In 2002 the horror-world belonged to ‘The Ring,’ the thriller had everyone talking and launched a dozen or so parodies and sketches on late-night TV. This week, Paramount Pictures released the first teaser trailer for the long-awaited new installment to the franchise, and it hopes to be just as traumatising as the first.
The new chapter in the popular RING horror franchise will hit theaters this October, but it won’t be the only reboot hitting the big-screen. There is also a new ‘Blair Witch’ film scheduled to release in September, so you can relive your favorite horror-hits from the 2000s.
In ‘Rings,’ a young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. For those of you that watched the first film, this should all sound familiar. She then sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before.
It will be interesting to see how the horror franchise updates itself, now that smartphones and social-media have become such a steadfast way we share information. Not too many people even have a VCR anymore, which could make sharing the haunted tape a little difficult. You can watch the first teaser-trailer for the film below, thanks to an early upload from Paramount Pictures.
This new installment was directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez, the screenplay was written by Jacob Aaron Estes and Akiva Goldsman. The film stars Laura Wiggins, Aimee Teegarden and Johnny Galecki.
As for the ‘Blair Witch’ reboot, that film will release on September 16, 2016. After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his sister’s experiences in the demonic woods of the Blair Witch, James and a group of friends head to the forest in search of his lost sibling.
Adam Wingard is directing that film, working off a script written by Simon Barrett. The film will star Corbin Reid, Wes Robinson and Valorie Curry.