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Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 21 October 2016 (USA)
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In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business, inviting an evil presence into their home.

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In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business, inviting an evil presence into their home.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, terror and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Ouija: El origen del mal  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,065,500, 23 October 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,904,885, 18 November 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,496,033, 20 November 2016
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Trivia

Mike Flanagan in an interview revealed that the original cut was 130 minutes with 40 minutes removed from the final cut. Doug Jones's scenes as the devil's doctor trimmed or removed entirely, Chelsea Gonzales's scenes as Gloria were cut as well, and Kate Siegel had at least 2 more scenes which include another visit to the Zanders' and the choking scene with her father. See more »

Goofs

In the first movie, to which this is a prequel, this film's events are stated to have occurred in the late 1940s or early 1950s - an onscreen newspaper article dates them to 1952. This movie is explicitly set in 1967. See more »

Quotes

Doris Zander: [referring to the Ouija board] What's this?
Alice Zander: New prop for work.
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Crazy Credits

There is a post-credits scene with Lin Shaye. See more »


Soundtracks

May I Have this Dance
Written by Alan Ett (as Alan Paul Ett) and William Ashford
Courtesy of Opus 1 Music
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So this is where it all began!
24 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

It is a decent horror film, but surely better than the first. The previous part was an usual teen themed horror where everything started as a playful. But this one was a prequel and it focused on the origins. A single mother with two daughters is making money helping the people who want to contact their beloved dead ones. The things changes when her little daughter started to communicate the spirits of her own. The chaos unleashes, the house becomes haunted and the family begins to fall apart.

Keeping it simple is what worked out well for the film, despite thematically borrowed from others, scenes were kind of familiar and characters intentionally developed. Particularly the priest role was the most overused in any horror film. Followed by the twist. That turning point was good, but not a new. Nice performances and well shot film. Ouija is a fine concept for a horror theme and with this film's somewhat success, I hope the next one would only get better. So it is worth a watch, if you're not anticipating a something special.

6/10


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