Get you Ouija boards out as the prequel to the 2014 surprise horror hit is almost upon us.
Summer 2016 hasn’t been that kind to tentpole movies, but the low-budget horror genre thrived with smash hits Lights Out, The Conjuring 2 and Don’t Breathe. The first Ouija movie was produced by Jason Blum for $5 million and grossed more than $100 million worldwide, despite the critical mauling a follow-up was inevitable. It’s a shame that the producers are already going down the prequel path, surely that’s better used for the third or fourth entry in a franchise. As the title suggests, Ouija: Origin of Evil takes the story back in time to 1965 for another encounter with the supernatural.
There’s still some horror heavyweight releases to come before the year is out, perhaps most notably is the unexpected sequel to The Blair Witch Project that Adam Wingard (The Guest) made in secret. Blair Witch will be haunting cinemas from September 15, and there’s an outside chance that an extended cut of the original movie will finally see the light of day.
Featuring E.T star Henry Thomas, Ouija: Origin of Evil is released in the UK on October 21, check out the latest trailer below.
It was never just a game. Inviting audiences again into the lore of the spirit board, Ouija: Origin of Evil tells a terrifying new tale as the follow-up to 2014’s sleeper hit that opened at number one. In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.