Cuyle Carvin, Alysa Blasetti, Korey Rowe, Jeff Miller (executive), Mark L. Lester (executive), Robert Michael Ryan (executive), Ronnie D. Lee (executive) for Millman Productions, Titan Global Entertainment, Salem House Films, Ron Lee Productions, Otsego Media
directed by Robert Michael Ryan
starring Miley Rose, Sean Young, Jeremy Dean, Cheyenne Phillips, Ryan M. Shaw, LeJon Woods, Sean Michael Conway, Rivera Reese, Maggie Wagner, Sara Frankino, Mabel Thomas, Chris Jehnert, Mattie Jo Cowsert, Robert Michael Ryan, Steve Dillon, Eugene Volkov, Dylan Avery, Amand Catapano, Josh Rumenapp, J. Erik Johnson
story by Robert Michael Ryan, Cuyle Carvin, screenplay by John Doolan, music by Maelstrom Music, Tim Cramer, special makeup effects by Rita Mae Sylvester
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Salem, 25 years ago: Teenaged Laura (Mabel Thomas) has summoned the
alleged witch Mary Blackwood (Cheyenne Phillips), who got hanged and
burned to death by angry villagers centuries ago, to have her revenge on
her boyfriend Tim (Chris Jehnert) who has cheated on her. Both Laura and
Tim don't survive the night, and Laura's best friend Viola (Sara
Frankino), who witnessed their deaths rather by chance, has never been the
same again and even years upon years of therapy didn't help much ...
Viola (now played by Maggie Warner) has a daughter herself, Sarah (Miley
Rose), who tries to make a meagre living as a barmaid - but at the local
dive she's mostly bullied by the local toxic male Isaac (Ryan M. Shaw) and
his gang (LeJon Woods, Sean Michael Conway, Jeremy Dean), one of whom
(Dean) is actually her high school ex Derek, who tries his best to make up
with her between Isaac's attacks - which go so bad that ultimately bar
owner Liz (Rivera Reese) throws out Isaac and company. It's to Derek's
credit that he splits from the others and even offers to walk Sarah home
when her shift's done - but then Isaac and gang attack, beating up their
friend from a few hours ago, then more or less beating Sarah to a pulp,
and Isaac ultimately only refrains from raping her, too, when a police car
passes by. Sarah only wakes up quite a while later, and she drags herself
into a curio shop that weirdly enough is still open that late at night.
The shop owner proves nothing if not sympathetic, and even offers a way
for Sarah to get back at her attackers. Unsurprisingly this "getting
back" involves a ouija board summoning Mary Blackwood (hence the
title), and at that point, Sarah is so full of rage that she agrees to it.
Only later does Sarah have to realize Mary Blackwood isn't merely going
after those who have wronged her but pretty much everyone involved with
her. But how to stop a hateful witch?
Now Ouija Witch
might not be the re-invention of the horror genre as a whole, but it's
actually very good at what it does, and that's telling a horror story with
plenty of suspense, unusual plot twists, surprises and jump scares, and
both screenplay and directorial effort are sufficiently genre savvy to
give the audience what they want without dumbing things down or blindly
following some over-used formula. And a solid ensemble cast do their part
as well in making this pretty cool genre entertainment.