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Psst, Wanna See Samara in ‘Rings’?!

Bonnie Morgan as Samara in RINGS via Paramount and iMDB
Bonnie Morgan as Samara in RINGS via Paramount and iMDB

Rings, latest sequel to The Ring, the U.S. remake of Hideo Nakata’s J-horror Ringu, isn’t crawling out of screens until October 28, 2016.

“The Big Bang Theory’s” Johnny Galecki plays Gabriel, a handsome, pleasure-seeking professor who mentors and helps boyfriend and girlfriend duo, Holt (Alex Roe) and Julia (Matilda Lutz). Scream 4‘s Aimee Teegarden rounds out the main cast.

What we never found out is who would be playing Samara Morgan, the girl whose spirit haunts the cursed videocassette.

Daveigh Chase played Samara in the 2002 The Ring, while Kelly Stables is credited as portraying the entity in the 2005 The Ring Two.

A decade later, it’s obvious that another young actress would be covering her face with black hair, but who?

The iMBD has uncovered the mystery and it’s sort of surprising.

A series of behind-the-scenes photos have been upload that show Bonnie Morgan as Samara climbing out of a well with a greenscreen in the background.

Morgan has been in a wide array of genre films from The Devil Inside to The Last Witch Hunter, Hellboy II, Piranha 3D and even the Fright Night remake.

Her most notable of roles? Samara Morgan in The Ring Two. Yes, she’s uncredited, but was definitely an integral part of the sequel.

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Now that the mystery is solved, and there are some cool images to go along with the news, we just have to wait for Paramount to curse us all with the official trailer and poster.

And for those wondering if Rings ties to the previous films, the original video will once again play as a device to Samara’s curse.



  • Michaël Riverin

    I’m very excited to see, finally, something about this new movie but we still waiting for a trailer!

  • Michael Gevins

    Who the hell even owns a VHS player, let alone an actual tape?

    • NixEclips

      Old people. Like me. Wanna see the real unrated version of Waxworks? Better have a VHS player or know where to find a torrent. Anybody know of one? CUZ THE DVD LIES! You need the Vestron VHS unrated or you’re watching a butchered cut.

      • Simon Allen

        They have it for sale on Amazon UK ….it’s a swiss import on a label called
        Cultproof ….hope that helps .

      • Michael Gevins

        I’m old as well, but get with the times and move on.

        • NixEclips

          Well, I just got a VHS to DVD converter, so I can get rid of them. I’m not sitting here caressing them and calling them precious, dude.

    • Adam Clifton

      It could have been digitized and put on Youtube. Samara would be everywhere

      • Michael Gevins

        You’d still have to play the tape to make a copy, so she’d just kill the editor. Besides that, she’s a lame monster nowadays, she got her ass beat in Scary Movie 4.

        • Adam Clifton

          ”Cindy! Your TV’s leaking!”

  • diapers

    Ah, it is refreshing to see that sexy minx Samara once again. If this film is a success, I will have a nervous breakdown of joy. Also, I’ll be able to dig out my Samara Halloween costume from a decade ago.

  • Simon Allen

    Isn’t everyone a bit tired of the imagery associated with these movies now ?
    This kind of thing went out of style way back ….it’s the movie equivalent of cargo pants .I couldn’t look at it without thinking of the Scary Movie parody .

    • I still find Samara kind of creepy but only because I completely abandoned J-horror for a while now but your “cargo pants” line is pretty hilarious.

      • Simon Allen

        I thank you kind Sir 🙂 .

    • AphroditeBoy

      No, there are still J-horror fans.

  • NixEclips

    She was uncredited, but integral. How? Was she the stand-in? The stunt Samara? Great reporting. And by that, I mean “Great IMDB search and nothing else”.

  • Overton Green

    Isn’t there a Ring vs. Grudge movie being made or is that only in Japan? I don’t know how excited to get for this movie. The Ring Two was pretty bad, and while the first movie was great for it’s time. It simply doesn’t hold up to repeat viewings very well. It feels completely dated.

    • Jack Derwent

      Right now it’s just a Japanese film.

    • AphroditeBoy

      Disagree – it’s a very well paced mystery film with a ton of subliminal imagery and editing tricks. Even if you know what is going to happen already, the soundtrack, acting, and direction all provide enough tension and atmosphere to make repeat viewing enjoyable.

  • JP Andrika

    I’m a fan of the series even if #2 was more of a drama than horror movie. Part two’s plot with the opening sequence and the extra short film “Rings” with Teens discovering the cursed Videotape and uploading their experiences online pretty much laid the groundwork for this new film.

  • I’ll go and see it, but I won’t ever be able to shake that “I’m not your mommy” scene from the end of Ring Two. It was so unbelievably cringey I just can’t shake it

  • Trisha Tachanawa

    Yeah, she still creeps me out. Lol

  • AphroditeBoy

    Love The Ring and can’t wait for this revival. These pics look like they are from The Ring Two though.

  • Rosemary Guglielmelli

    Bonnie Morgan playing Samara Morgan? how cool is that?? If you know Bonnie, you know she is a personality that is anything but scary…but her contortionist skills are entirely out of this world!! go Bonnie!! Being called “A Mystery” can be a pretty cool thing…such a mystery, you weren’t even been credited? By the time it is done, everyone (else) will know your name!!!

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