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JyPsy
Sadako slave
(10/28/02 11:44:13 pm)
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Samara Is after us! (well it seemed that way! read on!)
Ok, last saturday my friends and i went on a double date kinda thing to see the ring.
We enjoyed it and were quite shocked by the movie.
as we watched it and were really more creeped and paranoid of the next thing that would POP out at you at a random second, than frightened.

fast forward 9 days.....
Timm (one of the friends who saw it with me) and i went to target to pick up some movies to chill out tonite with.
We start heading to the electronics section, when we notice EVERY TV is only showing static.
we catch our breaths, and stop deadd in our tracks.
then he thankfully says, "its just static, if we see a well, then we run!"

so we look around the video games and then hit the DVD section.....as we hear the hissing static stop (and notice there is a tv right in front of us.....) our hearts both skip a beat. we slowly look at each other, fear in faces, and turn to the screens which now are completely black, and this time say, as long as there is no well.............. as we were about to turn away, there was a high pitched ringing sound, and japanese kanji looking stuff was flashing across the screen......and then there were these blueish images of a closeup of an eye, then a face, like in a strobe, more kanji looking letters, then more flashes, then lightning.........both of us were too creeped out to move, not knowing what to think. then the music video started......some new rage rock or "metallica wanna be" or something band....
we both breathed a sigh of relief, and laugh nervously......
i just state "my body was telling me to run, but i was too entranced..." then we relized it was our overactive imaginations....but it was still frightening.
then i noticed my left foot was in a little bit of water, i neglected to mention this to timm, (he has a terrible fear of water) and figured someone spilled something.
well thats my story....my g/f (who is asian) is dressing up as sadako for halloween and it should be really cool, ill be sure to post pics here! (my costume might just be "samara/sadakos" handprint on my arm. showing i am "cursed" hehehe and i will give out video tapes.
anyways, anyone else have things like this happen?

~JyPsy<br>
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SadakoIsEve
out from the well
(10/28/02 11:51:47 pm)
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Re: Samara is after us!
Yes I have a story JsPsy. Yesterday night just after seeing The Ring I got home and my mom went out for dinner so I had to be in house all alone at night. I really was very jumpy but the real so called terror is next day when I wake up, my tv has voices comeing out of it. This isn't static but the effect is just as scary. The tv is off yet.. I hear the television program. Well I unplugged tv and went off school. That is true story. THE END

JyPsy
Sadako slave
(10/29/02 12:02:56 am)
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Re: Samara is after us!
you never know.
i am always worried that the screen will ripple one of these days.

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SadakoIsEve
out from the well
(10/29/02 11:25:47 am)
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Re: Re: Samara is after us!
Possibly

bethyjean
shambler
(10/29/02 1:07:13 pm)
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Samara is after us!
When i was in the theater watching the movie, i suddenly wondered what would happen if everyone who saw the movie actually died in 7 days...like it's a nig conspiracy to kill off the american culture or something...freaked myself right out

aennil
Sadako slave
(10/29/02 1:10:39 pm)
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me too
I thought the same thing!
So I went to see it again... but I brought my ex boyfriend this time... I was thinking, well I can't make a copy so I'll just show it to this jerk!!! HA

sunandstars
shambler
(10/29/02 1:24:41 pm)
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Eeep
Thank God my TV has static protection O_O

the shaggy corpse
Sadako slave
(10/29/02 3:40:52 pm)
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Re: Samara is after us!
The night after seeing the remake I was down in my basement room. I don't have a door so we have a sheet hanging there instead. There's a nightlight in the hallway and I woke up to see that friggin' light shining into my room. I was facing the wall at the time and I mistook the light for my T.V. I nearly crapped myself and (luckily) I realized that it was the nightlight before I started beating my head into the wall repeatedly (better that than face that evil lil' Samara). After that I unplugged my T.V.

If it turns on now, I'm going to bash away!

SadakoIsEve
out from the well
(10/29/02 4:13:42 pm)
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Re: Re: Samara is after us!
Whatever strategy you think may work

mokes28
further down the Spiral
(10/29/02 4:19:42 pm)
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If I was in charge of advertising for Dreamworks--I'd buy slot time around four am, about one hour--on each channel that has paid programing ads--comedy central, discovery, etc, and I would just play a staticy scene of the well.

It'd have to be the 4-5am slots though.

SadakoIsEve
out from the well
(10/29/02 4:22:55 pm)
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Re: Re: Re: Samara is after us!
That sounds kind of cruel yet uninteresting. Cruel for those that scene movie. Uninteresting for those that haven't. Even for those it was cruel to they'd possibly just find it stupid; no offense to your idea though

mokes28
further down the Spiral
(10/29/02 4:27:28 pm)
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Re: Re: Re: Samara is after us!
But doesn't all of that paid advertising seem stupid? Personaly, I'd rather watch a staticy scene of a well than to watch the crap they place in those slots. :P

SadakoIsEve
out from the well
(10/29/02 4:38:24 pm)
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Darn I'm defeated my logic

