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Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 21 October 2016 (USA)
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In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business, inviting an evil presence into their home.

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In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business, inviting an evil presence into their home.

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No telling what you'll see. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, terror and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

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Also Known As:

Ouija: El origen del mal  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,065,500, 23 October 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,904,885, 18 November 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,496,033, 20 November 2016
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Trivia

Scenes that appear in the trailer but are missing from the final cut are: Jenny choking her father to death, a scene of Doug Jones dressed as a doctor turning around slowly, and the highly advertised scene of Doris in the doorway giggling. See more »

Goofs

Around 1 hour 3 minutes the Priest quotes from a Bible verse. "Do not believe every spirit , but test the spirits to see whether they are from God. For many false prophets have gone out into the world." He said that comes from John Chapter 4 verse 1 (which most Bible readers would take as coming from the Gospel of St. John 4:1) It does not. It comes from the First Epistle of John Chapter 4 verse 1 (1John 4:1) See more »

Quotes

Doris Zander: [At 40:00 Doris comes downstairs from bed to Ouija Board on table] As friends who have gathered... blah... blah... blah. What happened to my neck?
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Crazy Credits

The end credits for the main crew and cast include one letter of each name circled in blue, as if selected on an Ouija board. However, the series of selected letters do not spell any word or message. See more »

Connections

References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Dream Machine
Written by Daniel Edwardson
Courtesy of APM Music
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So this is where it all began!
24 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

It is a decent horror film, but surely better than the first. The previous part was an usual teen themed horror where everything started as a playful. But this one was a prequel and it focused on the origins. A single mother with two daughters is making money helping the people who want to contact their beloved dead ones. The things changes when her little daughter started to communicate the spirits of her own. The chaos unleashes, the house becomes haunted and the family begins to fall apart.

Keeping it simple is what worked out well for the film, despite thematically borrowed from others, scenes were kind of familiar and characters intentionally developed. Particularly the priest role was the most overused in any horror film. Followed by the twist. That turning point was good, but not a new. Nice performances and well shot film. Ouija is a fine concept for a horror theme and with this film's somewhat success, I hope the next one would only get better. So it is worth a watch, if you're not anticipating a something special.

6/10


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