The Ring (2002) Poster



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Followed by 

Rings (2005) (Video)
The Ring Two (2005)

Version of 

Ring (1998)
Ring: The Final Chapter (1999) (TV Mini-Series)

Remake of 

Ring (1998)

Edited into 

The Ring Two (2005)
Several shots from the first film are interlaced into the sequel


Un Chien Andalou (1929) (Short)
Rear Window (1954)
Vertigo (1958)
Psycho (1960)
Marnie (1964)
The Exorcist (1973)
Family Plot (1976)
The Omen (1976)
Carrie (1976)
Ghost Story (1981)
Poltergeist (1982)
Videodrome (1983)
Demons 2 (1986)
Shocker (1989)
Shattered (1991)
Candyman (1992)
School Ties (1992)
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
blue tint in here is homage to Dolores Claiborne
Visions of a New World (1995) (Video)
Pokémon (1998) (TV Series)
The Tunnel (2001) (Short)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Eric McCormack/Jay-Z (2002) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Weekend Update
Law & Order: The Ring (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Goedemorgen Nederland: Episode dated 20 February 2003 (2003) (TV Episode)
Bunskoek and De Klerk talk about this film.
Will & Grace: Dolls and Dolls (2003) (TV Episode)
Jack: "First we see the ring and then we die."
The O.C.: The Rivals (2004) (TV Episode)
Adam Brody's character, Seth, remarks that the letter Ryan stole is like "The Ring" and that anyone who reads it is going to die. The joke is that Adam Brody had a small part in that movie.
The Suffering (2004) (Video Game)
When Torque is abandoned in the World War II bunker, he will encounter a desk with three phones. Two of them are are green and the other is red. Pick up the red phone first and you will hear the a girl's voice say "You will die in seven days". Also, in Chapter 15 (An Eye For An Eye Makes The World Blind), as you come from a staircase with two small Slayers and one large Slayer, you will find yourself in a small room with white walls and a few dead COs on the walls. There will be a phone next to the door you need to go through. Pick it up, and one of the Inferna Girls (the small girls in the pink nightgowns) will say, "You will die, in seven days."
High Chaparall: Robert Englund (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Zapped (2004) (Short)
Persons coming out of the TV
Dead by Dawn (2004) (Video)
A few shots with intentional homage to The Ring.
Horror Friends (2004) (Short)
Freddy mentions the movie in his rant.
South Park: Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes (2004) (TV Episode)
The Ring DVDs are on sale at Wall-Mart
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
What I Like About You: Don't Kiss the Messenger (2005) (TV Episode)
Gary talks about the time he and Holly went to see The Ring together
Timesplitters: Future Perfect (2005) (Video Game)
TV's in the mansion level are all static and if you walk up to them you hear "demonic" voices
Boo (2005)
spooky ghosts moving ultra-fast
Masters of Horror: John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns (2005) (TV Episode)
The concept of a killer film that brings supernatural death to anyone who watches it. The 'cigarette burn' round flashes of fire that appear are a visual reference to the 'ring of light' in the American version.
Atmospheric Pressure: The Style and Palette (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
The Sopranos: Mayham (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned during Chris' movie pitch
The Sopranos: Luxury Lounge (2006) (TV Episode)
Carmine Jr. pitches the script as "The Ring" meets "The Godfather" to Ben Kingsley.
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Rocky VII (2006) (TV Episode)
Grandpa hopes the videotape Yugi gets is not cursed. When Yugi watches it, Pegasus says "Seven days..."
The Grudge 2 (2006)
When Rachel finds Samaras body in the well, her hand grips Rachels wrist, and there is a sudden flashback. When Aubrey visits Kayakos mother, she grabs Aubreys wrist, and there is a sudden flashback to her earlier days as an exorcist
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
The New Adventures of Old Christine: Crash (2006) (TV Episode)
When Christine, Matthew, Richard, and New Christine are watching a scary movie in the rental SUV, Christine says, "I thought she lived in a well--why is she coming out of the TV?"
Destination Truth: Haunted Village/Naga (2007) (TV Episode)
After being shown skeptical photographic evidence of ghosts, host Josh Gates refers to the ghosts as "...extras from The Ring"
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Monster Madness 2007 Recap (2007) (TV Episode)
James mentions this as the American remake of Ringu.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD case is shown.
FunnyMovie: H3: Halloween Horror Hostel (2008) (TV Episode)
Harry warns Acki not to watch his video. Acki says "What, if I watch this I'll get a call that tells me I'll die in 7 days?"
Sideline Secrets (2008) (Video)
DVD on shelf in Brian's house
Atop the Fourth Wall: Mr T and the T-Force #1 (2009) (TV Episode)
"And this video tape, if you watch it, you die in seven days, fool."
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Ugly Truth/G-Force/Orphan (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellens lists this a movie with demons in dresses.
Cleanflix (2009)
Onscreen crawl of movies edited by Cleanflix
Skins: Freddie (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Chiller 13: The Decade's Scariest Movie Moments (2010) (TV Movie)
Shown on list.
The Office: The Seminar (2011) (TV Episode)
Listed by Erin as one of the movies she has recently watched with Gabe
Catherine (2011) (Video Game)
A girl with long black hair can be seen crawing out of a TV screen in the intro
NCIS: Tell-All (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by DiNozzo
Being Human: You're the One That I Haunt (2011) (TV Episode)
referenced by Josh
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
Poster is shown.
Special Collector's Edition: The Ring (2011) (TV Episode)
My Pure Joy (2011)
Referenced in Dialogue, "If a creepy asian chick is into you and you ditch her, she is going to put a grudge on you or atleast crawl out of your T.V. in 7 days."
Parks and Recreation: Meet 'n' Greet (2011) (TV Episode)
Chris refers to one of the party guests as the "girl from 'The Ring.'"
Playback (2012)
mentioned in dialogue
Hagan Reviews: Eat the Schoolgirl (2012) (TV Episode)
"I didn't realize it was a porn version of Ring."
Supernatural: Party On, Garth (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Sam
Holliston: Weekend of Horrors: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
The mysterious caller tests Adam's horror movie knowledge by questioning him on the rules of "The Ring".
Final de partida: Festival de cine Macabro (2012) (TV Episode)
Nicolás Alvarado mentions it during an introduction to contemporary horror movies.
My Life Is a Video (2012)
Samara Character appears.
Community: Paranormal Parentage (2013) (TV Episode)
Annie dresses up as Samara from "The Ring."
Castle: Scared to Death (2013) (TV Episode)
The team compares the current case to "The Ring"
Shadow People (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue,
The Cleveland Show: Fist & the Furious (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Cleveland
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Rick Baker: Monster Maker (2013) (TV Episode)
Scott sees the dead girl in the closet from The Ring and refuses to get anywhere near her.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.177 (2013) (TV Episode)
a viral video depicts a ghost puppet based on the creepy little girl from the film
Holliston: Cursed (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam and Joe show The Ring on The Movie Crypt.
#LawstinWoods: The Arrival (2013) (TV Episode)
Character Kenny Rogers references "Samara," a character from "The Ring" and "The Ring 2" when referring to something on the show.
The Nostalgia Critic: The Wicker Man (2014) (TV Episode)
another movie with a creepy kid in it
Insectula! (2014)
Elenore's ghost is a reference to The Ring's ghost


