Sara (Tara Shayne) lives a seemingly normal life before she has a Ouija board experience that unleashes a dark spirit. The spirit wants Sara to relive it s tortured past, and compels her to murder one of her family members or a friend. Sara resists these threats and tries to stand against the power but she's forced to either watch her loved ones die one after the other, or obey the spirit and kill only one of them herself, as the spirit had done to her own son, long before. Sara must kill only one, and face the regret and pain of committing murder, or watch everyone around her die.
Competent but lacklustre - mild spoilers.
- Ouija: The Devil's Game review by NP
This is a fairly lame horror film very much in the mould of several unambitious TV Movie-style productions. It’s competently made, albeit over-reliant on jump-scares. It’s adequately acted, despite the fact that all the characters are bland and unlikable. It is as if no-one concerned really cares and are simply ‘going through the motions’.
Events involve a Ouija board and the resultant spirit’s fixation on pretty obnoxious young Sara (Tara Shayne) her lacklustre boyfriend Frank (Marty Dew) and dull silly-billy Santiago (Richard Muller). It is Santiago’s irritating antics that provide a great many of the early jump-scares. We also meet Sara’s parents who spend the vast majority of the running time rushing around after another one of their daughter’s tantrums.
Scenes with an apparently possessed nana are directed with a certain flair, and occasional encounters with the spectral Samara-type girl are well staged. And yet such moments are few and far between, with the remainder proving to be lacklustre.