Universal Pictures UVM hosted a free screening of Ouija: Origin of Evil last week, which was a great opportunity for some scary fun! Everyone loves a good horror movie around when it starts to get cold out and you want to cuddle up (especially me), and everyone loves a free movie in general. This combination made Ouija: Origin of Evil a real treat.
Despite my lifelong love affair with horror movies, I have never seen a horror movie made for families. Watching the film, I sometimes forgot it was a horror movie, watching the honest portrayal of a family going through a loss…until I jumped and there waswere some horrific reveals. I haven’t seen the 2014, original movie, Ouija, but I don’t think I needed to in order to watch this installment of the series. It is able to stand alone as a story, unlike The Conjuring, where it made more sense if you saw all of the films in a consecutive row to fill the holes in the storyline.
I felt connected to the three main characters, two daughters and a widowed mother, and their adventures with the spirits lurking in their home. The director included a lot of personal aspects of family interaction which was touching, and contrasted well with the horrific parts.
Ouija: Origin of Evil is the perfect movie to ask your SO out to on a date, or get the girls together to make a post-Halloween scareventure for a night.
Universal Pictures UVM has some great other movies coming up and Her Campus UVM recommends you do NOT miss these!