While 2014’s Ouija was enough of a financial success for Blumhouse to warrant a sequel, there’s just no delicate way to say that the film was flat out terrible. So while the inevitable sequel would otherwise inspire groans, the beautiful thing about the Blumhouse label is that not only do they listen to their fans, but their interest in correcting mistakes seems genuine.

Which is why they’ve handed the directorial reigns over to accomplished horror director Mike Flanagan, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jeff Howard. Based on everything we’ve seen so far, I can’t say that the sequel doesn’t look generic, but it does look ten times better and more entertaining than its predecessor. Aside from the talent behind the camera, the plot wisely chooses to ignore everything from the previous film.

The new extended TV spot, below, also gives us some interesting glimpses at the new horrors that awaits the unwitting family in the film.  Namely a strange glowing-eyed entity that terrorizes the youngest daughter.

Ouija: Origin of Evil will arrive in theaters on October 21, 2016, just in time for Halloween.

It was never just a game. Inviting audiences again into the lore of the spirit board, Ouija: Origin of Evil tells a terrifying new tale as the follow-up to 2014’s sleeper hit that opened at number one. In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

Ouija 2 poster