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Ring 2: 8 Products & Brands

The Ring 2 Cover
Trailer Courtesy Apple
Fear comes full circle.

The Plot
Rachel Keller and her son Aidan have relocated to the quaint mountain town of Astoria, Oregon, where Rachel has found a new job at the local Astoria Gazette, working alongside reporter David Rourke. The discovery of a local teenage homicide whilst scanning the electronic Astoria Police archives prompts Rachel to uncover the truth behind it. Before long, Rachel has linked the homicide to the mysterious video tape. When Rachel is within reach of uncovering the secret, she finds and then destroys the killer videotape. Bad move. Soon after, Aidan is hospitalized; unconscious, perilously cold, and bruised. Rachel suspects this is the act of the vengeful ghost Samara Morgan, but the local physician, Dr Emma Temple, suspects otherwise. Having being blamed for child abuse and looking guilty as sin, Rachel returns to Seattle to dig deeper into the past of the ghostly Samara whom is apparently trying to re-enter corporeal existence by using Aidan as a conduit/host. Will the secrets Rachel uncovers solve problems, or will they end more lives?


Film Washing
Also big in the first Ring, Apple makes a prominent showing in Ring Two. Volkswagen is back again as well (with an old Jetta model). Real, small-town newspaper The Daily Astorian gets some face time, as does a digital camera we couldn’t readily identify.

Brands that wash your brain: Apple, Daily Astorian, E-Zup, Ford, Philips, SoBe, Subaru, Volkswagen

Sources
imdb.com
brandchannel.com
apple.com