2016 has been a pretty solid year for original horror movies, with releases like The Witch, Lights Out and Don’t Breathe offering a much-needed boost to the genre. But for every fresh and exciting idea that manages to break through, there’s still plenty of old material that can still be recycled to squeeze every last drop out of a franchise.
Which brings us to Rings, which feels like little more than a transparent attempt by Paramount to capitalize on nostalgia and name recognition. The time, the creepy video of the girl in the well is going viral, and you can get your first look at Rings in the debut trailer below.
I love the original 2002 version of The Ring, but didn’t care much for the follow-up. And I don’t particularly feel like this property needed to be revived – but here we are, nonetheless. I’m sure I’ll check this out, if for no other reason than morbid curiosity, but I find myself struggle to conjure up anything that resembles enthusiasm for this.
Starring Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden, and Bonnie Morgan, Rings is scheduled to open on October 28.
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…