Unlike most Hollywood blockbusters, “Ouija: Origin of Evil” takes a step back and sets the second movie in the past, before the first movie. The movie follows Alice Zander, who runs a scam business that lets her paying customers to believe that they are communicating with the dead. When customers aren’t as intrigued, Zander adds a new stunt into her play. This stunt invites much evil into her home, real genuine evil.
When Alice begins messing with the evil, her youngest daughter, Doris, becomes infested with danger as a spirit takes over her body. “Ouija: Origin of Evil” is critically acclaimed to be a much more solid movie than the original “Ouija” movie. This prequel is directed by Mike Flanagan, who is known for horror and may shed some light on why this movie is getting better reviews.
The film is rated at PG-13 and does contain many jump scares. “Ouija: Origin of Evil” is set in 1967, the outfits, props, scenery and much more reflect this marvelously. This prequel could be a stand alone film, watching the original “Ouija” movie before heading to the theater is not necessary, as there is little connection between the two.