Ouija will be scaring audiences everywhere this weekend and you can prep for seeing the movie by watching this video of the cast participating in a spooky seance in real life!
JustJared.com hosted a special screening of the film earlier this month. The cast – Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Ana Coto, Shelley Hennig, and Bianca Santos – and some of their celeb friends were in attendance to sit in on a seance together following the movie.
You’ve got to watch the video to see what happens when The Walking Dead‘s Emily Kinney asks the Ouija board “Where’s Beth?” and so much more. We’ll give you a hint… it definitely seems like there were spirits in the room!
Ouija is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who must confront their most terrifying fears, as they attempt to make contact with the other side and unleash an evil that that they may never be able to stop. When Laine’s (Olivia Cooke) childhood best friend Debbie (Shelley Hennig) suddenly dies, she discovers an antique Ouija board that she thinks can be used to say goodbye to her friend, but instead it quickly turns into a dangerous game where they might all meet the same fate as their friend.
At the film’s press day, appropriately held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, actress Olivia Cooke spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why she wanted to be a part of this project, how she related to her character, just how much the story changed and evolved, re-shooting 50% of the film, who she’d want to contact with a Ouija board, the most challenging aspect of the shoot, having so much fun with this cast, and why she doesn’t think she’d return for a sequel.
She also talked about shooting Me & Earl & the Dying Girl for director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, the experience of shaving her head for the role and how close they’re sticking to the book that it’s adapted from, as well as what fans can expect from Season 3 of her A&E TV series Bates Motel. Hit the jump for the interview.
(Reuters) – Sitting in a palm-tree lined cemetery in Hollywood promoting her latest film, “Bates Motel” actress Olivia Cooke says the impact of working in the horror genre has left her emotions on edge.
“Recently I did a scene on ‘Bates’ where I just cried, and the director was able to tap into something where my emotions just came flooding out,” the British actress said in her native Manchester accent.
“My emotions are very readily available, which is weird. I’ve never had that, but that means I can cry at anything now. I’ll cry at toilet paper.”
Cooke, 20, may be best known for her role as Emma, a teen cystic fibrosis sufferer in A&E television’s hit horror drama “Bates Motel,” but she’s capping off 2014 with her third horror movie, “Ouija,” in theaters on Friday, just ahead of Halloween festivities on Oct. 31.
Cooke plays teenager Laine, who decides to seek answers from the spirit world with the help of an Ouija board after her best friend dies mysteriously, but Laine summons up something far more sinister in the process.
“Ouija,” co-produced and distributed by Comcast Corp’s Universal Pictures, was made for $5 million, according to IMDB.com. It is also produced by Hasbro Inc, the makers of the Ouija board game.
The film is expected to top the U.S. box office this weekend with $28 million, according to Boxoffice.com.
The film follows Cooke’s roles in “The Quiet Ones,” where she played a disturbed young woman haunted by a demon, and sci-fi horror “The Signal,” where a group of friends are abducted on a road trip.
“It’s just really strong female characters that I’m drawn to, it doesn’t really matter what the genre is,” Cooke said.
“I don’t think I have taken horror to rise up the ranks of Hollywood, but I know people do – when I think of girls trying to rise up the ranks with horror, I always think of the hot naked girl that gets slashed first.”
As Emma on “Bates Motel,” Cooke said she has managed to showcase her acting range in the gritty drama that serves as a prequel inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.”
“It’s quite psychological,” she said. “I just get to challenge myself and stretch my emotions. Emma, she’s not necessarily a psychotic or evil character, she’s very light.”
For her next role, Cooke found herself moving away from horror to explore a more intimate story, playing a cancer patient in the coming-of-age film “Me & Earl & the Dying Girl.”
The actress said she found herself facing an unexpected challenge after shaving off her long auburn locks for the role.
“Ever since I’ve cut my hair, it’s harder going into auditions. It’s really bizarre, and I didn’t realize how much it relied on the way I looked,” she said.
“But I realized that it’s more about looks, and that’s quite a hard thing to deal with.”
AMC’s Amirose Eisenbach talks “OUIJA” With Stiles White, Olivia Cooke & Ana Coto. This horrifying film opens in AMC Theatres October 24, grab your tickets!