The Bay (film)
The Bay is a 2012 American found footage horror film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Michael Wallach. It premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in theaters on November 2, 2012; the movie explains the footage was confiscated by the U. S. government until an anonymous source leaked the footage for the entire world to see. On July 4, 2009, a seaside Chesapeake Bay town nestled on Maryland's Eastern Shore thrives on water; when two researchers find a staggering level of toxicity in the water, they attempt to alert the mayor, but he refuses to take action fearing that he will create a panic. As a result, a deadly plague is unleashed, turning humans into hosts for a deadly, mutant breed of the isopod parasite Cymothoa exigua; the entire town is overwhelmed by chaos as these aggressive creatures start infecting the people one by one. This spins off into several stories; the most prominent is that of a young inexperienced news reporter and her cameraman, who are in the town to report on the 4th of July festivities.
She explains the occurrences as the movie proceeds in an off-scene personal recording. The other stories include two oceanographers. Kether Donohue as Donna Thompson Kristen Connolly as Stephanie Will Rogers as Alex Stephen Kunken as Dr. Jack Abrams Robert Treveiler as Dr. Williams Nansi Aluka as Jaqueline Christopher Denham as Sam Frank Deal as Mayor John Stockman Michael Beasley as Deputy Jimson Jody Thompson as Deputy Paul Andrew Stahl as Sheriff Lee Roberts Jane McNeill as Victim #1 The film came about as a result of a documentary Levinson was asked to produce about problems facing the Chesapeake Bay. Although Levinson chose to abandon the documentary upon learning that Frontline covered the same issue, Levinson instead decided to use the research to produce a horror film which he hoped would shed light on the issues facing Chesapeake; as such when promoting the film he noted that it's "80 percent factual information."Levinson chose to use the found footage format after thinking about the Pompeii disaster and noting that if such a disaster happened today there would be much more evidence of what happened with him telling Yahoo!
"For the first time in history, you can get a picture of that town, if you collect all the footage from everyone's cell phones and their digital cameras and the Skypes, the texting and everything else" A byproduct of the format was that much of the footage was able to be shot by the actors themselves as opposed to a more traditional camera crew. According to Levinson one third of the film was shot this way. Though the film is set in Levinson's home state of Maryland, it was shot on locations in North Carolina and South Carolina; the film has received positive reviews from critics, with a 76% "certified fresh" approval rating and an average rating of 6.5 out of 10 on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 74 reviews. The website's critical consensus states that "Barry Levinson's eco-horror flick cleverly utilizes familiar found-footage methods in service of a gruesome yet atmospheric chiller." It holds a score of 65 out of 100 on Metacritic, based on 20 reviewers, indicating "generally favourable reviews".
David Cox of The Guardian awarded the film 5 out of 5 stars and called it a "horror film for grown ups". Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, was less positive, awarding the film 2.5 out of a possible 4, stating "Although there are some scary moments here, a lot of gruesome ones, this isn't a horror film so much as a faux eco-documentary". The Bay on IMDb The Bay at Rotten Tomatoes
Insidious: Chapter 2
Insidious: Chapter 2 is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. It is a sequel to Insidious, the second installment in the Insidious franchise, the fourth in terms of the series' in-story chronology; the film stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne reprising their roles as Josh and Renai Lambert, a husband and wife who seek to uncover the secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. The film was released September 13, 2013. A prequel film, Insidious: Chapter 3, was released on June 5, 2015. In 1986, Lorraine Lambert summons demonologist Elise Rainier to help her son Josh, being followed by the spirit of an old woman. After investigating the house and encountering paranormal phenomena, Elise tells Lorraine that they must suppress Josh's astral projection abilities for his own safety. Twenty-five years Renai Lambert is under questioning about the death of Elise, she is warned that if her husband Josh's fingerprints are found at the crime scene, he will be prosecuted for Elise's murder.
The Lambert family relocate to Lorraine's house. Renai and the others begin to experience strange paranormal activity in the house. Specs and Tucker, Elise's associates in demonology, visit Elise's house and discover a videotape of the 1986 investigation. Upon reviewing it, they find someone standing behind Josh in the video; the next morning, Dalton tells Renai that he has been having bad dreams involving a woman in a white dress. Renai receives a call from the police stating; the woman in the white dress attacks Renai. Josh hears a voice urging him to kill his family. Lorraine visits Specs and Tucker and they show her the tape, enhanced to show an adult Josh as the figure standing behind the young Josh, they contact Elise's former colleague Carl. They are told to find answers at an abandoned hospital. Upon arriving, Lorraine recounts the story of a patient named Parker Crane, admitted for trying to castrate himself. Two days Lorraine saw Parker in an elevator; when Lorraine asked a nurse why Parker was out of his bed, the nurse explained that he had jumped to his death from the roof the day before.
