5 Things About the Ouija Blu-ray

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Ouija - Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

I watched Ouija a couple of days ago. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment sent me the Blu-ray for review on my movie blog. As you can probably guess, Ouija is a horror flick. That’s why my wife didn’t want to watch it. She doesn’t like scary films. Personally, I didn’t think it was that scary. But the movie does make you jump out of your seat from time to time. Ouija is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Continue reading to learn five things about the movie.

Five Things About Ouija

  1. It’s the same old horror story
    The storyline in Ouija isn’t very original. In fact, it’s similar to other horror movies we’ve seen before. In Ouija, a girl uses an Ouija board and then she kills herself. Her friends mourn her and then they use the Ouija board to see if they can contact her. They do make contact with the spirit world, but not with their friend. And then one by one, the friends start to die. And just when the main characters figure out how to stop the dark powers of an ancient spirit board, they discover something unexpected.

  2. Don’t watch it by yourself at night
    Ouija isn’t gory and it doesn’t show the bad spirit a lot in the movie. Instead, it builds up tension and then makes you jump out of your seat mainly through the soundtrack and the sudden appearance of someone. Even though the film isn’t super scary, I wouldn’t recommend watching Ouija late at night by yourself, which is what I did. The watching part is fine. The problem is walking up the stairs by yourself after the movie is over. I don’t scare easily, but I was paranoid and was expecting something to jump out at me in the dark.

  3. There are no big names in Ouija
    The cast of Ouija consisted of actors I don’t remember seeing before. The one exception is Olivia Cooke. I’ve seen her in The Bates Motel TV series. In Ouija, Olivia played the part of Laine Morris. She’s the central character in the film. I thought Olivia did OK in the movie. Other cast members included Ana Coto (Sarah Morris), Daren Kagasoff (Trevor), Bianca A. Santos (Isabelle), Douglas Smith (Pete), Shelley Hennig (Debbie Galardi), Sierra Heuermann (Doris Zander), Sunny May Allison (young Doris), Lin Shaye (Paulina Zander), Claudia Katz (Mother), Vivis Colombetti (Nona), Robyn Lively (Mrs. Galardi), Matthew Settle (Mr. Morris), Afra Sophia Tully (Young Laine), and Claire Beale (young Debbie). Ouija was directed by Stiles White.

  4. Bonus features
    The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the movie on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD (UltraViolet streaming). In addition, the film includes the following special features:

    • The Spirit Board: An Evolution (Blu-ray only)
      Journey back in time and trace the history of “automatic writing” and “talking boards” as it goes from ritual to novelty act to board game and now movie.
    • Icon of the Unknown (Blu-ray only)
      A look at the mystical and scientific explanations for how the Ouija board works.
    • Adapting the Fear
      Join the cast and crew on set to learn how they adapted this portal to the spirit world into a feature film.
  5. Ouija is rated PG-13
    The 90-minute movie is rated PG-13 for disturbing violent content, frightening horror images, and thematic material. There wasn’t any sex scenes, nudity or profanity in the film. But I would not recommend watching Ouija with young children unless you want them to have nightmares.

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