By Chelsea Faler |Staff Writer|
I had very high expectations for this film and was ready to be shivering from fear but I found myself giggling instead at some of the “scary” scenes.
For instance, most of the occurrences that made you jump were things like doors closing by themselves, ghosts appearing out of thin air, and general loud creepy sounds.
To clarify, this was not a terrible production and I most definitely have seen more poorly made scary movies but I still felt somewhat of a letdown.
The storyline is decent, based around the well known haunted board game called Ouija board.
A young high school girl named Laine (Olivia Cooke) loses her best friend of many years Debbie (Shelley Hennig) after she allegedly commits suicide.
Refusing to believe someone she knew so well took their own life, she decides to gather up her closest friends to help her investigate further into Debbie’s death.
After the group of friends discover that Debbie’s death could possibly be linked to the ouija board game she had played just weeks before her death, they begin a game themselves in hopes of reaching out to Debbie’s spirit.
Laine and her friends had good intentions when they started to play, but unfortunately they unleashed something much more powerful and demonic than their innocent classmate.
As the movie goes on, you see things start to unfold, people dying in weird and unusual ways, and Laine doing everything she can to stop the evil spirits from taking more lives.
The story takes place in none other than an old, creepy looking house in a small town.
The setting of this movie was predictable yet it is also what gave it most of its chilling vibe.
Although the setting to this story was predictable what wasn’t was some parts of the production.
I was especially impressed by the makeup and special effects.
The makeup and special effects were very realistic and terrifying and made this movie something worth watching.
“A group of friends convinced me to see it. But I wish I would’ve waited and rented it on Red Box instead, rather than paying to go see it in the theater,” said student Amanda Flood.
Scary movies aren’t for everyone but “Oija” is a film worth giving a chance to see.
If you are someone who loves good special effects and cheesy scary movies, this is the film for you.
If you do not enjoy typical, predictable horror films than I would recommend maybe waiting until it comes out on DVD.