4 Days of Halloween

The Ring (2002) is one of the many American remakes of Japanese horror films.  Starring Naomi Watts, the film is about a cursed video that brings death in 7 days to whomever watches it.  After Watts’ heroine, Rachel, and her son both see the video, and then begin to experience strange dreams and other effects, Rachel becomes bound and determined to get to the bottom of the legend, and end the cycle of the curse.  Everything about this movie is creepy as hell.  The bizarro video itself is so strange and disgusting in equal parts that it sets the mood for the rest of the film.  If you watch the video closely, you’ll notice themes and images from it pop up throughout the movie.  The entire setting is eerie as well, from bleek rainy days, to isolated dilapidated farm houses. The scariest part of the movie is the villain: Samara, whose stringy black hair and jerky movements seem the epitome of evil.

The best part is that the cursed film is still a video.  That makes it so much weirder and cool than if it were a DVD, don’t you think?

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I am one of those infamous 20 somethings, fresh out from under the college umbrella. I have always had a deep love for all things pop culture: movies, television, music, books, and (although I cringe to admit it to the nameless mass reading this) celebrity. Acting is my dream, although I currently need to pay off Uncle Sam before I can pursue my lifelong ambition. But that hasn't stopped my passion. I am also passionate about food, animals, and the environment. No, I am not a vegan. No, I do not want to be one. I like eggs. And cheese. They rock. I am TOTALLY open for suggestions, comments, and complaints. Feel free to harass me for my writing style or tell me how much you agree with me.

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