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The Ring Two (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  18 March 2005 (USA)
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Six months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samara (archive footage)
Father of Emily
Mother of Emily
Male Reporter


A high school student named Jake tries to make his girlfriend Emily watch a cursed tape. But then Jake finds out that Emily covered her eyes and didn't watch the tape, and then Jake is killed by Samara Morgan (from the first The Ring movie). Rachel Keller learns of Jake's death and finds his twisted body in the back of an ambulance. Rachel then realizes she once again has to save her son Aidan from Samara the evil ghost child. Written by LaQuaria "Da Ghetto Gurl" Ghetti

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It begins again See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Ring 2  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$244,157 (Norway) (18 March 2005)


$75,888,270 (USA) (6 May 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ryan Merriman, Emily VanCamp, and Kelly Stables all previously appeared in the video short Rings (2005) which served as a prequel to this film. See more »


When Samara visits Aidan in his bedroom, Aidan is seen facing the wall and to his left is a globe, which shows the continent of South America. When the outline of the burning tree appears on the wall, and after Rachel pulls Aidan away, the globe is undisturbed, but shows the continent of Australia. See more »


[first lines]
Emily: Ever seen a shooting star?
Jake: Sure. You?
Emily: You know what you're supposed to do, right?
Jake: What do you mean, make a wish?
Emily: If you saw one right now, what would you wish for?
Jake: Well, that's a secret.
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Crazy Credits

Similar to the previous movie, there are no opening credits besides the Dreamworks logo. See more »


Features The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2001) See more »

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User Reviews

Fear comes...maybe half circle.
12 April 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The Ring was my favourite film of 2002, the best horror film I'd seen in ages, and I subsequently saw and enjoyed (with the exception of Ring 0 - What the hell was that?) all the Japanese films as well.

So when I heard that the director of the original films was set to do the second "remake", it was suitably excited. Imagine what he could do with a bigger budget and better technology? It is however, not even close to the first, and such improvements don't surface (same CGI, C-list Hallmark Channel cast). It does manage to keep you nervous throughout, but the proper scares are too infrequent and it appears to take itself too seriously. This is all too evident when the creepiest kid in cinema is admitted to hospital and The Ring 2 turns into a child abuse drama for around twenty minutes, leaving you wondering when it'll pick up a bit again.

It's also the kind of film that demands that you re-watch the first one before you go to see it; the opening makes no sense unless you've seen "Rings" on the Collectors Edition DVD, and there's a ton of stuff that may have easily been forgotten if you saw the film three years ago.

It's alright; it's a horror sequel-remake thing, so you don't expect too much and you wont be disappointed, but you can't help but think it could have been done a bit better.

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