The best £12 I spent on a cinema ticket in a long time.
Ouija: Origin Of Evil is the prequel of the Ouija (2014), set in 1965 where a widow and her two daughters scam people into talking with their deceased loved ones for a living, but when the mother
One of the reasons this movie works so well is that Flanagan and co writer of many years Jeff Howard wanted to come up with a story close to the classic scary flicks we all grew up loved being traumatized by: The Changeling, The Exorcist and Poltergeist to name a few, Mikey even used antique lenses, zooms instead of steadicam, split-diopters (whatever that is) and other things that have fallen out of vogue... I know some of you like to know this stuff (I'm looking at you AJ!)
Lulu Wilson as Doris is the equally spine-chilling and adorable demon child and blew Mike Flanagan away during her audition. After he even stated that 'she is a 8 year old going on 40'.
Annalise Basso is perfect as the mood swinging teenager and of course you must remember her from Oculus.
Father Thomas is Henry Thomas AKA FUCKIN Elliott from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial!!! I had a feeling he looked familiar! He will also be in Mike Flanagan’s next project for Netflix: the movie adaptation of the novel by Stephen King, Gerald’s Game - yup, this title will be a mouthful.
Kate Siegel, Mike Flanagan wife and the heroine in Hush has a small cameo that I didn’t spot – I give you a hint, she’s not a demon.
Contrary to what I said when I watched Ouija, after seeing Mike Flanagan's take on the franchise I don’t want to be near one of those evil boards ever in my life... Oh, and most importantly, learn from yours truly mistakes, stay for the end credit scene!!!
Written by Magali Fazio
And of course you can see what the guys at Mild Fuzz had to say HERE