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A girl is mysteriously killed after recording herself playing with an ancient Ouija Board, which leads to a close group of friends to investigate this board. They later find out that some things aren't meant to be played with, especially the 'other side'. Written by
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[young Laine and young Debbie play with the Quija board]
I don't know if I want to do this.
Relax, Laine, it's fun.
First, the rules.
You can never, ever play alone. You can never play in a graveyard. And you always have to say goodbye. To start, you circle the board once for each player. Then we say, as friends we gather, hearts are true.
As friends we gather, hearts are true.
Spirits near we call to you.
Spirits near we call to you.
Is someone here with us?
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After the suicide of her best friend, Laine (Olivia Cooke) gets four of her friends together to try and contact her. It turns out that the friend made a cardinal sin by playing a ouija board alone, which has allowed a spirit to escape and now it's after the friends.
OUIJA is the latest horror film that offers up zero scares and zero originality. I know a lot of people are attacking this film because it's rated PG-13 but I'm certainly not going to do that. After all, JAWS was rated PG and it was pretty darn scary. This film here is the latest example of everything that's wrong with the genre and that's the fact that instead of building an atmosphere or any type of real tension, instead we're given a bunch of loud bangs that are supposed to scare us.
I guess if you scare extremely easy and will jump at anything then you'll find this terrifying but if you've ever seen a horror movie in your life then it's doubtful that you're going to find much here. For starters, the characters are extremely annoying and especially the lead girl. The problem I had with her is that she's the one from the opening sequence that believes in the powers of the ouija board and yet everything something happens with it she's the first to not believe. I'm not sure why she's so smart at the board except when something evil is happening and then she's as dumb as a board.
The supporting friends are all poorly written and just don't add anything to the mix.
The CGI scare effects are all extremely lame. Another problem is that the death scenes are all unimaginative and contain absolutely no scares. Is there anything good about the picture? Well, it does contain some nice cinematography and there's no doubt that technically it's well-made. However, that matters very little because there's not a single scare to be found and there's not an ounce of atmosphere. OUIJA is a pretty bad horror film that is silly, unoriginal and not at all scary.
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