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hm2k
out from the well
(11/15/02 7:58:14 pm)
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Make Your Own Cursed Tape!
If you could make your own cursed tape, what would it be like? What visuals would it have? What sounds? How long would it last? How would it kill people when the seven days were up?

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hm2k

Turtle God Kame
moderator
(11/15/02 8:00:50 pm)
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hmm
sounds like a good idea for a contest...

I think I'm gonna talk to J about setting one up every now and then! >)

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inteferon
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/15/02 8:32:57 pm)
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Re: Make Your Own Cursed Tape!
Here's one person's stab at it: bloody1.mov

(Anonymous)

Edited by: inteferon at: 11/15/02 9:31:40 pm
ring rasen loop
Administrator, Ring guru
(11/15/02 9:21:49 pm)
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Re: Make Your Own Cursed Tape!
Heh.


j.

Turtle God Kame
moderator
(11/15/02 9:38:11 pm)
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cool!
but you didnt have to cut off your own finger just to make a cursed tape you know! >D

Go to Kame's House for assorted junk! Last upd8: 10/10/02

Edited by: Turtle God Kame at: 11/15/02 9:39:17 pm
SadakoIsEve
the chosen infected
(11/15/02 10:15:03 pm)
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Re: cool!
But some people would say it helps

NumbTheo
shambler
(11/16/02 7:43:33 am)
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good good idea.
A fine idea indeed.

I was thinking about doing some kind of flash animation version of the video...

i am also very interested in filming one.... i only have a digital cam though. Dirty, scratchy, low res filmyness is amazing. reminds me of shadowman.

if i come up with anything good , i'll post it ;)

SadakoIsEve
the chosen infected
(11/16/02 8:18:51 am)
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Re: good good idea.
Thanks NumbTheo

miharu
everyone will suffer
(11/16/02 8:21:41 am)
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Re: good good idea.
that sadakoisdead.com movie is (and i'm explaining this AGAIN) made by dreamworks. sadakoisdead.com is a dreamworks site, and everything contained therein is NOT fan made (although it may look like it ;p )

and you should WARN PEOPLE about the content of the movie when you run around flinging out links. i've had the scene described to me, and i know it's hideously fake-looking, but i'll eat a monkey before anyone ever makes me watch it. it's a damn good thing i recognized the file name -_-

-miharu

she never sleeps...

rustonmire
further down the Spiral
(11/16/02 9:39:51 am)
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ring video
trees passing.... seen from pov shot inside a car.... voiceover...

"where are we going mommy?"
"to see the horses honey."

ghostly reflection of samara's face in the car window superimposed by the passing trees.

"but I don't like the horses.... you know that..."

horses eye... samara singing in the background... eye twitches as we see samara's face reflected in the horse's eye...dissolve to samara's own eyes... open, underwater...slowly panning from her face along her long black hair drifting in the water...drifting... the song in the background still... her voice....

"where are we really going mommy..."


(sorry... not really a cursed video... but still creepy I think.)

SadakoIsEve
the chosen infected
(11/16/02 9:51:50 am)
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Re: ring video
But I liked it

ArtistFormerlyKnownAsCybo
further down the Spiral
(11/16/02 10:33:42 am)
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My friend and I are going to make a movie. Maybe he's got some ideas about a cursed video of sorts. I'll talk to him and tell you his ideas. Mine...

A shot of a window, looking out into an open field, with only one Tree.

Then, it has a freaky segue, i don't know how freaky it would be, but it would be freaky.

To a video camera, looking straight at you, pointed, with a little red light on.

And somehow, later on in the tape, it shows YOU watching the tape with the magical tape camera.

If they did that in an actual movie and then projected the actual audience onto the big screen, it would be HELLA TIGHT.

-Cyrus

SadakoIsEve
the chosen infected
(11/16/02 10:43:15 am)
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*grabs a teddy bear to protect me* o.o

ArtistFormerlyKnownAsCybo
further down the Spiral
(11/16/02 12:08:24 pm)
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if that happened in real life, i'd die. I can't handle my own ideas.

I'm like that guy in sphere, if my fears manifest themself, well, I'M DEAD.

Isoline
out from the well
(11/16/02 9:15:16 pm)
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Re: ring video
"And somehow, later on in the tape, it shows YOU watching the tape with the magical tape camera.

If they did that in an actual movie and then projected the actual audience onto the big screen, it would be HELLA TIGHT."


Except its been done before. Movie: Remote Control, 1987, Matthew Dillon, Deborah Foreman/Goodrich and Jennifer Tilly.

You say psycho like its a bad thing!.

Chon Niso
further down the Spiral
(11/16/02 9:43:41 pm)
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Re: ring video
Forget originality, lets do it again :)

Isoline
out from the well
(11/16/02 9:56:53 pm)
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Re: ring video
Okay, check this out...It seems cursed enough;)

www.almighty.free-online.co.uk/belly.mpg

You say psycho like its a bad thing!.

