Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

Directed by Mike Flanagan.  Written by Flanagan and Jeff Howard.  Starring Annalise Basso, Elizabeth Reaser, Henry Thomas, Lulu Wilson, Lin Shaye and Doug Jones.

Plot: a widowed mother and fake psychic accidentally invites an evil presence into her home while using a Ouija board.

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In this prequel to Ouija (2014), Alice (Reaser) has recently lost her husband and is working as a fake medium.   Her daughter, Lina (Basso), suggests she incorporate a Ouija board into her work.  When she does, she accidentally invites Marcus (Jones) into their lives.  Marcus is an evil entity that possesses her youngest daughter, Doris (Wilson).

The cast is great and the effects were really creepy, but the story was awful.  And when it wasn’t being boring it was being totally unfair.  There were no rules and no real motive.  It didn’t really make sense.  It was slightly better than the original Ouija, but not by much.

Our score: 32.

2 thoughts on “Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

  1. Ouija movies always have something awesome to work with and build from the ground up, but for some reason I’ve never enjoyed any of them that I can remember. This one was disappointing to me too, as it seems it was for y’all.

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