Carrotblanca (1995) (Short)
Quick snippet seen during killer tape.
I Am Weasel (1997) (TV Series)
Toonsylvania (1998) (TV Series)
Seen when character is looking through channels.
Hollywood Squares (1998) (TV Series)
CTR (1999) (Video Game)
The little boy played this game.

Featured in 

Goedemorgen Nederland: Episode dated 20 February 2003 (2003) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
I Love the New Millennium: 2002 (2008) (TV Episode)
Shown on the 2002 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall: Action Comics #593 (2010) (TV Episode)
clip shown when characters in the comic discuss a certain tape
Atop the Fourth Wall: Silent Hill: Dead/Alive Review Alternate Endings (2010) (TV Episode)
Linkara receives the "seven days" call


Candyman (1992)

Spoofed in 

The Hole (2003) (Video)
South Park: Toilet Paper (2003) (TV Episode)
In the nightmare Kyle is having about toilet-papering the house, the tree in the end is a spoof of a simmilar tree seen in visions in "The Ring"
1st Annual Spaceys (2003) (TV Movie)
"The Ring" wins Best Horror Film. The award is "presented" to the ghost girl down the well after the host wanders through landscape reminiscent of the film.
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
One of the main parodies.
Volta (2004)
the main character did the samara thing.
Shark Tale (2004)
There is an ad in the paper for The Hook, whose poster is a spoof of the poster of The Ring.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Duck/Aren't You Chupacabra to See Me? (2005) (TV Episode)
In "Aren't You Chupacabra To See Me?", Daisy emerges from the TV the same way as the ghost haunting the videotape in the movie
Robot Chicken: Operation Rich in Spirit (2005) (TV Episode)
evil tape watched at video dating place
Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre (2005) (Video)
Creepy girl comes out of a well in obvious parody
Keloglan vs. the Black Prince (2006)
girl with black hair over her face crawls out of well and is accidently knocked out several times
Family Guy: Mother Tucker (2006) (TV Episode)
Peter watches video that could kill him.
Pretty Cool Too (2007)
Walter calls a goth's cell phone and says "Seven days. In seven days, you will smile."
Hack! (2007)
Maddy approaches Emily, who is wearing a white nightgown and a long black wig, and is standing behind a stone well.
Smosh: The Ultimate Shoedown (2009) (TV Episode)
Ian Draws Circles with a Disturbed look on his face like in this film
Stan Helsing (2009)
pile of bodies next to the return area for the movie The Ring ("When you see The Ring, you die")
Ugly Americans: Kill... Mark, Kill (2010) (TV Episode)
Scene of what appears to be Samara (actually Leonard's wizard nemesis) coming out of the well on TV identical to the infamous VHS video.
Saturday Night Live: Kristen Wiig/Vampire Weekend (2013) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "Aw Nuts! Mom's a Ghost!"

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