Rachel Keller is a journalist investigating a videotape that may have killed four teenagers (including her niece). There is an urban legend about this tape: the viewer will die seven days after watching it. If the legend is correct, Rachel will have to run against time to save her son's and her own life.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Old electrodes are shown in the film, in the flashbacks to Samara's stay in the hospital, heavily implying that electro-shock therapy was used on her. It's also possible that their purpose might have been only used for reading signals. A (failed) psychosurgery is mentioned in her medical files as well. Both were fairly common practices in her lifetime (the 1970s), possibly even more so with unusual patients such as herself. See more »
Towards end of movie, Rachel returns to find Aiden sleeping on the floor. She picks him up and when she turns around, by the front door, now in front of her, a shadow outline of a man is seen, a crew member. See more »
I hate television. Gives me headaches. You know, I heard there's so many magnetic waves traveling through the air, because of TV and telephones, that we're losing, like, ten times as many brain cells as we're supposed to. Like, all the molecules in our heads are all unstable. All the companies know about it, but they're not doing anything about it. It's, like, a big conspiracy.
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The 'D' in the Dreamworks logo is superimposed by an image of The Ring from the videotape at the same moment static cuts in. See more »
I first watched this movie with a couple of friends. To be honest, I was expecting a teenage, slasher flick, I was proved wrong.
The film circles around a cursed videotape that causes it's viewers to die in seven days. Investigative journalist, Rachel Keller, begins to uncover the secrets of the videotape, and must race against the clock to save herself.
The movie was very unsettling and disturbing, which worked more effectively than some teens getting slashed with axes. The videotape was nightmarish and disturbing, and the images will stay with you long after the movie. The setting was gloomy and atmospheric, which enhanced the mood. Naomi Watts portrayed Rachel perfectly, her emotions are believable and haunting.
So if you are looking for a horror flick to watch on Friday night, be sure to watch The Ring, just make sure to watch it at night with the lights off.
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