Ouija: Origin of Evil Reviews

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February 3, 2021
Ouija was one of the lamest mainstream horror films of recent memory, its prequel is one of the best.
January 2, 2021
With Mike Flanagan directing and cowriting, this film far eclipses its predecessor.
March 30, 2020
No need to visit the first movie. Really, don't. But this Halloween, Ouija: Origin of Evil is your one stop shop for cinematic terrors.
February 2, 2019
I've yet to see a Mike Flanagan film I didn't appreciate and although this isn't a passion project and more of a work-for-hire, he still brings his A-game and combines scares with pathos - it's a superior improvement over the original.
November 5, 2018
An awesome rarity in that it's an excellent sequel to a truly horrible original.
November 1, 2018
Ouija: Origin of Evil might be the biggest improvement on the original in history of horror.
October 20, 2018
There are a few false notes...but for the most part, Ouija: Origin of Evil is a success. We get caught up in its tale, we're interested in the characters, and we get as scared as we should be
August 30, 2018
Incorporates both enough character and stylistic filmmaking techniques to keep this horror prequel afloat as being both entertaining and far much superior to its predecessor.
August 27, 2018
Origin of Evil, while terrifying, is a funny movie that understands its audience's psychological state better than most films of its ilk.
August 25, 2018
This is not a subversive horror film by any stretch, but it is regardless a satisfying, visually striking one.
August 20, 2018
Though it does fall apart a bit near the end overall it is a solid family-fueled frightener which I have come to expect from the talented director.
May 8, 2018
The writing, the cast, and the story all felt less like an endorsement of the Ouija board game and more like a warning of how it shouldn't be used - a perfect advertisement that feels like anything but.
May 7, 2018
There are few resources as effective in horror movies as a possessed child. [Full review in Spanish]
November 5, 2017
This is an instant classic that will have you screaming in your seat and cowering behind the seat in front of you.
March 22, 2017
None of those rules apply here. It is literally every man, woman, and child for his- or herself. Which is the refreshing part about this film and, perhaps more importantly, it revives the franchise.
December 21, 2016
A sequel far better than anyone probably could have expected after seeing the first installment, Ouija: Origin of Evil is a real treat for horror lovers, and it's one of Flanagan's most well-crafted efforts to date.
December 5, 2016
An effective, even superior prequel, Ouija: Origin of Evil looks like a sure bet to be a Halloween hit, a
December 4, 2016
Incites scares as well as contemplation.
December 4, 2016
While it's not the best showcase for up-and-coming horror director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush), it's not a total waste of his gifts, either.
November 14, 2016
Ouija: Origin of Evil is the rare sequel to eclipse the original. Then again, the first film was so tedious and clumsy there was nowhere to go but up.
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