• 'Ouija: Origin of Evil' (Universal)Source: Universal
Something's very wrong with Doris.

24 Jun 2016 - 11:22 AM  UPDATED 24 Jun 2016 - 11:22 AM

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Evil, unsurprisingly, dominates in the trailer for Universal's Ouija: Origin of Evil with a small girl named Doris -- played with malevolent intensity by Lulu Wilson -- being overtaken by a merciless force.

"Do you know what it feels like to be strangled to death?" she asks at one point.

The movie, a prequel to the 2014 hit Ouija, is set in 1965 Los Angeles as a widowed mother (played by Elizabeth Reaser) and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their at-home seance scam business. The strains of Herman's Hermits' relentlessly upbeat 1964 hit 'Something Good' provide a strong counterpoint to the growing evil-doings in the trailer.

Henry Thomas, best remembered as Elliot from E.T. -- The Extraterrestrial, plays a concerned priest from Doris' school. "I believe she is channeling powers we do not understand," he says with urgency.

Universal has given Ouija: Origin of Evil an Oct. 20 release date in Australia. Mike Flanagan directs from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howard. None of the cast from Ouija was brought back.

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