Lorraine and the group go to the Crane family home. Inside they discover numerous corpses, a black wedding gown and newspaper clippings revealing Parker to be a killer referred to as "The Bride in Black" - who kidnapped and murdered young women while dressed as a woman himself. Josh's body begins to deteriorate and Renai realizes he is possessed. Lorraine insists. Carl arrives to drug him, accompanied by Specs and Tucker. Carl awakes in the spirit realm of "The Further". Josh travels to his daughter Cali's room in "The Further", he is overpowered. Elise's spirit banishes the spirit from the house, it is revealed that these actions are what triggered some of the mysterious events in the first film, as time moves non-chronologically in the Further. In the real world, possessed by Parker, ambushes Lorraine and Renai, locking Lorraine in a closet. Renai and the children escape to the basement. Dalton voluntarily enters The Further to help his father. In The Further, Josh and Elise try to track Parker down by revisiting Josh in 1986, with the young Josh showing the adult Josh where to find him.
In Parker's house, the three witness Parker's mother, Michelle – the woman in the white dress – abusing him for acting like a male. Parker had killed his female victims at the behest of his mother's spirit. Upon finding Michelle and Josh fight. Elise saves Josh and appears to destroy Michelle's spirit, which stops the possessed Josh from murdering his family in the real world. Parker's ghost disappears. Carl and Josh escape, only to find Dalton, who leads them back to the living world, allowing Josh to regain control of his body; the Lambert family is reunited, with Josh and Dalton allowing themselves to once again have their memories suppressed by Carl. Some time Specs and Tucker arrive at the house of a family whose daughter, Allison, is in an unexplained coma. Unbeknownst to them, Elise's spirit enters, she gasps as she sees something standing in the shadows. After the financial success of Insidious In April 2011, discussions for a sequel soon followed. With producer Jason Blum insisting on the return of director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell, a treatment script did not arrive until nearly a year later.
"As long as there was a chance that James and Leigh were gonna write the second movie and direct the second movie, I didn't want to do it with someone else," said Blum. "They kept saying they might do it, they might not do it, why there's quite a bit of time between the two movies." On February 2, 2012, it was announced that director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell were in talks to return for the sequel. While promoting The Conjuring at New York Comic Con in October 2012, Wan described how he and Whannell were working on developing the story and the script for the follow up to Insidious, explaining to ShockTilYouDrop.com, "I think the sequel to Insidious is kind of my reaction to Saw where for my own reason I wasn't as involved in the sequels, so I felt with Insidious, think it would be good to shepherd it and keep it more in track to the version I had when I made the first film so th
Insidious is a 2010 supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh Whannell, starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey. It is the first installment in the Insidious franchise, the third in terms of the series' in-story chronology; the story centers on a couple whose son inexplicably enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for ghosts in an astral dimension who want to inhabit his body. The film was released in theaters on April 1, 2011, was FilmDistrict's first theatrical release; the film is followed by Chapter 2 and two prequels, Chapter 3 and The Last Key. There is a fifth installment set to be released in 2021. Married couple Josh and Renai Lambert, their sons Dalton and Foster, infant daughter Cali, have moved into a new home. One night, Dalton frightened by something in the shadows; the next day, he falls into an inexplicable coma. After three months of treatment without result and Josh are allowed to take Dalton home. Soon after, paranormal activity begins to occur.
After Renai finds a bloody hand print on Dalton's bed, she questions Josh about the house, but he ignores her. That night, Renai is attacked by the figure from Cali's room, the Lamberts decide to abandon the house and move elsewhere. In the new house, the supernatural activity continues, with Renai seeing the ghostly figure of a young child. Josh's mother Lorraine arrives, says she had a dream about a dark figure in Dalton's room, she sees the same dark figure- a monstrous red-faced demon- standing behind Josh. After, Dalton's room is ransacked by unseen forces. Lorraine calls demonologists Elise Reiner and Tucker. Elise senses a presence in the house and upon entering Dalton's room sees the same demonic, red-faced figure Lorraine saw. Elise explains, he has traveled too far and became lost in a purgatory realm called "The Further", a place inhabited by the tortured souls of the dead. Without his mental presence, Dalton's body appears comatose and spirits can use it to enter the physical world. Josh is skeptical until he realizes that drawings in Dalton's bedroom hinted at his astral projection abilities and the red-faced demon.
