Ghosts: Okiku’s Ghost: The True Scary Story That Inspired ‘The Ring’

Readers, remember that scary movie, The Ring?  Here’s the backstory: evidently it was one of those “based on a true story” films! Who knew?  That astute blogger, Charlene from Paranormal Hauntings blog, did!  Read on for this great, creepy tale!

The Ring‘s Sadako/Samara, believe it or not was based on a real life story. The story of Sadako/Samara, was first introduced in the Kôji Suzuki-penned novel in 1998’s Ringu and then 2002’s The Ring involved three key ingredients: a girl, a well, and a cursed videotape. 504 more words

via Okiku’s Ghost: The True Scary Story That Inspired ‘The Ring’ — Paranormal Hauntings


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4 thoughts on “Ghosts: Okiku’s Ghost: The True Scary Story That Inspired ‘The Ring’

  1. “The Ring” or “Ringu” [“ring” in Japanese is “rin”] reminds me of an M.R. James story featuring a kind of “guardian” inside a well: “The Treasure of Abbot Thomas,” I think.

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  2. Ok… so I really hate scary movies but when The Ring came out (when I was in high school) it was so popular and my sister finally convinced me to watch it with her. She had already seen it before. She called up another friend of hers and had the friend call the house right when the movie was over. They just happened to time it perfectly where the phone rang right as the movie ended (which is impressive since cell phones weren’t as in yet back then). I screamed and ran up to my room crying!!! LOL


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