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First Rings trailer is horrifying for all the wrong reasons

08.24.2016

Sometimes, dead is better.

This saying is important to remember for people not only wishing to go messing around in a pet cemetery, but also for anyone trying to reboot something just for the hell of it. I know nostalgia has a huge influence nowadays, and that the 90’s and early 00’s were just the bee's knees, but that doesn’t mean everything from those times deserves a reboot or delayed sequel. Sometimes, dead is better.

Don’t believe me? Have a look at the trailer for the horror reboot/sequel, RINGS

See my point. THE RING is a modern horror classic that, though it had a far-fetched premise, was still a quiet, eerie, calculated flick. This new one looks like, well, the exact opposite. I know a trailer is just meant to give you an idea of what the final product will be, but the only idea I'm gathering from this is that the makers of this trailer were clearly high on bath salts and went, “All of it! Just throw all of it at them! As fast as you can! God, this is so awesome! Let’s go fight a mailman!” The trailer does less to scare me, and more to remind me of the era filled with terrible American remakes of Japenese horror movies that followed THE RING's success. The movie even appars to be fit with the hair-being-pulled-out-of-some-oriface scene and unexplained-black-goo scenes that were standard in those flicks too. Oh, the goo! The monstrous goo!

RINGS is set for October 28.

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7:57PM on 08/24/2016
Wasn't The Ring 2 about Samara trying to possess someone? Way to rehash the plot of the shitty sequel, sequel.
The sad thing is, the Japanese version *does* have a whole series, but it's basically about the end of the fucking world. American horror movies aren't allowed to have stakes that high, I guess
Wasn't The Ring 2 about Samara trying to possess someone? Way to rehash the plot of the shitty sequel, sequel.
The sad thing is, the Japanese version *does* have a whole series, but it's basically about the end of the fucking world. American horror movies aren't allowed to have stakes that high, I guess
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6:44PM on 08/24/2016

I don't know...

What started off as one of the scariest movies in my recent memory, has turned into a series not really worth having.

Is this the third? Was there a third and this is a forth? I don't know...
What started off as one of the scariest movies in my recent memory, has turned into a series not really worth having.

Is this the third? Was there a third and this is a forth? I don't know...
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5:30AM on 08/25/2016
It's the 3rd one.
It's the 3rd one.
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5:15PM on 08/24/2016
Any word on a dubbed release of Sadako v Kayako?
I was hoping this was it.
Any word on a dubbed release of Sadako v Kayako?
I was hoping this was it.
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2:24PM on 08/24/2016
First, I love Vincent D'Onofrio, but can we all agree that horror movies need to do away with these wise old people whose only purpose is to be exposition?

I find the idea of people feeling nostalgic for the films of the early '00s somewhat unsettling. Sure, there were good movies like LOTR, Spider-Man 1 and 2, and it was actually not a bad time for indies. But for studio fare it was pretty awful. One of the reasons The Ring is remembered was it was maybe the only adaptation of a Japanese
First, I love Vincent D'Onofrio, but can we all agree that horror movies need to do away with these wise old people whose only purpose is to be exposition?

I find the idea of people feeling nostalgic for the films of the early '00s somewhat unsettling. Sure, there were good movies like LOTR, Spider-Man 1 and 2, and it was actually not a bad time for indies. But for studio fare it was pretty awful. One of the reasons The Ring is remembered was it was maybe the only adaptation of a Japanese horror film (all the rage at the time) that didn't suck. And it didn't suck because we were given characters we cared about, that helped us buy into the outlandish concept. Nowadays, let's face it, it would be a download on iTunes or Spotify, and not a tape.
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1:50PM on 08/24/2016
Taking a guess right now that the scene on the plane is the climax scare in the film, or else a dream.
Should have done a parody of the first film with the girl down the well impatiently waiting for someone to play the tape and we see hundreds of copies of the tape being dumped in a landfill along with the last VCR's that could play them.
Taking a guess right now that the scene on the plane is the climax scare in the film, or else a dream.
Should have done a parody of the first film with the girl down the well impatiently waiting for someone to play the tape and we see hundreds of copies of the tape being dumped in a landfill along with the last VCR's that could play them.
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11:30AM on 08/24/2016

Wow.

That looked like super poop. The Ring with Naomi Watts was so good, the sequel was not. This appears to be following the footsteps of the latter.

On a somewhat related side note, how difficult is it to cast somebody as a protagonist these days where you aren't automatically rooting for the bad guy?
That looked like super poop. The Ring with Naomi Watts was so good, the sequel was not. This appears to be following the footsteps of the latter.

On a somewhat related side note, how difficult is it to cast somebody as a protagonist these days where you aren't automatically rooting for the bad guy?
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9:30AM on 08/24/2016
What are you doing D'Onofrio! This looks horrible.
What are you doing D'Onofrio! This looks horrible.
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9:10AM on 08/24/2016

"Cindy, the news is on! Another little white girl done fell down a well." - Brenda Meeks

Well this does look better than the Ring 2. That kid screaming "RACHEL" a million times made me hate anyone named Rachel for awhile. Like Literally. I am a huge fan of J-Horror and their American remakes and sequels minus a few. So of course I will give this a chance before putting my 2 cents in, because obviously Judging something before knowing something makes us look like Einsteins. I think I'd rather
"Cindy, the news is on! Another little white girl done fell down a well." - Brenda Meeks

Well this does look better than the Ring 2. That kid screaming "RACHEL" a million times made me hate anyone named Rachel for awhile. Like Literally. I am a huge fan of J-Horror and their American remakes and sequels minus a few. So of course I will give this a chance before putting my 2 cents in, because obviously Judging something before knowing something makes us look like Einsteins. I think I'd rather watch Sadako Vs Kayako tho.
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8:57AM on 08/24/2016
Who needs this sloppily produced studio bullsh*t when we've got so many awesome indie horror films these days? Pass.
Who needs this sloppily produced studio bullsh*t when we've got so many awesome indie horror films these days? Pass.
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8:19AM on 08/24/2016
Honestly, who in the right mind would play a video clip from an Unknown sender that labeled the clip Watch Me?
Honestly, who in the right mind would play a video clip from an Unknown sender that labeled the clip Watch Me?
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9:03AM on 08/24/2016
My mom. Gullible people. Anyone that thinks clicking a link in an email from an official "looking" email is a good idea.
My mom. Gullible people. Anyone that thinks clicking a link in an email from an official "looking" email is a good idea.
9:04AM on 08/24/2016
Sorry, man. I was just ranting. Didn't mean to offend your mom whatsoever. Please accept my sincere apology.
Sorry, man. I was just ranting. Didn't mean to offend your mom whatsoever. Please accept my sincere apology.
7:40AM on 08/24/2016

Jesus...

I always watch these movies and wonder, "Who gave them this power? What makes them so special?"
This is dialed up to eleven, but as you said, not in a cool way. An entire plane filled with people get killed by one ghost? Like, why? What the fuck did THEY do?
...dammit... I'll probably watch it anyway... always on the hunt for a good scare... few and far between these days!
I always watch these movies and wonder, "Who gave them this power? What makes them so special?"
This is dialed up to eleven, but as you said, not in a cool way. An entire plane filled with people get killed by one ghost? Like, why? What the fuck did THEY do?
...dammit... I'll probably watch it anyway... always on the hunt for a good scare... few and far between these days!
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