If you thought the advent of mobile technology and the fact that the VHS is officially dead would put a stop to Samara’s terror, you were way wrong. Paramount dropped off the new trailer for Rings, the third entry in the American Ring franchise, on Wednesday morning, and it would appear that the distribution of that pesky tape is now easier than ever. Thanks, technology!
Rings is directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez, the same guy behind the 2008 meteorite doom classic Before the Fall. Though initial whisperings of the third Ring film suggested Gutiérrez’s take on the franchise would be a prequel, the director eventually clarified on Twitter that Rings was a traditional sequel and would be set in the present.
The sequel is billed as a “new chapter” in the beloved horror franchise, centered on a young woman who sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend after he becomes obsessed with the subculture surrounding that goddamn tape. The characters then discover there’s actually a movie within the movie, which we hope gives the film enough flexibility to go full-on meta.
Rings stars Laura Wiggins (The Tomorrow People), Aimee Teagarden (Friday Night Lights), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Lizzie Brocheré (The Strain), Matilda Lutz, and more. The upgraded scares, presumably of a higher quality than those found in The Ring Two, kick off on Oct. 28.