite freaky flicks and today, it's all about David Dorfman.Dorfman, who starred alongside Naomi Watts in the American remake of "The Ring" 12 years ago, chatted with toofab’s Candice Brock about working with the actress, getting typecast in bizarre roles and what he’s been up to since the movie. See what he and Samara herself (actress Daveigh Chase) look like now in the gallery above.David was only 9-years-old when the horror flick was released -- but does it feel like a lifetime ago for the former actor? "Amazingly it doesn’t, I’ve been keeping pretty busy and I guess times just sort of flown by. I guess the fact that
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How Kimberly Peirce Brought 'Carrie' Back to Life

Taking on a classic is a gutsy move, even for an award-winning filmmaker. And when director Kimberly Peirce signed on to re-imagine Stephen King's horror classic "Carrie," about a teenage girl with telekinetic powers hellbent on revenge, she knew she had some sky-high expectations to meet.

"I'd make a joke and say, 'I didn't give a f*ck,' but of course I felt pressure!" she told us recently while doing press for "Carrie." "But I think pressure is good."

All that pressure had Peirce thinking long and hard about what it would mean to sign on to a project of this scale, with its history and existing fan base. Having made just one film, 2008's "Stop-Loss," since her 1999 directorial debut, "Boys Don't Cry," it's clear, as a filmmaker, she doesn't make decisions lightly.

"I walked into this feeling a huge responsibility, much like I did with 'Boys Don't Cry
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The Youngest Oscar Nominees In History

The Youngest Oscar Nominees In History
Los Angeles — "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhane Wallis is an actress of talent, poise and maturity well beyond her years.

She was only 5 years old when she auditioned and 6 when she played the part of Hushpuppy, a little girl of fierce strength and resourcefulness living with her daddy in a squalid slab of Louisiana swampland known as The Bathtub. She was just a regular kid from nearby Houma, La. – she'd never even acted before, and actually pretended to be a year older than she was to be considered.

Now, at only 9, Quvenzhane (Kuh-vahn-zuh-nay) is the youngest-ever actress nominee at the Academy Awards. Altogether, "Beasts" has four nominations at the Feb. 24 ceremony, including best picture.

While her presence is undeniable, Quvenzhane's nomination raises the question: How young is too young to compete for an Oscar, the film industry's highest honor, which has eluded performers with decades more experience and acclaim?
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Deadly Comparisons: Ringu Vs. The Ring

By Jesse Miller, MoreHorror.com

The Original Ringu (1998)

Have you heard this urban legend about a videotape that kills you seven days after you watch it? No? Then may I introduce you to the world of Hideo Nakata’s Ringu and let you two get acquainted?

Keep in mind, there are a few crucial points to the films I want to cover so you might be in for a lengthy read.

This 1998 Japanese horror film (or as it is affectionately dubbed, J-Horror) is based on the thrilling ’91 novel by Koji Suzuki and follows reporter Reiko Asakawa (Nanako Matsushimi) as she is investigating the startling urban legend and the terrifying truth behind it.

Along the way she enlists the help of her ex-husband Ryuji Takayama (Hiroyuki Sanada) and the two embark on a quest to get to the very bottom of the supposedly deadly legend, uncovering a few horrifying revelations as they go.
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Blu-ray Review: ‘The Ring’ Remake Initially Frightens Before Going in Circles

Chicago – I have a certain begrudging affection for Gore Verbinski’s 2002 remake of Hideo Nakata’s 1998 thriller, “Ringu,” despite the fact that I know in my heart of hearts that it doesn’t really work. Verbinski’s film falters precisely when it should be at its scariest, and yet it still has enough memorably eerie moments to inspire at least a couple sleepless nights.

It kicked off a series of increasingly inept American remakes of Asian horror films, quickly turning their once frightening motifs into self-satirizing clichés. Many Hollywood filmmakers fail to conjure the sense of brooding unease that allows surrealistic imagery to work its spell. Inexplicable puddles of water, pale-faced victims and a vengeful apparition in a white robe are all expected tropes of the genre, and they were all put to exceedingly powerful use in “Ringu.” It’s the apparition’s face hidden behind a thick mat of
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Battle Royale Remake Won't Happen Because of The Hunger Games

Battle Royale Remake Won't Happen Because of The Hunger Games
I recently visited the set of CBS Films' upcoming thriller 7500, which is working towards an August 28, 2012 release date. While on the set in Los Angeles, we were able to speak with producer Roy Lee, who gave us updates on a slew of his upcoming productions, including the Oldboy remake. Here's what he had to say about Oldboy, which is gearing up to start shooting in March.

"We are planning to shoot Oldboy in March and that should start preproduction in late January. This is a completely new version written by Mark Protosevich."

Chan-wook Park's original Oldboy is based on the manga by Nobuaki Minegishi. Roy Lee said that screenwriter Mark Protosevich has come up with new elements that don't stem from the original movie or manga. He also revealed the ending will be much different, and there is a new take on the famous hallway scene from the original.
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Win Tickets to the Sky Movies HD – Silent ‘Screaming’ of The Ring

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We seem to have gone a little Halloween crazy at the moment but we know that so many of you love a good horror film that it’s hard not to! Sky Movies HD have been in touch and have very kindly given us five pairs of tickets to their silent ‘screaming’ of The Ring next Friday, 28th October at the Rsa Vaults – with food and drinks from 10.30pm. The screening itself will kick off at midnight and and you’ll be given an iPad to watch the movie on using Sky Go. Transport home will be provided for those in zones 1-4. If you live outside that zone, you’ll need to make alternative arrangements.

Full T&Cs are listed below but to enter for your chance to win, scroll down!

The Ring stars Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman, Jane Alexander and is directed by Gore Verbinski.
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Happy Halloween Weekend! Watch my Top 13 Modern Scary Films! Boo!

It's Halloween season again, time for my my annual spooky-related list. Last year, I gave you the best of the best (See Top 13 Scary Flicks of All Time), now, I'm choosing the Top 13 Modern Scary Films (pretty much horror movies from the last decade).

I'm a horror buff so it's hard to choose, but the films that didn't make it to my Top 13 were put in my Runners-up category.

So, here it is, The Top 13 Modern Scary Films. Did your favorite appear on my list?

Top 13 Modern Horror Films

1) .Trick .r Treat. . This criminally-underseen 2007 Halloween anthology from writer/director Michael Dougherty brought fun back to the horror genre. From serial killers to vindictive ghosts, this film features four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween. Each vignette is more frightful and fun than the first. This is a Halloween treat you.ll want to see for decades to come.

2) The Descent
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My Top 13 Modern Scary Films! Did Your Favorite Make My List?

It's Halloween season again, time for my my annual spooky-related list. Last year, I gave you the best of the best (See Top 13 Scary Flicks of All Time), now, I'm choosing the Top 13 Modern Scary Films (pretty much horror movies from the last decade).

I'm a horror buff so it's hard to choose, but the films that didn't make it to my Top 13 were put in my Runners-up category.

So, here it is, The Top 13 Modern Scary Films. Did your favorite appear on my list?

Top 13 Modern Horror Films

1) .Trick .r Treat. . This criminally-underseen 2007 Halloween anthology from writer/director Michael Dougherty brought fun back to the horror genre. From serial killers to vindictive ghosts, this film features four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween. Each vignette is more frightful and fun than the first. This is a Halloween treat you.ll want to see for decades to come.

2) The Descent
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