You have to ask yourself. What game is Hasbro playing trying to make a horror movie? The answer: OuijaProduced by Michael Bay the supernatural thriller Ouija follows a group of friends who must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.
If you’ve never laid your hands on one of these spirit boards you should definitely give it a go. The Spirit Board was first introduced by businessman Elijah Bond on July 1, 1890. At that time the Ouija board was regarded as a harmless parlor game unrelated to the occult until American Spiritualist Pearl Curran popularized its use as a divining tool during World War I.
Mainstream religions and some occultists have associated use of a Ouija board with the concept of demonic possession, and view the use of the board as a spiritual threat and have cautioned their followers not to use a Ouija board.
Despite being criticized by the scientific community and deemed demonic by Christians, Ouija remains popular among many people. Read more about it on Wikipedia.
The film is directed by Stiles White and 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.