Elise performs a seance to communicate with Dalton. During the seance, the demon possesses Dalton's body and attacks the group before being stopped by Elise. Elise reveals that her acquaintance with Lorraine is decades old, had helped Josh when he was eight years old. Josh possesses the ability to astral project, though he had suppressed his memory of the ability years prior with Elise's help in order to protect himself from the parasitic spirit of an evil old woman that wanted to possess him. Dalton has inherited this trait from him. Elise tells Josh. Elise puts Josh in a trance and he is able to project himself to their previous house, he is attacked by the same figure that attacked Renai. After defeating him, Josh enters the Demon's lair. Josh frees him, but they are caught by the demon while the spirits of the Further invade the real world and terrorize Elise and the others. After managing to escape, Josh confronts the old woman; the old woman dissolves into darkness. When Josh and Dalton return to their bodies, they wake up in their new home and the spirits seem to disappear.
As they celebrate the apparent end of their ordeal, Elise starts packing her equipment with Josh, when she senses that something is wrong. Noticing Josh's hands look old and dirty, she takes a photo of him. Josh, enraged by this, strangles Elise to death. Renai is horrified when she discovers searches for Josh. Renai picks up the camera and sees that the image Elise took of Josh is the old woman that haunted him as a child, implying that Josh has been possessed. Josh appears behind Renai, she turns around and gasps. Patrick Wilson as Josh Lambert Josh Feldman as Young Josh Rose Byrne as Renai Lambert Lin Shaye as Elise Rainier Ty Simpkins as Dalton Lambert Barbara Hershey as Lorraine Lambert Leigh Whannell as Steven "Specs" Angus Sampson as Tucker Andrew Astor as Foster Lambert Heather Tocquigny as Nurse Kelly Corbett Tuck as Nurse Adele Ruben Pla as Dr. Sercarz John Henry Binder as Father Martin Christopher Marr Besina as Ghost Marfren Cubar as Tree Joseph Bishara as Lipstick-Face Demon J. LaRose as Long Haired Fiend Philip Friedman as the Old Woman Kelly Devoto and Corbett Tuck as Doll Girls Ben Woolf as Dancing Boy Lary Crews as the Whistling Ghost Dad Jose Prendes as Top Hat Guy Caslin Rose as the Ghoul / Contortionist The movie was somewhat of a reaction of Wan's to the success of the Saw series.
Wan directed the first Saw film in 2004, while he stated in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he was "very proud" of the movie, he felt that the movie the violence and gore of it, put some people off and made them hesitant to work with him. Wan thus made Insidious in part to prove that he could make a movie without the level of violence found in the Saw series. Principal photography for Insidious was completed over the course of three weeks in 2010, from late April to mid-May at the historic Herald
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is a 2014 American found footage supernatural horror film written and directed by Christopher B. Landon. Released on January 3, 2014, in the United States, it is the fifth film of the Paranormal Activity film series, it is Landon's second directorial film, after Burning Palms. The Marked Ones grossed $90 million worldwide. In June 2012, 18 year old high school graduate Jesse Arista lives with his father and grandmother in Oxnard, California, he begins to enjoy the summer with Hector. In the apartment below lives a mysterious woman named Ana, who everyone believes to be a witch; when Ana is found murdered and Hector spot classmate Oscar running from the scene, suggesting he was responsible. The two investigate the apartment, where they find black magic items, as well as VHS tapes and a journal of spells that can "open doorways to unholy lands." After Jesse and their friend Marisol try out a ritual, paranormal occurrences begin to take place in Jesse's apartment.
One night, the trio begin to communicate with an unknown entity through a game. Jesse finds a mysterious bite mark on his arm and discovers he has superhuman abilities, proven when he knocks out two thugs that assault him, he and Hector at first view his abilities as a "gift". At a party, Jesse takes a girl to Ana's apartment to have sex and encounters Oscar, who has black eyes and a similar bite mark on his arm, he tells Jesse that it's only a matter of time before "something inside them" will take over, if they kill themselves, they will not harm those they love. Oscar disappears; the group discover a secret trapdoor in Ana's apartment, where they find a witch altar and photos of Jesse, his pregnant mother, Ana and Lois. At the same time, a strange woman in black leaves after finding nothing. Jesse is lured to the trapdoor one night after hearing his dog Chavo barking for help, but the door slams shut and Jesse sees the ghostly figures of young Katie and Kristi before being attacked by a roaring demon.
