Today’s Movie Night Review: Grown Up Edition is Ouija. Of course my friends and I have tried these in high school and college. I don’t know how I believe in them working, since they are sold at Walmart etc. I’m open to the ideas of ghosts, hauntings, etc., but I’m also the one asking questions no one else knows at the table to test it too.
Of course this is not the first movie with a Ouija Board. My friend and I way back watched, Witchboard. This was back in 1986 and starred Tawny Kitaen, who you may remember as the hot chick dancing on the cars in Here I Go Again – Whitesnake video.
Anyway, you learned the biggest rule of all Ouija use…NEVER NEVER NEVER do it alone! All kinds of shit is going to come your way, and be leery of trusting anyone you “talk” to through an Ouija..spirits like the living lie!
Summary (without spoiling the end)
Laine’s best friend, Debbie, killed herself one night after playing with an Ouija board alone (Bad idea…like we see in every Ouija board based flick). Laine convinces her friends to try to communicate with her friend with the same board. Of course someone else starts to communicate with them, “Friend”. The friends start being harassed by some unknown spirit. They look for a way to stop what is haunting them before they are all dead.
I really liked this one. It had good suspense and startles. I love haunting movies anyway. A ghost story is always a classic scare. At one point the movie seemed to be over, and very nicely wrapped up. I was disappointed in that, until I saw there was about 20 minutes left of the movies. Oh good, that means some kind of twist is coming. The ending was final, but left some doubt and opening for a sequel. One new thing I did learn about Ouija boards was about looking through the planchette allows you to see spirits. No idea if this is part is true, but I’ll never try it!
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