2. Kick-ass horror movie which manages to be an improvement on both the Japanese original and its own sequel. Concerns a video tape which (indirectly) kills its viewers by attracting their way the attention of a little girl you REALLY do NOT want to meet. You've probably heard the sting in the tail, so I won't mention it here.
Answering machine message inspired by The Ring:
"Hello, you have just contacted the Morgan Family Bloodstock Company, Moesko Island. Unfortunately Samara can't come crawling out of your television just at the moment, but if you leave your name, number and details of the video after the tone, she promises to get in touch with you some time next week. Sweet dreams."
The (Jap.) curse is that if you watch a copy of the tape, then you must make a copy and show it to someone else, otherwise you die. And in the original, the phone only rings if you watch it in that cabin.
Two of the characters in the orig. were based on real people, one of whom was a psychic who was claimed to be a fraud (like the mother person in the Jap.), and then there was a person who had this psychic power (called nensha in Japanese) that required the use of a medium like a TV to concentrate her powers on (like Sadako/Samara).