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SadakoIsEve
further down the Spiral
(10/27/02 8:17:57 pm)
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I was hopeing it wouldn't come to this
I am one never prone to have nightmares. I never had any. Movies are only movies. For all my life I have known this and been able to shrug off any fear and I don't want to be afraid now. I am no scardy cat I assume.

But still.. I was real careful when going out in the dark to take out the trashcans. I was real careful to get a light on if I was gonna go into a dark room. I saw The Ring today and it wasn't creepy and yet.. I am tempted to maybe not sleep as soundly as I usually do. I got chills. I admit that. No matter how rational I am.

I know my friend who I recomended this afternoon to see the movie within a week shall so I shouldn't be afraid at all. I can't copy theatre release. I can't bootleg or steal or record what I saw at the movies. But I did make sure a friend will see the ring. I'll be fine. I must be.

SadakoIsEve
further down the Spiral
(10/27/02 10:44:03 pm)
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I was hopeing it wouldn't come to this
Yep me again. I am better now since mom and step-dad returned from their dinner out. I am no longer home alone in the house with most of the lights off ^_^

mycroftxxx
citizen of the Loopworld
(10/27/02 11:19:22 pm)
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I wish I could say it gets better...
I wish I could say it gets better, but it doesn't seem to...

About all I can suggest is to get a copy of the movie when it comes out on DVD and watch it a whole bunch of times. MST3K is about the only thing that can banish fear.

SadakoIsEve
further down the Spiral
(10/27/02 11:28:42 pm)
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Re: I wish I could say it gets better...
Well that is great advice nontheless

mokes28
further down the Spiral
(10/27/02 11:33:47 pm)
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Re: I wish I could say it gets better...
It's gotten much better for me--within about five days--now Im on my sixth day (tonight at 9:00pm) will be my seventh, and to be honest, it doesn't bother me. So, I'm pretty sure, after the third day, it'll be a little better, and after the fifth, you'll be fine.

Gygaline
shambler
(10/27/02 11:33:52 pm)
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I wish I could say it gets better...
But does the fear ever really stop......!

mokes28
further down the Spiral
(10/27/02 11:35:53 pm)
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Re: I wish I could say it gets better...
First nights' a bitc--..well, you'll keep turnning around a lot.. fearing samara will grab your neck or something--at least that's what happened to me. :(

SadakoIsEve
further down the Spiral
(10/27/02 11:37:41 pm)
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Re: Re: I wish I could say it gets better...
Maybe if I just don't look at any reflective surfaces for awhile I'll be alright

mokes28
further down the Spiral
(10/27/02 11:41:25 pm)
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Hopefully you have satellite service too, because if you have cable, and it goes out, when you have your TV on...You'll probably run out of your house screaming. :(

(When satellite service goes out, it doesn’t show ‘snow,’ or static on the screen, it just displays a message saying “searching for satellite signal”)

SadakoIsEve
further down the Spiral
(10/27/02 11:45:54 pm)
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Okay well in any case I am gonna try and get some sleep now. Wish me luck and I'll come back to this board tommorow after my classes end

itchytriggafingajigga 
further down the Spiral
(10/27/02 11:46:39 pm)
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Re: I wish I could say it gets better...
you have no idea of whats ahead, The first night no sleep, second you pass out due to no sleep in 28+ hours(but you only sleep where everyone is, and make sure you have lights and tvs etc on) third night same as before. fourth and fifth night you might have to stay the night with a friend.. or get reallllly high and pass out, (although this wont be hard due to not being a regular smoker).. a week later still scared out of your mind but only at night. During the day your like o everythings fine i can look at the scary katie face and not cry, but when night falls you sleep on the floor next to your mom.. and every time you try to drive at night you speed to try to make it to your destination faster and fear looking in the rear view mirror but you do it anyway reapeatedly and you can picture the water logged samara/sadako hand slowly reaching for the back of your neck from the back seat.. AND when you go pee you have to open the shower curtain and pee standing to the side of the toilet so your back isnt facing the shower.. AND, when you try to sleep you have to atleast leave one normal light and and put something infront of the closet door, AND you turn around FREQUENTLY as if someones gonna be behind you. AND you only watch disney channel and nickelodean because they dont play the ring commercials and they dull the FEAR.. but then you see those damn lilo and stitch promos and lilos voice is the same as samaras! and everything comes back in one huge rush and you ball up and cry... AND!!! well thats about it.... no but seriously this movie @#%$ my head up.. im sooo paranoid..

