For Day 22 of 31 Days of Halloween, I have picked The Ring because it was a formative part of my childhood. This movie came out when I was in grade school, and it was one of the first real horror movies I got to see. I loved it, and I loved that it didn’t scare me as much as it scared my friends.
IMDB’s Description: “A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.”
Some personal backstory… I had a friend who was terrified of this movie. One day, she didn’t quite close her locker all the way, so after she left, I opened her locker and wrote “Seven Days” on the little whiteboard she kept inside. She was thoroughly terrorized, and that might actually have been the meanest thing I’ve done in my life.
But moving on to the movie, this is a really interesting one! Visually, it’s unsettling to watch the entirety of the montage on the mysterious videotape. But also, the story here is really great and you get to fully understand what has caused this malevolent force to have emerged in this way. Overall, it’s a really well-done concept and a very cool horror movie that isn’t very graphic, so it’s perfect for beginners!