Ouija is a 2014 American supernatural horror film directed by Stiles White in his directorial debut, produced by Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller and Bennett Schneir and written by Juliet Snowden and White, who previously together wrote The Possession. It stars Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, and Bianca A. Santos as teenagers who have unleashed spirits from a Ouija board.
The film was released on October 24, 2014 by Universal Studios. The film was a commercial success, receiving $103.6 million worldwide over a $5 million budget, but was universally and overwhelmingly panned by critics. A prequel, Ouija: Origin of Evil, was released on October 21, 2016. Although making a prequel to this movie was pointless, Origin of Evil is a lot better than this movie, and unlike this movie, Rotten Tomatoes gave it a good rating.
After the suicide of her best friend Debbie, Laine brings her sister Sarah and convinces her friends Trevor, Isabelle and Pete (Douglas Smith) to perform a séance using a Ouija board. However they unleash evil spirits that threaten them.
Why It Sucks
- Poor acting.
- Terrible ending.
- The script is awful.
- 16 horrible jump scares.
- Boring plot.
- There are incredibly stupid moments in the film.
- The prequel: Ouija: Origin of Evil (while pointless) was a massive improvement over its predecessor, and was much more well-received.
- A good cameo performance from Lin Shaye.
Ouija was panned by critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a "Rotten" rating of 7%, based on reviews from 76 critics, with an average score of 3.3/10. The site's consensus states: "Slowly, steadily, although no one seems to be moving it in that direction, the Ouija planchette points to NO." Metacritic, another review aggregator, gave the film a weighted average score of 38 out of 100, based on reviews from 22 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a C grade.