Parents' Guide to

Ouija: Origin of Evil

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Horror prequel surprisingly good, despite odd, dark moments.

Movie PG-13 2016 99 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 13+

Good movie

Only have two scenes with blood in it. It's pretty disturbing , terrifying , and must see.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 14+

Scary enough

After playing with online ouija by redwerk for like a couple of weeks my younger brother asked if he could go with me and a company of friends when we decided to watch it in the cinema. for us it was a bit dull, but the kiddo said the movie's real creepy

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (34):

Ouija (2014) was terrible, but this prequel takes off in an entirely new direction with its mesmerizingly weird compositions and rhythms and wicked humor. Director/co-writer Mike Flanagan (of the excellent Oculus and Hush), who had nothing to do with the original, brings some dark new ideas to the table. (Both the sequel and the original are officially based on the Hasbro board game.) Quite often, Flanagan arranges the actors and the space in deliberately awkward or off-kilter formations, underlining the movie's creepy concept of the family unit -- which includes dead people.

He replaces dumb jump-scares with moments that are deeply unsettling -- or else unexpectedly, morbidly funny. Ouija: Origin of Evil does rely on a few too many digitally created white eyes and stretched-open mouths. That, plus the troubling idea of a 9-year-old girl being possessed, in addition to the downbeat, death-heavy ending, makes the movie recommendable only to hardened horror fans. But if you're one of them, stick around for a connecting post-credits scene!

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