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When Eastern Traditions Spells Out K.I.L.L. in Ouija Japan’s Trailer

10 Sep

Leomark Studios and TokyoSHOCK Japan
Coming to Amazon Prime & Blu-ray Oct 19, 2021 (Preorder on Amazon USA here)

Autumn will soon be upon us, and for many, that means preparing for Halloween! This includes looking for all-new horror films to enjoy, and when some fans love a bit of that Asian flair in the work, Ouija Japan may well spell doom for Karen, an American housewife living in Japan who desperately wants to fit in with her Japanese community.

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Ouija: Origin of Evil is a Better Treat for Fans of this Franchise

3 Nov

ouija_two_xxlg-jpegBy Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

The game is hardly over with the prequel Ouija: Origin of Evil. A few more tales can be spelled out but just how long interest remains depends on the desire of players wanting to toy with fate.

This latest movie is better than the first (I reviewed it here) mostly because of the setting. The late 60’s was a time where plenty of geopolitical terrors were lurking about. The aspects of historical rife made it so; the ongoing Vietnam War was on the minds of some politicians, the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 began the year. The end of this decade was rife with uncertainty as the future looked grim.

People were looking for answers; some turned to spirit contact for messages in what the future may hold. Alice Zander (Elizabeth Reaser) offered her skills as a medium (when she really had none) to give solace to those concerned about the world at large. Most of her clients wanted council because of the passing of a loved one. However, most of her séances were faked. The deception is known by her daughters Doris (effectively played with creepy finesse by Lulu Wilson), the youngest, and Paulina “Lina” (Annalise Basso), the eldest as they sometimes help mom out. However, when the Hasbro game is introduced and Alice decides to use it in her own game of deception, the supernatural forces lurking in her home are awakened!

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