"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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