Paramount Pictures has finally unveiled the first trailer for Rings, the third entry into the popular horror franchise that’s based on the 1998 Japanese horror classic Ringu. After learning about Samara’s origin in The Ring Two, Rings takes the story into the modern, technological age, where Samara dooms a new young women, embarking her on a journey to discover the tape’s secrets before her seven days are up.
Rings has been in development for quite some time now, mainly due to the huge success of the original. Directed by Gore Verbinski, the original American adaptation was a smash hit with critics, fans, and at the box-office. And while the sequel was a pretty big step down from its predecessor, Paramount obviously believes the franchise still has some life, and this first trailer definitely puts more backing to that.
I think this is a fantastic horror movie trailer. It’s a new, fresh spin on the mythology with Samara taking her technology horrors to a whole new level. Samara has always been quite terrifying, but giving her a wider range of ways to kill, such as screens on a airplane, makes her that much more terrifying. Now what becomes interesting is where the story goes. As I said above, the sequel covered most of, if not all of her backstory. So what kind of secrets are waiting to be revealed in Rings? Hopefully one or two that is beyond another watcher doomed to die by Samara’s hands.
Check out the new trailer below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Are you a fan of these movies? What did you think of the trailer? Any kind of excitement towards it? F. Javier Guttierez’s Rings hits theaters on October 28th and stars Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Laura Wiggins, Amee Teegarden, Johnny Galecki, and Vincent D’Onofrio.
A new chapter in the beloved Ring horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before…