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The original source for The Ring wasn't actually the Japanese movie, but rather the trilogy of novels written by Koji Suzuki. There are a few possible interpretations of what the ring is referring to and the ring of the telephone is a logical conclusion - however, in the novels a telephone doesn't appear with a message appearing at the end of the VHS tape ...


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At the beginning of the film Katie explains to Becca how she saw the tape. Katie and some of her friends stayed at the motel/cabin. While there, they tried recording a football game on the VCR in the room that, as it turned out. sat directly over the well where Samara died. Somehow (this part is unexplained by design) the strange images were imposed onto the ...


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The Ring (2002) is a remake of the Japanese horror film, Ringu (1998). You can read summaries of both plots in Wikipedia by following links Ringu (1998) and The Ring (2002). In general, both films are based on Koji Suzuki's novel Ring and focus on a mysterious cursed videotape that contains a seemingly random series of disturbing images. So in most places ...


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Recall that Samara is murdered by her adoptive mother because the girl had a malignant spirit. Remember the scene of the horses in the cursed video? It is explained that the horses threw themselves off the cliff because Samara frightened them or forced them to do it. In itself, the girl's body was only a vessel for the evil spirit and to die she did nothing ...


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I found this explanation on the net. The main cause of this whole act of Samara was to get heard. By whom!! By everyone. She was neglected her whole life. Nobody loves her. Every close person (her adoptive parents and her biological mother) can sense evil in her, so they avoided her. But she wanted to get noticed. The reason behind those videos and killings ...


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TL;DR: It's likely from his father, although this explanation comes from the Japanese movies (not the original novels) and isn't elaborated on in the American films. Long Answer It's not really explained in the movie, but there is some information given in the original Japanese materials: Original novel: The Ring evolved from Ring, a 1991 Japanese ...


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The answer to all of these questions is that Samara is kind of a jerk. Admittedly, with reason! Aiden says Rachel isn't supposed to help Samara, because while Rachel thinks helping her will put her to rest, Aiden knows that Samara is a truly malevolent spirit, who isn't interested in being put to rest. She just wants more chaos. I'm not sure the ...


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Sorry to bring back this old thread, but I have a more logical answer to why she keeps killing. She was mistreated as we learned in the movie, so Rachel helped her as we also learned. At the end of the movie we pan into the copy of the Caset and I imagine some people confused at this point. The reason they panned in to the caset is because she had just ...


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I took the name of the movie to have a dual meaning. Obviously, the tag line of the movie states Before you die, you see The Ring. A more obtuse meaning to me is, Before you die, you hear The Ring. I have never seen the movie Ringu, but it seems from other people's descriptions of it (that this remake of that movie) was pretty close, I would have to assume ...


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