It is a cold gray day here in the Rocky Mountain West. Perfect weather for a scary movie with good jumps in it. That brings me to my favorite scary movie #3: The Ring
I must say reading the translated book first was a definite must for me to understand this film a little better. Don't let the old fashioned VHS throw you. The monster in this one can use whatever is available. I hear tell it uses DVD's and cell phones in the new one.
We can thank director Gore Verbinski for helping J-horror cross the Pacific; his remake of Hideo Nakata’s Ringu is the first to translate the subgenre for American audiences. About a journalist investigating the sinister origins of a cursed videotape, it’s one of those we still have trouble getting through without hitting pause.