#HorrorMovie #Review #2Stars – Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

I let her use my hand. Doris

The way of charlatans is to convince through any means that what they are telling their subject is the truth and what is happening around them is real. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) starts out this way, though it is mostly bland, there are some almost convincing scenes.

I was in college when I participated in the use of a Ouija Board, and I didn’t believe that the person I was with wasn’t pushing it, getting answers she wanted to hear. So, oddly, I’m not convinced the board has power, unlike Tarot Cards; I know, how does that make sense? I’d seen bits of this movie a few times, but never sat down and watched it from beginning to end until recently. And after it was all said and done, I’m still not a believer, though some of my favorite ghost hunters say they are real, and are a gateway for Unhuman Spirits, as shown in this movie and countless others.

Honestly, I’m not sure why I watched this movie besides the fact that Lulu Wilson is in it, who I enjoyed in Annabelle Creation. It isn’t great, but it had some good terror moments. The face morphing was strange and over done and not that great of an effect. I didn’t understand how the priest became possessed so quickly or how sowing Doris’s mouth shut would solve the problem. Then there’s the ending, which was probably one of the worst endings I’ve seen in a long time.

Now I ponder, do I bother with the first? No, I haven’t seen it, though I have it in the DVR. Only time will tell. I give this film 2 out of 5 Stars and recommend that you not waste your time.

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