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Where Was Ouija: Origin of Evil Filmed?

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With Mike Flanagan of ‘Oculus’ fame at the helm, the exorcism horror movie ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ is a decidedly chilling affair. A prequel to the 2014 movie ‘Ouija,’ the narrative builds on the sensational board game by Hasbro and characters created by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White. It follows spiritual medium Alice Zander and her two daughters, who stumble upon an Ouija board and unleash demonic spirits.

Following its release, the movie garnered widespread acclaim among fans and critics, with many touting it as an upgrade over its precursor. Most of the storyline unfolds in suburban Los Angeles, while the period feel adds to the brooding ambiance. However, you must wonder where the movie was shot, and if you are out investigating, allow us to intervene.

Ouija: Origin of Evil Filming Locations

‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ was filmed in its entirety in and around Los Angeles, California. Principal photography reportedly commenced in September 2015 and concluded in October 2015. Filmmakers and producers from all over the world visit California to produce their projects, for the state is the seat of Hollywood’s iconic movie production district. Skilled technicians are numerous, and the region flaunts some of the best production facilities globally.

Michael Fimognari (the cinematographer of ‘The Haunting of Hill House‘) handled the bulk of the camerawork, using antique lenses to bring out the period feel of the movie. At the same time, Patricio M. Farrell (who later collaborated with Fimognari on ‘The Haunting of Hill House’) came on board as the production designer. Let us now take you to the haunting locations where the movie was lensed.

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Almost all of the filming took place in the various neighborhoods in the City of Angels. To create the ambiance of the Zander House, the crew shot the exterior scenes outside a creepy old residence located at 5915 Echo Street in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles. The same house appears in David F. Sandberg’s 2016 horror venture ‘Lights Out.’

The property at 140 South Avenue 59 facilitated filming for the interior scenes of the Zanders’ home. A few sequences were also possibly filmed at the Cicada Club, an art deco-style restaurant at 617 South Olive Street in the iconic James Oviatt Building. The restaurant offers lip-smacking Italian cuisine coupled with vibrant live music.

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Several sequences were filmed inside studio spaces. The crew got hold of Occidental Studios, a vast production facility located at 201 North Occidental Boulevard in the heart of Los Angeles. The busy studio is equipped with more than twelve sound stages. It has been home to several acclaimed productions,  including ‘The Terminator‘ to ‘Sharp Objects.’

A portion of the movie was also lensed at Red Studios (formerly known as Desilu Cahuenga Studio and Ren-Mar Studios), another historical movie production hub at 846 North Cahuenga Boulevard in the Hollywood studio zone. Originally the site of Metro Pictures Back Lot #3, the studio has gone through several ownership changes. From ‘I Love Lucy’ to ‘Seinfeld,’ classic shows and movies have visited the studio in the past.

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Some driving shots were lensed at the Warner Bros. Ranch at 411 North Hollywood Way in the Burbank area of Los Angeles County. Formerly the Columbia Ranch, the production facility features in several shows and movies. You may recognize the iconic fountain from the opening sequence of ‘Friends.’

A few shots were lensed at the Clark Residences, a property management company located at 306 Loma Drive in Los Angeles. The crew ventured out of the comfortable studio spaces (or sets) on several occasions. Alice buys the ouija board from Fair Oaks Pharmacy, a landmark pharmacy at 1526 Mission Street in South Pasadena. Thanks to the soda fountain, sandwiches, and ice creams, the location is a favorite among the local children. The school featured in the movie is Sierra Madre Elementary School, at 141 West Highland Avenue, in the small community of Sierra Madre.

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Atlanta Season 3 Finale Recap and Ending, Explained

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‘Atlanta‘ season 3 concludes with a trippy look into the emotional turmoil of Vanessa “Van” Keefer as she attempts to make a fresh start in life. The season finale, titled ‘Tarrare,’ sees Van running into an old friend, Candice, on the streets of Paris. While Van gives Candice and her friends a peek into her new life, Candice quickly realizes that something is wrong with Van.

After an eerie dinner, Van finally confronts her feelings leading to some major changes moving forward. Therefore, viewers must be curious to learn more about the conclusion of the third season and its implications for Van’s future. In that case, here is everything you need to know about the ending of ‘Atlanta’ season 3 episode 10! SPOILERS AHEAD!

Atlanta Season 3 Finale Recap

The season 3 finale, titled ‘Tarrare,’ opens with Candice and her friends, Xosha and Shanice, having lunch in a Paris restaurant. While the friends discuss a recent exotic experience Candice had, they talk about doing something fun for the day. While having lunch, Candice recognizes a woman at a nearby shop. She greets the woman who turns out to be her friend from Atlanta, Vanessa “Van” Keefer. However, Van fails to recognize Candice at first and speaks in a fake French accent. However, the two friends reunite, and Candice introduces Van to Xosha and Shanice.

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After a quick chat, Van invites the three women to her home. At Van’s apartment, Candice learns that Van has done some minor modeling work and dated Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård. Soon, Van remembers that she has to run some errands and offers to take Candice and her friends with her on a trip across Paris. The ladies first arrive at Skarsgård’s hotel, where Van places drugs in his bedroom and informs the hotel reception that Skarsgård is overdosing. Candice tries to stop Van, but the latter insists it’s merely a prank.

