“The rules are simple, just pick your favorite horror film for each day! However, you can’t pick the same horror film more [than] once. So once you pick say THE EXORCIST for your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell, you can’t [pick] it again for any other day [whatsoever,] including favorite horror film.”

Source: Dollar Bin Horror

Day 07 – Your favorite supernatural horror film
Film: The Ring (2002) – dir. Gore Verbinski

Today almost had me breaking the rules and selecting two movies.  The other film would have been Ju-On (2002 – the original to The Grudge).  From a pure horror standpoint, few films have scared me as much as Ju-On, and continue to do so upon repeat viewings.

That is where The Ring loses a bit of its “oomph”: I’ve seen it so much that it’s no longer that scary.  I cannot discount, though, my feelings the first-third time I saw the movie in theatres.  The Ring still holds the record for “movie I’ve seen most in theatres” (the only other movie I’ve seen more than once is Signs (2002 – apparently I had a lot of disposable income in 2002)), and holds a special place in my memory because it is the film I went to the one and only day I ever skipped class in high school.  This also set up one of the most dreadfully disappointing sequels in my long history of watching horror films.  The Ring does a lot right – atmosphere, scares, and imagery – and is more deserving than any other film I’ve seen to take the “favorite supernatural horror” title.