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Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

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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 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Ouija" is a trademark of Hasbro, Inc. but is often used as a generic term for any talking board. There are different theories for where the name came from. Two very popular theories are that the board itself told its creator what to name it, and the creator came up with the name after combining the French and German words for "yes" - oui and ja. 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

Lina Zander: Something is wrong with Doris!
Alice Zander: She's experiencing something amazing!
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Crazy Credits

The scrolling end credits are fish-eye warped as if viewed through an Ouija board lens. See more »

Connections

References The Evil Dead (1981) See more »

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Dream Machine
Written by Daniel Edwardson
Courtesy of APM Music
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A pretty captivating little horror flick, and beautifully shot
8 January 2017 | by randymcbeastSee all my reviews

I wasn't really expecting much from this one. The IBDb rating was pretty low, the title is a bit cheesy, and the writers, directors and cast are not exactly A-listers. None of that mattered though as this one was actually pretty good.

First off, the scenes were beautiful. It was like watching a warm sunset. In addition, the direction and camera angles really enhanced the suspense and intensity. The special effects were also top notch and at one point I was like, "Whaaaat? That is cool".

I was pretty captivated throughout, although it did have it's clunky moments but not too many of them and they quickly worked their way out of them.

The cast did a superb job with the young Lulu Wilson pretty much stealing the show. I'll most likely be seeing her again in my nightmares. Annalise Basso, Elizabeth Reaser and Henry Thomas also did an excellent job so I don't want to sell them short either.

Overall this was a pleasant surprise with moments of nail-biting suspense. Definitely worth the watch on a dark and quiet night. Oh, and one other reviewer mentioned not watching the preview. I didn't so that might have helped.


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