In a shady neighborhood, Van is cornered by a group of goons who refer to her as “Tarrare.” As the men threaten Van, she and her friends narrowly manage to escape. Van then takes the ladies to a museum, where she threatens curator Emilio and demands a package. Emilio insists that the package is not meant for her, but he can arrange more. An enraged Van beats Emilio with a hardened baguette. She then claims the package before leaving the museum. Van takes the ladies to an exclusive restaurant where she works with her boyfriend, Marcel. Realizing that Van is acting extremely out of character, Candice decides to confront her friend.

Atlanta Season 3 Finale Ending: Will Van Return to Atlanta?

Towards the end of the episode, Candice discusses Van’s behavior with Xosha and Shanice. However, the two women do not agree with Candice’s decision to confront her friend. Instead, they join the exclusive dinner party. Meanwhile, Van works on preparing the meals in the kitchen. Candice confronts Van about her drastic personality change and arrogant behavior. However, Van counters that Candice is merely jealous because she is no more the cooler friend among the two.

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Moreover, Van insists that she has a plan and is happy with her new life in Paris. She is in love with Marcel, and the two are planning to get married. However, when Candice questions Van about her daughter, Lottie, Van has an emotional breakdown. After Van calms down, Candice hugs her, and the two discuss Van’s feelings. Van explains that she is struggling to find her place in the world and lacks a sense of self-assurance in her life. She claims that she is unaware of who she is as a person and feels a need to discover her true self. These feelings drove her to Europe. One night after watching ‘Amélie,’ Van moved to Paris and re-designed her life. However, things did not pan out as she expected.

In the end, Van remarks that she must go home. Van’s Europe trip is a key plot of the show’s third season, and the finale depicts the culmination of her emotional turmoil. Van has struggled to figure out who she is outside her motherhood and on/off relationship with Earn. Therefore, while Van’s decision to move to Paris appears drastic, it is an understandable choice. However, it brings Van to the realization that she cannot escape her responsibilities as a mother to Lottie. The same is evident after Van breaks down when Candice questions where Lottie will fit into Van’s new life. Ultimately, Van decides to return to her life in Atlanta, but her journey of self-discovery is far from over.

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Who Is Candice In Atlanta Season 3? How Does She Know Van?

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‘Atlanta‘ season 3 takes Earn, Alfred, Darius, and Van to Europe, where they have several unique cultural exchanges and personal experiences. The narrative occasionally shifts focus from the gang to standalone stories of socio-cultural importance. Therefore, there is little scope for supporting characters from the previous season to return to our screens. However, the third season finale brings back one familiar face as it expands on Van’s character arc.

Van runs into her friend, Candice, setting up a series of surprising incidents that depict Van’s drastic personality change. However, Candice is the only one to notice these changes. Given Candice’s importance to the narrative, viewers must be curious to learn more about the character and her relationship with Van. In that case, we’ve got you covered! Here is everything you need to know about Candice in ‘Atlanta’ season 3! SPOILERS AHEAD!

Who Is Candice?

Candice is a friend of Vanessa “Van” Keefer (Zazie Beetz), who is visiting Paris with her friends Xosha and Shanice. She appears in the season 3 finale of ‘Atlanta,’ titled ‘Tarrare.’ In the episode, while having lunch with her friends, Candice recognizes a woman at a nearby shop as Van. While Van struggles to recognize her friend at first, she soon realizes that it is Candice. However, viewers will remember this is not Candice’s first appearance on the show.

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The character first appears in the seventh episode of the show’s second season, titled ‘Champagne Papi.’ In the series, actress Adriyan Rae essays the role of Candice. The actress is known for her performances as Elida in the sci-fi series ‘Vagrant Queen’ and Gianna Mackey in the drama series ‘Chicago Fire.’ The season 3 finale marks Rae’s second appearance on ‘Atlanta,’ making her the only recurring cast member from previous seasons to appear in the third season.

How Does Candice Know Van?

Candice is a friend of Van, and they have known each other since their time in Atlanta. However, not much is known about how Candice and Van met each other. In the second season, it is established that Van and Candice have known each other for a while and are close friends. Candice works as an influencer and is usually very self-absorbed. In the seventh episode of season 2, Candice and Van attend a party hosted by Drake. Candice is aware of Van’s struggles with self-identity and her love for her daughter, Lottie.

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In the third season finale, Van has moved to Paris and starts a new life by drastically changing her personality. She and Candice reunite after a long time, and Van’s new personality is quite a shocker for Candice. However, in the end, Candice decides to confront her friend about her reckless behavior. Eventually, Van snaps out of her illusion and opens up about her emotional issues. After some consolation from Candice, Van decides to return to Atlanta. Thus, by bringing Candice back into the narrative, the series crafts a unique look into Van’s emotional distress and journey of self-discovery. Moreover, the episode also provides Candice with some character growth as she sheds her self-absorbed personality and helps Van return to her senses.

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