Editors' pick

The Ring

The Ring movie poster
MPAA rating: PG-13
Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Horror
Weekend's Desson Howe says this film "has its creepy moments, but also its cliches." Style's Stephen Hunter says director Gore Verbinski "understands that fear is better in the mind than carnage is on the screen."
Starring: Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Rachael Bella, Daveigh Chase, Martin Henderson
Director: Gore Verbinski

Editorial Review

Seattle reporter Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) discovers that a number of people (including her niece) have died after watching a videotape. After they watch the spooky content -- featuring a scary woman in black and white -- a phone call comes. (Holy Wes Craven!) The voice on the phone tells the victim he or she has a week to live. Rachel, who watches the video and gets the phone call, traces the source of this evil to the usual deserted locales: a mountain cabin, a lonely lighthouse on an island and, finally, a remote stable.

-- Desson Howe, Washington Post Staff Writer