Jesse's personality becomes dark and violent. Hector and Marisol are disturbed by Jesse's behavior and meet Oscar's criminal brother Arturo, who tells them that Oscar was in contact with Ali Rey, who had researched demons after her father and step-mother were killed and half-brother kidnapped by a possessed Katie, they meet with Ali, who tells them that Jesse has been "marked" by a worldwide coven of witches called the "Midwives", who have been brainwashing women to give up their firstborn sons to create an army of possessed young men. Ali gives an address to where a final ritual is supposed to take place, warns that Jesse will no longer exist if the demon manages to consume him. Jesse's concerned grandmother Irma visits a botánica and tries to cleanse Jesse, but he telekinetically tears the living room apart; the next morning, an ill Jesse pushes Irma down the stairs before disappearing. While Hector and Marisol drive to the hospital, Jesse ambushes them in the street and attacks Hector, but Marisol knocks him unconscious with a bat.
As they are attempting to leave, a van kidnaps Jesse. With help from Arturo and his friend Santo and Marisol go to the address, which turns out to be Grandma Lois's house, where Katie and Kristi's mother and her boyfriend were killed; when they enter the garden, coven members with knives begin to attack them. Arturo urges Hector and Marisol to flee and they both run into the house, leaving Arturo alone in the garden to defend himself. Santo is found dead. Marisol disappears, Arturo gets killed off-screen and thrown and smashed into a window near Hector. Marisol's corpse is thrown through a glass roof. Hector runs into a figure resembling flees towards a closet to hide; when he comes out, a possessed Jesse appears and chases Hector upstairs, where Hector goes into a room and shuts the door. Jesse's normal voice asks Hector to open the door but after he doesn't, Jesse breaks down the door, forcing Hector to open a strange brown door, when he goes through it, the camera blacks out as Hector appears in a garage.
The door he went through took him back in time to the household of Katie and Micah, the night Katie killed Micah. Hector walks around the house and notices Katie going downstairs to the kitchen. Hector tries to get her attention for help but Katie doesn't listen until she turns around, sees Hector and screams for Micah. Micah assumes Hector is an intruder and tries to attack him, but Katie stabs him to death with a kitchen knife. Hector runs away, but Jesse, now under the demon's influence, appears out of nowhere and attacks him off-screen; the camera falls to the ground until a lady picks up the camera, stares at it, turns it off. The film was set to take place in June 2012 but announced in April 2012, was first teased in the post-credits scene of Paranormal Activity 4, a scene only presented in theaters. Though the film is targeted to the Latino market, most of its dialogue is not in Spanish. Christopher B. Landon, who wrote the screenplay for 2007's Disturbia, as well as the three Paranormal Activity sequels, was announced to write and direct the project, described as a "cousin" or "ese" to the series as opposed to a direct sequel, prequel, or reboot.
The film maintains the look of found footage, a style used throughout the Paranormal Activity series. Filming finished in late July, after producer Jason Blum confirmed that the film was
The Blue House is the executive office and official residence of the South Korean head of state, the President of the Republic of Korea, is located in the capital city of Seoul. The Blue House is in fact a complex of buildings, built in the traditional Korean architectural style with some modern elements. Built upon the site of the royal garden of the Joseon Dynasty, the Blue House now consists of the Main Office Hall Bon-gwan, the Presidential Residence, the State Reception House Yeongbin-gwan, the Chunchu-gwan Press Hall, the Secretariat Buildings; the entire complex covers 250,000 square metres or 62 acres. The location of Cheong Wa Dae was the site of a royal villa in what was Hanyang, the southern capital of the Goryeo dynasty, it was built by King Sukjong in 1104. Goryeo's principal capital was at Kaesŏng, it maintained a western capital at Pyongyang and an eastern capital at Gyeongju. After the Joseon Dynasty moved its capital to Hanyang, Gyeongbok Palace was built in 1395, the fourth year of the reign of King Taejo as the main palace, the royal villa lot became the back garden of the palace.
