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Ouija (2014)

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A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

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Stiles White
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Cooke ... Laine Morris
Ana Coto ... Sarah Morris
Daren Kagasoff ... Trevor
Bianca A. Santos ... Isabelle (as Bianca Santos)
Douglas Smith ... Pete
Shelley Hennig ... Debbie Galardi
Sierra Heuermann ... Doris Zander
Sunny May Allison Sunny May Allison ... Doris (10 years old)
Lin Shaye ... Paulina Zander
Claudia Katz Minnick ... Mother (as Claudia Katz)
Vivis Colombetti ... Nona (as Vivis)
Robyn Lively ... Mrs. Galardi
Matthew Settle ... Mr. Morris
Afra Sophia Tully ... Young Laine (as Afra Tully)
Claire Beale ... Young Debbie
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Storyline

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 Marco

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Never Play Alone. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing violent content, frightening horror images, and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ouija See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,900,000, 26 October 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,856,010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,590,271
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Far from being ancient, the Ouija Board was patented on May 28, 1890. See more »

Goofs

The spirits possess Debbie to hang herself with Christmas lights which decorated her mirror. During her funeral Laine walks into her room and the lights are seen back in place were they were before she died. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[young Laine and young Debbie play with the Quija board]
Young Laine: I don't know if I want to do this.
Young Debbie: Relax, Laine, it's fun.
Young Debbie: First, the rules.
Young Debbie: 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.
Young Laine: [repeats] As friends we gather, hearts are true.
Young Debbie: Spirits near we call to you.
Young Laine: [repeats] Spirits near we call to you.
Young Debbie: Is someone here with us?
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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No Scares and Unoriginal
23 August 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Ouija (2014)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

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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