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Rings (2005)

Jake, a young teenager watches a cursed video tape after joining a teen cult named "Rings". Join Jake as he lives the horrifying experiences of Samara Morgan's cursed tape.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ryan Merriman ... Jake
Emily VanCamp ... Emily
Kelly Stables ... Samara
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Vanessa (as Alex Breckenridge)
Josh Wise ... Timothy
Justin Allen Justin Allen ... Eddie
Andrew D'Amico Andrew D'Amico ... Store Employee
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Dusty Sorg ... Frantic Caller (voice)
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Jake, a young teenager watches a cursed video tape after joining a teen cult named "Rings". Join Jake as he lives the horrifying experiences of Samara Morgan's cursed tape.

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The circle of fear is growing. See more »

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Short | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rings See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Catchlight Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Ryan Merriman, Emily VanCamp, and Kelly Stables are the only actors to return for The Ring 2 (2005). See more »

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Far superior to the silly sequel
31 October 2006 | by moabitnikSee all my reviews

Apart from being miles above the pedestrian, even ridiculous "Ring 2" (by much-hyped and overrated Japanese director Nakata) in terms of style, wit, and execution, this savvy, snappy little short introduces a whole new set of ideas to the Ring "myth" that could've given Nakata's clinker the shot of fresh blood it so desperately needed - mainly, the intriguing concept of the tape as a sort of "psycho virus" you have to pass on within 7 days in order to save your own life. This premise - which opens up all kinds of possibilities and suggests a whole bunch of analogies - could have been the basis for a terrific sequel. It's a shame and a pity the producers opted for the easy way out instead. What did they do to Ehren Kruger to make him drop this for the absurd piece of drivel that became "Ring 2"? Hollywood works in mysterious ways, indeed.


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