Ouija: Origin of Evil Review

Fellow movie-goers: Mike Flanagan has done it again, great movie.

Ratings are based on 1 to 10 Reels

9 Plot: Great story, with just the right amount of jump scares vs real scares.
10 Directing: Mike Flanagan is the boss, and brings his flair to this movie as well.
8 Acting: Great job, never seems cheesy in any way.
10 Cinematography: Awesome shots, again, due to Flanagan and how he does horror.
9 Pacing: Exciting from begining to end.

Here is the premise: 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 a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

I have been a fan of Mike Flanagan since Oculus, and Hush blew me away earlier this year; so it was no surprise that I would really love OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL. First, a great story, even when you have moments that are cliche-ic, Flanagan puts his spin on it and makes it awesome. The story never gets cheesy, it is a really good scary movie with just enough jump scares and real scares that keep you on the edge of your seat. I actually enjoyed this one better than the first movie, it may be the fact that Flanagan is involved, but it really is a great horror movie; and you don’t necessarily have to see the first one to enjoy this one.

Kenzie Lockhart


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