It’s been known for awhile that Mike Flanagan was set to direct the sequel to 2014’s Ouija, and that it would not be very connected to the first film. Ouija was not very well liked, so the news that the sequel would be a different story, and be made by a man who’s previous work they did like,such as Oculus, and Hush, was exciting.
Other than that, not much was known about the sequel, until yesterday when the poster and synopsis were revealed, and we learned that the sequel is actually a prequel.
The official synopsis released by universal Studio’s reads
In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.
The poster gives us a glimpse at this youngest daughter.
That’s not all the new information we got about this movie either. The trailer finally premiered today! I for one, am glad it was finally released because I got to see it a week ago before my advanced screening of The Purge Anarchy, but had no one to share my excitement with, but now I do. In the trailer below you’ll get to see some familiar faces, like Elizabeth Reaser as the mother, Annalise Basso (Oculus), Parker Mack (The Darkness), and Lin Shaye who is returning to the series. It turns out that that the family the film follows is hers that we learned about in the first movie.
Ouija Origin of Evil is set to premiere October 21, 2016. Just in time for you to see it for Halloween.