Win it Wednesday - The Ring
Jenn - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
So musers, if you found a random tape with no box or title, would you watch it? Well this movie may make you think twice about saying yes, and that movie is "The Ring". Though Mels may like this movie because creepy girl, she’s not a doll but still definitely creepy. I mean I’d run if I saw her. I’m sure a lot of musers have seen this movie or at least heard about it, and yes there is a sequel but honestly I don’t remember if I even saw that one.
So back to the first. Woman finds tape, watches it then right after gets a mysterious phone call saying she has seven days to live. Ok so then starts her hunt on what this tape actually is and who exactly is the girl in it. Does she find out? Does she even live? Well, I could tell you but I won’t so just go figure it out for yourselves by watching. It can get a bit cheesy at times but overall it’s not bad. And the girl in it kind of reminds me of the girl in "The Grudge" but that’s a movie for another time.
Ooooh the first one of these was good. Lots of twists and turns and although no Creepy Doll - definitely a creepy girl! This is one of the few movies that actually had me saying "WOW that effect is SO kewl!" It was right when lots of Japanese movies were getting the American treatment, although as with many, the original Japanese version is definitely creepier.
As for The Ring 2 - I am sure I saw the second one but don't really remember it, and it definitely didn't have the same wow factor as the first but they did sort of round out the trilogy in 2017 with "Rings" - which was OK but again failed to wow.
Oh and yes, I would DEFINITELY watch the tape!
Dave - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
In the late 90’s and early 2000’s Japanese horror was at its peak with films like “Ringu” and “Ju-On” and more. So it's only natural that America would start to remake them for the U.S. moviegoer. So in 2002, we got “The Ring” and the success of that catapulted the Japanese remake phase, along with the sequels that came with them until one wasn’t good enough and killed the remake phase this time around. “The Ring Two” was released 3 years later and failed to live up the popularity of its predecessor. The box office dollars were there but mostly negative reviews poured in.
Ultimately, it wasn’t a bad movie but was nowhere near as good as the first. The sequel curse strikes again as we try to dig a little deeper into Samara’s past. Catching lightning in a bottle once is hard enough. Trying to do it twice is damn near impossible. I get the feeling they were hoping for a franchise or at least a trilogy. I guess the bad feedback killed that on the spot. Best to cut out while still somewhat ahead and not sink the title further down the rabbit hole of oblivion.
The Pineapple Code Word For This Article Is Ring
And now for the giveaway
Melanie's Muses will be giving away a "Ring" prize pack containing a 2 movie Ring DVD collection and Horror band from Jenn, and the Envy Hardcover book from the Melanie's Muses Prize Hoard.
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Would you watch a random videotape if you found it?
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