Okay let's all gather around and play this board game. Now this game has its own urban legends floating around it and its legacy has it dipped in the supernatural world and dripping with all that ecto-plasma slime that fills peoples nightmares. This one board game if you can tell yourself its only a game. This game is called Ouija! The history of this game dates back to 1890 when Elijah Bond created the game as a novelty item. Never did he figure his creation would become a tool in seance's to contact the dead. But sometimes the dead aren't the loved ones we are talking to, it ends up being something far, far worse and more sinister than anyone can expect.
The movie opens on two young girls about to begin playing with the ouija board but they're interrupted by the sister of one the girls and the movie jumps to present time where both friends are now teenagers. One of the girls, Debbie uses the board but becomes frightened of what she learned from her experience of using the board alone and decides to burn the board as a way of being rid of it. She figures she'd call her best friendnthe other girl from the opening scene, Laine. Whos concern for her friend is only met with rejection as she is sent away by her and this is where the movies plot takes place as Debbie becomes possessed and kills herself by hanging herself.
Now as most of you can figure out the friends soon start dropping like flies and it only makes Laine become a detective of sorts to figure out what the hell is really going on here. Eventually she diacovers that the house Debbie lived in housed a mother who conducted seances with the boards and used her own daughters in the experiments with the undead. Pretty much having her kids become the body for the spirit to speak through but with any supernatural phenomena something goes wrong and people die because of it. Now this is where Lin Shaye pops up and well damn this woman has made a late career of playing someone in these kind of films. She olays one of the daughters of the family that once owned Debbie's house and own mother conducted those seances. She spins a good story and well its no surprise to what her real intentions were in this film as it turns out she is really not who she made herself out to be. And the two sisters set out to end this all before they all die because of it.
reviewed by Bucky