Samara standing in a hallway. Photo by Debbie Morrow, all copyrights reserved.
It only took me one time of watching the movie The Ring to wither in fear over that girl Samara. The way she moved her body and climbed out of the well was enough to give me nightmares.
As usual, I thought I’d give a few nightmares of my own by making Samara for my yard haunt.
Making Samara from the Movie The Ring
1 Foam Head
1 Long Black Wig
PVC Joints: 4 L- shaped, 2 T-shaped
Hot Glue Gun/Sticks
White Duct Tape
10 Metal Hangers
Grocery bags and/or aluminum foil
1 White or Ivory Dress
Clear Sealant Spray paint Continue reading
Here is a small sample of what I’ve made over the years. I’ll be posting tutorials for each over the next few months.
Putting Your Casting Skills to Work
About 45 river rocks were cast to complete the well.
Now that we’ve gone over several ways to cast, it’s time I posted the directions to my replica of the well from the movie The Ring.
Some people have built this well purely for a year-round decorative yard piece. Others just pull the prop out for their haunts.
Other Well Tutorials
Another intriguing tutorial on aged well design can be found at Haunter’s Hangout. The main material for that project is Styrofoam.
After watching a woman from Buildeasy make a wooden well from scratch, it made me think a piece of store-bought wooden rollable fencing would also work for the circular frame in my directions. It would just need to be cut down to the desired height.