* ActorAllusion: Brian Cox plays Richard Morgan, [[spoiler:whose wife killed herself because their (adopted) child's uncontrollable psychic powers burned horrific images into her mind]]. One year later, in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Brian Cox plays William Stryker, [[spoiler:whose wife killed herself because their (mutant) child's uncontrollable psychic powers burned horrific images into her mind]].
* HeyItsThatGuy: ''The Ring Two'' is chock full of this. Samara's mother is none other than [[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} Sissy Spacek]], [[SmugSnake Smug Shrink]] Dr. Emma Temple is played by [[Series/{{Weeds}} Elizabeth Perkins]], and one of the doctors is James Lesure of ''Series/LasVegas''. '''''[[Film/OfficeSpace Gary Cole]]''''' even pops up as a real estate agent. Oh, and Samara is also [[DonnieDarko Samantha Darko]].
** Samara is also [[LiloAndStitch Lilo]] and [[SpiritedAway Chihiro]].
** Okazaki from the first two Japanese movies is played by Yűrei Yanagi, who appeared as Kobayashi in the first ''JuOn'' film.
** [[TheMentalist Patrick Jane]] plays the well intentioned Max Rourke.
** Well, ''The Ring'' had Brian "[[Film/{{Manhunter}} Hannibal Lektor]]" Cox and Jane Alexander.
** RetroactiveRecognition: Holy crap! Noah's new squeeze is [[Series/{{NCIS}} Abby!]]
** Creator/AmberTamblyn is the remake's first on-screen victim, and Creator/RachaelBella is her best friend.
* ShrugOfGod: In the American remake, fans of the film note that the victims of Samara look like they'd been drowned, which would make sense considering Samara's predicament. However, both Gore Verbinski and makeup FX artist Dick Smith said that wasn't their intention. They just wanted to make them look creepy.
** Further reinforced by [[spoiler: the montage near the end showing Samara's victims, with the repeat of Richard Morgan's line: "You take one person's tragedy and force the world to experience it... spread it like sickness."]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending for the remake had [[spoiler:the video getting placed in a video store dropbox and placed on a shelf of recommended videos. This would have implied that the Ring virus would spread across Seattle and possibly the entire country.]]
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