The true horror story that inspired the movie ‘The Ring’ (Video)

There is no doubt that one of the most popular horror films of the first decade of the 21st century is “The Ring”, released in 2002.

The tape that has Samara as the protagonist, a girl who died locked in a well and appears in a video, leaving the television to kill whoever sees her, generated fear throughout the world.

However, contrary to what one might think, this movie is not a complete fiction as it is based on a very popular story in the land of the rising sun.

First of all, it should be clarified that the movie “The Ring” is a remake of the Japanese movie “Ringu”, which in turn is based on a novel by writer Koji Suzuki.

The story is based on Samara, a supernaturally gifted girl who was thrown into a well and returns from the dead through a cursed video.

“If anyone sees the tape, in seven days Samara will come out of the pit to transport herself to the physical world and kill him.”

This argument is based on a legend that would have taken place inside Himeji Castle, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

According to a report in the newspaper La Vanguardia, in the building, built between 1333 and 1346, lived Okiku, a servant of the samurai Tessa Aoyama.

Legend has it that he was madly in love with Okiku and that he told him that he would leave his wife if she ran away with him, but that she did not want to.

In view of this, Aoyama hid one of the ten gold plates that the woman was obliged to take care of with the intention of blackmailing her to go with him or else he would accuse her of theft, which would mean torture and death.

Later, Okiky died by falling into a pit, though legend does not specify whether the samurai killed her and threw her or she jumped when she found herself with no other option.

The story goes that Okiku, already dead, came out of the well and appeared to the samurai to torment him, who went mad when he saw her, also counted the gold plates and got violent with him when he saw that one was missing.

Something very similar to what Samara does in the film that had two versions that continue the story, in 2005 and 2017. The curious thing about the story is that the well exists, although it is closed with metal bars.

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