REVIEW: ‘Ouija: Origins of Evil’ is unexpectedly jumpy

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Ouija: Origin of Evil - Credit: Archant

‘Ouijah: Origin of Evil’, the prequel to 2014’s hugely successful original, delivers enough suspense and jumps to warrant the ticket price.

A vast improvement on ‘Mama’ and not far behind ‘The Conjuring’, it’s the youngest cast member, Doris, played eerily by Lulu Wilson, who delivers the most commendable performance.

Set in 1965 Los Angeles, mostly inside a typically haunted house, the plot is quite refreshing: a widowed mum works as a fortune teller, scamming people that their loved ones are contacting them from the other side.

It’s all fun and games until she picks up a new “prop” to aid their séance scam business – unknowingly inviting evil spirits into their suburban home.

Pretty soon mouths get sewn up, duvets are mysteriously pulled off beds at night and Doris has suddenly learnt to write in fluent Polish.

A lot of the early spooks and jumps are coincidental and planned, though no less freaky.

Produced by the team behind ‘The Purge’ and ‘Insidious’ series’, the plot is refreshingly different from the genre’s recent offerings.

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‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ is now showing at The Light Cinema, Wisbech. For screening times visit

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