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Amateurish and Laughable
claudio_carvalho18 March 2016
"The Ouija Experiment" is one of the worst horror movies ever released on DVD. The film is amateurish with awful and low quality camera work using handycam and boring. The screenplay is ridiculous, with a stupid story. The characters are laughable: one shallow young woman that shags her boyfriend that is a wolf and gives a Rolex to him; the wolf himself that only wants to shag women all the time; his sister, maybe the most reasonable character; his friend that wants to play with a Ouija board with the three previous mentioned imbecile characters; and the student of cinema that wants to film the group to increase his Blog traffic. The direction and performances are amateurish. If the viewer rent this DVD and watch until the end, the result will be waste of time and money. My vote is two.

Title (Brazil): "Ouija: Onde Tudo Começou" ("Ouija: Where Everything Has Begun")
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If you can get over the annoying over done characters there may be the odd jump for you
emmajanegray198529 July 2013
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I am not sure whether it is by design but the low budget look and feel isn't really complimented by the ridiculous acting, which I can only hope is done on purpose. If it were not for my friend who wanted to stick it out the characters alone and the general over acting would have made me turn it off after the first 5 minutes or so. The scare factor did provide the odd jump and the story line could have been a great one if you could look past all that I have mentioned above. If you like the idea of Ouija boards, ghosts and people who never turn on the light then perhaps this might be one for you. I've given it 2 for the sure annoyance factor.
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I Should Have known Better
SpinSpinSugar6910 January 2015
It's Friday night and I was up late and just happened to see this was available to watch on Netflix,unlucky me. Another found footage nightmare.I have watched lot of low budget horror but this one takes the cake. This movie has the worst acting I have ever seen,and the story takes forever to get scary. They spent so much time arguing and bickering about one guys cheating that the whole story loses focus . If you are looking for low budget horror fun keep looking this is it not it. I didn't get scared or jump once. You have been warned. Watch if you want to take a nap. You may get a few laughs out of the YouTube references and the character Lynette was the only one who was funny or at all interesting. I don't know what else I can say about this movie,except they made a part two and I won't be watching that. I've had it with found footage.
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Awful, painful to try & sit through.
jrosekonungrinn7 January 2015
Intolerable death-by-boredom that plays as well as a 1990s home video of your friends playing D&D in your basement, except you could actually stand listening to _your_ friends.

This is just one of those things that somehow gets on video because someone dug up enough money to pay for that. And it turns up on video or Netflix at just the right time to try and trick you into seeing it by having a title with one of the same words as the title of something that recently went to theaters (Ouija). That trick worked back in the days of VHS rentals my friend, but these days, we can hate you without losing $3 and move on.
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Not terrific, but have seen worse.
Greenehome-573-80300130 October 2014
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Let's get the spoiler out of the way first, though it's more of a comment on accuracy. The story the friends find out about occurs in 1976. It's mentioned in a newspaper article that a neighbor who is "mentally challenged" was the suspect and that his DNA was found at the scene. Well, first, "mentally challenged" wasn't really used to describe someone that way back in the 70's. Unfortunately, "retarded" or hopefully, more like "slow" was more often used. Plus, DNA was not even a useful tool for investigators for another twenty years or so, first being referred to and the science explained at the O.J. Simpson trial. That doesn't happen until 1995. Those 2 things really glared, almost as much as the "not quite up to par" acting. I won't go over the summary, as others have done so. Still, it had its scary moments and I kind of liked the ending, or rather, at least, the idea of the ending.
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Just Awful
One_slice_of_pizza19 January 2016
This movie is terrible. Please do not try to watch it even if you find it for free. Trust me, it's not worthy of your time. There's no such thing as a story, the acting is terrible and the directing couldn't probably be any worse than it is now.

Basically, this movie has no production value whatsoever. It's shot inside two apartments with a dslr or a cheap camcorder (maybe even iphone) and the visual quality is lower than a youtube production.

I wouldn't be surprised that much if I watched this on youtube but I can't understand how netflix said yes to this nonsense?

You could grab your Galaxy S6 or Iphone 6 plus and shoot a much better movie than this one, I guarantee you. Stay a million miles away.
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How did this happen
ylawson6 August 2015
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So I watched this film with my boyfriend who didn't particularly like the trailer and started laughing about scripting and acting about two minutes in. I, at this point, still quite enjoyed the film and even though the characters were...shallow, to put it nicely, I was looking forward to the scary parts and ignored the not so good script.

But it kind of kept getting worse and worse.

