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Bored game: 'Ouija' conjures up dreadful reviews

Bored game: 'Ouija' conjures up dreadful reviews

"Ouija," the new horror film from director/co-writer Stiles White, is based on the spooky board game that claims to commune with the spirit world. But no special equipment is needed to hear from movie critics, who have made it clear they find "Ouija" to be an uninspired scarer and a curious bit of marketing.

The Universal Pictures film — which has a long development history, including with director McG — is the latest Hollywood collaboration with Hasbro, manufacturer of blockbuster-spawning toys such as Transformers. The studio hopes it can replicate earlier success with a spinoff of the popular spirit-world game. Critics, though, remain unmoved.

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