BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
If the first Ouiji film was anything to go by, this should have been useless and a flop, but without giving too much away as I do want you to read the rest, it is pretty much the opposite. "In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business by inviting an evil presence into their home, not realizing how dangerous it is."
I did know a little about this film before I watched it and heard pretty good things saying that, so when I heard that it was on Netflix, I almost weed with excitement. Cue weeks of me trying to persuade my parents that it would be a great film to watch on a Saturday or Friday night, or even a Sunday... It did not work. I ended up watching it on my own instead, not that I don't normally, but y'know, it's always fun to scare your parents a little - in a good way though!
I'll tell you one thing about this film, I jumped a fair few times during it. Not jumped where I felt like my soul left my body but jumped as in flinched, I say it's like your bum clenches and tightens. This happened a fair few times to be fair, Ouiji: Origin of Evil is not terrifying, but your bum will clench.
On a side note, I have to give a round of applause to the special effects team for this film. Bravo. The look when people are possessed in this is so damn great, genuinely really quite creepy. Especially when you add in how they move towards unsuspecting people who like to stand in the dark and not use lights. Either moving slowly or as if Bolt has been possessed. It's creepy, and great, and creepy.
I have a fair amount of love for Ouiji: Origin of Evil, I can't really pick out anything bad about it, or any reason not to like it. It's a good story, thought out and well acted characters, and I hated the possessed child, that's always fun. It also has some really original and moments that I didn't see coming - AT ALL. I love those types of moments, like nice, soft punches in the face.
I really have to mention the ending scene too, have to. Not the post credit scene though, (there you go, little hint to wait and watch until after the credits.), but the last scene in the hospital, right before the credits roll. A second before the scene came on, I had a thought that I knew what happened here, but not 100%, and I am so glad I had forgotten it! I watched it three times, no joke. I watched it, shouted "Sweet baby Jesus!", then watched it again, and then showed my parents, scaring mother a little. I have also just watched it twice today on Youtube... Whoops.
Overall, I would happily watch this film again, and it is at least ten times better than the first one - sorry! As I said before, nothing bad to say about it here at all, just an all round fun little movie - bum clenches thrown in for free too.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..