Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

November 13, 2017

Fearter rating: 8/10

Scary scenes, a star of the future and a dash of humour make this an entertaining horror. 

 

Review (no spoilers):

Having watched the other Ouija films, I wasn't expecting too much from this film - but I was pleasantly surprised. 

 

The plot makes sense, is interesting and dare I say it - slightly different from a lot of other possession films. The movie is well made and the acting is good, in particular the main young actor who does a great job of being creepy, scary and funny.

 

What I liked about this movie is that it has a bit of everything in it, humour, sadness, suspense and horror. All of these aspects make it an entertaining watch without taking away from its main genre - horror. I also liked the fact that the characters are a lot more three dimensional than in many other movies of this ilk, which is a big bonus and adds to the quality of the film. 

 

My only criticisms are that in two places it goes a bit too far e.g. with the CGI and what we can see of the antagonist - but this is only brief moments. My other criticism is that it suffers from Lord of the Rings - Return of the King syndrome i.e. it doesn't know when to end. However, unlike LOTR the ending(s) only go on for about 10 minutes rather than hours! The ending itself, when it arrives, is actually quite good and just about makes up for the wait. 

 

All in all this is a good, entertaining horror movie with some interesting aspects and good characters. It's held together by the children's great acting and is definitely worth a watch. 

 

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