Remember Ouija? As part of toy company Hasbro’s world domination, they teamed up with Blumhouse productions (Paranormal Activity, The Purge) and first, and only, time director Stiles White and released a terribly blah foray into horror. But it looks like the two companies have learned a little bit from their first huge mistake.
Under the guidance of more capable director Mike Flanagan (Hush, and probably that Halloween reboot), the first trailer for the sequel Ouija: Origin of Evil does what most horror sequels do. It takes the premise into the past and hopes to make the premise creepy. The visuals seem better this time around, but the trailer can’t shake off how bland it all is. This looks like so many other haunting films out there. Here’s hoping the sequel can spell out a name all its own.
Ouija: Origin of Evil hits theaters October 21st.