Chon Niso
further down the Spiral
(11/16/02 10:38:54 pm)
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Re: ring video
Cursed? Hell, thats downright Sinister : /

sinsincere
further down the Spiral
(11/17/02 5:31:21 am)
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Re: ring video
Er... sorry, I'm too scared to download either of the videos linked here.. ^_^;

But I was thinking of making a cursed video (or rather, *if* I could make my own... I don't think I could, unless it was animated or something). And I was wondering about the use of color. I've only seen the Japanese cursed video once, so I can't remember if there was color... but Samara's video was black and white, right? Do you think having a video in color would take away from it's "creepiness"? Would it be the same if it wasn't so grainy?

What about sound? Sound usually helps.. but sometimes silence can work well too. However, in Samara's case... I found that weird... high-pitched sound well disconcerting, and found it easier to watch the visuals with the volume turned down. *shudders at the scary noises from the whole movie*

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sin with sincerity.

SadakoIsEve
the chosen infected
(11/17/02 8:25:38 am)
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When it comes to animation then black and white is creepier in my opnion. I can't speak for the entire human race of course but well you can trust me if you want

anouke
further down the Spiral
(11/17/02 2:47:48 pm)
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*agrees with SadakoIsEve that lack of color is creepy*

Either back and white, or duotone. And creepy background noises like doors screeching, or someone scraping something.

My momvie would be a never-ending sequence of doors. You go through one, pass through the room, go to the other door at the end, and so on and so on, faster and faster, and the rooms would get more and more bizarre and smaller. Like in one, a stairwell that goes nowhere, windows set into the ground, etc. And maybe in the first room thei thing will start out in color, but as time goes on and more rooms get passed, you'll notice that all color has leeched out of the picture, leaving that nasty grayish blue they used for that shot of the well...

Gibal Sandwich
the chosen infected
(11/17/02 3:05:38 pm)
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Oh wow!! Its summet im so gonna have to try!!!!

....but im gonna have to be more careful about my contents - after me and michael made that last home video. I dont think we have enough to bribe ANOTHER family!!

ArtistFormerlyKnownAsCybo
further down the Spiral
(11/17/02 4:42:42 pm)
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Oh jeez, they've already done that???? That's very good.

I must see this.

Isoline
out from the well
(11/17/02 5:55:50 pm)
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Not to worry AFKC (too long!) the movie Remote Control is only rememberable in B-movie fan circles. It was pretty laughable. Imagine, an alien plot to take over our society with of all things........videotapes. That is rignt, sorta a SciFi psuedo Ring style thing goin on. It like the 80's is fairly cheezy in relation to today's standards but if you don't mind that, check it out.

You say psycho like its a bad thing!

hm2k
out from the well
(11/17/02 10:12:50 pm)
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Is it just me, or would a low-volume version of this make good background sound for any cursed tape?

Especially that part near the end...

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hm2k

mellybeanTC
further down the Spiral
(11/17/02 10:57:46 pm)
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Re: ring video
> www.almighty.free-online.co.uk/belly.mpg

.......

o.O

mellybeanTC
further down the Spiral
(11/17/02 11:48:05 pm)
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my cursed tape
my cursed tape would be (SPOILER it gets bloody):

no image at all at first ... you hear muted sounds of radio static with what might be voices drifting in and out of it, as if someome's trying to tune in some far away country on a shortwave radio ... for some reason, it sounds vaguely menacing, but you can't figure out why ...

suddenly there is a sepiatone, shadowy, grainy image, flickering like an old silent film, of a little girl in a nightgown kneeling on the floor with her cheek and her hand pressed to an old wooden door ... she's not crying, but there's something tragic in her pose ... you can barely see her eyes but they stare vacantly into space ...

at the end of the above scene, the radio static is turned to full volume without warning, and then stops.

the image disappears quickly and is replaced by blackness ... after the sudden silence, you hear a sound that you recognize as what you hear when you're trying to sleep in a silent room, the sounds inside your own head ... this sound begins to cycle on and on as ...

the next shot (all the scenes on this tape are sepiatone, grainy, and flickering) is of a girl floating 3 feet above a bed. she lies in repose as if in a coffin, hands folded neatly ... she looks peaceful, her eyes are closed. after about 20 seconds, her head begins to swivel towards you as ...

abrupt cut to what looks like an upper arm ... a razor slices into the skin just enough to create a bit of blood, but not very deep. there's no hand holding the razor blade, but it moves as if a hand is guiding it. it begins to speed up and you watch as hundreds of cuts are quickly made from the inside of the elbow upwards, the blood starting to rain in a thin sheet over the curve of the arm ... in the background, you hear the sound of children weeping pitifully beginning to gain in volume, they sound completely heartbroken and in pain ...

