Ouija (2014) Movie Review

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Ouija (2014)

2014 | PG-13 | Horror, Thriller, Fantasy
89 minutes / 1h 29min

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Ouija Plot Synopsis:

A girl is mysteriously killed after recording herself playing with an ancient Ouija Board, which leads to a close group of friends to investigate this board. They later find out that some things aren't meant to be played with, especially the 'other side'.

Ouija (2014) Review

Ouija (2014) is an American supernatural thriller horror movie that was enjoyable, but a movie that I will not watch again. Director and co-writer Stiles White (The Sixth Sense (1999), Knowing (2009), Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)) did a poor job in the scares department. There were no jump scares whatsoever, and the movie was not scary at all. One might think, Ouija board movie, hmmm this should be an excellent scary treat for Halloween - NOT, well maybe it is for those who scare easily. The film contains suspense, frightening images for some viewers with a weak stomach, violence and intense moments. I honestly believe that if this movie was not tone down to be a PG-13 movie then it would have been an item that made my re-watch list.

The movie starts off by showing us a murder and some flashbacks with the Ouija game. Debby Galardi (Shelley Hennig - Days of Our Lives (1965), The Secret Circle (2011), Teen Wolf (2011)) is playing the game and has broken two of the rules - she played the game by herself and tried to burn the Ouija Board. Laine Morris (Olivia Cooke - The Signal (2014), The Quiet Ones (2014), Bates Motel (2013)) drops by her best friend Debbie’s house to pick her up but Debbie does not want to go out. Debbie is found dead, and it is thought to be a horrific suicide. Laine knows her best friend would not kill herself and brought it upon herself to find out why Debbie was killed. Liane does not like the Ouija board but decides to use it to contact Debbie after she found it in Debbie’s room while housesitting for Debbie’s parents. She goes to Debbie’s house to play the game and use the same board Debbie had used and tried to burn. Liane brings along her boyfriend Trevor (Daren Kagasoff), her friend Isabelle (Bianca Santos), her sister Sarah (Ana Coto), and Debbie’s boyfriend Pete (Douglas Smith) to perform the Séance with the Ouija board. The Ouija board spelled the first letter of the person name which is “D”, and everyone automatically believes it is Debbie. Watch the movie to see what happens next.

The movie was not what I thought it would be, but it was enjoyable. The actors all did a good job and the music was good as well. Lin Shaye‘s role was a treat in this movie and, needless to say, she always plays her role amazingly well. This movie might make some folks afraid of flossing their teeth again. The storyline was amazing and had potential to excel more than it did. The movie did evolve into a better watch from the beginning, but it lacks scare factors, jump scenes and thrills.

  • Ouija Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 4.03
  • IMDB: 4.5
  • MetaCritic: 3.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 0.6

About Ouija 2014

Title: Ouija
Year: 2014
Runtime: 89 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy
Reviewer: Score: 3 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 2.01/5 stars from 42,588 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 42,588 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Ouija Cast Starring: Lin Shaye, Morgan Peter Brown, Claudia Katz, Douglas Smith, Claudia Katz Minnick, Olivia Cooke, Leigh Bush, Rick L. Dean, Vivis Colombetti, Matthew Settle, Jeffrey Ashkin, Shelley Hennig, Sunny May Allison, Bill Watterson, Kathleen Coyne, Jake Lucas, Ken Blackwell, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff, Bianca A. Santos, Alexi Stavrou, Sierra Heuermann, Brendan Haley, Robyn Lively, Afra Sophia Tully, Claire Beale, Izzie Galanti
Ouija Writers: Juliet Snowden, Stiles White
Ouija Director: Stiles White
Box Office: $43,513,891
Production: Universal Pictures
Website: http://www.ouijamovie.com/
Language: English
Country: Japan, USA