Review: Ouija: Origin of Evil

Release Date: 8 February 2017
Format:  DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso

Even the most genuinely clairvoyant would have been hard-pressed to have foreseen a second movie based on the Ouija board game being made, yet here it is! Taking us back to 1967 Los Angeles – complete with classic Universal logo – we set about ticking things off the checklist. Widow? Yep. Older daughter? Uh-huh. Younger daughter ripe for possession? You bet. A priest? Duh! Evil spirits? Naturally! We may sound dismissive, for Ouija: Origin of Evil certainly goes for the tropes, but following a gradual build involving the family’s shonky fortune-telling business becoming all too real, it really lets loose some scare-tinged, M-rated popcorn pleasure.