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sterfry
Sadako slave
(11/9/02 12:18:56 pm)
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Probably stupid newbie question
Alrighty, so last night I watched The Ring, which was possibly the greatest horror film I've ever seen. Recently, horror movies have been trying to be funny too, and I don't think the two match particularly well. Now, I haven't seen Ringu, and I would feel bad either downloading or pirating a copy of it, but in it (or Ring 2, or Ring 0) do they explain what happens if a victim is killed BEFORE the 7 days are up? For example, say Bob was to watch the tape, and, the next day, in an unrelated incident, he is killed in a drive-by shooting. What does Samara/Sadako do then? Does the curse continue?

mikejonas
moderator
(11/9/02 12:25:28 pm)
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Dying before the seven days are up.
I don't think it's addressed in any of the movies. Since the curse seems to hinge on the presence of the cursed person (Samara has to figure out which TV to come out of, after all), one would think that after Bob gets "a cap busted in his ass," Samara/Sadako wouldn't bother any further. It's not like she'd climb out of a TV in the funeral home and stand next to the coffin scratching her head...would she?

sterfry
Sadako slave
(11/9/02 12:28:24 pm)
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ork!
I was thinking more along the lines of, will she randomly infect someone else, or will the curse stop for a while... Bob's dead, not because of her, so she has an unresolved "thingy", and now she craves more, so she's going to go and randomly hurt someone else.

Kitano
the chosen infected
(11/9/02 12:32:26 pm)
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Re: ork!
Hi. Just to make this clear, there are no stupid questions.
Only the answer may be stupid.

Feel free to ask whatever you'd like.:)

mikejonas
moderator
(11/9/02 12:37:11 pm)
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Re:

The curse would end with him, I'd guess. But there's always the possibility that other copies are floating around.

To clarify: the events in "The Ring" weren't "typical" of the curse--it was a crucial stage in the development of the curse itself. Had Rachel, Noah, and Aidan all died after being cursed and the tapes destroyed, the curse would've ended there, at least for a while. And I doubt Samara's spirit hasn't been resting for twenty years, and isn't continuing to rest--on this board we've addressed the possibility that Samara may have made previous attempts to reach out into the world, perhaps through earlier versions of the tape, and had Samara not been discovered at Shelter Mountain and the subsequent actions made by Rachel to spread the curse not happened, Samara would've kept trying to find a way out.

sterfry
Sadako slave
(11/9/02 12:40:37 pm)
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Thankee
Thanks a lot, I've been thinking about for a while.

mikejonas
moderator
(11/9/02 12:44:58 pm)
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Stupid questions
Quote:
Hi. Just to make this clear, there are no stupid questions.
Only the answer may be stupid.


This may be on the mean side, but I believe there's one stupid question in the context of this board, if the poster has seen the remake:

"Why did Rachel survive?"

Not that it's not worth discussing and coming up with alternative interpretations, but at least on the surface, the intent of the filmmakers in the movie was clear. Rachel even spelled it out in dialogue. If you left the movie and were wondering about that aspect of the film, you weren't paying attention. I'll take the high road and just not dignify the question with a response, but I'll be tearing my hair out restraining myself from saying some things I know I'll regret saying. :D

Kitano
the chosen infected
(11/9/02 12:52:14 pm)
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"Why did Rachel survive?"
Ok, ok, except for that, there are no stupid questions...:lol

Yep, no good... No good. That's what this country has become. Wanna know why-- No whispering, 'kono yaro'!!"

Edited by: Kitano at: 11/9/02 1:16:03 pm
angrygn0me
Sadako slave
(11/9/02 2:16:02 pm)
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Re: Probably stupid newbie question
I personally like the idea of Samara coming out of the TV at the funeral home, pissed off and frustrated that she cannot do the dirty deed!!!! :lol

JustaPinoy
further down the Spiral
(11/9/02 8:24:18 pm)
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Re: Probably stupid newbie question
She can always make-believe, 8-year-olds have imaginative minds.

She could have sat the dead dude up, run in front of him and make her killer glare, run behind the dead dude, raise his hands and make screaming sounds, drop him to the ground, run in front of him again, and grin.