The Ring is a 2002 American supernatural horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox, and Daveigh Chase. It is a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring, based on the novel of the same name by Koji Suzuki. Watts portrays a journalist who investigates a cursed videotape that seemingly kills the viewer seven days after watching it.
Wikipedia bills this as a supernatural horror. I disagree with this somewhat. It is supernatural, and maybe it does start out as a horror flick. But it quickly turns into a sad family drama.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good horror movie, and I see why this one fits the genre, but it is so much more than that. So much more. It also features a classic ending that horror movies love, bringing it back to horror movie status.
I have many movies in my collection, many of them I haven’t gotten around to watching. This year I’ve decided to change that.
I got the idea from this article on Independent. However, there is no way I’d be going to a movie theater every day for a year, I don’t have the bank account or the time for that.
The basic idea is that I will start with my DVD collection. When I run out of DVDs, I have access to Netflix and YouTube and a local movie theater (though I’m not going to make the theater a priority).
I will also make use of movie lists. There’s one I found on Facebook that seems pretty fun, and I might start there just to give myself a little direction.
I’ll post a movie review on this blog every day with a new movie. I am an Amazon Affiliate (disclaimer!) so I will also link back to it in case anyone is interested in watching/purchasing a copy.
I will be starting on February 01, 2020 and finishing on February 02, 2021 just to be thorough.
As the majority of these movies I already own it’ll be safe to say that I liked them enough to spend money on them. However, I will be using a five star system:
★ : I did not like it. ★ ★: It was okay. ★ ★ ★: I liked it. ★ ★ ★ ★: I really liked it. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★: I loved it.
At this point I’d like to think that I could carry on reviewing movies past the end date of this project, and maybe I will. However, I also have the realistic view that by the end of this project I might be burned out or bored. So who knows what the next year will bring? So let’s enjoy the ride!