MOVIE REVIEW: The Ouija Experiment fails as a scary movie

Although The Ouija Experiment offers several suspenseful scenes, it is not the type of movie that continues to horrify after watching it.

To blame its low budget for the defects of the movie The Ouija Experiment, a suspense-horror, is an insult to films that showed brilliance despite the paucity of funds.

The movie fails to impress because of a sophomoric script and the lacklustre performance of unknown actors.

However, the movie succeeds in adopting the concept of a film documentary, following the tradition of Paranormal Activity films.

The use of handheld cameras, which are constantly moving to capture unexplainable entities and record the paranormal activities, is effective in building up tension and anxiety next to fear.

The plot starts with a group of five friends tinkering with the Ouija board, which is known to be a tool for communicating with the spirits.

As the friends get engrossed in the board's activity, they forget the caveats, which subsequently open the door for evil entities to enter the physical world and do harm.

The film attempts to be fluid with its script by trying to stitch in the turn of events to the main characters, but is unsuccessful.

It also goes into a backstory to tell the origins of the spirits.

However, this aspect seems to be more disadvantageous for the film than beneficial.

The movie attempts the documentary style of storytelling through the use of the handheld cameras, but then it breaks the spell when it shifts to a different approach to the backstory.

The movie obviously wants to scare the audience. But like the characters in it who forget the important rules when toying with the Oija board, the people behind The Ouija Experiment have also forgotten an important element in filmmaking, which is establishing a nice story.

The film is directed by Israel Luna, who previously directed Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives, Kicking Zombie Ass for Jesus, and Fright Flick.

It stars Justin Armstrong, Swisyzinna, Miranda Martinez, Dave Clark, and Eric Window.






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