There is a podcast episode that as soon as you finish it, the phone rings, and a voice tells you you will subscribe to the show within seven days. Believe it, or don’t. This week we take a look at The Ring.

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THE RING

It sounds like just another urban legend — a videotape filled with nightmarish images leads to a phone call foretelling the viewer’s death in exactly seven days. Newspaper reporter Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) is skeptical of the story until four teenagers all die mysteriously exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery.


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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Darius Lau
    October 16, 2017 at 11:45 am — Reply

    Great show again guys.
    When I first saw The Ring pop up in my list I was extremely excited and then I saw 2002 and then got sad. I even debated if I wanted to listen to it! Ringu is one of my favourite horror movies of all time. I generally detest gore porn and find most of the “new horror movies” steer towards that. Ringu has constantly given me that psychological tension with no physical release. The ending is not scary, it has always been the concept, its the its gonna get you no matter what. I always found the American one to be too crass. The remake seemed to force an explanation on the audience trying to make them understand the meaning of the VHS tape. I hate how they dropped hints of what was to come even seeing the fly coming out of the screen so early on! Then hated the glitchy movements of the girl once she is out (which was repeated in the new IT movie), ending with a jump scare at the end. However after Steven’s take on the visual of the video and the question “Do people see the same thing on the video?” I forgave it a little. I do understand why you went with the American version (as discussed 3/4 of the way through).
    So I am glad I listened to it though and enjoyed the end of the discussion! Good job guys.

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