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|selected from Shivers #88|
You read about the original film in my Sitges Festival report two years ago, and you may have seen the sequel Ring 2 at the FrightFest. If not, Ringu is a traditional ghost story concerning a journalist investigating an urban legend about a cursed videotaped said to kill whoever sees it within seven days after exposure to its supernatural contents. Sadako, the central demon at the centre of the mysterious mayhem, became as popular as Freddie Krueger in Japan but lets see if history repeats itself internationally when the remake emerges in 2002.
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British comedy star Rowan Atkinson will play the lead villain in Warner Bros live-action feature Scooby-Doo for director Raja Gosnell. The Bean star rounds out a cast that includes real-life couple Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar as Fred and Daphne, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy and Linda Cardellini as Velma. The plot is being kept tightly under wraps, but the Atkinson characters name is Mondavarious...
MGM will produce The Brothers Grimm written by Ehren (Scream 3) Kruger as an Event Movie for 2002. The revisionist Fantasy adventure follows brothers Jacob and Willem Grimm, renowned collectors of folklore, who are forced to investigate a haunted forest where girls have been disappearing. Much of the drama will be spun from classical mythology and their famous fables
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