It was used as the site for military training. Following the Empire of Japan's annexation of the Korean Empire in 1910, the Governor-General of Korea used the Gyeongbokgung grounds for the Government-General Building. In July 1939, Japan built an official residence/office for the governor-general on the site of Cheong Wa Dae. With the establishments of the Republic of Korea in 1948, President Syngman Rhee called the building "Gyeongmudae", the name of one of the few old buildings for former official residence there, he used it as his residence. President Yun Bo-seon changed the name to "Cheong Wa Dae" after he was inaugurated in 1960. In 1968, North Korean infiltrators nearly reached the building in a bid to assassinate President Park Chung-hee during the Blue House raid. In the ensuing melee, 28 North Koreans, 26 South Koreans and four Americans were killed. Presidents Park Chung-hee, Choi Kyu-ha, Chun Doo-hwan used the building both as their office and official residence. While President Roh Tae-woo was in office, a new office building, official residence, press center, called Chunchugwan, were built.
The main office building was opened in April 1991. In 1993 during Kim Young-sam's presidency, the building built by Japan for official residence was dismantled. Geomancers have long considered the area in which Cheong Wa Dae is located as an auspicious location; this view was backed up by an inscription on a stone wall that reads: "The Most Blessed Place on Earth", found behind the official presidential residence during the construction of a new building in 1990. To the north is the mountain Bukhansan, flanked by two mountains, symbolizing the Azure Dragon, on the left and Inwangsan, symbolizing the White Tiger, on the right. To the south is Namsan, the protective mountain of the capital. In front flow the Cheonggyecheon stream and Han River. Korean architecture History of South Korea History of Korea List of Korea-related topics National Assembly Building Office of the President Blue House entry in Visit Korea
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U. S. the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento; the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, the country's second most populous, after New York City. California has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, its largest county by area, San Bernardino County; the City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. California's $3.0 trillion economy is larger than that of any other state, larger than those of Texas and Florida combined, the largest sub-national economy in the world. If it were a country, California would be the 5th largest economy in the world, the 36th most populous as of 2017.
The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and third-largest urban economies, after the New York metropolitan area. The San Francisco Bay Area PSA had the nation's highest GDP per capita in 2017 among large PSAs, is home to three of the world's ten largest companies by market capitalization and four of the world's ten richest people. California is considered a global trendsetter in popular culture, innovation and politics, it is considered the origin of the American film industry, the hippie counterculture, fast food, the Internet, the personal computer, among others. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area are seen as global centers of the technology and entertainment industries, respectively. California has a diverse economy: 58% of the state's economy is centered on finance, real estate services and professional, scientific and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1.5% of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.
S. state. California is bordered by Oregon to the north and Arizona to the east, the Mexican state of Baja California to the south; the state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, from the redwood–Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast. The Central Valley, a major agricultural area, dominates the state's center. Although California is well-known for its warm Mediterranean climate, the large size of the state results in climates that vary from moist temperate rainforest in the north to arid desert in the interior, as well as snowy alpine in the mountains. Over time and wildfires have become more pervasive features. What is now California was first settled by various Native Californian tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries; the Spanish Empire claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War.
The western portion of Alta California was organized and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom; the word California referred to the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. The name derived from the mythical island California in the fictional story of Queen Calafia, as recorded in a 1510 work The Adventures of Esplandián by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo; this work was the fifth in a popular Spanish chivalric romance series that began with Amadis de Gaula. Queen Calafia's kingdom was said to be a remote land rich in gold and pearls, inhabited by beautiful black women who wore gold armor and lived like Amazons, as well as griffins and other strange beasts. In the fictional paradise, the ruler Queen Calafia fought alongside Muslims and her name may have been chosen to echo the title of a Muslim leader, the Caliph. It's possible.
Know ye that at the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California close to that part of the Terrestrial Paradise, inhabited by black women without a single man among them, they lived in the manner of Amazons. They were robust of body with great virtue; the island itself is one of the wildest in the world on account of the craggy rocks. Shortened forms of the state's name include CA, Cal. Calif. and US-CA. Settled by successive waves of arrivals during the last 10,000 years, California was one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas in pre-Columbian North America. Various estimates of the native population range from 100,000 to 300,000; the Indigenous peoples of California included more than 70 distinct groups of Native Americans, ranging from large, settled populations living on the coast to groups in the interior. California groups were diverse in their political organization with bands, villages, on the resource-rich coasts, large chiefdoms, such as the Chumash and Salinan.
