With all of these nostalgic projects lately, we’ve gotten more hits than misses. Usually sequels (or reboots) ten years in the making never usually live up to why people liked the original. But I don’t think Rings will have that same problem. The Ring (and it’s quickly ignored sequel) had a good core concept, but it hasn’t aged well or even fondly remembered. Rings hopes to update that concept with Samara attacking people seven days after they open a spam email.
The concept’s still dated, but at least the visuals go to creepier lengths. Too bad it’s not as interesting as that Japanese Ju-On: The Grudge vs. Ringu crossover.
Rings releases October 28th.