Don't watch the new 'Rings' trailer in the dark

The sequel to the "Ring" franchise comes out just in time for Halloween. (Paramount Pictures / YouTube

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — "The Ring" has gone viral.

Even homicidal little girl ghosts know to back-up their VHS tapes online now -- apparently.

There is a lot to unpack in the newly released trailer for a sequel to "The Ring" series. Be warned, there are spoilers ahead.

If you haven't seen "The Ring" or "The Ring Two," the series focuses on a mysterious tape that when watched spells certain doom for the watcher. After watching the tape, the phone rings. On the other end is a child who ominously warns, "seven days." Turns out the voice belongs to a girl named Samara who was killed by her mother and left for dead in a well. Now she kills those who watch the disturbing video by attacking them through their television sets.

"Rings" follows the story of a woman who sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend after he watches the tape. According to the official Paramount Pictures Youtube description:

Samara is back and looking for blood in the first trailer for Rings. Watch it. Share it. Try not to die.

A new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before…

In the trailer, we find out someone has take what was once just a passed-on VHS tape and posted it online.

The 2-minute clip is packed with jump scares, gross out gags, suspenseful moments, a high-octane airplane sequence, creepy crawlies -- you name it, "Rings" has it.

"Rings" is scheduled for an Oct. 28 release. Just in time for Halloween.

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