Trade, intermarriage a
Ouija (2014 film)
Ouija is a 2014 American supernatural horror film directed by Stiles White in his directorial debut, produced by Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller, Bennett Schneir and written by Juliet Snowden and White, who together wrote The Possession. It stars Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, Bianca A. Santos as teenagers who have unleashed spirits from a Ouija board; the film was released on October 2014 by Universal Pictures. The film was a commercial success, receiving $103.6 million worldwide over a $5 million budget, but was overwhelmingly panned by critics. A prequel, Ouija: Origin of Evil, was released in 2016, was far better critically received. Debbie Galardi recalls playing Ouija with her best friend Laine Morris as children. In present day, Debbie throws her Ouija board into the fire. Debbie implies to Laine. After Laine leaves, the Ouija board reappears in Debbie's bedroom. Debbie hangs herself with Christmas lights inside her home. Laine attends Debbie's wake with her boyfriend Trevor, younger sister Sarah, friend Isabelle, Debbie's boyfriend Pete.
The five friends use her Ouija board to try communicating with her. Strange things happen, a presence smashes Pete's hand and face into a mirror; the friends start finding the phrase "hi friend" written in different places, like Isabelle's car window, a tunnel wall, Pete's desk, Laine's computer. Thinking Deb is trying to communicate with them, the group has another Ouija session, they discover that they are in contact not with Debbie but with a spirit calling itself "DZ." Laine sees. The girl warns them to run. Laine sees an old woman, everyone flees. Laine learns that Deb found the Ouija board in her attic and played alone. Isabelle is possessed and killed by being smashed into her bathroom sink and cracking her skull open. Laine and Pete search Deb's attic and find a box of old photographs that belonged to the previous residents. While researching the previous family's history, they learn of a little girl named Doris Zander who went missing, whose mother was suspected in her disappearance. Laine visits Doris' sister, an old woman named Paulina, now committed to a psychiatric hospital.
Paulina explains that her mother was a medium and used Doris as a vessel for the dead to speak through. Their mother went sewed Doris' mouth shut before killing her, she tells Laine that there is a secret room in the house where Laine must find Doris' hidden body and unstitch her mouth in order for the girl to banish their mother. The remaining friends go back to the Galardi house, where Laine finds Doris' corpse and cuts the stitches on her mouth. Doris' mother's spirit protests. Pete becomes possessed and is killed in his home, appearing as a soulless ghost with his mouth stitched up. Laine revisits Paulina and realizes that the old woman, revealing that she was in allegiance with Doris, intentionally lied. Doris was the evil entity all along and her mother was trying to stop the friends from summoning her; the Morris's grandmother, advises the sisters to destroy Doris' body and the Ouija board at the same time. Doris' ghost throws Trevor into a swimming pool covered with a plastic canopy and drowning him.
Laine and Sarah return to the Galardi house cellar, where Doris captures Sarah and prepares to sew her mouth shut. Laine plays the Ouija board alone to draw the spirit's attention. Doris starts possessing Laine. Sarah throws Doris' body into the furnace, Laine throws the Ouija board, stopping the paranormal activity. Laine finds that the planchette has mysteriously appeared back at her home in her bedroom, as she sees through the planchette the film ends; the film was announced in May 2008 with Universal attached. At one point in 2011 Universal dropped out due to budgetary concerns. Following this it was subsequently announced that the film would be produced at a lower budget and Universal subsequently rejoined the project. Casting was announced in November and December 2013. Principal photography began mid December 2013 in Los Angeles wrapped at the end of January 2014 Although shooting wrapped in January 2014, poor test screenings resulted in re-shoots occurring in June, according to Olivia Cooke, resulted in half the film being re-shot.
With the reshoots, Lin Shaye was added to the film to play a newly written character, Erin Moriarty's character was removed from the film and new plot points were added or changed entirely. The most notable of changes included the character of Doris Zander's physical appearance changing from that of a burnt looking girl to a rotting, decomposing girl with stitches in her mouth. Universal released Ouija in the United States on October 24, 2014. A tie-in novelization for the film by Katharine Turner was released on September 16, 2014. North AmericaIn North America, the film was released to 2,858 theatres and earned $19,875,995 on its opening weekend. At an average of $7,000 per theatre, debuting at number one at the box office ahead of newly released John Wick; the film played 75 % under-25 years 61 % female on its opening weekend. Other territoriesOuija was released in five international markets and earned $1.3 million from 234 screens. The film went to number two in Malaysia, number four in Taiwan, number two in Singapore and numb