Don’t care what the ‘in crowd’ say – I love this film! I’m obviously going to be a bit biased due to my Found Footage addiction but this film rocks! I know that a movie centered around Ouija board dangers isn’t exactly unique but producing it in the Found Footage style is!
Great Scary Fun!
All too often I sit down to review a Found Footage film and end up slightly disappointed or feeling unsatisfied.
A lot of the films in this genre are built on great ideas that really should be frightening but somehow they fail miserably. Not this time…
A Simple Plot
Yeah, this was a simple enough film plot – don’t underestimate Ouija board dangers! Of course they all do end up underestimating the board’s power but that was plainly obvious anyway right?
So, we start off with a black dude and his bird arriving at a friends house for a surprise gathering of sorts. When they get there we are introduced to the rest of the crew. For some lame reason ( I forget why ) the black dude has brought a camcorder with him……..
So the surprise of the gathering is……….a Ouija Board ( Hooray! ).
So they all sit around the typical table in the middle of the room and the host goes through the Ouija board dangers and the rules involved with avoiding them.
One rule in particular stands out……..
“Never leave the board without saying goodbye first!”
Who Forgot to Say Goodbye?
So the obvious happens due to social situations – they forget to say goodbye to a spirit they are in contact with!
The spooky stuff all starts off pretty calmly really – photos in the bedroom turning upside down and stuff, glasses breaking in the kitchen. It initially only seems to be happening to the host of the ‘Ouija Party’ but pretty soon it’s spreads to the remaining members of the group.
To make matters worse an argument within the group ensures one of the members runs off with the Ouija board. This basically means it’s impossible for the rest of the group to put things right with the spirits!
The important things were really well done in this film. When the first encounters with the entities came around I jumped out of my skin – little girl ghosts will do that to you!!!
I thought the actors were all pretty solid and well cast to. The banter between the group was good and a few of the punch lines were quick and intelligent. I seriously found it hard to find anything wrong with the film!
The entities become stronger and the violence picks up so it’s not long before the fatalities come flooding in and we lose character after character………
This is a must see for all fans of Found Footage horror movies. It’s a simple enough idea based on a very common movie theme but it’s done really well.
I have noticed it has gathered a lot of mixed reviews online but bare in mind not all these reviewers are Found Footage fans.
The story starts off well and at no point is there a real lull in the film – it progresses with ease and excitement.
I wasn’t surprised to see that the estimated budget for this project was under $2000 – a real indie gem!
If you are a Found Footage addict ( like me! ) and you have not got around to seeing this yet – get on the case. There are plenty of jumps in it and for once this type of thing has a decent ending. Great little shocker – enjoyed it!