31 Days of Horror: The Ouija Experiment (NR; 2011; 92 min.)

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What happens when you take a good horror theme (the Ouija Board), pair it with some really bad actors and actresses and an oh-so lame plot, filter it all through a found-footage format, and add a 15 minute backstory movie-within-your-movie to try to allow it all to make sense? Bad Horror!

In this Bad Horror movie, five friends/acquaintances decide to videotape their sessions with a Ouija Board. They review the important rules of using such a dangerous device, then promptly start being their own idiotic selves by arguing, flirting, sassing, mm-hmming (this from a stereotyped African-American girl) throughout the movie as one by one they are confronted with several spirits they have summoned from the board, all of which have their own agendas, and as one by one they ignore the list of rules for safely using the Board.

Now, in order for any of the events to actually make sense, the movie also features an annoying mini movie, to shed light on these spirits and why they are interested in these particular friends and this particular house. This mini movie is somehow based on one of the guys’ re-imaginings while reading some old newspaper articles. How this mental movie got into a found-footage movie, who knows. But really, by this point, who cares. I say, save yourself the ninety-three minutes and watch a classic Scooby Doo episode instead.

  • Top Scare: Young Spirit
  • Heartbeats: 1 out of 5
  • Gore Factor: 1 1/2 out of 5
  • Suspense Factor: 1 out of 5
  • Recommended for: 15-16 and up, due to nudity

 

 

 

 

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