Rachel (Naomi Watts) and her baby's daddy Noah (Martin Henderson) have been investigating why a mysterious videotape causes everyone who watches it to die within days of the viewing. As the duo begins to finally unravel the mystery of 'The Ring,' Noah gets an unexpected visit from the videotape's star Samara. The creepy girl climbs out of the well and begins to walk toward the camera shooting the footage -- which is spooky enough given her straggly hair and oddly-jointed gait. It becomes even more disturbing when she comes through the television screen and into Noah's apartment.
Naturally, Noah freaks out and falls in his attempt to flee. Samara keeps coming, and in the final moments of the sequence reveals her ghastly visage to her victim. Noah dies of fright.