blackness and sudden silence again.

a willow tree. the shot starts high up in the branches, down, down, and then outwards until it passes the young girl, still in her nightgown, and barefoot ... you see her standing looking up into the tree holding a long jump rope ... you hear a plaintive, soft little girl's voice singing an old folksong: "hang down your head Tom Dooley, hang down your head and cry, hang down your head Tom Dooley, poor boy you're going to die" ...

the song fades to silence as the little girl begins to wrap the jump rope around her neck once, twice, three times, as she slowly walks towards the tree.

a view from the top of a stairway ... it looks as if it leads into a dark basement ... at the bottom of the stairs, there's a doorway that's got a shower curtain hanging in it ... after about 10 seconds you see the curtain begin to move, what looks like a man's fingers are curling around the edge of the curtain ...

screaming! the high-pitched wail of a child, multiplied and echoing so that you can't tell how many children are screaming and crying ... very loud! your view rushes down the stairs towards the curtain like a rollercoaster that's crested the big hill ... before you reach the curtain which is now slowly opening into the darkness beyond, blessedly you are returned to blackness and the sound of radio static again, filled with vaguely menacing voices and sounds.

images flash in and out of the blackness: a sideways shot of a sawdust-covered floor ... a vise-grip mounted on the corner of an old wooden table ... the silhouette of a man in a window at the end of a long dark room ... a stained-glass ceiling lamp seen from below in a darkened room, you see only one point of light is reflected in the glass, and it looks like a door opening ...

the radio static becomes louder as you also hear a heartbeat, loud yet muffled, slow but steadily increasing in rate, all the noise building to a fever-pitch as that point of light that looks like a door opening seems to be getting bigger and bigger, or perhaps closer and closer ...

suddenly the sound stops and so does the image. blackness. silence ... you see the little girl staring into a mirror, staring right at you, for only a second, just long enough to realize her eyes are entirely black ... then you see a tile floor with what looks like blood dripping slowly, drops the size of a dime ... drop, drop ... drop.

the video ends. you reach to turn it off, and in silence the scene of the little girl with her face pressed to the old wooden door pops back on the screen ... she turns her face towards you, and slowly says "it's ok, i'm already dead. you didn't stop him." she turns her face sadly and resolutely back to the door, resuming what seems to be a vigil. fade to black.

and now the tape really ends.

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this nightmare brought to you by the mind of mellybean

Edited by: mellybeanTC at: 11/17/02 11:51:51 pm
inteferon
manipulator of the Virus
(11/18/02 12:24:45 am)
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Re: my cursed tape
Very nicely done! I think it's great. The only part I found confusing was how you would depict/convery the sounds inside your head?

Isoline
out from the well
(11/18/02 12:27:50 am)
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HmK: That sound sounds pretty cool, enhance it though. Hopefully you have some kind of audio tool that will let you manipulate and cut and past stuff into an audio file. Use that and your imagination and just gooooooooo .... you are on a good track. I'm thinkiing you could break that up a bit. Add some soft voices/whispers maybe slowed or pitch shifted perhaps even reversed. Use some cool but slooooooow sounds to create another layer within the audio perhaps. THis is all my opinon, hope you don't get offended, its just that is a great base sound. You probably thought of all the things I just said anywho. :)

You say psycho like its a bad thing!

mellybeanTC
further down the Spiral
(11/18/02 9:37:21 am)
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hmmm ... "inside your head" sounds are kind of a whoosh-y, watery heartbeat sound. so i'd have to edit a heartbeat and water together.

peace,
mellybeanTC

hm2k
out from the well
(11/18/02 11:39:49 am)
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About the sound...
It's not mine; it's from some Aphex Twin song. If you run that wav through Spectrogram, you will actually see a demonic face. Search on Google for "Aphex face" and you'll see what I mean.

I tried digitizing a pic of Sadako's eye like that, but it didn't turn out very good.

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hm2k

hm2k
out from the well
(11/18/02 11:45:36 am)
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Re: my cursed tape
Very nice! How'd you come up with that? It's amazing!

BTW, would it kill you? If so, how long before you died? Two days (as in feardotcom)? Seven? Thirteen (one of the Ring TV shows)? Also, if so, how would it kill you?

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hm2k

Edited by: hm2k at: 11/19/02 10:41:24 am
mycroftxxx
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/30/02 5:03:03 am)
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Noo, it wouldn't kill...
I think it would just make you realize that both you (the viewer) and deadgirl are losers.

I know that ghosts have to follow rules - she can't just come out and say where she died & who killed her. but NiceishDeadGirl didn't give you enough clues to avenge her.

You're just a loser becuase you can't help a nice ghost.


