History NightmareFuel / TheRing

11th Sep '16 1:39:22 PM theLibrarian
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** What makes it even worse is that in this movie's case, the protagonist might be ''turning into Samara'', because the first movie definitely didn't have everything happening to her in it.
11th Sep '16 12:37:09 PM theLibrarian
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** The premise that this movie is set in the present (i.e mid 2010's) is terrifying enough. Think about it: when the original novel and films were made, the only was the Tape could be passed on was by copying a VHS, because that was the only reliable method of sharing videos back then. Now we have the internet, and videos can be streamed onto our computers, cell phones, cars...in other words, ''exactly'' the environment Samara would need to make sure she reaches a wide audience.

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** The premise that this movie is set in the present (i.e mid 2010's) is terrifying enough. Think about it: when the original novel and films were made, the only was way the Tape could be passed on was by copying a VHS, because that was the only reliable method of sharing videos back then. Now we have the internet, and videos can be streamed onto our computers, cell phones, cars...in other words, ''exactly'' the environment Samara would need to make sure she reaches a wide audience.
5th Sep '16 8:39:21 AM Scorpion451
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* The page image from the 2002 version. TheReveal of Samara's face is pretty damn terrifying. It's not so much the rotted, undead nature of the face, it's the amount of raw, seething ''hatred'' in her expression.

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* The page image image, from the 2002 version. TheReveal of Samara's face is pretty damn terrifying. It's not so much the rotted, undead nature of the face, it's the amount of raw, seething ''hatred'' in her expression.



* The video itself. Even when each of the surreal shots were given context.

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* The video itself. Even when each of the surreal shots were given context. In some cases, ''especially'' when given context.
** Somehow, in all the macabre and surreal images on the tape, it's the repeated clear shots of the empty chair in various places in an empty room that are the most chilling...[[spoiler: and then come the {{Wham Shot}}s of the chair floating and spinning in mid air right before the tape cuts off.]]
26th Aug '16 2:16:25 AM TheAimz
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* The [[ItWasHisSled now famous scene]] from the ending. The day after finding Sadako's remains in the well, everything seems to be fine, but something just feels... ''off''. Not just to the audience, but to Reiko as well. Cut to Ryuji just going about his day in his apartment, when suddenly the television turns on by itself... and the image of the well from Sadako's tape appears on screen, as an [[HellIsThatNoise unsettling, high pitched, intermittent screech plays]]. As Ryuji watches in confusion, a hand emerges from the well. His confusion gradually turns into stupified horror as Sadako pulls herself out of the well and slowly shambles towards the screen, before physically ''crawling out of the television screen''.
26th Aug '16 2:07:50 AM TheAimz
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* ''Ring 2''. The "why won't this delete?" scene is widely considered the single most terrifying moment in the whole film (in addition with Sadako's well ascent during the climax). Okazaki ''really'' shouldn't have chickened out of watching and passing on the tape.
* The tape itself is just horrific. It's a collage of short, disturbing scenes that ''seem'' to be non-sequiturs, but make a terrible sort of sense once you know the backstory.
** Which owes a lot to [[Creator/LuisBunuel Luis Buñuel]] and ''Film/UnChienAndalou''.



* ''The Ring 2''. The "why won't this delete?" scene is widely considered the single most terrifying moment in the whole film (in addition with Sadako's well ascent during the climax). Okazaki ''really'' shouldn't have chickened out of watching and passing on the tape.
* The tape itself is just horrific. It's a collage of short, disturbing scenes that ''seem'' to be non-sequiturs, but make a terrible sort of sense once you know the backstory.
** Which owes a lot to [[Creator/LuisBunuel Luis Buñuel]] and ''Film/UnChienAndalou''.
24th Aug '16 4:10:14 PM HeliosPhoenix
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOH3ORdVmk8 trailer]] for ''Rings'' seems to indicate that this will be chock full of this.
** The premise that this movie is set in the present (i.e mid 2010's) is terrifying enough. Think about it: when the original novel and films were made, the only was the Tape could be passed on was by copying a VHS, because that was the only reliable method of sharing videos back then. Now we have the internet, and videos can be streamed onto our computers, cell phones, cars...in other words, ''exactly'' the environment Samara would need to make sure she reaches a wide audience.
** The trailer opens with the latest victim of the tape frantically destroying her TV as Samara appears, shouting "YOU'RE NOT REAL!" It doesn't help.
** In the last two films the tape was received via VHS. How is it received this time? ''Email.''
** At one point, someone who's on his 7th day is on an airplane when his time runs out. Cue the video ''appearing on the in-flight video screens and cockpit displays.'' That's right, Samara '''''hijacked a plane.'''''
22nd Jun '16 1:40:27 PM SithPanda16
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[[caption-width-right:350: ''Seven days...'']]

