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PARKER BROS OWNS OUIJA RIGHTS?

Steven Davies Posted: 25 November, 2005 at 16:34 PM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

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We could have sworn the word Ouija Board existed way, way before Parker Bros. ever turned it

into a game, but apparently they do own the rights, according to Sci-Fi Wire. Ryan McKinney's

film Ouija Board, which stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, Pam Grier,

Ellen Albertini-Dow, and Christopher Holly, is a story about a married couple who move into a

Victorian manse where the wife discovers and plays with an old Ouija board. But according to

McKinney the film must be renamed, you can read the insane story inside. Why don't they just

call it 'Ouija'?

Sci Fi Wire writes:

Writer/director Ryan McKinney told SCI FI Wire that his upcoming supernatural horror movie is

based on a real incident, in which residents of a Northern California town took their

obsession with the then-new Ouija board too far in 1920. But don't use the term "Ouija board"

to refer to the movie, McKinney said in an interview on the film's set in Placerville, Calif.

That's because filmmakers couldn't come up with the money to buy the rights to use the

trademark, which is held by game maker Parker Brothers.

As a result, all references to "Ouija" have been taken out of the movie, which was originally

titled Ouija Board. At this point, the movie, which stars Pam Grier, Megan Ward and Victor

Browne, doesn't have a title, though some people involved with the film think the movie may

take its name from the production company, Dark Portal.

The film, from Green Flash Pictures, is based on the people of El Cerrito, Calif., and their

experiences with the so-called "spirit board," which some believe allows players to

communicate with spirits. In March of 1920, the local newspaper carried this headline: "Whole

Town Ouija Mad." Seven people were arrested after police said they went insane in what was

called "Ouijamania," including a 15-year-old girl who stripped naked and ran outside after

playing with the spirit board, McKinney said. The town eventually banned Ouija boards.

Intrigued by the story, McKinney teamed up with the Sacramento-area Green Flash, whose

principals include Tony Chopelas and the husband-and-wife team of David and Eve Justice. They

wrote a script based on the real incidents. "I looked into some of the stories of what

happened, what was reported, and then took it a level further to see what happened to the

people who participated in it," McKinney said.

In the movie, a couple with a baby on the way moves into a house and finds a spirit board in

the attic. Against her husband's better judgment, the young wife uses it, and all hell breaks

loose. A dark portal opens to the world of spirits who once lived in the house. The movie also

stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Jacoby Shaddix, Ellen Albertini-Dow and Christopher Holly. A local

state assemblyman and former state senator, Tim Leslie, makes a cameo appearance as a police

officer who helps investigate the phenomenon.

The as-yet-unnamed movie recently wrapped production and is eyeing a 2006 release.

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Steven Davies Posted: 25 November, 2005 at 16:34 PM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

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