Mother / Lover / Newspaper Investigative
Horror / Supernatural / Thriller /
Contemporary Seattle and some nearby
Major Hollywood studio movie (2002).
Movie Database entry
site for a major movie location
#1 site for the entire Ring series worldwide!
the DVD at Amazon.com
the English translation of the Japanese book on which this movie was partly
based at Amazon.com
high quality versions of the Trailer and Teaser Trailer
various trailers and clips related to the movie
Morgan" Chase fan site
State tourism (Seattle, Bellingham, Port Townsend, Everett, and Monroe
Worden State Park (filming location)
Glen Farms (filming location)
State Department of Transportation Ferries - Quinault (filming location)
State Hospital (filming location)
How The Ring borrowed from Asian Ring
movies other than Ringu:
Some references to the number "7" in The Ring other
than "seven days":
(Spiral) [Japan - official Ringu sequel]
Frequent references are made to the very strong bonds between
parents and their children, both in the overall themes explored and in
the actual dialogue.
Many references are made to reproduction and fertility, particularly
in regard to desperation over these matters.
2 [Japan - alternative Ringu sequel] -
The supernatural powers of the ghostly girl can taint a person
so that they cause strange and scary events to occur around them.
A mental asylum scene shows a traumatised teenage female
survivor of the opening sequence shielded by a screen from an operating
television set. This victim recalls the night her friend was killed and
shows herself to be supernaturally affected by that incident.
While working with a bulky video editing system at work,
a newspaper reporter experiences an immediate supernatural effect from
The young son of the female reporter character draws compulsively.
A man commits suicide in a pool of water via electrocution
as a result of falling victim of the ghostly girl's evil supernatural powers.
0 "Birthday" [Japan - Ringu prequel] -
A female reporter visits a school at the beginning of the
movie and talks to one of the female teachers about a female student who
possesses mysterious supernatural powers.
The ghostly girl is shown alive for several scenes including
one in which she has a psychiatric examination.
The audience gets a good idea of the circumstances surrounding
the controversial girl getting thrown into the well by a parent she should
have been able to trust, followed by her initial experiences upon splashing
into the water at the bottom of the well.
The ghostly girl has two versions: child and adult sized.
The small girl (when alive) was kept in an isolated room
at her house that contained a prominently positioned old fashioned television.
Virus [South Korea / Japan - alternative version of Ringu]
A first person point of view is shown of the main female
reporter character as she walks down a city street while examining photos
she has just developed from a roll of film belonging to her deceased teenage
Research into the origin of the videotape involves plenty
of searching through filing cabinets in a cramped, overstocked record room.
Upon examination of the ghostly girl's psychiatric records,
it is discovered that she could project images onto x-ray film.
The female reporter's male companion complains that the woman
had no problems with him seeing the infamous videotape, but did have problems
with another person seeing it.
A room in the ghostly girl's former home has a large image
burned onto one of the wooden walls.
After finding the body, the female reporter claims that the
murdered girl survived for seven days after being thrown down the well.
Note: There are also plentiful references to rings
and similar circular shapes in the: Dreamworks logo, Elle fashion
magazine cover headline, sets, props, costumes (including accessories),
sidewalk and alleyway manholes, walking patterns of flies, shower drain,
coffee cup stain, and even occasional - almost subliminal - flashes of
a white ring on a black background!
The title of this movie contains 7 letters.
The movie is set in and near the city of Seattle (a 7 letter
According to a deleted scenes on the DVD, Katie's camera
took 35 pictures during the infamous mountain cabin trip. 35 divided by
5 is 7.
According to another deleted scene, the processing number
for this set of photos is 2*77*224. When the digits of this number
are multiplied together, the result of 1568 is divisible by 7 224 times!
According to a further deleted scene, Katie's death occurred
on the night of December 7.
The name of the location of many pivotal events in the movie
begins with the 7 letter word "Shelter".
The number on the final playing card shown to Rachel by the
Shelter Mountain Innkeeper is 7.
The infamous videotape shows 7 severed twitching fingers.
Aidan leaves for school while his mother sits on her bed
at 7:45am. Apart from the obvious *7* o'clock, it is interesting
to note that 7 x 4 x 5 is 140; a number which, when divided by 20 (or 4
x 5), produces a result of 7.
Noah watches the infamous videotape at 8:10am. 8 minus 1
Rachel makes a copy of the infamous videotape at work using
a machine with a model number of *7*500.
Rachel identifies the lighthouse seen in the infamous videotape
using a book, America's Lighthouses: an illustrated history, written
by Francis Rolland - a man with a 7 letter first name and a 7 letter surname.
The movie suggests at least 7 people saw the infamous videotape:
Katie and three of her friends, Rachel, Noah, and Aidan.
The Morgan Ranch has the numbers 2312820 on its mailbox.
2 minus 3 minus 1 minus 2 minus 8 minus 2 equals negative 14 which is twice
Samara was institutionalised in a mental hospital, released,
and later caused her parents' horses to commit suicide in 19*7*8.
According to a deleted scene, Samara disappeared (allegedly
burned to death in a fire at Shelter Mountain), 18 years ago. Deducting
1 from 8 leaves 7.
Rachel's apartment number is 601. Adding the digits produces
the number 7.
Seattle pictures taken by Anthony Larme in 2001.