October 24, 2014

31 Days of Creepy Scenes, #8: Look Who's On TV

They've given us nightmares, given us chills, made us cringe, made us  laugh, made us gag, and made us stare at the screen in awe: these are  the scenes that pop into our minds when we think of great Horror Films, and we love them all.

*We recommend that if you've never seen these scenes before, that you experience them for the first time unspoiled in the movies that they come from, if you can. With that in mind, we'll try to be as spoiler-free as possible while discussing them; try, being the key word here.

When it comes to atmospheric Horror movies, few do it better than the Japanese and the South Koreans; there's just something about the way they approach a "ghost" story that is uber-effective. It's got a lot to do with cultural differences, and the way that they pace their films, but whatever it is, it works extremely well. Naturally, Hollywood is interested in remaking anything foreign that might be even slightly profitable, so in 2002 they set our to do an Americanized version of the International phenomenon, Ringu. Thus, The Ring was born.

The Ring is the story about a little girl named Samara Morgan, who is thrown down a well, and subsequently possesses a video tape to get revenge. Anyone who watches the possessed (or is it infected?) videotape gets a phone call from a dead Samara, letting them know that they have 7 days to live. Also, before they die, they see the ring. Yes, it all sounds bat-shit crazy, but that's J-Horror for you.

The Ring is all sorts of creepy, and it has a bunch of scenes that are pretty damned scary, but it's the scene at the end of the movie that is the most terrifying of all... mainly because you don't see it coming.

Yeah, that scene really messed with our minds when we first saw it. The story of The Ring is a great one, and it offers all sorts of twists and turns that not only keep you guessing, but give you goosebumps, and they all build the tension so much, that by the time that damned ending arrives, you just can't help but being completely skeeved out. It gets us every time.

The Ring is one of the best Horror remakes ever made, and if you haven't seen it already, then you're missing out on a truly scary movie.

*The Blu-ray is only $5.99 right now. Grab one quick!


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