EW Staff
February 27, 2005 AT 05:00 AM EST

Why David Dorfman scares us in ”The Ring”

CLASSIFICATION Big-Eyed and Tormented

CHARACTER Aidan Keller, haunted child of journalist Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts)

CHILD’S PLAY Before Rachel embarks on a race against time to solve the mystery of a lethal videotape whose viewers die a week after they watch it, the solemn Aidan draws pictures of corpses that disturb his teacher.

CHILLING MOMENT Rachel discovers Aidan, transfixed in front of a television, watching the video.

WHY HE SCARES US With dark circles under his eyes and a voice full of premature depression and doom, Dorfman looks like a kid who’s been kept awake by nightmares for most of his brief life.

WOULD PLAY WELL WITH… Similarly gloomy Cameron Bright; ghostly lad Toshio (Yuya Ozeki) in The Grudge (2004)

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