Ouija: Origin of Evil
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

In this horror sequel, a game of Ouija leads to supernatural activity. Annalise Basso, Henry Thomas, Doug Jones, and Elizabeth Reaser star. Directed by Mike Flanagan.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 21, 2016
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2017
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ouija: Origin of Evil swerves its franchise's planchette unexpectedly to YES with a surprisingly scary and dramatically satisfying follow-up to its lackluster predecessor.

Kate Erbland

Ouija giddily zips between haunted house thriller, exorcism drama and skillful period piece, all wrapped up in a neat and terrifying little bow.

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Christian Holub
Entertainment Weekly

Ouija: Origin of Evil is an interesting exercise in watching filmmakers try to mint a franchise out of basically nothing.

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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

This is an instant classic that will have you screaming in your seat and cowering behind the seat in front of you.

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Odie Henderson

This is what you came to see, and the numerous gruesome horrors are rendered in enjoyable fashion.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Deliciously creepy, thanks largely to a terrific performance by the youngest of its stars.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Tedious supernatural thriller based on the Hasbro game.

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Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

This is a prequel superior to its predecessor - we're not bored with board-game ghoulishness yet.

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Bruce Kirkland
Toronto Sun

Ouija: Origin of Evil is sadly derivative, totally stupid, routinely cheeseball and ultimately disappointing.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

None of those rules apply here. It is literally every man, woman, and child for his- or herself. Which is the refreshing part about this film and, perhaps more importantly, it revives the franchise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Infinitely better than the first Ouija movie, this intelligent prequel understands quite well how silence can be much more terrifying than loud noises, giving… More
Luke Andrews
The sequel and prequel to the critically panned Ouija, Ouija: Origin of Evil is about a family contacting the dead through the titular board game, only to have… More
KJ Proulx
This is definitely the year for horror films. When the announcement was made that a second Ouija film was in the works, I naturally just rolled my eyes,… More
Brendan Nicholls
I found the first film a utter bore but knew that because of the successful box office a sequel would follow. The good news was the original director was… More
Dann Michalski
Full of chills, Ouija: Origin of Evil is a frightful and disturbing horror film. The story follows a single mother in the late '60s who runs a séance… More
Jesse Ortega
Would it be fair to say that this is one of the best horror sequels of all time? My memory is shit, but there aren't many of those in existence. Evil… More