Watch: First 'Ouija' Trailer, Poster and Pictures

Ouija movie trailer
Photo: Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures' has premiered the first trailer for Ouija, a film based on the fortune-telling board game due to hit theaters on October 24.

Directed by Stiles White, the film follows a group of friends who must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. The supernatural thriller is produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes as well as Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series, The Purge) and stars Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, Bianca Santos and Ana Coto.

As far as how these movies get made, Hasbro Chief Marketing Officer John Frascotti was recently interviewed by Business Insider and spoke of Ouija specifically saying, "In cases like Ouija for example, what's essential is that there's a brand beneath it that has a lot of potential for storytelling."

He says this while also saying, "We look for those brands that have story and character at their foundation because inevitably for any type of storytelling format, whether it's a movie, a television show, a digital comic ... it has to have great story and great characters at it's foundation." Perhaps he's just talking out of his ass?

Check out the trailer, two more pictures and the film's teaser poster directly below.

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  • Driver

    This isn't scary at all and its a damn shame, since I always thought the Ouija was quite a creepy concept by itself.

  • Dave AD

    I don't have really high expectations for this, but I like the tagline. i could see it becoming the next October horror franchise, now that Paranormal Activity seems to be cooling off.

  • Matt Taylor

    I actually saw this trailer in theaters when I saw "The Fault in Our Stars" almost a month ago. Wonder why it took so long to go online.

    Regardless, this still looks terrible.

  • Kessler

    Gee, if that's their criteria, then I'd love to hear how Battleship got made.

  • The Jackal

    "From the Producer of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"...not exactly how a studio should be marketing this film. Looks like a definite pass for me.

  • azjoker1

    I don't think that it looks as bad as people are saying it looks. As a horror fan, it looks pretty decent. I got kind of an Insidious vibe from it. I think if it's PG-13, it could potentially be a breakout hit.

  • Ryguy815

    Looks decent, but probably a rental for me.