What good is being in a relationship if you can’t capitalize on your significant other’s vulnerabilities in a YouTube video?

Two months ago, James Williams had the perfect opportunity to prank his girlfriend, and he took full advantage of it.

After she fell asleep on the couch with the TV still on, he quietly and carefully constructed the elaborate scare prank

Based on the terrifying ghost girl from the 2002 horror flick The Ring, he placed a similar looking creature in front of the TV to make it seem that it too was a real monster emerging from the two-dimensional screen. 

James most likely never expected his girlfriend to freak out to such an extent, but at least her reaction is validation that his prank was truly terrifying. 

Now, the video has gone viral, garnering over 700,000 views