The idea of a cursed videotape has been in existence for a very long time at my প্রথমপাতা in New Orleans, LA. It is a different version from both movies, The Ring, and it's Japanese predecessor, Ringu.
I heard the legend of a videotape that will kill আপনি within forty-eight hours after watching it at a bonfire when I was younger. The story behind the legend is that these college girls are having a slumber party and go to rent a video at a local dealer. The girls cannot agree on a film, so one of them asks for help. The clerk states that she has just the thing and disappears into the back room.