Release Date: 31 May 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki
Samara returns in this attempt to bring the J-horror franchise into the digital age. Set 13 years after the films starring Naomi Watts, a terrifying new revelation involving the notorious cursed videotape spells danger for high school couple Matilda Lutz and Alex Roe. Spanish director F. Javier Gutiérrez delivers the occasionally effective jump scare, and Vincent D’Onofrio is his usual enjoyably over-the-top self as a blind man who may hold the secret to the mystery. Rings adds a bit of backstory to the original tale, but the jury is still out on whether this is a direct sequel or a whole new chapter in the series.