The Pact (2012)

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Annie investigates the house of her recently deceased abusive mother after her sister disappears in it. She immediately senses a negative presence in her childhood home and is plagued by nightmares. When her cousin also disappears after staying at the house, she reaches out to a police man. He discovers a secret room in the house, but suspects herself to be responsible for the disappearances. Out of desperation, she turns to a psychic and slowly uncovers a dark family secret…


Genre:
Horror

Country:
USA

Language:
English
.

Full Plot:
The 2012 horror film the “The Pact” begins after the mother of Nicole and Annie Barlow has died and her funeral is about to take place. Nicole is staying at her mother’s home in San Pedro, California while preparing for it. She lets her own daughter Eva stay with her cousin, Liz.

Nicole wants to convince her sister Annie to attend their mother’s funeral, but she refuses, as their mother has been abusing them in their childhood.

In the evening, Nicole makes a video call to her daughter from the house. As the connection is bad, she walks around with her laptop hoping to get a better signal. When the connection breaks down completely, she discovers a door to a dark room standing open. She enters the room and disappears.

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American Horror Story – Halloween: Part 1 (2011) [S01E04]

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AHS “Murder House” Halloween: Part 1, first season, fourth episode – Main characters of the series, Ben &Vivien get introduced to even more of their house’s former owners, in this case Chad & Patrick, who helps them get the house ready for the upcoming Halloween festivities.

Genre:
Drama, Horror (TV-series)

Country:
USA

Language:
English
.

Aired:
October 26, 2011

Full plot:
Season 1 of American Horror Story is set in 2011 and revolves around the events that occurred in the “Murder House” – a house with a horrendous and tragic past, making it perpetually haunted by the victims and perpetrators of numerous infamous murder cases.

The 4th episode in the 1st season of AHS focuses mainly on the days leading up to Halloween or Samhain – a delicate time of the year where the veil, separating the worlds of the living and the dead, is said to be extra thin. For the struggling married couple, Ben & Vivien Harmon (now living in the murder house), this means that they can expect more traumatizing hauntings and strange events than ever.

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Haunted Poland (2011)

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When a girl invites her boyfriend to meet her family in her hometown, Chodecz, he begins experiencing a new side of her as she reveals that a childhood experiment with a Ouija board, which were shortly followed by the death of one the participants, has left her plagued by sinister and disturbing fears that has been following her ever since.

Genre:
Horror

Country:
Poland / USA / Spain

Language:
English / Polish

Full plot:
The budget film “Haunted Poland” from 2011 shows the handheld recordings of Pau and Ewelyn, a young couple, as they board a flight to Poznan in order to get to Chodecz; Ewelyn’s home town, where her grandparents are waiting for them.

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Seance: The Summoning (2011)

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Four friends decide to conduct a Ouija board session in a morgue. They conjure up a malevolent entity that comes a lot closer than they bargained for, spilling their darkest secrets and making them turn against each other. To save their lives they have to put their conflicts behind them and banish the demon forever…

Genre:
Horror

Country:
USA

Language:
English
.

Full Plot:
Eva, one of the main characters of the 2011 horror movie “Seance: The Summoning”, comes from a family where many of the women has been known to be psychic. Some of those women were less fortunate than Eva – for example her grandmother, who has been burned at the stake by the Catholic church for being a witch. Now, Eva is a college student just like her friend Sara, who furthermore is a born again Christian.

While hanging around in a public park or recreational area, Eva gives Sara a tarot reading. The Devil card comes up and Sara gets startled, but Eva explains that it is rather a symbol for indulgence and physical desires than the actual devil. At this point the viewer learns that Sara had a past that went against the Christian values she holds today.

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The Ouija Experiment (2011)

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Brandon and Shay, who study film in New York, travel to Dallas to visit Michael along with several others, planning to document and upload a series of Ouija-sessions in order to get clicks online. As they gather around their Ouija board, they begin to squabble among themselves, accidentally creating a doorway to a world beyond their own and revealing a forgotten and dangerous enigma surrounding a little girl who died in Michael’s house.


Genre:
Comedy, Horror

Country:
USA

Language:
English
.

