It's like the early 2000s all over again, at least when it comes to horror sequels. Next month sees the return of the Blair Witch, after a long hiatus from terrorizing idiot campers. And soon after she'll be followed by the return of Samara, the creepy girl who haunted VHS tapes in The Ring movies. So how does a demon used to such archaic technology continue terrorizing folks in the modern age? Based on the first trailer for Rings it's through email, of course.
Yes, the infamous videotape is now being passed along digitally, and is now killing off a new crop of youngsters who can't stop watching. Matilda Lutz, Bonnie Morgan, Laura Wiggins, Aimee Teegarden, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, and Vincent D'Onofrio star in the film which basically has the same plot as the rest. Here's the synopsis:
A new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. 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…
The trailer does seem to give away a lot, and kinda looks like every other horror out there. But then I was never a fan of the prior American films or the Japanese originals they were based on. Hopefully this one can change my mind.
Directed by F. Javier Gutierrez, Rings opens October 28th.