The film takes place in 1965, and we follow the story of the Zander family, who, for the most part, are pretty much your everyday family. The mum, Alice (Elizabeth Reaser), claims she can contact spirits, scamming the locals into paying her to talk to their dead loved ones. Her daughter Lina (Annalise Basso) is about as teenager-ish as teenagers come, her daily antics including sneaking out to hang with friends and not telling her mum about her new boyfriend, Mikey (Parker Mack). Alice's youngest daughter, Dorris (Lulu Wilson), is a little bit on the peculiar side. She doesn't get along with anyone at her school, and when Alice purchases a Ouija board to help create a sense of realism in her scamming, Dorris decides to give it a go one late night, welcoming in some not so friendly spirits into the Zander household.
I want to say that this movie gets off to a slow start, but it doesn't. In fact, when it comes to pacing, this film actually moves surprisingly fast. It's just not that scary to begin with. For the first thirty to forty minutes, there wasn't really any memorable scares. There's a couple of moments that get close to raising my heart beat, but for the most part, it's all about set up. It's introducing the characters, setting up the evil spirits and getting things underway. It managed to maintain my interest, despite not actually being all that scary. I was enjoying it, but only to a limited degree. If it kept going like this for the rest of the movie, I probably wouldn't have ended up liking it.
His terror just manages to build and build and build, until eventually everything falls apart, and it becomes what I originally expected this movie to be. It's a corny, over the top, completely stupid and utterly ridiculous finale that I can only presume was done to make it tie into the original film. Like I said, I haven't seen the original film, nor do I have any intention to, but after a quick IMDb search I did find some connections and characters that cross over. If the finale was created as a tie-in, it would make sense, but it doesn't stop it from being a cheap, poorly written, purely unbelievable finale that ends the film on a sour note.