The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be.
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.
After an accident, Tom wakes from a coma to discover that fragments of his smart phone have been embedded in his head, and worse, that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of super powers.
Julia becomes worried about her boyfriend, Holt, when he explores the dark urban legend of a mysterious video said to kill the watcher seven days after viewing. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a "movie within the movie" that no one has ever seen before.
This is the first film in the series that the makeup effects were not done by Rick Baker, who had the previous two. Rick retired from the industry in early 2015 and left his studio, Cinovation, to his protégée Arjen Tuiten, who had worked with him on Maleficent. While Rick had no involvement with this project, some of his crew, who had worked on the previous two with him, worked on this film with Arjen at his studio now called R-E-N. See more »
I keep... thinking about this story. There's this video that... kills you. Seven days after you watch it. The second it's over... the phone rings. And this voice says...
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"The Ring" was my first horror film experience, and despite only having seen it once, it left a mark on me with its unique imagery. I've never seen anything like it since, and I would consider Samara a horror icon. With that in mind, I liked how the film never overused her, but held back just enough, keeping her looming in the background of things. You could feel her presence oozing out of something as common in this day and age as a .MOV file.
Despite one too many jump scares (almost none of them related to Samara), the film maintains a strong atmosphere and narrative while keeping it visually stunning from beginning to end. This is a welcome return, very much the "Aliens" of the Ring filmography.
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