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Witchboard (1986)

Friends playing with an Ouija board at a late-night party unleash a demonic spirit who begins hunting them.


(as Kevin S. Tenney)


(as Kevin S. Tenney)

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At a party, a guest brings out a Ouija board, and they attempt to contact a spirit he knows. The spirit does appear, but it becomes apparent to the one who brought the Ouija board that this is an evil spirit that is impersonating his spirit, and despite warnings not to use the board alone, a woman uses it alone, and becomes harassed by the evil spirit, his goal to possess her so he can walk the earth again. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Release Date:

13 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diabelska plansza  »


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$95,435, 4 January 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The house in the film was also used in Waxwork (1988) and Willard (1971). This Los Angeles home has since been "retired" as a filming location. See more »


When the guys are in the library looking at the scans, the name of the cemetery of the child's burial is different from the name that is announced out loud. Additionally, if you look closely, the text constantly repeats itself on the page. See more »


Zarabeth: TTFN
Jim Morar: TTFN?
Brandon Sinclair: Ta Ta For Now.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »


Composed by Iannis Xenakis
Performed by Iannis Xenakis
Courtesy of Erato Disque
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Fun, Late-Night Horror
30 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

WITCHBOARD is a fun film that is scary depending on when you watch it. If you watch it at around ten or eleven o'clock at night, you will feel the full scary effects that Kevin S. Tenney wants you to feel. I own a ouiji board and after seeing this film, I don't think I'll ever touch it again. Some users say what this COULD'VE BEEN and all that crap. Truthfully, this film is as good as it could've been and deserves to be re-released so that a new generation of horror fans can appreciate this film for what it's worth and not for what it could've been. **1/2out of****For an enjoyable late-night horror fare.

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