Ouija: Origin of Evil

Ouija: Origin of Evil

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Ouija: Origin of Evil

Prequel to the surprise 2014 horror hit, following scam artists who fake paranormal activities only to get haunted for real.

In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

2016Rating: M, Violence and horror scenes. Content may disturb99 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Given Hasbro’s track record of making consistently cruddy movies out of their product line, low expectations are in order for this prequel to the wildly successful but insipid 2014 adaptation of their classic board game. But the toy giant handing the franchise keys over to Mike Flanagan is probably the most creatively sound decision they’ve made yet.

4.0
0

Surprisingly Spirited

It’s got a lousy title. It had a lousy trailer. And it’s the sequel to an (apparently) lousy film (although in the interests of full disclosure I must admit that I haven’t seen the original Ouija, and therefore shouldn’t really pronounce judgement…). Against all odds, though, Ouija: Origin of Evil turns out to be not lousy at all - at least not for the...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The rare horror sequel made with considerably more wit, craft, and imagination than its predecessor, "Ouija: Origin of Evil" feels less like the continuation of a budding franchise than an apology for what went wrong the first time.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Deliciously creepy, thanks largely to a terrific performance by the youngest of its stars.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Perhaps only the most lukewarm slumber party would truly need it. Yet if you were to ask whether Origin of Evil offers a better quality of timewasting than its predecessor, my finger would hover inexorably over YES.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's unlikely to have you looking over your shoulder as you walk to your car on the way home, but it may well sell a few Ouija boards to teenagers intent on giving themselves a scare.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

An entertaining and creepy ghost story that just might scratch that seasonal itch.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Both Reaser and Thomas provide unexpected depths to what could have been schematic roles, and the younger performers are even better.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...an exercise in pedestrian storytelling with minimal tension...

0
Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Given Hasbro’s track record of making consistently cruddy movies out of their product line, low expectations are in order for this prequel to the wildly successful but insipid 2014 adaptation of their classic board game. But the toy giant handing the franchise keys over to Mike Flanagan is probably the most creatively sound decision they’ve made yet.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The rare horror sequel made with considerably more wit, craft, and imagination than its predecessor, "Ouija: Origin of Evil" feels less like the continuation of a budding franchise than an apology for what went wrong the first time.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Deliciously creepy, thanks largely to a terrific performance by the youngest of its stars.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Perhaps only the most lukewarm slumber party would truly need it. Yet if you were to ask whether Origin of Evil offers a better quality of timewasting than its predecessor, my finger would hover inexorably over YES.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's unlikely to have you looking over your shoulder as you walk to your car on the way home, but it may well sell a few Ouija boards to teenagers intent on giving themselves a scare.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

An entertaining and creepy ghost story that just might scratch that seasonal itch.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Both Reaser and Thomas provide unexpected depths to what could have been schematic roles, and the younger performers are even better.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...an exercise in pedestrian storytelling with minimal tension...

0

Surprisingly Spirited

It’s got a lousy title. It had a lousy trailer. And it’s the sequel to an (apparently) lousy film (although in the interests of full disclosure I must admit that I haven’t seen the original Ouija, and therefore shouldn’t really pronounce judgement…). Against all odds, though, Ouija: Origin of Evil turns out to be not lousy at all - at least not for the...

3.0
0