Kapuso Mo Sa Bawat Tagumpay Ng Buhay!: GMA Film's "Ouija": Asian Horror at its Best!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

GMA Film's "Ouija": Asian Horror at its Best!

Asian Horror at its Best!, 20 July 2007 of IMDB

Author: kojisuzuki from United Kingdom

Actually, I wasn't expecting very much from Ouija. I thought it'd be a another plain Asian horror movie like One Missed Call and Bangkok Haunted. Surprsingly, I found myself quite entertained, the movie could be one of those great Asian horror just like Ring and A Tale of Two Sisters.

At first the story doesn't seemed to be original, but there is much more too it than the "ouija board". Toppel Lee, the director, doesn't focus on the game itself, but on the after effects of it.

The story does have some "Asian horror" clich├ęs, such as the girl with the face covered with hair, but I guess that is just normal because that idea was brought by Ring and then adapted into almost all Asian horror movie like done in A Tale of Two Sisters.

All I can give now is much praise for the movie. The storytelling is told beautifully with flawless shots. The musical score builds up to an excellent scare and terrifying moments along with that beautiful cinematography.

The characters are not shallow. They are human, not just another character in a movie. Each character has their own story, though the movie does focus more around Judy Ann Santos and Jolina Magdangal, who I thought gave an excellent performance.

The supporting cast of the movie does deliver. Desiree del Valle and Iza Calzado were excellent, as always. The great Anita Linda gives one of the best chilling performance I've seen even though her role is limited. The younger cast in the form of Rhian Ramos, Valerie Concepcion, Angela Ilagan and JC de Vera, also gives their best performances.

Overall, Ouija is in the same level of Asian Horror Classics such as Ring, A Tale of Two Sisters and Kairo. The film will definitely deliver scare to you, I guarantee it!

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