Third film in an American horror franchise based on a 1998
Japanese feature. The series concerns a spooky black-and-white video, viewers
of which are doomed to die seven days after watching it — unless they pass the
curse on by exposing someone else to the images. Director F. Javier Gutierrez
and screenwriters David Loucka, Jacob Estes and Akiva Goldsman turn up the
psychological-thriller elements, having two of the latest victims of the
footage (Matilda Lutz and Alex Roe) pursue the origin story of its vengeful
presiding spirit (Bonnie Morgan), a girl who perished after being thrown down a
well. With gory sights kept mostly in check, many parents may consider the film
acceptable for mature adolescents.
Watch out for: Occult
themes, some violence but with little blood, brief drug use and references to
nonmarital sexual activity.
Rated: A-III, adults; MPAA: