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  • 10 July 2013, 11:49

Man wakes up girlfriend with horror movie prank

A prankster's video of him waking up his girlfriend by recreating a scene from classic horror film The Ring is going viral online.

Nearly a million people have watched the clip James Williams recreating the Samara scene from 2002 movie, which starred Naomi Watts.

He positioned a papier mache ghost as if it was coming out of a television in his home and controlled its waving hands with rods, out of view, from the staircase.

Mr Williams then woke up his girlfriend with a start by howling.

"I wanted to see how my girlfriend would react to a ghost coming out of the TV trying to grab hold of her," he said.

"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"."

Mr Williams spent weeks creating a life-size puppet and even told his girlfriend how he had seen a ghost at the foot of their bed days earlier.

He used a camcorder, his phone and borrowed his partner's phone so he could film the prank from three angles.

"She knew it was only a joke, but thankful she is still putting up with me," he tweeted to the New York Daily News.

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