Title: Ouija : Origin of Evil
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2017
Time: 99 minutes
It was never just a game. Inviting audiences again into the lore of the spirit board, Ouija: Origin of Evil tells a terrifying new tale in 1967 Los Angeles. A widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.
This movie instantly puts you into a different era, which you can tell as soon as the studio insignia comes up, and it continues throughout the movie with the screen blips that makes it seem like you are watching actual film. I was very surprised that they were able to convey such a creepy and horrific feeling in this movie, especially with a PG-13 rating.
It doesn’t rely on cheap jump scares, but gives you the tension and creepy-crawlies through the telling of the story and the fantastic acting, especially the two sisters. When Doris (Lulu Wilson), talks to her sister’s boyfriend about what it feels like to be choked, I got goosebumps. And when Doris who was just staring at the TV is suddenly staring at the other people in the room, you can feel the evil radiating from her.
I don’t jump a lot while watching horror movies, but towards the end some of the effects that they did (without CGI) had me jumping. The scene that takes place on the stairs and with the boyfriend was just perfect.
I highly recommend this one, and feel like I need to make a new graphic so I can give it more than five stars!