Scary movies can’t hurt you. You tell yourself ‘it’s only a movie.’ But that security blanket was snatched away when moviegoers saw a ghost coming out of the TV screen in The Ring.
Self-professed prankster James Williams recreated this frightening scene with a life-size puppet, then tested it out on his unsuspecting girlfriend while she slept.
“I spent quite a few weeks planning the prank,” explains Williams. “The week before it I told her I thought I saw a woman standing at the end of our bed in the middle of the night.”
He set up 3 cameras to capture her frantic kicking and screaming from every angle. The footage was edited down to the “best bits” though his girlfriend might disagree with that statement.
“It was the most scared I’ve ever been in my life,” she said.
This isn’t the first time that a ghost has broken the fourth wall. A similar prank was pulled on the Japanese pop group Morning Musume while screening the movie.