Ouija: Origins of Evil

Raise your hand if you’ve ever played with a Ouija board. *Raises hand* It seems to be something that every middle schooler once tried out, and was traumatized by. In fact, after catching a screening of the new film Ouija earlier this week, my friend and I were sharing our stories from years ago and how we’ll never forget, laughing about them the whole drive home.

When I first started seeing commercials for the new movie, I was intrigued. I love scary movies and because the Ouija board has always been a center part of the “spirit world” and like I mentioned above, middle school life. As PG-13 movie, you’d think Ouija would be totally cheesy and not worth your ~90 minutes. But I have to say, this one definitely exceeded my expectations!

Ouija: Origins of Evil
Set in the 1960s when the Ouija board first came out, the film centers around a single mom and her two young daughters. With an in-home business connecting people with the spirits of their loved ones who passed on, the family thinks it’s all theatrics and there’s no truth to it based on their own show they put on for customers. However, after picking up a Ouija board to add to their act, they learn that the board is no joke.

Ouija: Origins of Evil

If I had to describe the movie I’d say it’s kind of a cross between The Exorcist and The Ring. While I wouldn’t say there are any “shocking” moments in terms of plot, there are plenty of cringe-moments (who knew a little girl could be so creepy?!) and ones that will make you jump (and I’m not one to jump easily in movies)! If you’re into scary movies, this is a great one to see for the Halloween season!

Have you ever played with a Ouija board? If there’s anything I learned from this movie, it’s stay far away from them! Ha!

The images in this post are courtesy of Universal Pictures.


  1. October 21, 2016 / 11:31 AM

    I have never played with a Ouija board! I’ll definitely stay away haha. To be honest overtime the commercial comes on I close my eyes haha I’m very easily scared!

    • October 29, 2016 / 9:36 PM

      Good call, haha. The movie does have some pretty creepy moments!

  2. Holly
    October 21, 2016 / 2:51 PM

    I’ve played with a Ouija board before! It’s super creepy, but hard to tell if it’s actually working or if someone is moving it, either on purpose or unintentionally. Not sure if I’m going to see the movie, because it looks so scary!


    • October 29, 2016 / 9:37 PM

      That’s exactly how I felt! Regardless, it was pretty terrifying, haha. If you see it, maybe watch during the day :)

  3. October 21, 2016 / 3:47 PM

    I love creepy kids! Haha I may have used a Ouija board once, but only for a minute or two. When I was a kid a bunch of the adults all did it and locked me and my cousin in his bedroom and told us not to come out when they did it- they had such a creepy experience that it spooked me from ever really messing with it

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    • November 4, 2016 / 11:43 AM

      Exactly! I think so many of us having crazy memories of them. This movie was a thrilling reminder of why we should stay away, haha.

  4. October 21, 2016 / 4:01 PM

    I’ve never played with a Ouija board. I have deep seated beliefs that evil spirits do exist and that I shouldn’t attempt to call them up. Chalk that up to being raised in a strict religious household but nevertheless I’ll stay away. I may actually watch the movie though but I’m still undecided about it.

    • November 4, 2016 / 11:44 AM

      The movie definitely shows all of the bad things that can happen when you use one! I know I certainly won’t be going near one again!

  5. MrWriteMedia
    October 21, 2016 / 5:35 PM

    Never played with those but this one does look good. I was surprised it got some really good reviews and good rankings on Rotten Tomatoes. As long as it’s not cheesy and TOO unbelievable, I’ll see it.

    • November 4, 2016 / 11:44 AM

      It’s not totally cheesy, but of course, there are some moments. Either way, you’ll be haunted by that little girl!

  6. Nadia
    October 21, 2016 / 6:05 PM

    To be honest, I read the plot of this one earlier today but didn’t dare to watch the trailer lol.
    I have never played with a ouija board (thankfully) as I do believe evil spirits exist and they are not to be joked with. As a kid we used to do all kinds of stupid stuff though, including calling the spirits of those who passed away. One time things got so creepy I literally couldn’t sleep at night for weeks (I was 8 or something like that) with lights off. That experience + many horror movies later, I swore off scary stuff lol. Think last time I watched a scary movie was 8 years ago.
    So when Halloween rolls in, I am the one who loves to carve the pumpkins, watch Hocus Pocus and similar movies and get creative with pumpkin inspired recipes :)
    xox Nadia

    • November 4, 2016 / 11:46 AM

      Haha, there’s nothing wrong with that at all! I love the light/fun side of Halloween too. I do enjoy some spooky things like haunted house attractions, but I definitely think the Ouija board is not to be messed with!

  7. Paige Strand
    October 21, 2016 / 7:04 PM

    This looks epic!

    • November 4, 2016 / 11:45 AM

      It was pretty crazy! That little girl was terrifying!

  8. October 23, 2016 / 5:40 PM

    I definitely want to see this!

    • November 4, 2016 / 11:45 AM

      I hope you like it, Tanea!

  9. October 23, 2016 / 8:25 PM

    This is on our list of movies to see! Hopefully next weekend.

  10. Taylor Smith
    October 24, 2016 / 12:39 AM

    I have never played with them because my mom always told me they worked! LOL

    • November 4, 2016 / 12:13 PM

      Be glad she did, haha. Everyone I talk to that has used ones has had pretty crazy experiences!

  11. October 24, 2016 / 8:44 PM

    This is ironic! My students were JUST asking me last week about ouji boards! lol

  12. October 25, 2016 / 9:50 AM

    I’ve only tried a oujia board once and it’s really creepy. I’m sure I’ll definitely check ou t this movie soon.

    • November 4, 2016 / 12:13 PM

      It is! The little girl in this movie is beyond creepy too! I hope you like it.

  13. October 25, 2016 / 3:27 PM

    I’ve never played with a oujia board, and I hate scary movies. But my husband loves them, so he might be interested :)

    • November 4, 2016 / 12:14 PM

      If you’re not into scary movies, you’ll definitely need to cover your eyes at parts of the movie if you watch. The little girl is the creepiest!

  14. October 26, 2016 / 12:31 AM

    I’m so excited to see a review on this! I saw Ouija when that came out a few years ago and loved it. When this one came out, I was iffy because one had just came out and it was great. So I really thought this one would be super dumb. So I have yet to watch it. But I’ll definitely have to check it out now that I know it’s not horrible lol

    • November 4, 2016 / 12:15 PM

      I can’t remember the first one – I think I need to go back and watch it! I hope you enjoy this one too :)

  15. Sarah Jean
    October 26, 2016 / 8:00 AM

    Never played and never will. This movie looks too scary for me too!! haha

    • November 4, 2016 / 11:46 AM

      It did have some pretty terrifying moments. That little girl is so creepy!

  16. October 26, 2016 / 6:39 PM

    I definitely will not be watching. I still check behind the shower curtain when I am home alone, so no thank you, lol.
    Ouija boards are no joke. I stay far away.

    • October 29, 2016 / 9:37 PM

      Hahaha, I do the same! But I still love the scary movies.