Writer: Alan Cappelli Goetz, Andrea Fachinetti (Screenplay)
Starring: Alan Cappelli Goetz, Andrea Fachinetti, Holly Mumford, Gianfranco Quero, Katharina Sporrer
Plot: Sarah and her friends decide to spend the weekend at an old villa Sarah mysteriously inherited. After finding a Ouija Board in the attic, Sarah and her friends unknowingly awaken an evil force connected to the villa’s hidden secrets. To fight the unimaginable horror they will have to face their darkest fears and worst nightmares.
Tagline – Let’s Play One More Time
Runtime: 1 Hour 21 Minutes
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Basic Horror
Story: Ouija Séance: The Final Game starts when American student Sarah (Sporrer) just before returning home after cleaning up the sale of a mysterious villa owned by a distant grandmother she never knew she had. Joined by her friends Barbara (Mumford), Guilla (Goetz) and Rico (Fachinetti) who decide to spend the weekend at her villa for one final party.
Now in a villa in the middle of the woods leaves us the set up we need, a secret room completes this as the friend find a Ouija board and start to have strange occurrences around the villa as Sarah is filled with childhood memories.
Thoughts on Ouija Séance: The Final Game
Characters – When you create characters for horror films you generally get similar ones. Sarah is the student returning home after selling her inherited home, she is saying goodbye to her friends in Italy and doesn’t have many memories about her mother who died when she was very young. She gets questions in her life answered while dealing with the everyday problems. Barbara is the best friend, English student that loves to party, flirt and fills the box for the good looking insecure best friend that uses her body to cover her own personal problems. Guilla is the playboy friend and boyfriend of Barbara, he is your hot-headed character leaving us Rico who is the attempted nice guy though he is shady as well.
Performances – The performances across the board are basic, nobody is terrible, but the overreaction just seems to come off as laughable at times. Katharina Sporrer does the well with the serious moments in the film over the horror related ones.
Story – The story here follows the horror clichés of going to a cabin in the woods, well this time it is a villa, we follow friends who go into a forbidden room unleashing some sort of evil, that does have a connection to a long-lost family member. Yes, this is by the book and no it doesn’t give us anything overly original. The use of the Ouija board itself doesn’t get used long enough to strike fear into the story and by the end we spend more time focusing on Sarah’s past than any sort of horror in the villa.
Horror – The horror here is very basic, you could almost say it just doesn’t come off on the level you would expect because the jump scares are non-existent as are any moments of terror.
Settings – The film does place us in a villa in the woods, which for horror is all we need, the phone signal is bad which causes the problems with trying to be rescued if things go wrong too.
Special Effects – The effects in the film are not the strongest either, though we don’t get thrown into the middle of CGI madness like low budget films can turn to.
Final Thoughts – This is a standard horror that doesn’t give us enough scares, misleads this the Ouija idea and just seems to end without that true climax.
Overall: Disappointing horror.