Synopsis: A young woman trying to find her missing boyfriend delves into the mystery of a video that supposedly kills viewers 7 days after they watch it.
Director: F. Javier Gutiérrez
Runtime: 102 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix (US): No
Jump Scares: 19 (2 major, 17 minor)
Jump Scare Rating: Cheesy jump scares inserted into non-scary scenes are a frequent occurrence in Rings. Most of these occur in the middle third of the movie from the 30 minute to one hour mark.
Jump Scare Times
12:33 – Two of Holt’s friends sneak up on him and scare him as he talks on his webcam to Julia.
14:28 – During a nightmare, an arm reaches out and grabs Julia around the mouth.
30:39 – The camera suddenly zooms in on Samara’s face before cutting to Skye’s transformed face.
31:00 – Julia looks through a keyhole and briefly sees Samara.
32:26 – Skye’s head suddenly rolls back in the chair, revealing her grotesque face to Julia.
32:35 – Julia runs into Holt as she goes through a door.
38:25 – There is a loud bang on a door.
39:55 – A bird hits the car windscreen.
40:29 – A truck almost runs over Julia.
54:26 – The sudden opening of an umbrella may startle some viewers.
59:15 – There is a loud bang from behind Julia.
59:31 – Samara appears behind Julia.
59:57 – Holt grabs Julia and pulls her away.
1:00:13 – A dog starts to bark.
1:14:09 – A snake slithers past Julia.
1:15:24 – There are several loud bangs on a door over the next 20 seconds or so.
1:16:18 – Julia turns the torch on to reveal a young woman running at her while screaming “the child”.
1:27:15 – Samara appears in the reflection of the mirror.
1:31:09 – A closeup of Burke’s grotesque face may be startling to some viewers.
(Major scares in bold)