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There are some blasts from the past no one wants to encounter – finding a creepy old photo alongside a horror movie is one of them.
But that’s precisely what happened when Twitter user Riley Cassidy opened up a second hand DVD case for cult classic The Ring.
In it, she found a picture of a random woman staring at the camera, a glazed look in her strikingly blue eyes.
Sharing a snap of the disturbing discovery, the self-confessed horror nerd tweeted: “Bought a copy of The Ring at the thrift shop and it came with this totally not haunted photograph inside."
In an update she added that she’d set a reminder to herself, saying: “Make sure you don’t get murdered.”
People were suitably unsettled by the vintage snapshot, with her tweet racking up more than 15,800 likes and 1,200 shares.
One user managed to photoshop in a frightening apparition in the background (thanks for that):
@RileyCassidy1 Change the lighting and you can see someone standing in the woods https://t.co/1VMhhA6MG1 — SealTeamRick (@SealTeamRick)
While other concerned people simply instructed her to “run.”
@RileyCassidy1 Run. — Night Walker Cinema (@Night Walker Cinema)
Some made light of the situation:
scariest thing about this post is someone buying a dvd in 2021 https://t.co/ljsC9kzhov — AlexRises (@AlexRises)
Hahahaha this is the best kind of prank. One that transfers a curse to a stranger. https://t.co/Tw5uZzvdrm — Food Slime (@Food Slime)
While others made reference to The Ring’s plot:
@RileyCassidy1 In 7 days you will get that same expression she has! — Alyse Wax (@Alyse Wax)
SEVEN DAYS https://t.co/NX69CZ5j5g — 🎮LZ (@🎮LZ)
Whilst the film doesn’t feature any frightening still images, it does centre on a mysterious videotape which causes whoever watches it to die a week later.
The good news is that Cassidy shared her post on May 2 – and she’s still alive.