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!
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.
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!