I have seen all four of the Japanese Ringus and was still curious about the American remake of the original. It took a while before I got to see it. However the American version is different, it is still a very nice horror/thriller. It isn’t as dark and claustrophobic as the Japanese version. The story is familiar, there is killer video, when you see it, you get a phonecall and die after a week. The video itself (the images, themes, etc.) is more worked out than in the original version, but the story largely remained the same, but where oh where did the story with the horses come from? The atmosphere is good, the acting too, overall more American of course, but like I said, still worth watching.