YouTube user James Williams had a
little A LOT of fun at the expense of his girlfriend in the following prank video that went viral yesterday evening (even though it’s pretty old).
James brought The Ring‘s Samara to life by creating a puppet that attached to the television screen.
“I wanted to see how my girlfriend would react to a ghost coming out the tv trying to grab hold of her,” he says under the video, “I did it by creating a ghost like puppet that would clamp to the tv screen.” You’ll find more information about the prank set up below…
Watch as she wakes up in horror. Watch as you tear up from laughter.
“I had to stop her running out the house. She said “my legs went like jelly, I couldn’t really think what was happening but all I knew was that thing just kept coming at me”. At the end you see her looking over at it. She was asking. “What is it? What is it?”. I like the fact torch stayed standing up right the entire time. Even with all the kicking lol. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a mouth open so wide screaming.
I spent quite a few weeks planning the prank. 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.
I used scraps of wood for the television bracket. I would pick up bits when we were out shopping. The missus would ask “why du need rubber gloves?” For the hands! “they’d be handy when I’m washing my paint brushes”.
“What du want party balloons for?” paper machet head! “in case it’s someones birthday”. The rest was bubble wrap, brown paper, old clothes, coat hanger, tape & paint to create the puppet. I worked on it every now and again when the missus was out and hid it in the attic.
After that I waited for the perfect moment when she would be asleep in front of the TV. I used 2 wooden rods to control the arms from the stair case. The prank footage was about 11 mins long (pulling out the tv, re-angling it, setting up the cameras, the screen saver) but I trimmed it down to what was hopefully 2 mins of the best bits.“