Tuesday 13 September 2016

Trailer Review: Ouija: Origin of Evil

For starters, I've now seen every scare in the movie. For seconders, I've now seen the whole movie.

Capitalizing on the success of other horror movies set in the 1960s and 70s, the good people behind 2014's paint-by-numbers teen horror romp Ouija have made good on their threat to spoon feed us more PG-13 tripe.

Set forty years too late, a family of spiritualists use a Ouija board to scam their clients. Upset by the family's perfidy, a cadre of ghosts take it upon themselves to teach the deceitful women a lesson they won't soon forget. Taking a page from Poltergeist, the ghosts possess the youngest daughter, but no one notices because she was already evil to begin with. Calling in a priest to help with the situation only makes things worse, and introduces an Exorcist vibe to the proceedings. Also, someone on the production really likes the film Skeleton Crew (not the Stephen King one), and has seen one too many films about a funeral parlor-cum-family home. In the end the evil is defeated, sort of, and everyone lives happily ever after. Except for the debilitating emotional trauma of having survived a ghost attack.

1 comment:

busterggi said...

Another f'ing ouija movie??? Makes recycled superhero origins look original.