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In 1998, Japanese director Hideo Nakata sent a chill down audience's spines with Ring, a horror thriller about a notorious videotape, which supposedly kills the viewer seven days after it is played. A sequel was released soon after and Hollywood sank its claws into the premise with a 2002 remake of the original starring Naomi Watts and Daveigh Chase. A lacklustre follow-up, The Ring Two, appeared to consign the series to the cinematic graveyard. Spanish director F Javier Gutierrez hopes to resuscitate the killer videotape with this hi-tech reboot, set 13 years after Samara Morgan (Bonnie Morgan) crawled out of her first American TV screen. Julia (Matilda Lutz) is head over heels in love with her boyfriend Holt (Alex Roe) but she becomes concerned about his fascination with the urban myth of a killer videotape. Clicking a link on an email, Julia watches the unsettling black and white footage of Samara crawling out of a well and as soon as the footage finishes, the telephone rings and a menacing female voice whispers, "Seven days". The clock is ticking for Julia as she attempts to unravel the mystery of Samara's demise, aided by an expert on the occult called Burke (Vincent D'Onofrio). He reveals that a scar on Julia's hand means rebirth and she has unwittingly opened a doorway between our world and Samara's ghoulish domain.