1. the sub-plot of the couple arguing was plain annoying and painful to watch - since both of them acted extremely bad and the whole storyline was plain stupid.

2. why on EARTH did they drive through the whole town even though they already HAD the stupid Ouija Bord they had to burn? WHY? just because they wanted then possibility to show how someones head got cut off? ( a scene I quite enjoyed because the guy who died was the second worst actor)

3. If you insist on making a flashback that lasts longer than some seconds, if you insist to really show the "plot twist" and not just hint to it, why, oh god why, would you hire the single worst actress in the world to do it? i saw Paris Hilton act, i watched tommy wiseau and "ben and Arthur" and NEVER HAVE I EVER seen anything close to this atrociously bad performance. Up to that point I would have given the film 5 stars, it was kind of creepy and I was able to ignore the acting, but ....

4. you could guess the major plot twist about 10 minutes into the film

But honestly, I could ignore all of this, all of this, but that flashback seemed to be a comedy. Like, someone making a shitty telenovela and not having the money to hire monkeys.

So, I decided to give "the Ouija experiment" one star because if you watch it as a trash film you are bound to enjoy it.
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Predatory board
TheLittleSongbird21 July 2018
'The Ouija Experiment' drew me into seeing it, with a cool poster/cover, an intriguing if not particularly original premise and as someone with a general appreciation for horror. That it was low-budget, which from frequent personal experience is rarely a good sign due to that there are so many poor ones out there, made me though apprehensive as well as the low rating and poor reviews.

It is sadly however yet another film seen recently, hence some reiteration because the exact same strengths and flaws those films have are present here, that to me was incredibly disappointing considering its potential which it doesn't do anywhere near enough with. 'The Ouija Experiment' is terrible, with a plethora of problems (huge ones too) and doesn't do enough with its potential, which was hardly small. There is really nothing to recommend.

'The Ouija Experiment' does have a few nice references that people will have no problem getting. That is the only enjoyment value one gets.

Unfortunately, it's shot and edited so poorly, looking like a school project shot on a shaky camera or a phone by an unsteady hand, and the drab colour palette. It was very clear that the film was made in a rush with no care or enthusiasm. In particular, the camera work was a nauseous assault on the eyes with its excessive amateurish-ness.

Going on further to the negatives, the story does feel paper thin, disjointed and over-stretched and some of it feels vague, under-explained in the last third where the film especially became duller, more predictable, more senseless and less scary. Too many characters are too sketchy and with nowhere near enough to make one want to endear to them. Their annoying and illogical decision making and behaviours frustrates and are overdone.

Making the film feel bland and forgettable with not enough heart put into it. The effects are ropy at best, the sound quality is obvious and utilised cheaply (being too loud in the build ups and people's reactions) and it's best not mentioning the uniformly lumbering and histrionic acting that shows a huge indifference to the situation and what is going on and extremely awkward prolonged pauses.

Dialogue can be stilted and rambling, with lots of clichés, lots of unintentional humour that makes some of the film play like a really bad spoof and no depth whatsoever, while the pace goes to a standstill very quickly and drags on forever with very little going on worth caring about and useless padding, never recovering. Found too many the supposedly shocking moments not surprising or scary and the supposedly creepy atmosphere dreary, due to the excessive obviousness, a lot of dumb and vague moments and explanations and the lack of tension and suspense. Would not have minded the lack of originality (the film is extremely derivative and in a dumbed and watered down way) if the story and atmosphere were at least alright in execution, in reality they were both incredibly poorly done.

A lot of 'The Ouija Experiment' has underdeveloped plot elements and often nonsensical and confusing character motivations, while too many of the things to make you jump or shocked are far from creative or scary and are pretty tame. The ending makes the film finish on an incomplete and confused whimper and the film often fails to make sense, at worst it's incomprehensible.

There is not enough threat, and what there is of it tends to be used poorly, it is completely unimaginative and more odd than creepy, completely failing to show any sense of horror or creativity. Everything here is neither creative, suspenseful or nail-biting. Some badly sagging momentum too. The direction is leaden and like their heart was not in it or ill at ease, with the chemistry between the characters and actors coming over as constantly random and aggressive with the subtlety of an axe. This is very dreary and amateurish stuff that fails to be scary, interesting or easy to follow.

In conclusion, very poor. 2/10 Bethany Cox
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Bad movie to relay one important message, never leave your Ouija board without saying goodbye!
Spiraled16 January 2015
This is a new release on Netflix as of this writing.

