Lincoln Center tries on ‘Ring’

Pic to kick off org's 'Scary Movies' festival

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is getting an early start on Halloween, hosting the New York premiere of Gore Verbinski’s “The Ring.”

Pic will kick off the org’s “Scary Movies” festival, which unspools Oct. 17-31.

Star Naomi Watts and producer Walter F. Parkes will be at the preem to introduce the pic and participate in a Q&A discussion post-screening. The original Japanese version of “Ring” and its sequels will also have their Gotham debuts during the fest.

The Film Society has skedded its annual Next Generation of Film event series to dovetail with the “Scary Movies” fest. John Carpenter’s “The Thing,” Sam Raimi’s “The Evil Dead” and Guillermo del Toro’s “Cronos” are among the pics on the roster. All three helmers will be on hand to discuss their horror classics.

All events are open to the public. For more info, visit

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