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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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When you talk to the other side, you never know who will be listening. 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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21 October 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ouija: El origen del mal  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,065,500 (USA) (23 October 2016)

Gross:

$34,904,885 (USA) (18 November 2016)
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Trivia

The movie is dedicated to John Yarbrough (credited as J.D. Yarbrough) who worked as a transportation coordinator during the principal photography. He died before the movie was completed. See more »

Goofs

In the restaurant scene, although the air is "smokey", not one person in the place is seen smoking.

In 1967, a fair percentage of the customers would have been smoking. The percentage of smokers in America for that period was around 40%. See more »

Quotes

Doris Zander: [referring to the Ouija board] What's this?
Alice Zander: New prop for work.
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Crazy Credits

The 60's Universal logo appears at the beginning of the film but with "A Comcast Company" at the bottom. See more »

Connections

References The Evil Dead (1981) See more »

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Stick Around
Written by Tony Allan
Courtesy of APM Music
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A pretty captivating little horror flick, and beautifully shot
8 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't really expecting much from this one. The IBDb rating was pretty low, the title is a bit cheesy, and the writers, directors and cast are not exactly A-listers. None of that mattered though as this one was actually pretty good.

First off, the scenes were beautiful. It was like watching a warm sunset. In addition, the direction and camera angles really enhanced the suspense and intensity. The special effects were also top notch and at one point I was like, "Whaaaat? That is cool".

I was pretty captivated throughout, although it did have it's clunky moments but not too many of them and they quickly worked their way out of them.

The cast did a superb job with the young Lulu Wilson pretty much stealing the show. I'll most likely be seeing her again in my nightmares. Annalise Basso, Elizabeth Reaser and Henry Thomas also did an excellent job so I don't want to sell them short either.

Overall this was a pleasant surprise with moments of nail-biting suspense. Definitely worth the watch on a dark and quiet night. Oh, and one other reviewer mentioned not watching the preview. I didn't so that might have helped.


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