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Trivia: The Ring
  • Actor Allusion: Brian Cox plays Richard Morgan, whose wife killed herself because their (adopted) child's uncontrollable psychic powers burned horrific images into her mind. One year later, in X2: X-Men United, Brian Cox plays William Stryker, whose wife killed herself because their (mutant) child's uncontrollable psychic powers burned horrific images into her mind.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: The Ring Two is chock full of this. Samara's mother is none other than Sissy Spacek, Smug Shrink Dr. Emma Temple is played by Elizabeth Perkins, and one of the doctors is James Lesure of Las Vegas. Gary Cole even pops up as a real estate agent. Oh, and Samara is also Samantha Darko.
  • Shrug of God: 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 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."
  • What Could Have Been: The original ending for the remake had 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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