If there’s something I would never do, it’s to take place in a Ouija session. Is it superstition or too many horror movies in my life? It doesn’t matter, when it comes to Ouija, it’s a straight “No, thank you”.

So, when I watch movies about people using spirit boards to contact the dead, I can’t help myself but to think that what happens is purely their own fault.

Now, about the movie… Ouija manages to be entertaining and mildly creepy, just what I needed for a cozy evening on a stormy Saturday. My only critic is that “Origin of Evil” should have been released first since the first chapter offers a better ending to the entire story.

Finally, I was surprised to learn that, even if one of the first mentions of the automatic writing method used in the Ouija board is found in China around 1100 AD, the term “Ouija” is a trademark of Hasbro, Inc.

Ouija: Origin of Evil

A widowed mother runs a scam business, together with her two daugthers. All goes well until a Ouija board is added to bring something new into their performance. Soon, evil spirits are unleached, and the youngest daughter gets possessed.

All is there to make an excellent horror movie: the casting, the story, the 60’s vibe,… Everything starts off really well, you get to know the characters, and the tension builds up nicely. Unfortunately, at a certain point, things get rushed. From the moment we know that an evil nazi doctor and his tortured patients are involved, the movie ends in a bit over 20 minutes. However, I’ve been hiding quite a few times behind my pillow, and felt pretty uncomfortable before going to bed.

Be sure to watch the movie until the end credits are over, horror geeks are in for a big surprise. Totally worth the watch.