and the tape.
heres the way i imagine it happening: richard morgan is driven a
wee bit insane after he finds annas suicide note confessing to the
murder of samara. after all, he did abuse samara all those years,
and she never forgave him. he spends most of his time home, longing
for his wife and daughter to come back. but occasionally he makes a
trip back to shelter mtn. to pray to samaras ghost for forgiveness.
yes, he does own it, and he builds 1 cabin there. you know which one
i speak of. after a while, he's got no job, so he sells the old
cabin and the property surrounding it, on the condition that they
leave the original cabin up. but, one time that he was there,
'something' inspired him to pop a tape in the vcr, resulting in
everyones favorite home video. then the phone call comes, but
instead of 'seven days' it says something along the lines of
'father'. richard thinks that the video is a message from his
daughter, and the phone call confirms it: she has forgiven him. but
instead of killing him, samara lets him live. i mean, after all that
abuse, she deserves 30 years to torture him. fianlly, he gets fed up
with it, and off's himself in a rather unpleasant way. however, he
never brought the tape back to moesko island, so it remains at the
inn. until, of course, katie finds it.
that is a long
rambling theory, and it probably makes little sense, as i was
creating it as i went, mostly. but it makes sense to me. look