When Robert, a scientist at a private virus research facility, suddenly and mysteriously dies, newly hired researcher, Meg Rainman, begins to investigate her boyfriend's death. Aided by an ex-lover, Jack Nikson, Meg discovers that three other scientists died in suspicious circumstances on the same day as Robert. All four of the lab workers died while playing "The Ring", a new computer game.
Meg, determined to solve the mystery, install and begins playing the game. She is transported into a world of mystery and horror, and must travel between the Real and Imaginary worlds to find a cure to stop this dreadful virus from spreading.