Written by Scott Edwards
Wanting to understand what really happens to people after they die is something that has been questioned for the longest time. Not knowing if there is life after death could be one of the reasons why many people fear death. Fear of the unknown makes people act strangely about the subject and although there are several people that believe there is something waiting for them at the end of their days, there are others that do not believe there is anything and that we fall into nothingness.
Brandon and Shay are heading over to their friend Michael’s house to record something out of the ordinary. Brandon is looking to make the grade in his film class by being able to record anything that will show what his film skills really are. Meeting up with their friends Michael, Calvin and LyNette, Brandon is surprised to see that they will be playing with an Ouija board for the night and wants the film the entire experience.
As the group sits around the table and asks for someone to respond, they are greeted by a young girl named Gracie who died when she was only five years old. Finding out that she was not alone in the house with the group, a new spirit comes into play named Lisa who tells the group to fear the other entity that is hanging around the house, Joseph. Making contact with two spirits on the first night, the group seems happy and remembers to say goodbye to end the session as they need to do, but promising to come back and contact the dead the following night may have been their biggest mistake.
As Michael and LyNette are able to make contact the next night, Shay comes in and asks the spirits questions about her relationship with Calvin. As the board speaks the truth about Calvin’s cheating ways, personal issues come into play and the group leaves the board open without saying goodbye which could leave the gateway open to the other side. Thinking that they could say goodbye the following night, everyone heads back home, but strange things start to happen in the form of sounds and glimpses of people that are not really there. The group tries to get together to close the connection once more, but when the spirits have been released into the realm of the living, little can be done to push them back.
The Ouija Experiment follows a group of friends that are just trying to have a good time with the ancient board. With some believers and some skeptics, they have a promising first night and with answers coming through seem to be correct, there is little left to the imagination about it working. Getting distracted the second night while trying to contact the spirits has changed the lives of the group completely as someone or something is starting to harass each of the members in their respected homes. Not knowing how to end the hauntings that they have brought forth upon themselves, additional research is done on the dead that they are communicating with and a new mystery has been unlocked. After releasing the spirits into the realm of the living using the board, they have to find a way to send them back, before the dead get strong enough to harm the living.
With all of the mystery that surrounds Ouija boards, it is just great to have a movie come out that explains the dangers that could come with it. It does not matter who is moving the indicator piece, if the answers that come from it seem to be true enough, there may be something more powerful at stake. The movie gives you a good insight of what could go wrong if you do not follow the rules and a demonic spirit is trying to make it to the land of the living. Stay Scared.