At the very beginning of the movie it states "the film you are about to see is based on true events". If you do not know what that means for a feature movie, please look it up.

I gave this movie a low rating due to: -Atrocious acting from all main characters -No complexity or depth for any characters for you to build any connection or sympathy for them -Run of the mill horror film scare tactics, nothing new here

The only things I liked about the movie were a couple of comedic internet meme references and a "revelation" scene towards the end that was shot with back story characters. The actors in this scene performed much better than the main character actors and it was as if it was filmed by a different director and crew. Too bad that only lasted a few minutes of the movie instead of its duration.

I do not recommend adding to your watch list.
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Hands down, the worst experience in my life.
Before watching this movie, I looked up the IMDb rating. I knew it was low, but I've seen movies with low ratings before and they were still fun to watch. So I thought, I should give this movie a go, even though it was bad.

Worst decision of my life.

This movie is the definition of boredom. Nothing happens, literally nothing happens. The only action I enjoyed watching, were the credits rolling at the end of this 'movie'. This movie rates a 10 on horror if it comes to acting. I didn't even know people were capable of acting in such a way, that my eyes hurt just watching it. But apparently they can. I would start about the bad plot, but there isn't one to begin with, so there's is no point going there.

I would say this movie is just plain rubbish, but rubbish, in some way, has value. This movie doesn't.

On the other hand, I'm very happy that I watched this movie. I can enjoy the little things in life now. For example, I can enjoy waiting for 40 minutes on the bus, watching the grass in my garden grow and waiting for my driver-license at the DMV since they don't bore me as much anymore, since I watched this movie.

So if you're easily bored, go watch this movie! You'll enjoy life afterwards, otherwise, stay away.
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Step 1: Drink. Step 2: Gather friends Step 3: Watch 'The Ouija Experiment'
jackwhitting-742411 June 2016
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I'm a strong believer that there are two different ways to rate films; firstly based upon its accomplishments and merit as a piece of cinema and secondly based on how much you personally enjoyed them.

And I personally enjoyed 'The Ouija Experiment' an extreme amount.

The characters, as is tradition with bad horror films, neglect to act like real human beings to hilarious extremes and instead do the exact opposite of what normal, sane people would do in any kind of situation. Their relationships toward each other essentially don't exist, which isn't really helped by the fact the characters are piloted by waxworks rejected by Madame Tussaud's - Brandon succeeds in being the most irritating person you could possibly invite into your home, with the film trying to draw attention to his invasive filming ala 'Chronicle' but only succeeding in making the audience wonder not only why he's in this house, but why he continues to be there despite his presence making literally everyone uncomfortable.

This is entirely without part of 'The Oujia Experiment's thrill that is watching the relationship between Calvin and Shay unfold; with the word thrill being used in this context to mean the exact opposite. Thankfully, the High School drama is short lived and we soon enter in to the REAL horror! The film itself, since everything that happens is surprising in the most predictable way - kind of like you're a parent watching your small child act out a scene from their favourite Disney film, sure it's terrible but there's a certain satisfaction in the feeling you get when you know more about what's going to happen that the Director does, there's predictable twist after predictable twist and telegraphed jump scare after telegraphed jump scare that builds you a picture of him looking back at you with raised eyebrows and a gleeful smile saying 'See! Did you see?!'.

The beauty of this film is its entire lack of self awareness found in features such as 'The Room' and 'Birdemic', though perhaps not as quotable its still serves as an unintentional parody of the horror genre that any horror fans in the mood for a comedy may appreciate - above all else, sitting through 90 minutes of the worst 'found- footage-but-not-really-they-were-just-lazy' film in a world where the 'Paranormal Activity' sequels exist is worth it purely for the flashback sequence in its third act.

Israel Luna has tapped directly into a genre of film making that very few ever can - the sincere train wreck - and I personally hope the sequel lives up to the high (low) expectations that the first has left. If you ever want to watch a horror film that was written by a game of Boggle then 'The Oujia Experiment' may just be for you
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Ouija Experiment is like a bad Youtubers' movie
Christina-Q17 March 2018
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I wanted to watch some horror and found this on Netflix. Sounded okay and paranormal stuff is always interesting, because there are no limits what can happen.

But oh boy, was this a bad movie. I was very annoyed the way they filmed the movie like the amateurs would film it. I think many Youtubers could do a better job than what this was. The film was made in 2013, so they should have had some quality on it. But nope. It was like a collage of bad Youtube videos put together. So looks like they didn't spend much money or time making this.