mokes28
further down the Spiral
(10/27/02 11:49:30 pm)
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Re: I wish I could say it gets better...
Actually, now that I remember, I had to take like 5mg of melatonin to go to sleep--and trust me, 5mg doesn't sound like anything--but that's a lot for a kid like me to take.

itchytriggafingajigga 
further down the Spiral
(10/27/02 11:57:21 pm)
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Re: I wish I could say it gets better...
i used nyquil, send me some of what your havin..

hm2k
further down the Spiral
(10/28/02 3:18:40 am)
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Re: I wish I could say it gets better...
IT DOES NOT GET BETTER.

It is a week later for me, and I still can't get any sleep until either the sun comes up or someone else in my house is up and active.

I am afraid of the color white now, but only in reflections when everything else is dark. I am also afraid of silence at night, because it makes me think of the possibilities. I am afraid of my glasses because of the whole reflective surfaces thing.

I have two TVs in my room that I don't even turn on because all they pick up is static. There's a channel in my area that shows trailers of movies playing in the area. I watch when it shows the Ring's trailer, then shudder in fear afterwards.

I haven't watched a tape in a week.

I need help.

--
hm2k

SadakoIsEve
further down the Spiral
(10/28/02 11:05:24 am)
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Um I can't help you hm2k sorry. I didn't however sleep fine with hall light on and door open. I probably won't have any further troubles. This morning however weirdet thing happened. My tv's audio was on even though tv was off. I unplugged tv before leaveing for school

Flatliner1313
Sadako slave
(10/28/02 2:52:41 pm)
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Re: Re: i wish I could say it gets better...
I have a picture of Sadako crawling out of the TV as my Desktop Wallpaper. It's a creepy reminder of one of the eeriest moments in movie history. When I'm alone in this room and it's dark, it can be kind of unsettling.

pagnstix 
further down the Spiral
(10/28/02 4:56:02 pm)
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Re: I was hopeing it wouldn't come to this
if i had to take the trash out i would probably have a heart attack.
but that's just me.

the exorcist will live in my mind forever.

itchytriggafingajigga 
further down the Spiral
(10/28/02 5:48:03 pm)
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Re: I was hopeing it wouldn't come to this
i think we should all move in together.... i need someone to cuddle, or a few people.. orgys are fun.. i mean... umm.. now im just rambling..

darkdragon15
shambler
(10/28/02 5:59:17 pm)
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Re: I was hoping it wouldn't come to this
Lol. Orgies are fun, it's just the mornings after that aren't...umm...not that I know what it's like mind you.....*sweating nervously*

InfluxDatum
Sadako slave
(10/28/02 11:07:01 pm)
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Holy cow, some of you grab a hold of yourselves
Seriously. I live alone. If samara did exist, nobody could stop her except God himself. All you have to do is pray to God for the evil to leave. But since this is just fiction, I really have not lost too much sleep. The night I watched the movie I did loose some sleep. That creepy face of evil was too much. But then, I have watched this movie over and over and over and it does not creep me out.

Some of you are going through too much. It is no fun then. Maintain control. Think of it this way if you can't be reasonable. Samara will show up only just before the 7th day has been completed. Not anytime sooner. Just make sure you tell someone to watch the movie before your days are up. If this helps, then great.

SadakoIsEve
further down the Spiral
(10/28/02 11:09:43 pm)
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Re: Holy cow, some of you grab a hold of yourselves
Right and by second day I am okay dokey again :)

InfluxDatum
Sadako slave
(10/28/02 11:15:06 pm)
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My real question
Now that I've watched the remake and the original movie, do I have to make others watch each different version of the cursed tape? LOL. the mind is a powerful thing indeed.

