Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return -- and has no intention of letting her escape.
A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.
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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I have noticed that I have watched a lot of great movies. Road to Perdition, Blade Runner, Memento, 21 Jump Street, City Lights. The list goes on. I can watch a few mediocre movies here and there. But I don't think I ever saw a truly bad movie. So I decided to watch a bad movie. And this was the one to begin with.
Now, keep in mind, I am 16 years old, so I barely watched any teen films, because I'm not into the whole stuff teens are into these days (call me a hipster, if you will). So really this was my first teen horror.
And it sucked.
And why? First, the setup. It's not established. If you go back at films like the Shining, the first act devotes it's time to setup the characters and the events to come. Ouija's setup is 7 minutes long (sorry if I haven't got that right) and ends once the title shows up. That's it. You don't give a damn about the girl going through her loss because you know nothing about her. But you give a damn about the Torrences alone in the hotel because you know everything you need to know about them. That is why The Shining worked. Ouija doesn't do that. It's very cold and emotionless. When people say that Christopher Nolan's films are cold and emotionless (and even then, his films have SOME emotional impact. Just look at Inception and Interstellar), this film is the response to prove them wrong. It's entirely robotic and dull.
Second, the direction. There are a lot of dumb decisions. the film looks like the filmmakers used the first take of every shot, rendering bad performances on it's cast. The film doesn't even look creepy in my opinion, it looks boring. There's little light and what lights are used, they're not used in great effect like in Jacob's Ladder or films by the Coen Brothers. It wants to look creepy, but like a car crash lady, there is no internal scares. I thought Charlie Kelly directed this movie due to his opinion on Poltergeist, but it made me really wish that Stiles White's anti-masterpiece really was a horrible amateur film made by the Gang.
Third, the acting. Like I said. It's monotonous and dull. You know your friend who wants to impress you and does everything in his/her power to do that and fail miserably? Imagine a cast doing the same thing. Heck, the extras have more convincing performances compared to the main cast. What kind of directions did the actors take? "Slower" and "more robotic"?
Fourth and final, the plot. It's just a by-the-numbers teen horror film but with Ouija boards (Now might be the time to mention that I know nothing about them and never played with them). It's about as lazy and clichéd as you can imagine. Jumpscares and ghosts and Apple Products galore! And the end, I'm not going to spoil it for you, but it's very disappointing.
Overall, It's a boring, lifeless, unnecessarily slow and a sorry excuse of a horror movie. It makes watching paint dry look entertaining. There is nothing worth redeeming.
If you want to watch a good horror film, avoid this bore fest and go watch The Shining instead. Now that's a true horror movie.
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