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.
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 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
Marks the second horror film Douglas Smith appears in during 2014. The other being Stagefright. Both films were released in 2014, with Stagefright being released on VOD prior to Ouija's theatrical release, making Ouija his first theatrically released horror film. See more »
Daren Kagasoff's hairstyle is inconsistent throughout the film revealing that those specific scenes were re-shoots. See more »
[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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A completely different version of the film was shown to a test audience. After negative feedback, the film was partially re-shot with several story and cast changes. Scenes from this version appear in some trailers, but has otherwise not been shown in it's entirety since. See more »
"Ouija" has a pretty cool and creepy story to work with, an old spirit board discovered in the attack, suicides and haunting, a creepy legend that connects the board to the house of the suicide girl, it is all perfect horror subject matter. Unfortunately there is something missing from "Ouija" that makes it more spectacle than horror. The scenes build nicely through suspense, shadowy, eerie atmosphere, and great sound effects, but the end result falls flat. The big scares aren't really scary.
The cast give well enough performances of these haunted characters. The direction and cinematography are equally stellar. You can tell money was well spend in production, "Ouija" has all the right components to be a real good horror film, unfortunately it all stays pretty PG. The horror seems almost pulled back into safer zones when they should have took that thrilling momentum and gone for some major scares. Not sure why they chose to keep things subdued. I mean really for what "Ouija" is it is a nice, creepy Halloween horror film based on an occult staple-the spirit board. And there are a few scare-ish moments that use the sudden shock gimmick to get a jump out of the movie-goer but still this film is far less exciting than say "Insidious" or "The Conjuring".
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