SadakoIsEve
further down the Spiral
(10/28/02 11:17:03 pm)
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Re: My real question
Just the second should suffice since Samara is Sadako reborn. Japan said so

sinsincere
Sadako slave
(10/29/02 9:00:49 pm)
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Re: I was hopeing it wouldn't come to this
Hello all... newbie here :) I've been reading the posts on this board practically all day, and this is the post I decide to comment on first... ^_^;;

I saw the Ring on Sunday (26th) - it has now been three days and I'm still too scared to sleep without the light on (I also play music). I wanted to watch the 6 o'clock news, but lost my nerve, and now it's practically 8pm (that's how long I've been debating on whether or not I should turn the TV on).

I *know* it's just a movie... but... jeez! On the first night, I suddenly woke up out of nowhere and couldn't go back to sleep because I had the image of Aidan sitting in front of the TV with a well on the screen practically burnt into my mind. o_O!

Anyway... um... just wanted to say hi! ^^; And that I probably scare a bit more easily than the average person... so please bear with me until I develop something of a spine. ^_^;

Eliashoi and Ohtis
Sadako slave
(10/29/02 9:06:15 pm)
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Re: I was hopeing it wouldn't come to this
Please be comforted. You will not die 7 days after seeing this movie. It is a very compelling movie, but it is fiction. Take a deep breath, have a piece of pie, and relax. People that see these movies are not dropping like flies. :)

-Eli

itchytriggafingajigga 
further down the Spiral
(10/29/02 9:07:55 pm)
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Re: I was hopeing it wouldn't come to this
yeah the movie has a way of burning images into your head.

SamaraHunter
Sadako slave
(10/29/02 9:11:56 pm)
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Re: Holy cow, some of you grab a hold of yourselves
I sleep now.....really good....ever since I got my glock =).........................................................................and my M60 heavy machine gun, my m16 assault rifle, 2 tedy bears, a grenade and some depends.

sinsincere
Sadako slave
(10/29/02 9:43:51 pm)
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Re: Holy cow, some of you grab a hold of yourselves
lol, I know it's just a movie. I am mostly frightened by the abstract imagery from the video... obviously it was less frightening towards the end when the images actually began to make sense, but it's the initial shock that got to me.

There's just something about abstract/surreal images that does something to my brain, I don't know what... just the use of simple objects and lots of white, negative space... that, paired with distorted sounds of static and what-have-you does not a happy Sinsincere make.

Edit: Just re-read the last post... I should get myself a stake and hammer... garlic... crucifix... gun-with-silver-bullet and those little mirrors my grandparents hang around the house. Oh, wait a minute...

Edited by: sinsincere at: 10/29/02 9:48:26 pm
SadakoIsEve
citizen of the Loopworld
(10/29/02 9:47:42 pm)
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Re: Re: Holy cow, some of you grab a hold of yourselves
It's okay sinsincere many of us have that same feeling

CptObvious
further down the Spiral
(10/29/02 9:50:31 pm)
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Re: Holy cow, some of you grab a hold of yourselves
I was never really frightened when I was awake per say. What I did dread was going to sleep. I KNEW I was going to dream about Samara crawling out of the TV and warping in front of my face...THATS what kept me up...noises and such around the house didnt really effect me too much oddly enough.

mycrpftxxx
shambler
(10/30/02 2:54:17 am)
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Ring and Real-world
For Americans, atleast, not being able to sleep because of a horror movie is a good thing. As a nation, the folk of the latter 20th-century over here aren't used to nationalistic terrorism. We've had a few rude shocks the past year or so. Staying awake because of a compelling and fictional terror is a refreshing change of pace from recent history.

SadakoIsEve
citizen of the Loopworld
(10/30/02 11:02:40 am)
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Re: Ring and Real-world
Wow.. deep

Sweetest Samara
shambler
(10/31/02 6:30:27 pm)
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well...
I must admit I too couldn't sleep when I saw the movie. I never get scared at movies. Never. I saw the Exorcist when I was 5 years old and thought it was lame. My parents encouraged me to join them in their late night Tales from the Crypt viewings. But this movie had me shaking when I left the theatre.

