OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL (15)

 

OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL (15)

Run time: 98 mins

Director: Mike Flanagan

Cast: Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso, Lulu Wilson, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel, and Alexis G. Zall

 

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDyOftZyVeA

 

Screening types: 2D/Subtitled

 

 

Synopsis: In Ouija 2, the follow up to 2014’s sleeper hit, a family must confront their most terrifying fears when they unleash an evil from the other side that only they can send back.

In swinging mid-sixties Los Angeles, an enterprising widow (Elizabeth Reaser) is doing a roaring trade with her fake medium routine. Helping to fleece the gullible are her two daughters. One day she brings home a new prop to help boost earnings: an ouija board! Little does she suspect that she has now invited genuine evil into the home. Troubled youngest child Doris (Lulu Wilson) soon begins to behave oddly and uses the board in an attempt to contact her dead father. Before long, she is possessed by a malevolent spirit and channelling sinister supernatural powers. Now the family must unite to overcome their fear and send the demonic entity back to the other side.

 

Director Mike Flanagan [Oculus (2013 and 2006)] delivers shock after shock in this blood-chilling prequel to the low-budget 2014 surprise hit Ouija.

 

While not a contender to rival one of the great horror films it references at time – Carrie or The Exorcist – this is an entertaining enough Halloween season watch – creepy and with lots of thumps and bumps.

 

Images courtesy of Universal Pictures UK 

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