Programmer Uses ARKit to Create the Iconic Scene from the Horror Movie 'The Ring' in Real Life

This AR demonstration is not for the faint-hearted, but fans of Japanese horror film 'The Ring' will love this famous scene brought to life through AR.
Jessica Miley

Do not watch this video if you are easily frightened. The terrifying clip brings the Japanese horror movie, The Ring, to life through Augmented Reality (AR). 

The Ring, if you are unfamiliar with it, is a horror film that tells the story of a reporter trying to investigate a mysterious videotape that kills the viewer 7 days after watching it. The 1998 film has a cult following and the image of the ghost of one of the characters, Sadako, crawling from the TV set has become an icon of horror films. 

In this clever use of Apple's ARKit. , the scene is replicated, with the ghost crawling from a large flat screen display before seeming to chase the viewer through an empty office building. 

The AR is made by New-York based developer Abhishek Singh, a graduate of NYU's Tisch school who has brought us a bunch of other cool developments that you can check out on his website

ARKit allows developers to create apps that utilize superimposing objects and images in the real world via the iPad or iPad's camera. The kit is just one part of Apple’s plan to be "the largest AR platform in the world." 

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