I didn't sleep for two days, and was afraid to turn of the lights in my room at night. But then the very next day I dragged someone to see it with me again. Not a wise idea. It just reinforced all the creepy images in my head. And the person I went to see it with initially has ordered the original and it'll be here in a week. So I can just plan on not sleeping again. Ever.

But in all seriousness, just find someone to snuggle with for a night or two and you'll be fine. It's day 5 for me and I'm sleeping like a baby. Of course that's probably because my dorm room's so small and is such a mess that if Samara does come for me, she'll take one look at the trouble she'll have to go through and say "Ah screw it."

Rachael
Sadako slave
(10/31/02 6:53:06 pm)
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Me too
I saw it for the first time last Friday, then dragged my husband on Sunday. I thought that if I saw it again and saw everything was the exact same it would drive home the point that it was only a movie. No such luck. And now my husband is aggravated with me because while he thought it was indeed creepy, it just didn't shake him up like it did me.

He's the type of person who fears real danger-psychos breaking in, carjackings, terrorism, stuff like that.

Me- I DO believe in spooks!!!

SadakoIsEve
manipulator of the Virus
(10/31/02 6:55:37 pm)
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Re: Me too
I do believe in ghosts I do believe in ghosts

sinsincere
Sadako slave
(10/31/02 7:03:05 pm)
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Re: Me too
My fiance was like that, too. After the movie, I kept telling him, "I'm so scared! Didn't you find that scary?" and he'd look at me funny saying, "Yes, but it didn't follow me out the theater like that."

He's the type who loves watching ghost movies/documentaries and the other day he said he envied me because he wasn't affected the same way by the film! Noooo! You don't want to be traumatized like this! It's only fun if it isn't you... *laughs nervously*

SadakoIsEve
manipulator of the Virus
(10/31/02 7:11:30 pm)
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Beware the ghost bwahahaha. Seriously though you'll be okay. Trust me *hugs*

influxdatum
shambler
(10/31/02 7:17:28 pm)
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believe...
i believe in the supernatural - in the judeo-christian theology. As such, I believe that demons exist and that there is a God. The God which is the Father, The Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit. Reading through the new testament, Jesus shows how to deal with demons. They are defeated very easily, but only with the power of God. The Bible also gives characteristics that define spirit beings either good or bad.



electricspacegirl
Sadako slave
(10/31/02 10:11:02 pm)
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Re: Me too
Not much horror scares me either, i dont know why that is. i think i just have tough skin. I used to watch Jason movies late at night when i was a teenager and allthough they made me jump, they left a lot to be desired. I wanted something more frightening and powerful.

I've always enjoyed psychological thrillers-movies with plot twists that make you go "woah." I am a big Hitchcock fan, and grew up on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Cript, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. One of my favorite movies of all time is Memento, which is the king of all plot twists. but horror was never horrifying enough for me. blood and gore and undead psychos coming after people with big knives, that never scared me.

About 5 or 6 months ago I heard whispers of a movie about a mysterious videotape that kills people after they watch it. I was like, what the hell? a killer video tape? that was such a shocking concept to me. I was immediately intrigued. I thought it could be another cult classic, if made right. I just knew this would be an amazing film.

And i was right. I definitely was scared. not to the point where I'm afraid of the TV or the dark or being alone at night. I know its just a movie. But it does stretch the limits of my imagination. Rachel's experience in the well and the visions she saw freaked me out. I wanted to know about Samara's childhood. Thats why I really want to see Ring 0 more than Ring 2.

But first I have to watch Ringu, and get to know Sadako. The video store in town that has Ring and Ring 2 is getting calls every 5 minutes for this movie, and all their copies are checked out. It might take a while before i can see it.

SadakoIsEve
manipulator of the Virus
(10/31/02 10:16:28 pm)
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It'll be worth the wait

coweatman
shambler
(12/4/02 11:20:35 am)
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stuff
not used to nationalistic terrorism?

judi bari would beg to differ. so would the people who lived in the move house. and fred hampton. and jean seaberg.