And the acting was so bad that it made me feel uncomfortable watching it. The acting was again like from bad Youtube videos, so forced and boring. And it was so unrealistic that one would actually ask relationship advise from Ouija board. Really?! I mean REALLY?!

And let me say this, it doesn't qualify as a horror movie, if there are some dark rooms and some weird noises and flashes of ghosts. The movie lasts about hour and half, and after 40 minutes nothing really interesting or scary had happened.

So do yourself a favor, and don't watch this.
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I don't understand
kaianmattmckay16 January 2017
I saw this via Netflix, on the off-chance it could be good for a few cheap thrills. I'm now wondering why people do this, and whether the whole thing is some sort of satire of the paranormal and of horror films in general, as even with Herculean suspension of disbelief, the film barely rises above the level of disappointing.

The plot is simple (as in 'simpleton'), the script exceeds the acting in terms of amateurish mediocrity, the atmosphere is cartoonish, and the effects are on a par with something out of high school extracurricular drama classes. I didn't check this production's budget, but 'shoestring' comes to mind.

I've given this 2 stars instead of 1, because it's not unimaginable that some people could derive pleasure from the occasional fright that announces itself several minutes in advance. Other than that, I'd call this a complete waste of time.
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Average B-Horror.
sal1085115 October 2014
A group of friends experiment with a Ouija board while attempting to record their findings on film. Soon strange things begin to occur until they get more than what they bargained for.

The good in this movie was definitely the plot which was not great but had more potential. It is stated in the beginning that story is inspired on true events. The scare factor was there so that is a plus.

The bad was the acting. Said it before and Ill say it again. Cant expect top notch acting on low budget films but I've seen worse in studio production. In the end I would put this film on my low budget B-horror film list.
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Negative one million stars
xhidden992 January 2017
This isn't just the worst movie ever produced by people this is the worst thing ever recorded in human history. Found film shaky cam no script acting or direction. Quite literally, there is no script or directions AT ALL. A red light camera has more artistic content. Russian dashcam video is more polished. Vines of getting hit in the nads is better. YouTube ghetto rat fist fights in the parking lot of Popeye's Chicken is better. If you gave a cell phone to any random 15 year old and told them to record whatever they wanted, come back tomorrow thanks, you'd get this. It's not enough that found film shakeycam should be beaten to death and set on fire

No. Something like this comes along and makes you hope for a meteor to hit the earth and kill us all.
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Decent one
Movies30006 February 2021
Actually got scared, not because it was scary but i always get scared when is first person camera, the plot was interesting kinda funny tho but the acting was kinda bad i have to say. I just wanted a cheap scary movie and that's what i got, nothing more nothing less.
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Little surprise here, and there, but overall simple.
InDyingArms5 January 2015
"The Ouija experiment" A recent found footage indie film that caught my eye due to everyone's favorite spirit contracting element, the Ouija board. But will it be enough to set a good movie here? First off the plot / idea of the film, and where it goes. To be honest, we've all seen this before, the widely spread cliché of a group of friends coming together, messing around with the paranormal entities known as ghosts, then having to battle it off. In this movie however, the simple cliché is carried out not only through the story, but the characters as well. You have the tough guy, the smart guy that thinks he knows everything, the clueless girl, and the other bad "know it all" girl. Overall, the execution of said clichés in this film was quite poor, offering little, to no character development, and tasteless attempts.

Next, of course, you have your cinematography, and film work. Of course, considering this being a found footage, you'll have your "eh, eh's" for people, depending who the audience members are. In this case, the movie actually dose a solid job on the found footage technique here executing little to no shakiness, pleasing the audience with a small amount of disorientation. The lighten and sound is what it is, once again executing a solid performance with small elements to complain, and or hate about. So in conclusion, this fraction of the film was executed smoothly, pleasing the audience overall.

Finally the acting of the film, one word. NO! This film had a streak until this dropped the bomb! The acting was not good. It's as if these actors were students, still in the works of official acting! The actors, or in this case, characters overall overacted! They delivered they're lines in an unordered - like fashion that threw the audience off! On the other hand, not all the characters executed they're lines badly, but for the most part, half of them had they're part of which they did! And most of said overacting was visible, as said before, throwing us audience off, delivering a dropped bomb. Smashing the film.

