Ouija was a pretty but vacant bit of spooky that hinted at the start of a series. So, naturally, a sequel is coming to town. Or in the case of Ouija: Origin of Evil, a prequel. How’d things get to be so scary for that piece of particleboard? Synopsis!
It was never just a game. Inviting audiences again into the lore of the spirit board, Ouija: Origin of Evil tells a terrifying new tale as the follow-up to 2014’s sleeper hit that opened at number one. 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.
Just like the original, the FX look amazing. Let’s hope director Mike Flanagan, along with co-writer Jeff Howard (both from 2013’s Occulus) and a cast that includes Twilight‘s Elizabeth Reaser, The Strain‘s Doug Jones, and E.T.‘s Henry Thomas (all grown up now; go watch him as John Adams in Sons of Liberty) cranks things up Ouija: Origin of Evil slips into multiplexes this Halloween. BOO!