Unless otherwise noted in the post title, these are not
reviews, per se. They are articles for people who have already seen the film or read the book in question--meaning that there will be spoilers. If you're already familiar with the material being covered, or don't mind the plot being spoiled, please read on and leave a comment.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Horror Patents 2: Ouija Boards

With the new OUIJA movie opening today, I thought we'd take a look at some of the real-life devices upon which the movie is based.  As stated in a previous post, the graphics which accompany patent paperwork can easily be viewed as outsider art, and genre fans would be happy to have any of these hanging in their nightmare gallery.  Click on the caption to be taken to the online paperwork, courtesy of Google Patents.

Toy or Game, 1891
Design for a Ouija Board, 1920
Psychic Instrument, 1923
Salem Witchboard, 1999


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