In conclusion, this film was O-kay. It had parts of which threw us audience off, but for the most part it was a solid horror film that delivered. There were some parts of the film that showed off the low budget of the film, including sound, CGI, etc. the scares were plain, the story carried out and thought it was more then it could of been. In conclusion, this was a solid indie horror film, it was what it was. I'd recommend it toward paranormal fans, but keep this in mind, it's nothing THAT new, it's as if this movie is recycled.
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fastfastfastradio3 August 2020
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This movie is terrible. It falls into so many found footage horror cliches and inconsistencies that it seems almost like a parody. If that was the intent, then it succeeds; but if it's trying to be serious, like I'm pretty sure it is, then it's horrendous.

The found footage plot device in and of itself has become a cliche nowadays, but it can be done well, and when done well it works. This movie, however, is not a found footage movie that uses this plot device well, at all. The main way to explain what I mean is that it's incredibly unreliable in implementing the found footage aspect: there is a scene where someone doesn't want to be filmed and then the guy turns off the camera and then the next scene he turns the camera back on right in front of the guy and lifts it up and the guy waits like 5 seconds to say he doesn't wanna be filmed again, making it obvious this isn't real found footage. Of course I know found footage films aren't real, but the point of the genre is to pretend it is real, and some movies really pull that off. This movie tries to be found footage but it's just so inconsistent.

Another example is that near the end of the film there's like this dream/flashback sequence on the origin of the ghost or demon or whatever haunting the characters. If this is found footage, then how the hell would we be seeing that? You can't explain why, and it literally comes out of nowhere, it really feels like it's part of a different movie. It makes no sense.

Oh and the acting is atrocious. None of these people seem authentic or genuine in anyway, which is critical in all movies but especially with found footage. The device simply loses effectiveness when you can tell it's just actors.

To sum it up, this movie sucks
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A Found Footage Movie in the sense that someone found it in a dumpster.
cokeysion16 January 2016
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Going to start out by saying that I saw this a month ago. It's a tad fuzzy. But I remember this film being insanely wonky on it's pacing, acting, writing, directing, editing, cinematography, sound design, editing, etc. I did rate this 1 star after all.

The movie consistently throws twists at you and tries to shock you, only to leave you giggling at the screen.

It's a jumbled mess of a film, and I really hope everyone involved looks at this film and says "Hmm... Glad we learned how to not make a movie."

And that ending? Really? I do not mind switching to cinematic, but it has to be done well. It has to be engaging and clear as to what is happening.

In this, it was jarring. I was unsure if it was cinematic for a while, until the camera angle changed.

Also, last thing, the whole "I am the camera" thing, literally made no freaking sense.
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nogodnomasters19 June 2019
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This is a hand held camera film about a group of people filming themselves "playing" with a Ouija board. Michael (Justin Armstrong) owns the board. He is joined by his friend Calvin, a player (Eric Window), Cal's latest girlfriend Shay (Belmarie Huynh) and Calvin's sister L'nette (Swisyzinna Moore). This is all being filmed by Brandon (Carson Underwood) for his web site, although it appears everyone owns a camera.

The board of course contacts spirits. Shay asks the board questions about Calvin and his other girlfriends and gets an answer only Michael, who has his finger on the pointer, would know. Meanwhile Brandon looks up the names of the people mentioned by the board.

The film is based on the idea that the Ouija board can act as a portal between the two worlds if you don't hang up, or in this case say "good-bye." According to my occult knowledge, that is not exactly true. However black mirrors if uncovered are supposed to supply a portal for spirits.

I liked the idea of the film, maybe because it is a common theme done so many times before. In this particular production, it was not done well. The dialouge was fairly bad. There was wasted footage of people playing around. Seeing a Ouija board pointer move is a let down after we have seen a pool crawler get out of the water. Yes, we do see ghosts and there is a flashback to their lives.

I don't recommend this film unless you are really really into the hand held filming.

Parental Guide: No F-bombs that I recall. Some adult talk. Brief male rear nudity (Eric Window). No sex.
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Prepare to be bored by this Ouija board
Woodyanders14 March 2021
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Five young folks unleash a lethal spirit after they make the fatal decision of messing around with a Ouija board. Sound good and scary? Well, alas it just ain't. For starters, directors Israel Luna and Josey Wells let the familiar and predictable story unfold at a deadly slow pace. Secondly, there's precious little in the way of any essential tension or creepy atmosphere, although a few gotcha moments involving the ghosts manage to be somewhat harrowing. Third, the young folks are a really annoying bunch of bickering fist magnets, with horndog Calvin in particular proving to be a super insufferable jerk. The largely lame acting by the no-name cast doesn't help matters any; only Swisyzinna as the sassy La'Nette brings any panache and conviction to her part. A real yawnfest.
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I want to give it a negative number
jessevanerkelens29 April 2017
When I started the movie I didn't expect a lot of it. But after seeing the first 10 minutes I couldn't be more wright. Some may say it is a "B" movie, I think it can't be in a alphabetical category. How could they rape the horror genre so hard and still getting on Netflix. Maybe it was the acting? No, it was horrible, horrible. Are those actors randomly picked on the street. I laughed a couple of times when the acting was so poor i just couldn't keep it. I think that was the only thing that was positive about this movie. Men o men o men, I've seen bad movies, but this one is taking the cake. I'm wasting my time by writing the review, but I just want to warn people. DON'T. WATCH. THIS. MOVIE. Even if you can live 1000 years and you have more then 750 million hours to do everything you want. Even then, even then I wouldn't recommend this to you in a life time.
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Really bland and dull found-footage effort
kannibalcorpsegrinder25 June 2017
Arriving at a friends' house, an evening goofing around turns serious when they break out an Ouija board that soon begins to cause their lives to spiral out of control and forces them to realize that they may have released a terrible entity that forces them to fight to escape it.

This one wasn't all that great of an effort. What really tends to hold this one back is the fact that this one tends to turn out like so many found-footage efforts that are based on ludicrous actions taken to an extreme. This one goes for exceptionally long sequences of the friends standing around talking about nonsense for the most part, as the conversations about them waiting for approval about the film-school project for the recording, the endless scene of him trying to get her secretly on video or the rather bizarre reason for the couple to split up which is all really lame and silly the way it comes off here. These here really highlight how low-budget this one really is, as the minimalist nature of the story makes this one quite obvious what's going on here with the low-budget nature engaging in these endless, overlong scenes that go nowhere and hold up the ghost action throughout here. There are only a few such scenes here in the film since a lot of the film's run-time is held up with a variety of those long-running scenes that really do go nowhere. That's even more evident in the extended, played-out backstory that really has no need to be as long as it is trying to tell that particular story when it could've done so in a far shorter timeframe. Overall these issues here end up preventing this one from really taking off despite all the positives here. When this one finally gets around to the ghost action, they're rather fun and creepy as the continuous scenes of them constantly appearing behind people in flash-cut edits makes for a rather fun if somewhat clichéd time here, but overall the fact that something is happening with the multitude of big action scenes here definitely make these far more enjoyable. The fact that there's a lot of big alterations of the videotapes enhances this kind of stellar ghost action in the second half, and along with the strong ending twist that gives this one a great finishing move. Still, the flaws here are far more detrimental and obvious.

Rated R: Graphic Language, Violence and Brief Nudity.
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Could have been better than Ouija
doofuspoofus12 March 2015
For starters I liked this storyline better than Ouija which actually made it to theaters I assume because of having a bigger budget. The main problem with the film like most low budget horror films was the cast. Some major over-acting going on here but that aside it actually had its' scary moments and I even screamed twice. I am a horror movie fanatic and supernatural films don't usually get me but some genuine good scares happened if you ask me.

This is definitely one of those films that craved a bigger budget for a better cast and better filming but I still firmly say they worked with what they had cause it was pretty decent, much better than I expected and I liked the twist they threw in at the end. All and all fairly impressive. The potential of this film was not lost on me.
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The worst side of amateur efforts at making horror films.
suite928 September 2016
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Calvin and Michael are long-time friends. Calvin and Shay are boyfriend/girlfriend. Michael and Brandon are more recent friends. Calvin and La'Nette are siblings. Michael has moved to new digs that still contain many of the old tenants belongings, including a Ouija board. Brandon is interested in filming some sessions using the board.

Most of the five leads think that talking louder helps communicate with the departed spirits. There is an early laying down of rules about the use of the board. The only one that seems to count is, 'say goodbye to the spirit' before ending a session. Of course, this is violated multiple times. Reading off a laptop screen to the camera does not add much for me about believability or acceptance of context.

There's a subplot about Calvin and Shay breaking up. This was aided by the spirits, who told Shay of Calvin's cheating. Calvin blames Michael for the breakup and takes the Ouija board at one point. The camera is Brandon's, but ends up in the hands of various characters. This makes the plot even more disjointed.

At 50 minutes in, I have yet to see anything dangerous or interesting or paranormal. How about that? That's when the mayhem and Internet 'discoveries' about the past begin.

After such a slow start, will there be anything that redeems this effort as a horror film?

Not really.
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