Ouija (2014)★★★☆☆


I wasn’t expecting much from this one, particularly since it’s a PG-13 rated Michael Bay movie, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

It’s no great masterpiece by any stretch, but the acting was believable, the special effects were well done and well timed, and the story was interesting.

I was happy to see Lin Shaye’s cameo in this one – I’d either forgotten or never knew in the first place that she was in it. I’ve yet to see a horror movie with Lin Shaye that I don’t like (but I found a few older ones that look questionable, so we’ll see how long that stays true).

The background music was well done, the opening credits were understated and worked well to set the tone for the movie, and for the most part I didn’t feel like the main characters were making stupid decision after stupid decision.

Plus there’s something about attics that gets me every time. Have I told you how much I hate attics? I’ve yet to even look at the attic in my house, though that’s likely for fear of creepy crawlers as opposed to enraged spirits.

Turn the lights off, grab some popcorn, and enjoy this one. It won’t make you think too hard, but it might make you check your closets before falling asleep tonight.