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Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 21 October 2016 (USA)
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In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her 2 daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business, inviting an evil presence into their home.

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In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her 2 daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business, inviting an evil presence into their home.

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When you talk to the other side, you never know who will be listening. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, terror and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Ouija: El origen del mal  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,065,500 (USA) (21 October 2016)

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$34,904,885 (USA) (18 November 2016)
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Trivia

Lulu Wilson replaced actress Sierra Heuermann, who played Doris in Ouija (2014). Heuermann was hired to be Wilson's stand-in for this movie. See more »

Goofs

Drive licenses pulled from behind the basement wall clearly show expiration date of 1950. Addresses show ZIP codes. They did not exist until 1963. See more »

Quotes

Lina Zander: Something is wrong with Doris!
Alice Zander: She's experiencing something amazing!
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There is a post-credits scene with Lin Shaye. See more »

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References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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Goodbye Little Girl Goodbye
Written by Ken Morrison
Performed by Morrie Morrison Orchestra
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Infinitely superior to the original
3 January 2017 | by (Nelson, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I just went back and read my review for the original 'Ouija'. It was a fairly negative review overall and there was an interesting line in there about these movies being doomed before they even start making them because Ouija boards aren't scary. Step forward Mike Flanagan to prove me wrong. Flanagan is becoming a bit of a heavyweight in the horror industry with each of his films so far being very strong. Here, he does the near impossible and makes the a sequel (technically a prequel) infinitely stronger than the original was.

There was a lot of great stuff here. Something I loved was that the jump scares were more about the imagery than just a loud noise. Typically these days jump scares take almost no skill at all to pull off because the damn noise that accompanies them is so loud that it wouldn't matter what happened on the screen. In 'Ouija: Origin of Evil' the scares are more about the brilliant visuals that are created throughout the film. They're the type that will stick with you afterwards and require a lot more skill to pull off.

The writing is also a lot better this time around. The first one had some atrocious dialogue and incredibly stupid characters. This time there are genuinely fascinating plot points that give the film even more levels than just a horror film. The original also had an immensely weak opening scene. On this occasion the opening scene is one of the strongest in the whole film and even has its own mini-twist.

The character of 'Doris' was the highlight of the whole experience. I was incredibly impressed with young Lulu Wilson's performance. Playing a regular character in a horror movie is easy, but playing a villainous character is not. She was brilliant and played a large part in making this film what it was.

Altogether I really enjoyed 'Ouija: Origin of Evil'. In a world where good horror films are becoming rarer and rarer we have to stop and truly appreciate the great ones that do come along. This was certainly one of them. Keep churning out films please Mr Flanagan.


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