Trailer For Ouija Announces Its Presence

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Trailer For Ouija Announces Its Presence

by Owen Williams |
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Transformers or the Ouija Board: which is the greater of these evils? What you might not know is that both are owned by Hasbro. Weirdly, despite its sinister reputation and its ancient origins as something supposedly genuine, the version of the Ouija Board most people know today is actually a variant of a commercial board game. That's why the toy company is involved in Ouija, the new teen horror from first-time director Stiles White. Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones, Bates Motel) stars, and the first trailer has just arrived, by medium of an independently ambulatory glass with poor spelling.

See that "From the producer of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" line? That's the 2003 remake we're talking about, rather than the Tobe Hooper classic. The producer in question is a certain Michael Bay, working under his Platinum Dunes banner. The ubiquitous Jason Blum (Insidious, Sinister, Paranormal Activity, The Purge and so on) is also on the roster.

Back when first announced in 2009, Ouija's writers were Tron: Legacy's Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Those days are long gone, however, and the screenplay now comes courtesy of director White himself and his regular writing partner Juliet Snowdon. The pair previously collaborated on Boogeyman, Knowing and The Possession. We'll find out whether Ouija maintains that quality when it's released (in the States at least) on October 24.

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