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adbaghost
shambler
(11/1/02 3:06:23 pm)
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I still wonder about...
three things regarding the remake.

1) Why is the "shack" at Shelter Mountain built on top of the well?
2) My friend that went to see the movie with me swore that the newspaper that Noah was reading at the end had a headline about the Shelter Mountain Inn Keeper being arrested. Is he hallucinating or did I miss that?
3) What's the deal with the man that Aiden comes to a stand still with on the street (when they're in the rain)?

Felix Underhill
further down the Spiral
(11/1/02 3:14:10 pm)
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Re: I still wonder about...
Not sure about #1 and #2, but #3 is that the man is Noah, his father.

D

P.S. There is a similar scene in Ringu.

adbaghost
shambler
(11/1/02 3:17:16 pm)
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Oops
I can't believe I missed that. I didn't realize that was Noah. I didn't really look like him under all that rain gear. I thought it was just some stranger on the street. Oh well, scratch #3. I'm still wondering about the other 2 though.

SadakoIsEve
everyone will suffer
(11/1/02 3:17:55 pm)
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Re: Re: I still wonder about...
As for 1 and 2 however:

First: Samara's killer possibly like Sadako's killer sold the land to a developer knowing well would be built over and evidence hidden perhaps forever as evil sealed away.

Second: You may have been halucinateing ^_^V

adbaghost
shambler
(11/1/02 3:23:45 pm)
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re:
Yeah, but who deliberately puts a building over top of a well? Most builders would fill the well in if they were determined to build there. Whoever built the Shelter Mountain cabins may have very well (no pun intended) had a hand in covering up the murder. This also relates to #2. Could the Inn Keeper have something to do with everything?

SadakoIsEve
everyone will suffer
(11/1/02 3:33:10 pm)
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re: re:
When you put it that way yes and especially so when considering how unhelpful the lady Rachel tried interviewing was intentionally being. No body in the county wants the circumstances reopened to inquiry

Rachael
further down the Spiral
(11/1/02 4:01:39 pm)
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Innkeeper
I'll have to look for the headline again, but I know Chris Cooper was originally in this movie as a child murderer (a Samara murderer??)-would make sense if he was the innkeeper and built cabin 12 over the well......they find the body, he get's arrested for a 24 year old murder???

pagnstix 
further down the Spiral
(11/1/02 4:05:39 pm)
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Re: Innkeeper
maybe it's one of those details that would be nice to know, but not necessary.
when a horror movie is shrouded in mystery it's scary... at the point that you understand absolutely everything, it becomes just a drama
it would be nice to know i guess, but i think i can live w/o.

_______
the exorcist will live in my mind forever.

pagnstix 
further down the Spiral
(11/1/02 4:22:01 pm)
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from ringworld FAQ
Q: How could they possibly have built the rental cabins and not notice the well?

A: In Ring 0, we see that the well lies on the property of Ikuma Heihachiro, Sadako's murderer. It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to theorize that following the incident (and his sealing of the well) he sold his property and was sure that construction would take place over the well, perhaps in the hope that it would "bury" Sadako's evil.


makes sense to me!

_______
the exorcist will live in my mind forever.

SadakoIsEve
everyone will suffer
(11/1/02 4:24:51 pm)
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Re: from ringworld FAQ
I posted that essense earlier but sure quote the FAQ. See if I care *playful raspberry*

rustonmire
Sadako slave
(11/1/02 8:46:29 pm)
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I think the character of the Inn Keeper is quite interesting
to think about. Don't you all think his actions are more than just a bit strange? For, example, how long has the tape been in the collection for his residents? You would think that upon returning it, someone would have mentioned it to him. I know I would say something to him like.... "hey man, you shouldn't have the f***ed up tape in there unlabelled for your guests."

Does he know about the well? Maybe, but not necessarily. Who knows how many different owners that run-down inn has had.

Does he know about the tape? I think that is much more likely. I know several people have mentioned how curious it is the way he leaves, giving Rachel the chance to steal the tape.

My guess is that he himself saw the tape at some point... or someone he knew saw it and died and he discovered the secret way to survive. What better way to pass the curse than spreading it through random people staying at an inn? Also, consider his proximity to Samara's body!!! How much effect could that be having on him. Is he her puppet of sorts? Maybe he's kindof like Renfield to Dracula? Interesting thoughts I think.

SadakoIsEve
everyone will suffer
(11/1/02 8:49:45 pm)
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Re: I think the character of the Inn Keeper is quite interes
Yes.. Samara's helper *chuckles*