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Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 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 by inviting an evil presence into their home, not realizing how dangerous it is.

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Mike Flanagan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annalise Basso ... Lina Zander
Elizabeth Reaser ... Alice Zander
Lulu Wilson ... Doris Zander
Henry Thomas ... Father Tom
Parker Mack ... Mikey
Halle Charlton ... Ellie
Alexis G. Zall ... Betty
Doug Jones ... Ghoul Marcus
Kate Siegel ... Jenny Browning
Sam Anderson ... Mr. Browning
Chelsea Gonzalez ... Gloria
Lincoln Melcher ... Jack
Nicholas Keenan ... Walter
Michael Weaver ... Roger Zander
Ele Keats ... Ellie's Mom
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Storyline

In 1967 Los Angeles, a young widow named Alice Zander works out of her suburban home as a spiritual medium, accompanied by her daughters, 15-year-old Paulina "Lina" and 9-year old Doris. The family is still reeling over the recent death of Roger, Alice's husband and the kids' father. At Lina's suggestion, Alice incorporates a Ouija board into her readings. While trying out the board, she unknowingly contacts a spirit named Marcus that begins to possess Doris. Alice receives a notice that the bank intends to foreclose on their home. Doris contacts the board for help, believing she is communicating with her dead father. The spirit leads her to a secret compartment behind the basement wall containing a pouch of cash. When she gives the money to her mother, the family has an Ouija session, believing they can contact Roger. When the board answers a question only Roger would know the answer to, a thrilled Alice begins believing that they are in contact with her dead husband..

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When you talk to the other side, you never know who will be listening. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | China | Japan

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ouija: El origen del mal See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Annalise Basso and Kate Siegel reunite with Mike Flanagan, whom they worked with when they appeared in Oculus (2013), with Siegel also appearing in Hush (2016). See more »

Goofs

In order to make the film appear more authentic for the time in which it is set (1967), cue marks, or "reel change" marks, are inserted at approximately every 20 minutes. However, the marks are oval when they should actually be circular, since this is a film presented in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio and not in a 2.39:1 aspect ratio. The only time the marks should be oval is if a film is projected with an anamorphic lens. On an anamorphic film print, the cue marks are circular, but the anamorphic lens makes the circle look like an oval when projected on a screen. See more »

Quotes

Doris Zander: [At 40:00 Doris comes downstairs from bed to Ouija Board on table] As friends who have gathered... blah... blah... blah. What happened to my neck?
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Crazy Credits

The end credits for the main crew and cast include one letter of each name circled in blue, as if selected on an Ouija board. However, the series of selected letters do not spell any word or message. See more »

Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: Annabelle Creation (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

You Gotta Move Me
Written by Dennis Michael Lacey
Performed by Mike Lacey
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Yes, Thankfully this is better than the first film.
22 August 2017 | by jadflack-22130See all my reviews

This is a much better film, supposedly a prequel to the very bland 2014 film " Ouija", but quite honestly this could stand on it's own.There is nothing new here and it is prone to copying scenes from " The Exorcist"among other haunted house films.That said, it's capably done after a rather slow twenty minutes. Watchable but nothing more than that.


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