Hell, it's not even as if you have to really work hard to help a ghost take vengance. They do most of the work - see Del Toro's "Devil's Backbone" for a good example (and a beautiful ghost!)

FrenchFriesAndTartarSauce
Sadako slave
(11/30/02 12:55:35 pm)
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Re: Make Your Own Cursed Tape!
it would probably be all the famous dead people walking around and mutalating and torturing people or something

coweatman
shambler
(11/30/02 1:32:30 pm)
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my cursed tape
would be the little rascals movie

Agent Sarah
Sadako slave
(11/30/02 4:47:59 pm)
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Re: my cursed tape
(It's not cursed, but it's pretty freaky. This is based on an old story I made up years ago.)

The type starts and you see an orange background. Just then, bubbles appear.
The scene changes and there are five dark figures standing next to a huge tank with orange liqud. You can hear their voices.

"I can't believe it..."

"She's full grown and still alive!"

"The Katana project is a success! We made our first human/demon clone!"

The scene changes and you see the tank. Inside it, is a full grown naked woman, sleeping in a fetal postion. A hand is pressed against the glass. But the hand isn't human, it's green and scaly.
The figures in the type are really aliens!
You than see a computer diary from one of the aliens

"We found a brand new discovery on Mars! We have found the skeletal remains of the legendary demon, Katana..."

"My colleagues alter the DNA with the DNA of a human so it will be more stronger..."

"Kara (Clone #1) will be our deadly bio weapon to use on Earth..."

Suddenly, the whole scene is covered by a white flash. The lab is on fire. Blood spattered on the wall and floor and machines being ripped apart by an unknown force. You can hear the screaming from the scienists. Then, you can see a figure coming out from the flames. It's the woman from the tank, floating five feet above the ground, watching the chaos. She looks up to you with her white, lifeless eyes and the movie stops...

Oddworld Rules!

Edited by: Agent Sarah at: 11/30/02 4:50:03 pm
Hackermon 
Sadako slave
(11/30/02 4:54:34 pm)
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Well...
It shouldn't be too hard to make one in the vein of the Samaravid. It looked like a demented art school film, and if I look hard enough, I can find enough shots and objects that can be considered disturbing.

Oh, someone made a 'cursed video'. It's on a gaming forum that I visit regularly, and you may be able to get it better if you play King of Fighters.

http://www.fileplanet.com/dl/dl.asp?/planetdreamcast/orochinagi/hoard/ringkof.wmv

ecrazy55
Sadako slave
(12/2/02 5:42:42 pm)
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"Like in one, a stairwell that goes nowhere, windows set into the ground, etc. And maybe in the first room thei thing will start out in color, but as time goes on and more rooms get passed, you'll notice that all color has leeched out of the picture, leaving that nasty grayish blue they used for that shot of the well... "

There is a real place like that called, "The Winchester Mystery House" There are doors to NO WHERE....A staircase that leads to the ceiling. And hidden traps. The reason the builder did it is because she belived that when she invented the Winchester rifle, the spirits killed by it lived in her house. The weird doors and stairs and stuff were built to "Confuse the spirits."
Yes. Odd.

Nigel
Sadako slave
(12/2/02 8:45:29 pm)
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filsm
try www.eternaldarknessfilms.com/

its got some really neat films for a has been eternal darkness contest

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Chon Niso
out from the well
(12/2/02 9:10:37 pm)
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Re: my cursed tape
Mellybean, I have a question. Im currently doing a fanfiction in the Cult of Sadako section. I just read this and it simply blew me away. I was wondering if I could use this tape you though up in the near future of my fic. I figured I should get you permition before I go and decide on using it ^_^.

Isoline
citizen of the Loopworld
(12/2/02 10:29:09 pm)
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ecrazy55, The legend I heard about Winchester Mansion is that is a cursed house. The reason why Winchester had to build continuously is to ward off a curse placed on her by a family member whose chkld was killed by a person using a Winchester rifle. Supposedly the curse stated that all sorts of unfortunate things would happen to them if they did not remember each person killed by one of their guns by adding on to the house. You are right about the additions that do nothing.

You say psycho like its a bad thing!

InfluxDatum 
everyone will suffer
(12/8/02 11:27:41 am)
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What happened to this thread. Anyone working on an alternate
curse tape?

GravyBoat
Sadako slave
(12/9/02 3:53:04 pm)
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Would you rather...
I would have a video similar to Samara's, only after it has been watched, the phone will ring. A whispering girl will be on the other.

She would say...

"After seven days, you will have one or two choices of death:

"Would you rather be holepunched to death, or be eaten alive by the cast of Diff'rent Strokes?"

Chon Niso
out from the well
(12/9/02 4:23:03 pm)
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Re: Would you rather...
I'll take Holepuncher for $300 alex!

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