6 months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.


Hideo Nakata


Ehren Kruger, Kôji Suzuki (novel) (as Koji Suzuki) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Naomi Watts ... Rachel
Simon Baker ... Max Rourke
David Dorfman ... Aidan
Elizabeth Perkins ... Dr. Emma Temple
Gary Cole ... Martin Savide
Sissy Spacek ... Evelyn
Ryan Merriman ... Jake
Emily VanCamp ... Emily
Kelly Overton ... Betsy
James Lesure ... Doctor
Daveigh Chase ... Samara (archive footage)
Kelly Stables ... Evil Samara
Cooper Thornton ... Father of Emily
Marilyn McIntyre ... Mother of Emily
Jesse Burch ... 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


The dead don't sleep. See more »


Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Television commercial director Noam Murro was set to direct, but dropped out of the project, citing creative differences with DreamWorks. See more »


During the bathtub scene, Rachel is completely drenched after the water falls from the ceiling. Next shot, she peeks over the tub and her hair is barely wet and is apparently combed. 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 »

Alternate Versions

US theatrical version was trimmed for a PG-13 rating. This version was the basis for all worldwide theatrical releases. For the US home video market an unrated version was released on DVD with ca. eight minutes of footage added back into the film. In other countries only the theatrical version was released in DVD. See more »


References Steel (1997) See more »

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The Dead Keep Getting In.
18 March 2005 | by BigHardcoreRedSee all my reviews

The Ring Two is a pretty good sequel for what it was, but it was not like the first one. I guess that is to be expected when you learn everything in the first movie, therefore it goes straight to the horror in the second movie. This was just about as creepy as the first, but the continuity between the two movies did not quite add up. For example, you do not automatically die in 7 days if you see the video but, if you can get someone else to watch it within that time, the curse is transfered over to them. Also, Samara (Kelly Stables), is not bound to the 7 days for those that have seen the tape in the original movie. She is nearly omnipotent, as the only place where you can talk and she can not hear is in your sleep. A little hard to make sense of, but the movie does a good job.

Rachel and Aidan Keller (Naomi Watts & David Dorfman) move to a small, new town to escape the horror of what they have just been through just 6 months earlier. Thinking they had destroyed the last copy of the tape and they were safe, somehow another copy has resurfaced in the small town they were in and Samara has killed yet again. When Rachel shows up at the scene and looks at the face, I assume to make sure it is the same as before, Samara had found her, and stalks her son, Aidan throughout the movie and eventually possesses him.

I can not really go too far into the story without giving a lot away, but there are many scenes which will always stand out and will no doubt be spoofed my movies like Scary Movie and others like it. Most notably, the deer scene was great. That made the movie for me, but there were others that were good, too. While I think this movie was not as good as the first, it does not make a complete mockery of itself either (like Jeepers Creepers 2). It is very good. 7.5/10

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Release Date:

18 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ring Two See more »

Filming Locations:

Chinook, Washington, USA See more »


Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,065,237, 20 March 2005

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