Movie Review: Ouija (2014)

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CAST:
Olivia Cooke – Laine Morris
Ana Coto – Sarah Morris
Daren Kagasoff – Trevor
Bianca A. Santos – Isabelle
Douglas Smith – Pete
Shelley Henning – Debbie

PG-13
Length: 89mins
Genre: Horror

three star

Three “Ouija” Stars

I have been wanting to watch this movie for a long time and I finally got to watch it! I definitely have mixed emotions about this movie.

First, it reeled me in from the beginning. I was intrigue; I was anxious. The opening was so mysterious and gave a perfect preview of what the movie would be about, minus the title. It was a nice way to introduce the characters, which will be 10 years older in present day.

But was this movie scary? Not so much. I didn’t have any screaming episodes (I’m not a screamer). But this movie was freaky. It had me on my toes, EVEN when I called the plot twist halfway into the movie.

What I really liked about this movie was the foreshadowing scattered over the movie. I don’t want to spoil anything but there were many symbolic actions and places that were automatically a bad sign. When that same action/scene happened later in the movie, you immediately knew that something horrible was going to happen. In my opinion, this increased the anticipation. It was beautiful.

Another thing I loved about this movie were the effects. They were A-MAZING! Particularly, the indication of being possessed with the fogging of the eyes to a white, pupil-less eye. That was freaky and super cool. Also, when some characters had there mouths sewn shut. *shudders* That was even creepier. This movie deserves an A+ for effects.

What pissed me off was the way the characters acted. I found myself yelling things at the screen like, “Don’t go in there!! It’s dark!” or “Why the hell are you not running away?” or “Why did you turn off the damn lights?!” There was many sarcastic comments made from yours truly. I’m not really a fan of stupidity and these characters have the IQ of a brick. Cue tumblr posts to prove my point.

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I mean seriously, is the ghost/demon really going to answer you?!

Character: Hello? Who’s there?
Ghost/Demon:

THEY’RE DEAD. THEY ARE FROM ANOTHER WORLD. THEY CANNOT SPEAK. And how about when the characters continue to do whatever the heck they’re doing to provoke the spirits instead of JUST STOPPING AND WALKING AWAY?!

*takes a deep breath* Before this turns into a rant on how I don’t like people who have no common sense, the idiocy of the characters actually brought more enjoyment to my Ouija experience. I know, I know, all that complaining for a positive remark. But I mean, who doesn’t like making fun of characters and yelling at a screen?? This movie just makes it perfect for parties and sleepovers because it’s actually not that scary and you can yell at the screen altogether.

Stupidity brings people closer. -Words of Wisdom by Michelle

THE ENDING WAS TORTURE. I’m a person who hates cliffhangers. You give me a cliffhanger and I’m your enemy. This cliffhanger was not okay. With my luck, the production of sequels to movie I’ve watched are non-existent; a cliffhanger without a proceeding movie is painful, sad and frustrating. BUT. OUIJA WILL HAVE A SEQUEL! HALLELUJAH! I will definitely be watching the sequel when it comes out October 2016!!

In conclusion, if you are looking for a horror movie that has frustrating but amusing characters, chilling visual effects, and an interesting but predictable storyline, Ouija is the best choice, especially for a night with your friends.


Two posts in one night. Go me! This is my first movie review. That was much harder than I thought it would be… I’m definitely going to be writing notes while watching movies from now on… Makes things much easier! Hope you enjoyed this review on Ouija!

Never play alone,

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