It feels like common sense: of course the horror movie released a week before Halloween is going to win the weekend war at the box office over the action movie. And yet, most horror movies continue to get released as far away from the season of the witch as possible. Can the recent success of 'Annabelle' and this weekend's 'Ouija' change that?
Michael Krivicka, James Percelay and Sam Pezzullo are hiding out in the back room of a wine shop they converted into a psychic parlor with the rest of their team. The windows are covered, the entire space has been cleared out, and their eyes are glued to the monitors. They have to maintain absolute silence so as to not tip off their next victim, who's coming in to get a free psychic reading, unaware of what horrors await.
Remember that infamous 'Devil Baby' strolling around New York City in a carriage and just freaking people out on the streets? Or how about when a bunch of coffee shop goers witnessed a telekinetic meltdown? It was all in good fun, of course, but now the guys who brought you these viral video stunts are back with another one for the ages. A fortune teller who can pop her eyes out? A cursed ouija board? A third surprise you weren't expecting? Watch what happens!
The 'Ouija' trailer is exactly what you'd expect from a movie based on a game that claims to put its players in touch with the dead. There's the cast of blank-faced teens who get in over their heads, a murder mystery to be solved, and many, many shots of ghosts suddenly appearing in the frame to make the (predominately pre-teen) audience scream and throw their popcorn in the air.
With 'Paranormal Activity' one of the strongest horror franchises going right now, it's a little surprising it took this long for a film to be made about a Ouija Board. The block of wood that can supposedly summon spirits, it's been used effectively for scares in the first 'Paranormal' and in 'The Exorcist.' And now it looks like Universal has cracked the way to turn it into a film.