FEAR COMES FULL CIRCLE.
After the horrific events in Seattle, Rachel Keller and son (Naomi Watts, David Dorfman) move to a small town but they can’t escape Samara the ghost. The man who made the Japanese original directed this sequel (but it’s not a remake of the original sequel, get it?) that often succumbs to silliness. But Hideo Nakata knows how to create a scary environment and the engaging performances by Watts and young Dorfman compensate for a lot. Best sequence: the absurd but eerie encounter with the deer.
2005-U.S. 111 min. Color. Directed by Hideo Nakata. Cast: Naomi Watts (Rachel Keller), Simon Baker (Max Rourke), David Dorfman (Aidan Keller), Elizabeth Perkins, Gary Cole, Sissy Spacek.
Trivia: Followed by Rings (2017).