• Publication date: March 22, 2010

The Ring 2 The Ring 2

In March of 2005 people flocked to the cinema to see the much ...

In March of 2005 people flocked to the cinema to see the much anticipated sequel to the 2002 horror film The Ring. Unlike its prequel, the storyline of The Ring Two branches off from the original Japanese films. Ringu and The Ring 2 are what inspired the Hollywood hit American remake. Because the director of this sequel is Hideo Nakata, the man who directed the original Japanese films, one of the film’s stronger elements is its avant-garde like style. In the first part, Rachel Keller and her son were haunted by the marauding ghost inhabiting a video tape, which circulates around from person to person and getting killed seven days after it is viewed. After doing all in her power to save her life and that of her son’s by uncovering the story of the girl, Samara, and give her peace Rachel found the ghost girl still after them. They concluded that nothing can be done to put Samara and her dangerous tape to peace. So they put a copy in the public library to keep the cycle going. In The Ring Two, Six months after encountering Samara and her killer video tape, Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts, Mullholand Drive) and her son Aiden (David Dorfman, A Wrinkle in Time) leave the city to live in a small rural town on the Oregon coast where they think they'll be safe. At her new job with the Daily Astorian, a local newspaper, Rachel learns of a teen homicide. She begins to investigate to cover the story and becomes horrified upon seeing the horror-struck look on the victims face resembling those who encountered Samara. After a vision of Samara saying “I found you” confirming that the dreadful dead girl is after them, Rachel has to dig further into Samara’s past as far as her cursed world in order to save her son from being possessed and killed. Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language.