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
Another theory of where the name of the Ouija Board comes from is that it is the French and German for "Yes": Oui-ja. The Board has Yes and No answers as well as the alphabet. See more »
Debbie tells Laine outside of her house that she been playing with an Ouija board and is going to stay home. Later on Laine finds the Ouija board and stated she did not know she had one. 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 »
I was "abducted" by my friends to go see the movie a few hours ago and I am just getting back. I told them that I own an Ouija Board and have never been able to get it to function. The funniest thing about this item is its history. They were called "spirit boards" and regarded as a harmless parlor game unrelated to the occult until American Spiritualist Church founder Pearl Curran popularized its use to speak to the dead. So in effect, a Christian church made them popular. In the past, I have spoken to several members of the Spiritualist Church and they seem to have no clue about the history of their church and the board. They still practice speaking with the dead but reject the board due to popular beliefs.
Later in the mid 1960's, Parker Brothers took the trade name Ouija, which is French for yes and German for yes. They sold a few before the more popular horror movie "The Exorcist" came to the screen. After that event, churches and uninformed people began burning them and making up urban legends about the game board. So I find it ironic that a mere fictional movie caused all the hysteria and hype about this parlor game.
Now as to the movie, the board itself was no more than a prop for this movie. Much like the VHS tape was for "The Ring". It was more about a mentally disturbed mother who tortured her daughter. The movie was basically a jump scare film and only one caught me off guard, but it didn't scare me.
This week I have been watching some old 1980's horror movies like "Hell Raiser" now that is classic and very scary. They depend on old school effects and not computer generated ones. They used great makeup and well dress props besides having an original plots. I tried very hard to get my friends to stay at my house and watch some old classic horror movies on Netflix. In the end, they paid for my ticket and I would have had more fun staying home.
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