The Ring – Horror Movie Review + Film Locations

The Ring is a 2002 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. It is a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring, which was based on the novel Ring by Koji Suzuki.

The Ring was released in theaters on October 18, 2002 and received mostly positive reviews, with many critics praising the reliance on dread and visuals over gore and the direction along with the screenplay writing but criticizing the character development. The film also grossed over $249 million on a $48 million production budget making it one of the highest grossing horror films of all time. The film was followed by two sequels, The Ring Two (2005) and Rings (2016).

The Ring is notable for being the first American remake of a Japanese horror classic and for paving the way for a number of subsequent J-Horror remakes such as The Grudge, Dark Water, Pulse, and One Missed Call.

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April Cost says:

Something must be wrong with me. Everyone said it was really scary and I watched it only to find it really wasn’t that scary. It was just a big let down for me.

troublesome 96 says:

I like the atmosphere of the movie it’s dark and it looks creepy

Antonio Medina says:

Do a drunkentary

videoj81 says:

Thanks bro

mischa wolf says:

this movie man… modern horror movies are all gore and jumpscares, but they’ve forgotten how to create atmosphere. that’s what this movie does so incredibly well. I just watched it again and i cannot relax. and i love how even the heaviest of the scares aren’t over the top cliche jumpscares. this movie plays with your nerves so incredibly well and it always takes scenes in original directions. the fake ending as you said, but also the scene with samara’s father where you think “shit this just became a slasher movie we have our badguy” but no, instead he goes and sits in a bath tub… holy crap.
amazing movie that gets under your skin in a great way.

Aera says:

I’m with you. Recall being very unsettled on the bus ride home after watching the movie. This was in Midtown Manhattan and I was still spooked. And I could not sleep well that night even though I had all the lights on and the tv on full blast. Course the TV would be no comfort. Kept half expecting Samara to pop out and do me in!

jaime muniz says:

great review man, did you ever review the original Japenese? that scared the shit out of me…

PikaZiu says:

Awesome review man, keep it up!

Shawn Bliss says:

I like this movie alot

Darian Castle says:

The last greatest horror film for nearly 20 years, the only movie the creep me out as an adult.

mikey green says:

great job, the filming location tour was a nice little bonus feature

Christopher Wilkman says:

If Samara had been real, a very simple solution would be to bring your TV to the well and put it with the screen facing right back in to the well.
Problem trolled. 😀

Nathan Mcgee says:

Great video! Enjoyed the review and the filming locations. Keep up the good work!

BobbyShyne says:

Amazing review! It’s awesome that you went to the filming locations. Great job!

Nemoris Inferioris says:

Awesome review! Haven’t seen this in Years, so now I want to watch it! Always gave me the creeps. And loved the Film Location sightings! Really cool.

P.S, Dig your shirt(s)

Leon Lind says:

Honestly what does she do if there’s no tv around after seven days?

Billy Ray Cyree Forbes says:

7 days…….nooooooooooooooo!

The Late Late Horror Show says:

Awesome review. Love the scene locations. Great stuff man.

Michael Ritchie says:

i have been watching horror movies I remember when I saw this the first time I was about 8 and it was one of the first movies to make me scared  in a long long time

PMRBonez88 says:

the ring kinda scared where I saw the girl’s face all demonic. great review 🙂

skinslip says:

You know. I missed like 2 videos and Youtube stopped showing me your videos. Fucking bullshit. Anyhow, great review man! I actually think the US Ring is better in many ways than the original film.

TheMovieVlog says:

awesome review Eric! I loved this!

Zade Nahhas says:

I think there are still some video stores left, well, DVD rental stores lol

Nightwalker says:

I love The Ring! It’s one of my favorite Horror movies and it’s definently in my top five and the score by Zimmer is awesome and it’s my favorite Horror movie theme ever but I don’t think they ever realeased it on CD. I wish Verbinski would do another Horror movie sometime cause he really knows how to pull it off and how different does Amber Tamblyn look now? Back then she was a skiny Blond now she’s a curvy Brunette!

Robby says:

Great touch with the film locations. ***** review

JBlooddrunk says:

Awesome guys thank you for doing this and posting this video!

luke 0.0 says:

not really into horror movies, but i still like to watch your reviews haha.

Dianna Kaplan says:

Wow i sincerely enjoyed that! Finally i found someone who shared my point of view and all my memories of the ring on point. I loved your visit to the locations. Im def gonna sub.

Evilgidgit4Ever says:

I would love to visit the cabin. Was it a challenge to find?

Sandy Panda says:

Eh, remember when I watched The Ring the first time. 2003, I was only 9yo, my parents bought the cassete and right after Rachel watched the tape at the cabin, some1 phoned us simultaneously as Samara called in the movie. The scariest sht in my life!)
Great review and scene locations!

Giovanni Giovanni. says:

Well you know whats next right?…… You review The Ring 2 and then The Grudge Trilogy (American version)

And I would like to know your thoughts on The Ring vs The Grudge

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