Ouija – See it if you dare… to waste your time!
In 2008, it was announced that a Ouija movie would be filmed. It wasn’t until 2011 that a director was choosen, McG and Simon Kinberg for the script. The project is abandoned in August 2011 because of a too pricey budget. In July 2012, the production begins again, this time, with Stiles White as director and co-writer and Juliet Snowden for co-writer.
Should I see it?
It’s a movie that will be boring for many people that are used to seeing horror movies. However, for those who never saw one, maybe, just maybe, they will find it scary.
Directed by Stiles White
Released on October 24, 2014
Running Time: 89 minutes
Starring: Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith
Review – 3.6/10
A group of friends play the board game Ouija and awaken a spirit that will haunt them.
Just with that description, it tells you what the whole movie is about! No surprises there, you will see a group of teenagers that played a game they shouldn’t have, a spirit will be haunting them, and they will try to find ways to chase the bad spirit away, but at what price…
The movie is highly predictable, so much that I didn’t get scare once, I knew with the use of the angle of the camera when the director would try to get me scared and it never worked. The script is a disgrace, the actors are poorly playing, but I guess they did their best with what they had to work with…
It’s a first time behind the camera for director Stiles White, and it’s not something worth remembering for, at least in a positive way. If I laugh during a horror movie when I knew that wasn’t the crew intention, then you know they are off to a bad start, middle, and ending! To be honest, I was expecting more of White, who worked on the special effects of An Interview with a Vampire, the Sixth Sense and many more. He also co-written not only Ouija, but Boogeyman (2005) and The Possession (2012). I thought that after all these attempts at horror movies he would learn from his mistakes and deliver something better but apparently not.
I wonder how a production company can agree to put its money into a movie like this, but I suspect they thought it would attract teenagers. I think it’s even worse when the production company is compose of Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).
Like most horror movie, the concept has potential, but unfortunately, the script, the acting, and the way of filming the director used is of poor quality, making Ouija a movie that I wouldn’t even suggests to pay to see on rental. Also, I don’t think parents will be too happy to hear their teenagers asking for a Ouija board for Christmas after seeing the movie!