Never watched the Ring, barely know the premise, but a joke needed to be made and that's the one I went with! See ya' Thursday!
Wait, was it based on the Japanese or the English version? Do they exist as two separate games that just happen to use the same campaign notes?
That is an excellent question.
My guess would be the original Japanese films are still films, but the American films are now a game inspired by said films in this universe. Either a custom made one or a commercially produced game.
I know it was acknowledged already, but at least make some of them stories they found on the internet. This makes me disbelieve so much.