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  • Lewton Bus: Movie Analysis

    Ouija board at a party, Alice is convinced to bring one home and incorporate it into her readings. Soon after she figures out a way to manipulate the board to her liking, Doris takes a curiosity to this new prop for the family business. Revealing too much more would give away a great deal of what lies in the second half of the film, but let's just say Doris becomes connected to the Ouija board in ways Alice could never have anticipated. Flanagan does not shy away from showing us prolonged moments of terror, as opposed to the slap-and-run jump scares so many movies rely on nowadays. Here, he drills down deep into the terror of the supernatural, allowing us a peek or two behind the curtain into a terrifying otherworld, viewable through the planchette glass. And as Lina recognizes that Doris is changing and engaging in some increasingly odd behavior, Alice feels new connections are being made and healing can begin for the family. Ouija: Origin of Evil focuses on grief and loss, but also the fact that things in the dark can sometimes be pretty damn scary. And while Flanagan and Howard do toss in a few jump scares, the difference here is that where a lot of directors go for the cheap pop and shock and awe, Flanagan understands that we are still freaked out after that jolt of a jump. Moments here linger for just long enough to make the movie fan within us smile, then become uncomfortable, and our hearts to simultaneously beat out of our chests. A bizarre, somewhat convoluted…

    Words: 838 - Pages: 4
  • Personal Narrative: A Paranormal Experience

    Having a paranormal experience can be bloodcurdling, but it can also be a phenomenal experience to look back on. When I was about thirteen years old, I had my first experience with a Ouija board. A Ouija board is used to communicate with people that are no longer among the living. I was with my uncle Elvis, who is my mother’s brother. My uncle took me to his friend’s apartment, and at that moment he pulled out what appeared to be a very ancient Ouija board. My uncle tried to “warm it up” by…

    Words: 283 - Pages: 2
  • Ouija Planchete's Room: A Narrative Fiction

    A gentle breeze starts blowing, giving the air a little chill. Wanda shivers as she continues asking questions. The two hoped they could find out what happened to the children forty years ago. "So he kidnapped you, took you to the house?" Rebecca asks. The Ouija planchette moves to yes. "Did he do anything sexual to you?" Wanda asks. The small plastic object moved to no. "How many did he murder?" The planchette moved to one. "Just one?" Rebecca asked, knowing the police found eleven decomposed…

    Words: 1823 - Pages: 8
  • Charlotte's Frozen Charlotte

    doesn't just curl up in a ball and do nothing. Well, she just curl up in a ball for a little while, but she gets up and does something to try to catch the ghost that killed her best friend. I know the theme is responsibility. Cameron, Sophie's cousin, pretty much took care of his little sister, Wireless, when their mother was admitted into a mental hospital. I think another theme in this book would be don't judge a book by its cover, in this case a person. I say this because during the book so…

    Words: 1077 - Pages: 5
  • The Importance Of Family In The Haunting Of Hill House

    Mrs. Montague and Arthur communicate with ghosts and spirits through a planchette. The spirit, which is apparently speaking up for Eleanor, repeats the word “home” and “lost”. Arthur says, “Like a word, and use it over and over, just for the sound it,” (142). The spirit in Hill House knows that Eleanor loves the word “home” because that is what she desperately desires. She is still waiting for a rightful home and family. Eleanor is also lost in the world because she does not know her true self…

    Words: 1499 - Pages: 6
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