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I'm still kind of spitting up the bad taste left in my mouth by Sadako 3D. I mean, holy shit! Hopefully the third film in the American Ring franchise will help me purge myself of it once and for all. Read on for your first details on The Ring 3.
According to Variety, Paramount Pictures has tapped F. Javier Gutierrez to direct the next installment in The Ring franchise. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are on board as producers, and it is unknown at this time if Naomi Watts will return to star.
Based on a Japanese cult success, the first U.S. film went on to gross $249 million at the worldwide box office. That was enough to justify a sequel, which didn’t match the first one’s B.O. power but still grossed $160 million worldwide despite sucking CG deer dick.
The storyline revolved around a mysterious videotape that, »
- Steve Barton
Everyone’s favourite television crawling ghoul is back in “Sadako 2”, the second in the new “Ringu” franchise, director Hanabusa Tsutomu following up his 2012 reboot with more of the same. Again shot in 3D, the film draws from rather than being actually based upon Suzuki Kôji’s original novels, taking the cursed video concept in a different direction and attempting to expand the mythology behind its long haired villainess. The film is set five years after the events of its predecessor, with Akane (Ishihara Satomi) now expecting a child with her boyfriend Takenori (Seti Koji). Unfortunately, she dies giving birth, and the task of caring for her daughter Nagi falls to Takenori’s 24-year-old sister Fuko (Takimoto Miori, “Higanjima”) after he finds himself blaming the child for her death. With Nagi now aged four, strange things start to happen and people start dying in mysterious circumstances, leading Fuko to suspect a »
- James Mudge
We all know that the makers of Ringu went to the well once too often, but that hasn't stopped the series from making shed loads of money. So here we are, for better or for worse, anticipating the DVD and Blu-Ray release of Sadako 3D 2. After reviving the franchise using 3D technology in 2012, director Hanabusa Tsutomu is back to give audiences another dose of one of Japan's most famous ghosts in 3D! Set five years after the events of Sadako 3D, Sadako 3D 2 offers a new tale of terror involving Sadako, the vengeful ghost that comes with a cursed video. Once again, Hanabusa uses the 3D effects to his advantage, immersing the audience into the world of the film and forcing them to confront the terror face-to-face. We're yet to watch the original 3D entry at 24Fps but we're big fans of the original trilogy, but fans of »
We told you last year that a feature film adaptation of the popular manga series Ghost Hunt was in the works, and today comes word that two new actresses have joined the hunt. Read on!
Bloody Disgusting reports that 24-year-old French model Theo Gauchet and Sanae Tsukamoto (Death Tube) have signed on for roles in the film, which is set for a summer 2014 release in Japan.
Following the ghost hunting exploits of a group of psychics and spiritualists throughout Japan, the story has previously been remade into a radio and anime series as well. Director Yoshitaka Yamaguchi was formerly assistant director to Miike Takashi on films such as Yatterman and God’s Puzzle. Yamaguchi’s directing credits include the film Arcana and TV series "Neko Zamurai. »
- John Squires
Another year has come to an end, which means it's time for the Dread Central staff to weigh in with their picks of the best and worst of 2013's horror offerings. We're giving you a full dozen lists this time, and per usual they come in a variety of formats, each reflecting the unique styles of our writers.
We've also compiled them to come up with the year's overall winners and losers. We averaged out the top and bottom five vote getters on everyone's lists, and here are the results:
Worst: Texas Chainsaw 3D
Runners-up: The Purge, The Last Exorcism Part II
Check out the Dread Central staff's Best of and Worst of lists for 2013 by following the links below!
[Buz "Danger" Wallick]
[Debi "The Woman in Black" Moore]
[Gareth "Pestilence" Jones]
[Scott "Doctor Gash" Hallam]
[Staci Layne Wilson]
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5 items from 2014
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