Apparently there's people in Italy that is going out like this in the night.
It's called the Samara Challenge.
This is just reinforcing my non existent will to go out in the night.
These kids are so stupid. They could end up really bad if they meet the wrong person pic.twitter.com/Ey2uJqkpJf
— ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴍᴏᴠᴇs ᴀʀᴇ ᴡᴇᴀᴋ, 𝒷𝒾𝓉𝒸𝒽 (@verotile_) September 2, 2019
The Samara Challenge, explained
In the Samara Challenge, people dress up as Samara from The Ring, the American remake of the Japanese horror classic. They then go out alone at night, or with friends following at enough of a distance that they seem alone to the people they encounter. Seems like a great idea, and definitely not something that’s going to end with someone getting stabbed.
— Mario 🎬📺 (@Mariolino_22) September 1, 2019
The people having to put up with the challenge going on around them are particularly annoyed about it.
if i see someone like that at night im literally going to die, not even kidding.
— tremendous (@daddariosbiebs) August 29, 2019
Ok, who wants to adopt me?
I need to change country after they've spotted a girl dressed as Samara (all that stupid challenge's fault) close to my neighborhood.
— Eleonora (@Mishalocked24) September 3, 2019
Ma il senso di questa #SamaraChallenge sarebbe?
E se la povera vittima è cardiopatica e succede qualcosa di male?
E se qualcuno preso dallo spavento reagisce in maniera violenta e vi fate male?
E se collegaste il cervello prima di dar il via a certe cagate inutili e dannose?
— – Portami via ♥️ (@__loveandlife_) September 2, 2019
Translated: But the meaning of this #SamaraChallenge would be? And what if the poor victim is heart disease and something bad happens? And if someone caught by fear reacts violently and you hurt yourself? And if you connected the brain before giving way to certain useless and harmful shit?
With some schadenfreude when things go wrong for the participants.
— Francesco Borrelli (@NotizieFrance) August 30, 2019
Translated: #SamaraChallenge in Naples. Fear among the people, the reckless cosplayers risk being lynched. We are delirious.
— dolores‧͙⁺˚*･༓☾ (@willbeokayari) September 2, 2019
Translated: “I’m dying, help me.”
Some people are finding a little joy in it, even while they’re annoyed or worried.
— Romina (@SpeRomi) September 3, 2019
Translated: Me: Mom, be careful when you bring the dog there
#SamaraChallenge around Rome in the evening
My mom sends me a picture
— Stefano (@Stefano1984s) September 4, 2019
Translation: OK now I’ve seen everything
— Sarah (@Freedom_610) September 4, 2019
Even gelato and coffee places are in on it.
— 💙Il Consulente💙 (@misterconsulent) September 5, 2019
— Bloody Mary (@bloodymaryspa) September 5, 2019
Given the risks, you should probably not participate in this challenge, unless you’re doing it safely at home like some Twitter users.
— 月 (@A9myuniverse) September 5, 2019
Translation: How to scare your sister.
— S'ha dì d'andà (@simrad79) September 5, 2019
Translation: we came, we saw, we buggered her
— 月 (@A9myuniverse) September 1, 2019