Universal Pictures has dropped a new trailer for Oujia: Origin of Evil, the follow-up to the 2014 spirit board-focused horror film.
This prequel takes us back to 1965 Los Angeles and introduces a mother and her two daughters, who earn money by pretending to communicate with deceased loved ones and scamming individuals out of their hard-earned money. Well, they’re about to get one hell of a comeuppance. Everything goes downhill fast, as you’d expect, when the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit.
It’s pretty familiar stuff, no doubt about it, but the film could hold enough scares to warrant a big-screen viewing. Young Lulu Wilson looks to be putting in a creepy performance, and having director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush) at the helm certainly can’t hurt. Fingers crossed.
Ouija: Origin of Evil arrives in Australia on October 20 and opens in the U.S. on October 21.
Synopsis for Ouija: Origin of Evil:
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.
Ouija: Origin of Evil is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Purge series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series), alongside Hasbro’s Brian Goldner (Transformers and G.I. Joe series) and Stephen Davis (Ouija). Mike Flanagan directs from a screenplay he wrote with his Oculus and Before I Wake collaborator, Jeff Howard, and Universal will distribute the film worldwide.