Essenapaj 
Sadako slave
(10/29/02 5:51:48 pm)
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My post-Ring experience
The night I saw the remake, my parents had me record a program off TV for them before I left, a made-for-tv adaption of 'Lost World.' Anyways...
Saw the film, damn near ran out of the theater 30 minutes into the movie...but I survived and loved it.
That night, I had trouble sleeping...every slight thing made me bolt up and take a quick glance towards my TV. I swear I kept hearing that subtle sound effect that plays every now and then throughout the movie (it's difficult to describe...you hear it when Katie is reaching for the doorknob, and when Noah is about to encounter Samara...sort of an ominous, almost-hissing sound that changes pitch).
So I make it through the night, wake up to find my parents are gone. I look below the counter, and find...a puddle of water (oh boy...). When I took a second glance, however, I realised my cat had knocked over his water dish. *phew*
After heating up some breakfast, I decide to check on the tape and make certain it recorded without any hitches (my parents are very set in their video ways). I pop it in, turn on the TV, and rewind it. When it begins playing, I get...black screen. Then a few seconds later, I get some static flashes. Then black screen for a few seconds. Then I get a few flashes of random, distorted images, and then I get static. By now, I'm completely on edge. Suddenly, guess what I see? Images of the well, and Samara popping out of it. Then the phone begins ringing. Well, the tape hadn't been rewound all the way to the beginning, and then I learn that it began recording during the tail end of a Ring commercial. I pick up the phone, and it's my parents.
*phew* No bodies in the closet.
This movie is still messing with my head. You know a movie is good when it can do that weeks after you've seen it ^_^

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SadakoIsEve
out from the well
(10/29/02 5:57:37 pm)
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Re: My post-Ring experience
Oh yes that is true

JyPsy
Sadako slave
(10/29/02 6:55:29 pm)
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Re: My post-Ring experience
LOL thats one reason ive been addicted to DVDs and not watching tv, just for fear ill tune in at the wrong moment!
(well that and nothing good is on)

~JyPsy<br>
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peepnklown
out from the well
(11/7/02 10:19:43 am)
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Re: My post-Ring experience
I remember I rented some horror films after watching the remake. I am a paranoid bastard but nothing strange happen so I was watching my films without a problem. I finished my films and switched to the TV. I was horrified to see the well and stuff from the ring and then static. I almost crapped by pants until I found out it was a commercial. After that I went into my room to sleep and had my light on dim. I look at the black tube of my TV only to see Samara standing there. I freaked out and turned on the light only to figure out it was a reflection of my fan. Argh!

I also was watching the cursed tape from the remake on my computer and after the tape ended the phone rang! Damn that movie.

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Woapalanne
Sadako slave
(11/7/02 11:04:29 am)
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Re: My post-Ring experience
One of my friends called my cell phone right after the movie ended - he was in a different movie that ended first, so he stuck around to wait till mine ended. Too bad I had his name and number stored, so it ruined the effect when caller ID says "Dan Cell Phone" ;)

As for why it sticks around and makes people exceptionally paranoid - how many of you noticed the subliminal stuff? ;) Like the hissing noise, the random flashes of the cursed video images? (I noticed one of the well, and one of the ring very prominently)

I think if you consciously saw the images and stuff, it has less of a lasting freak-out effect... I still love it :D I just ordered the Japanese trilogy on eBay.

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SadakoIsEve
the chosen infected
(11/7/02 11:50:43 am)
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Re: My post-Ring experience
It is all very facinateing certainly

Lee Fiora Solus
Sadako slave
(11/7/02 3:11:28 pm)
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My post-Ring experience
I had a freaky experience on the day I went to see the ring. One of the events took place before I actually went to see the movie. I was in school (its my 4th year in High School. Is in 12th grade for the second time..) and I do not have a 7th period class. So I usually just sit in the hallway by the doors, and listen to my cd player. I had put brand new batteries in it and was listening to my burned cd of a collection of Final Fantasy vocal songs. In the middle of Love will grow, it suddenly stopped. I pushed play again thinking that it was just being difficult, but this time the sound didnt come on. I then thought it was the cd, and switched it with some techno music. The sound didnt start on that either, when I was about to turn off the cd player, a very loud staticy noise started going through my head phones. I took out the batteries and put them back in, and then the music was ok again.

After the movie, I was freaking out. It turned out to be alot scarier than I had anticpated, so my mind was going through a complete mind f#$*. I came home and just laid down in almost a complete shock. Besides having my boyfriend scare the crap out of me so bad that I wouldnt go into dark places, or sleep with the light off, I was in the front room preparing to play some video games, hopefully to take my mind off the movie a little since I wasnt going to sleep anyways and my boyfriend left. At first I was reluctent, but I kept telling myself that she wouldnt come out to get me. I have a switcher to switch through the channels to use my DVD Player, Xbox, PS2, and my TV. Well I was about to play some Grand theft Auto Vice City, when suddenly the screen got all staticy. I freaked out. I must have bumped into the switcher, but at the time I didnt really care what the cause was. Then I remembered my cd player that had made the static like sound earlier.

Later I decided that I was going to try to go to bed, and I kept seeing things out of the shadows of my posters. That movie did a job on me, but it was worth it. Im going to go see it again, but my boyfriend is afraid I may snap. lol

DaMan791
out from the well
(11/7/02 4:19:44 pm)
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Re: My post-Ring experience
Most of this stuff is just your imagine runnin away from you. You see static on a TV now and automatically you think of the ring (well i do anyway lol). Then you remember the images from the movie and you think of them so much that you actually compare them to things in real life. Maybe thats why all of you had weird things happen to you that resemble the movie. Well that's my theory anyway. :)

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Lee Fiora Solus
Sadako slave
(11/7/02 5:16:55 pm)
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Re: My post-Ring experience
Thats probably true, but I still say that the movie was well worth all of the trauma. I mean come on, some of the stuff in the movies is not easily forgetful.

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