Ouija Summoning (2015) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Marwan Mokbel
Starring: Kristen Hagen, Tara Shayne, Marty Dew
Rated: UR/Region: 1/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
Available From VIVA Pictures
Sara had a perfect life until an evil spirit was summoned from a Ouija Board that killed her son. Years later, trying to put the past behind her and begin anew, Sara is once again tormented by the evil spirit that will stop at nothing until it destroys her and everyone else in her life.
Here’s an interesting fact for you. Did you know that in some parts of the world The Ouija Exorcism is called The Ouija Experiment 3 and this movie, Ouija Summoning, is known as The Ouija Experiment 4? That’s totally some Demons III stuff right here in the current day and age. Unlike some Ouija movies out there on the market right now, Ouija Summoning, actually does have to do with an honest to goodness Ouija board. This one actually attempts to add some drama and mystery to the whole thing as a summon spirit from the board is killing people around our female lead. She tries to stop it, people don’t believe her, and so and so forth. It actually isn’t awful and only really gets hurt by the slower pace of it all. The characters we get in this one aren’t as awful. They aren’t great either, but at least they don’t go above and beyond to make you dislike them. This one isn’t trying to be funny either. That doesn’t mean that they don’t unintentionally still manage to do something here and there, but are at least trying and I noticed that.
Ouija Summoning might actually be the one out of list of recent Ouija movies that I’d say is worth at least a good once over if you run across it at Redbox, Netflix, or just want to pick-up a lesser known horror DVD at Wal-Mart. I liked our leading lady and some of the stuff that takes place in this one actually manages to be creepy from time to time. We have one scene involving our leads Grandmother at a funeral which I think probably puts over at least the effort and effect the movie can have at times. Like I said before, this isn’t a movie that is going to blow you away but this might just be one that will hold your attention from start to finish and that is becoming a rare thing to find in indie horror these days. So, give it a chance if you want. I don’t think you’ll hate it. Heck, you might even half-way enjoy it.