Perhaps the most well-known dare from folklore is the tale of Bloody Mary. The legend goes that if you hold a lit candle in a dark room with a mirror and stare into the mirror, if you say aloud the name Bloody Mary three times, a bloodied woman will appear.
In some versions of the legend, Bloody Mary can cause distress and harm, and in others she reveals future events and wisdom. Today, the tale of Bloody Mary is frequently used to scare, with the intention to cause a malevolent spirit to appear and scare the beholder – or worse.
This short scary video written and directed by Shibu follows the modern take on the Bloody Mary mythos closely. In it a young woman videos herself uttering the name of the spirit three times. An unexpected event follows.