“You damn fool kids will never learn,” said the tubby fisherman in The Blair Witch Project. While that plaid-clad chap was referring to the meddlesome antics of three young filmmakers in the woods, his brief mutter still stands true in regards to the activities in most teen horrors today. Which ties in nicely, as a new trailer proves that’s still very much the case in the upcoming horror film, Ouija.
If you haven’t already guessed, the movie involves a gaggle of youngsters who happen upon a Ouija board and attempt to rouse a spirit from the afterlife. Co-written by Stiles White and Juliet Snowden, and directed by the former, it’s guaranteed to hit the spot for audiences venturing to the theatre this Halloween. Today’s trailer, brought to you by Universal, delivers sufficient teases for the late show crowds.
Does the tale of a bunch of kids messing about with something they don’t understand still possess the requisite scares to terrify? Well, it’s hard to guess at this point as we’ve only a couple of trailers to go by. We do know who’s responsible for bringing another board game to the big screen: Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes horror arm. The production outfit responsible for reviving the perfectly-fine-after-twenty-sequels franchises The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday The 13th. It’s clear there’s money to be made in scaring teenagers. But why the constant insistence of reusing old material? If this week’s Fantastic Fest is anything to go by – there are PLENTY of new and original ideas to scare your colon clean.
Ouija opens on October 24th. You can check out the trailer below and plot summary below:
In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White wrote the script for Ouija, and Universal will distribute the film worldwide.