Monday, October 29, 2018

Halloween Day by Day: Ouija (2014)

I suspect that everyone, at one point or another, has either played- or thought of playing with a Ouija board.

After her friend dies, Laine Morris and her friends use a Ouija board to contact her...

Too bad, they reached the wrong person...

The idea isn't a bad one.  It could support some decent scares and story- as demonstrated by the fact that there's a page dedicated to listing movies with Ouija boards.  This 2014 offering however, falls short of what it could've been.

The story itself isn't bad.  It's just not executed well.  There's no real suspense.  Most of the scares are variations of the jump scare that seems to becoming a huge part of the genre lately.  The writing felt lazy and... well, meh.

Ditto for the characters.  They're not developed very well, and it was hard to feel anything beyond apathy for most of them.  Once again, meh.

I'm just going to say that the acting was meh as well.  Just, meh.

I was just left feeling, meh by this movie.  I'm sticking "Ouija" in "The Ugly".

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