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scorpius420
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(12/8/02 9:46:40 pm)
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Placement of Well
If the morgan family lived on Moesko Island... how come Samara was killed on the mainland? What was she doing singing near the well and what were the horses doing there?

mikejonas
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(12/8/02 10:22:38 pm)
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Re: Placement of Well
This is probably covered in the FAQ, but if not...

The Morgans killed Samara on the mainland because they wanted to cover up her murder; as far as the islanders thought, they took Samara back to be permanently institutionalized. The Morgans were probably also wary of the aura of misfortune around her and didn't want to take a chance that those bad energies would remain even after her death, so they would have wanted to kill her as far away from home as possible.

They took her to Shelter Mountain specifically because it appears to be a remote location; they were also taking her there on the pretense that they were planning to move there, so it's understandable that they'd pick out a place that was suited for horses (those weren't the Morgan horses there...perhaps the place, or an adjoining property, was someone else's ranch). Samara was just hanging out, really, singing near the well just because...although there's a possibility that, being clairvoyant, she was aware of her fate and was resigned to accept it.

Scorpius420
Sadako slave
(12/9/02 5:09:35 am)
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how do you know all that??
lol..Is all of that told in the movie? or is there some internet resource by the film makers where the story is told in more detail?

Scorpius420
Sadako slave
(12/9/02 5:43:52 am)
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lemme get this straight....
Anna and Samara were BOTH in the Eola mental hospital? And they were both withdrawn when the morgans lost hope of fixing the situation using conventional means? Before returning to the Island Samara was killed. The horses went crazy after this and stayed crazy and suicidal until Anna killed herself. They recovered thereafter. Is that the whole thing?

mikejonas
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(12/9/02 8:55:31 am)
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Re: Placement of Well
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Is all of that told in the movie? or is there some internet resource by the film makers where the story is told in more detail?


It's all in the movie in one capacity or another...it's just a matter of drawing the facts together into a conclusion--Richard's attempt to hide even Samara's existence, things the doctor on the island told Rachel, the flashback to the well scene.

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Anna and Samara were BOTH in the Eola mental hospital? And they were both withdrawn when the morgans lost hope of fixing the situation using conventional means?


Right. It's not directly stated in the movie, but one would figure that when Samara was being examined to see how she was hurting her mother, they were treating her mother as well.

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Before returning to the Island Samara was killed. The horses went crazy after this and stayed crazy and suicidal until Anna killed herself. They recovered thereafter. Is that the whole thing?


Not quite, and here's where there IS an additional resource--the movie's official site at ring-themovie.com. Piecing the history together, this is how things happened:

-Samara was institutionalized at Eola County Psychiatric Hospital for a few months because she was behaving oddly and affecting her mother.
-Richard, concerned that all this would just draw more attention to Samara and her dark origins and powers, pulls her out of ECPH and takes her back to the island. In an attempt to mitigate her effect on Anna, he builds the barn room to keep Samara a safe distance away.
-Samara, bothered by the horses in the barn, whether deliberately or not does something to the horses to drive them crazy and kill themselves. She also continues to affect Anna.
-Samara and Anna are put in ECPH again, and for some reason or another (which may include Samara killing her doctor), Richard checks them out again.
-Whether they returned once more to the island briefly or not is unclear, but shortly afterward the Morgans take Anna to Shelter Mountain and put her in the well.
-Anna kills herself (some people on the forum believe it's because Samara continued to plague her with hallucinations, but I tend to think it's more out of guilt from killing her daughter), and the surviving horses gradually return to normal--not necessarily because Anna killed herself, but because Samara was dying/dead and far away and her hex faded.