A board with letters, numbers, and other signs around its edge, to which a planchette, movable pointer, or upturned glass moves, supposedly in answer to questions from people at a séance.
Uncertain, late 19th century.
1.Possibly from French oui (meaning yes) + German ja (also meaning yes).
2.Another source says Charles Kennard (founder of Kennard Novelty Company which manufactured Fuld's talking boards and where Fuld had worked as a varnisher) claimed he learned the name "Ouija"
HI FRIENDS, finally Origin of Evil is out on Friday and since it is a prequel to this film, I wanted to check out the first movie of the franchise and while I only heard bad things about it, I wasn’t looking forward to it at all. Now that I've watched it, I don’t understand all the hate this movie gets. Let me explain, it’s not Oscar worthy by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s alright. Basically it is the Ouija version of Final Destination, where instead of Fate coming after your ass it's the evil spirits that you awoken because you didn’t have anything better to do with your time than messing about with a soul infested board game... I still can't get my head around the fact that the Ouija board is an actual board game, I mean, if there’s no sign of malevolent ghost floating around your house to play with, what is the actual point of it? Not a clue. But it is also true that every time I see an Ouija board in a movie, regardless of the catastrophic series of event occurring after playing with it, makes me want to go on Amazon and get myself one… Yup, I am a weirdo.
Written by Magali Fazio
If you are one the people (they are a lot, I admit it) that hated the shit out of this movie you will love to hear what our friends at Mild Fuzz has to say about Ouija.