The Rings trailer has dropped, and it presented a new level of horror.
The much-awaited remake of the 2002 original horror flick is coming to the big screen in October to scare us once again. To many, the Ring is their yardstick of a good horror movie.
Is the Rings going to be better or worse than the original version? Let us give you some points to think about.
Based on the Rings trailer, the horror will begin with the urban legend of a videotape that causes anyone who watches it to die after seven days in the hands of the restless spirit of Samara Morgan. It has the same plot as 2002’s the Ring.
However, this time around, the video recording was forwarded virtually via the Internet. A female character in the movie opened an email that has an attachment of Samara’s video. In comparison to the 2002 movie, the haunted VHS tape was copied or physically passed along from one person to another.
Watch the Rings trailer below.
The original the Ring followed reporter Rachel Keller while she tracks down the video tape and unravels the mystery of the Ring.
In the upcoming the Rings movie, Samara will still kill the person who watched the video after seven days. However, she apparently also wants to be reborn through the main character. The movie’s protagonist Julia, played by Italian actress Matilda Lutz, will discover that there is a “movie within the movie” that nobody has ever watched before.
The Rings adapting to new technology is what makes it somehow more frightening. Although it is a fictional movie, it offers a chilling concept about online videos that could be easily shared on social media.
What do you think? Is the Rings better or worse than the 2002 version?
In March 2015, director F. Javier Gutierrez clarified that the Rings is not a prequel. He explained that the 2016 version takes place 13 years after the events of the Ring.
— F. Javier Gutierrez (@FJ6utierrez) March 21, 2015
The Rings also features 5th Wave star Alex Roe, Big Bang Theory actor Johnny Galecki and Daredevil actor Vincent D’Onofrio.