Saturday, October 31, 2015
2015 October Horror Challenge #99 "Ouija"
I wad excited when this movie came out. Yeah, it looked like it might be a little silly, the typical "teens get menaced by evil spirit" fare, but I like those movies, so I was hoping I'd like this one, too. Plus, I just like movies about evil board games. "Witchboard," "Jumanji," "The Black Waters of Echoes Pond," and on and on. I dig them all, so I was hoping this one would join the ranks.
Truth be told, it holds up pretty well, especially for a movie with a PG-13 rating. There's some silliness here and there, but it's a pretty solid spooky flick. The acting isn't bad, and some of the special effects creeped me out (I get creeped out when things happen to people's eyes). The plot is pretty standard: teens play with Ouija board, release evil spirits, start dying, have to figure out how to stop ghosts. Nothing I haven't seen before, but it's done pretty well, and Lin Shaye plays a small but memorable role. It's nothing groundbreaking, but I had fun watching it.