‘Play the game if you dare’
Charlie Charlie is a 2016 American horror film about a group of teens invited to play the titular game by a haunted attraction owner. Also known as The Ouija Challenge
Directed by Derek Presley (Boon; Red Stone; Whitetail; Cronus)from a screenplay by Cody Berry and Tom Zembrod. The movie stars Bryan Massey, Todd Jenkins and Gwendolynn Murphy.
While the game is meant to be a mere spectacle of spooky fun, it soon turns into a true nightmare leaving the teenagers, and the owner, battling for their lives…
“Someone at least knew the basics of lighting a set, operating a camera, and most importantly, how to get Amazon to sell this flop of a product and Redbox to rent it. Now if only someone knew as much about compelling scripting, convincing characters, creating scares, or comedy that isn’t casually racist…” Culture Crypt
“A bunch of unlikeable twentysomething characters wander around but the film fails to deliver anything scary. The manifestations we get – a man dressed like a horrendous caricature of a Mexican, which heads into some very dubious racial territory, and a fat possessed clown – are feeble.” Moria
“Swerving from brilliantly funny to embarrassingly lame, Ouija Challenge is schizophrenic in tone, yet it’s a movie that’s saved from bargain bin obscurity by the magnificent performance of Zembrod. Channelling peak Bill Moseley while resplendent in top hat, eyeliner and cane in hand, he’s a delight to watch with his charisma dripping from your television set with every moment that he’s on screen.” The Schlock Pit
For North American DVD and VOD release, the movie was retitled Ouija 3: The Charlie Charlie Challenge.
In the UK, the film is released on DVD by Lightning Pictures on 18th September 2017 as Ouija Challenge: The Charlie Charlie Game.
Cast and characters:
Mason Dauti … Charlie
Abby Joy … Ryder
Marissa Chibli … Sarah
Aaron Green … Skeeter
Amanda Knapic … Gina
Dillon Vineyard … Pete
Tom Zembrod … Gene the Ringmaster
Todd Jenkins … Paulie
Cliff McClelland … Jerry the Clown
Cody Berry … Stoner Stanley
Adam Taggart … The Rabbit
Shelly Denning … Alice
Andy Arrasmith … Hat Hair the Flirt (as Andrew Arrasmith)
Charlie R Parker … Gwen (as Charlie Parker)
Jessica Willis … Rachel
Fort Worth, Texas
Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1
This film should be confused with the 2019 movie 7 Deadly Sins (originally title Charlie Charlie) directed by Glenn Plummer and starring Tom Sizemore.
There is a post-credits scene revealing Gene the Ringmaster’s fate.
Full film free to watch online: