Ouija: Origin of Evil

Ouija: Origin of Evil
Ouija: Origin of Evil
  • PG-13
  • 1h 38m
  • 2016
Certified Fresh82%
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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 in 1967 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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh82%
Critics Consensus: Ouija: Origin of Evil swerves its franchise's planchette unexpectedly to YES with a surprisingly scary and dramatically satisfying follow-up to its lackluster predecessor.
Reviews
indieWire
Kate Erbland
Fresh

Ouija giddily zips between haunted house thriller, exorcism drama and skillful period piece, all w...

June 25, 2017
RogerEbert.com
Odie Henderson
Fresh

This is what you came to see, and the numerous gruesome horrors are rendered in enjoyable fashion.

June 25, 2017
Globe and Mail
Brad Wheeler
Fresh

This is a prequel superior to its predecessor - we're not bored with board-game ghoulishness yet.

June 25, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Christian Holub
Rotten

Ouija: Origin of Evil is an interesting exercise in watching filmmakers try to mint a franchise ou...

June 25, 2017
New York Times
Neil Genzlinger
Fresh

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

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Horror prequel surprisingly good, despite odd, dark moments.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Ouija: Origin of Evil is better than 2014's Ouija (both movies are based on Hasbro's Ouija board game). There are plenty of scares and creepy scenes, but they're mostly bloodless. While possessed by a monster, a 9-year-old girl does terrible things and is herself in peril. Characters die; viewers will see a hanged body, a bloody knife, monsters, and scary stuff, as well as off screen violence and other acts that are described. Language is pretty infrequent but does include a few uses of "bitch," "hell," "crap," and "oh my God." Teens drink at a party, adults drink in a social dinner setting, and there's talk about excessive drinking among adults, including a man killed in a drunk-driving accident. Sexual content is limited to flirting and a tender kiss between teens. Overall, the movie is scary, with some weird/darkly funny moments, but it has bleak themes and ends on a downbeat note.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror
  • Release Date:October 21, 2016
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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