Prequel to:
The Ouija Experiment 2 (2014)

Full plot:
In “The Ouija Experiment” from 2011, we follow film students Brandon and Shay teaming up with Shay’s new boyfriend Calvin and his sister, LyNette, as well as his best friend, Michael, at Michael’s house in Dallas, Texas. Brandon does short interviews with the people in the house before the first Ouija-session starts. As they conduct the session, they learn about a 5 year old girl named Gracie 5 who claims to be together with a 35 year old woman named Lisa. They also learn of a man named Joseph who got shot to death and who they suspect might have drowned Gracie. 

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The Unleashed (2011)

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After the death of her mother, Madison returns to her childhood home and finds an unsually old Ouija board in the attic. What seems like mindless fun at first, soon unleashes frightening entities that she can’t deal with on her own…

Genre:
Horror

Country:
Canada

Language:
English

Full plot:
The Canadian horror movie “Unleashed” from 2011 starts out with a scene taking place in 1889. An old, blind woman with psychic abilities gets a visit by a man who wishes to get more insight into the spirit world. They hold a seance utilizing a hand made wooden Ouija board, but as it becomes clear, that the man’s intention is to buy the Ouija board and mass produce it, he is immediately asked to leave. At that point an invisible entity attacks the woman and the man flees with the Ouija board in his hands.

When the timeline shifts to modern times, the story continues in a school, where a professor holds a lecture about paranormal phenomena including Ouija boards.

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Ouija (2010)

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Based on “partially true” stories, in July 2010 original footage is recovered from a Danish island where three people are found dead after having participated in the shooting for a reality TV project named “Ouija”. Upon inspection, it becomes clear that in spite of the supernaturally themed nature of the project, the dangers lurking among human beings can often be attributed to much more earthly matters…

Genre:
Horror

Country:
Denmark

Language:
Danish

Full plot:
“Ouija” from 2010 sees four Danes named Mads Frederik Gyldsteen, Kasper Emil Nielsen, Saphia Vilder and Simon Aske Rostrup arriving on the Danish island ‘Linø’.

Simon explains how Mads, Kasper and Saphia have been selected for participation in a one-week reality project which Simon needs in order to get him enrolled in a film school. During the week, the three let themselves incarcerate in a house monitored via video surveillance. Furthermore, each is presented with small camcorders that they all have to wear around, recording 24/7, including in their sleep.

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Ouija (2010) [Short]

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Amanda and her friends gather around a Ouija board to contact her dead brother, who keeps tormenting the group because of a fatal mistake they made in the past..

Genre:
Horror

Country:
Brazil

Language:
Portuguese

Full Plot:
The Brazilian short film “Ouija” from 2010 is about four friends, who gather in a candle lit room around a self made Ouija board. They are all distressed as the purpose of the séance is not to play a game for fun. They pray and place their fingers on a glass. Amanda, the only girl in the room, initiates contact by asking „Is anybody there?“ into the room. The candles flicker and the group becomes increasingly nervous. Renato suggests calling the whole thing off and wants to remove his fingers, when Pedro warns him of the consequences that breaking the circle might have. The group continues by asking for a Rogerio and Renato wants to interrupt the session again, when the door suddenly slams.

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Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

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The events in this movie take place two months prior to the events of  Paranormal Activity (2007).

After their son Hunter is born, Kristi and Dan experience a mysterious break-in in their home. They set up security cameras in hopes of finding out more about the intruders, but what they discover turns out to be a lot more frightening than your average burglar…


Genre:
Horror

Country:
USA

Language:
English
.

Sequel to:
Paranormal Activity (2007)

Full Plot:
The second installment of the Paranormal Activity series, “Paranormal Activity 2” from 2010, introduces Kristi and Hunter, her newborn son, via amateur footage showing them returning from the hospital after Hunter’s birth. Several scenes throughout Hunter’s early childhood are shown and the viewer gets to know Dan, Hunter’s father (and Kristi’s husband), his daughter from a former marriage, Ali and Abby, a German Shepherd. The viewer also learns that the family employs Martine, a hispanic woman, as their nanny and housekeeper.

In August 2006, a year after the birth of Hunter, Kristi and Dan find the inside of their home trashed, indicating that somebody must have broken in, even though all entries to the house were and remained intact and locked. All rooms are in a chaotic state, except for the room of their son Hunter. Mysteriously, nothing seems to have been stolen, apart from a necklace, that Kristi has once received from her sister Katie (the main character from the first Paranormal Activity movie).

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