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22nd Jun '16 1:36:05 PM SithPanda16
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* A truly disturbing moment in the 1998 film arrived in the DeliberatelyMonochrome flashback [[spoiler:to Sadako's mother giving a demonstration of her psychic abilities. The reporters present begin to shout "Fraud!", and all of a sudden, one of them just drops dead, wearing the same twisted face as Sadako's present-day victims. We cut to the present for a moment as the protagonists react to this information, and then, without warning, we cut back to the flashback. Sadako runs out from behind the corner our first real glimpse of the StringyHairedGhostGirl almost scuttling, like an insect.]] A subtle moment in the overall scheme of the movie, but truly effective.

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* A truly disturbing moment in the 1998 film arrived in the DeliberatelyMonochrome flashback [[spoiler:to Sadako's mother giving a demonstration of her psychic abilities. The reporters present begin to shout "Fraud!", and all of a sudden, one of them just drops dead, wearing the same twisted face as Sadako's present-day victims. We cut to the present for a moment as the protagonists react to this information, and then, without warning, we cut back to the flashback. Sadako runs out from behind the corner our first real glimpse of the StringyHairedGhostGirl almost scuttling, like an insect.]] A subtle moment in the overall scheme of the movie, but truly effective.



!! ''The American Remake
* The American remake has two jump scenes with the corpse and the horrible electronic ''shriek'' when Samara's victims are revealed.

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!! ''The The American Remake
* The American remake has two jump scenes with the corpse and the horrible electronic ''shriek'' when Samara's victims are revealed.



* The line from Aidan in the 2002 film: [[spoiler: "You weren't supposed to help her!"]].

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* The line from Aidan in the 2002 film: Aidan: [[spoiler: "You weren't supposed to help her!"]].



* The part in the 2002 version when the heroine is climbing out of the well while Samara is creeping UP the wall below her. It's the legs. The way they suddenly step in front in a logically spine breaking way (that and the constant slow speed of the "walk").

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* The part in the 2002 version when the heroine is climbing out of the well while Samara is creeping UP the wall below her. It's the legs. The way they suddenly step in front in a logically spine breaking way (that and the constant slow speed of the "walk").



* For the remake, the video itself. Even when each of the surreal shots were given context.

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* For the remake, the The video itself. Even when each of the surreal shots were given context.
22nd Jun '16 1:33:49 PM SithPanda16
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!! General
* The first novel has a few eerie moments aside from the main plot. When Asakawa arrives at South Hakone Pacific Land, he does so on a road that is unusually narrow for the entrance to a resort, which then suddenly widens as he gets closer. He stops at the main building to ask for directions, and there are plenty of people there, even though it's late at night on a week day. There's something about the small part of the novel that's just so darn creepy.
!! The Japanese Films



* The American remake has two jump scenes with the corpse and the horrible electronic ''shriek'' when Samara's victims are revealed.
* The "scared-to-death-face" can also freak one out.



* In the 1998 version, you only see Sadako's eye glaring down with intent. What's worse, is you can't stop staring at it.
* The subway scene in ''Sadako 2'' has an entire train being haunted and slaughtered by Sadako instantly. The aftermath is even more scary as it looks like how an actual disaster might happen - people in a panic or shock, paramedics running in with stretchers, etc.
* The mysterious voice on Sadako's tape (theorised by some to be the voice of "[[FanNickname the Towel Man]]") in the 1998 version, which can only be heard clearly when the tape is played in slow-motion, is incredibly eerie and creepy. "If you keep on doing ''Shomon'', ''Bokon'' will come." (Incorrectly translated in some versions as "Frolic in brine, goblins be thine" although the basic meaning is the same.)
!! ''The American Remake
* The American remake has two jump scenes with the corpse and the horrible electronic ''shriek'' when Samara's victims are revealed.
* The "scared-to-death-face" can also freak one out.



** In the 1998 version, you only see Sadako's eye glaring down with intent. What's worse, is you can't stop staring at it.



* The first novel has a few eerie moments aside from the main plot. When Asakawa arrives at South Hakone Pacific Land, he does so on a road that is unusually narrow for the entrance to a resort, which then suddenly widens as he gets closer. He stops at the main building to ask for directions, and there are plenty of people there, even though it's late at night on a week day. There's something about the small part of the novel that's just so darn creepy.
* The mysterious voice on Sadako's tape (theorised by some to be the voice of "[[FanNickname the Towel Man]]") in the 1998 version, which can only be heard clearly when the tape is played in slow-motion, is incredibly eerie and creepy. "If you keep on doing ''Shomon'', ''Bokon'' will come." (Incorrectly translated in some versions as "Frolic in brine, goblins be thine" although the basic meaning is the same.)



* The subway scene in ''Sadako 2'' has an entire train being haunted and slaughtered by Sadako instantly. The aftermath is even more scary as it looks like how an actual disaster might happen - people in a panic or shock, paramedics running in with stretchers, etc.
11th Nov '15 6:46:56 PM TheWildWestPyro
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