Half-sisters Aileen and Romina, along with first cousins Ruth and Sandra, reunite in Camiguin to bury their grandmother. Accompanied by Sandra's friend, Lucy, the five girls dare to call on... See full summary »
| "Ouija" is truly a Philippine contribution to the Exceptional Asian Horror Genre!
Asian horror first came to spotlight when the Japanese horror movie "Ringu" has become very popular with the Western world. Since then, "A Tale of Two Sisters", "Ju-on: The Grudge", and "The Eye" followed. Western horror relies on horror violence. Meanwhile, Asian horror relies on mysterious atmosphere and scary music, making its own name. "Ouija" is another addition to the Asian horror genre.
Half-sisters Aileen (Judy Ann Santos) and Romina (Jolina Magdangal) along with their cousins Ruth (Rhian Ramos) and Sandra (Iza Calzado) play the Ouija board in their hope to talk to their deceased grandmother. Unfortunately, they summon a deadly spirit.
I like how the film develops the characters' connections to one another. Shooting in Camiguin is a good idea, adding up to the lonely atmosphere. Building the scary aura is at good pace. Jump scares are adequately used, but not overused. The climactic scene is intense. Plot twist is very amazing. If you've watched the Thai horror film "Alone", it may somehow remind you about this film. By the way, some people hate this "copying" Sadako. Well, the black hair girl ghost is common across Asian horror. I just don't understand why the hell they're complaining.
I've seen this on TV before. And I wanna see this again!