October 8: A Remake and Its Original


Recommended: The Ring/Ringu
Another option: The Thing/The Thing From Another World

Double feature time!

You can't go wrong with either of these pairings! I happen to sit on the side of The Ring being the scarier film, though the Japanese original is very very good as well. A young journalist investigates rumors of a cursed video tape after her niece dies under mysterious circumstances.

If you're more of a science fiction fan, then you'll want to watch The Thing and its original - The Thing From Another World. Both use a frozen landscape and a sense of isolation to wonderful effect.

"Let's Watch..." is a movie watching challenge for the month of October by Overthinking Horror Films. Each day a new theme is posted, with a couple of film suggestions to get you started. So check in daily!