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Release Date:
13 March 1987 (USA) See more »
Never play it alone See more »
A woman (Kitaen) finds an interest in her friend Brandon's Ouija Board when he brings it by her party. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Creepy and suspenseful!! See more (76 total) »


  (in credits order)

Todd Allen ... Jim Morar

Tawny Kitaen ... Linda Brewster

Stephen Nichols ... Brandon Sinclair

Kathleen Wilhoite ... Zarabeth

Burke Byrnes ... Lt. Dewhurst
James W. Quinn ... Lloyd

Rose Marie ... Mrs. Moses
Judy Tatum ... Dr. Gelineau
Gloria Hayes ... Wanda
J.P. Luebsen ... Malfeitor
Susan Nickerson ... Chris
Ryan Carroll ... Roger

Kenny Rhodes ... Mike
Clare Bristol ... Anchorwoman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ty Copeman ... Party Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Kevin Tenney  (as Kevin S. Tenney)
Writing credits
Kevin Tenney (written by) (as Kevin S. Tenney)

Produced by
Roland Carroll .... associate producer
Gerald Geoffray .... producer
Patricia Bando Josten .... associate producer (as Patricia Bando-Josten)
Walter Josten .... executive producer
Ron Mitchell .... supervising producer
Donna Reynolds .... associate producer
Bolton Sullivan .... associate producer
Original Music by
Dennis Michael Tenney 
Cinematography by
Roy H. Wagner (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Daniel Duncan 
Stephen J. Waller 
Casting by
Rebecca Boss 
Art Direction by
Sarah Burdick Stone  (as Sarah Burdick)
Costume Design by
Merril Greene  (as Merrill Greene)
Makeup Department
John Blake .... makeup artist
Donna Hollister .... assistant makeup artist
Donna J. Bard .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Mark Shostrom .... makeup effects sculptor (uncredited)
Production Management
William R. Wright Jr. .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terence J. Edwards .... second assistant director (as Terry Edwards)
Robin Jones .... first assistant director
Chris Medak .... second assistant director
Art Department
Laura Call .... set dresser
Patricia V. Fuenzalida .... set dresser (as Patricia Fuenzalida)
Dwayne Grady .... props assistant
Robert Lucas .... property master (as Bob Lucas)
Pola Shreiber .... assistant art director (as Pola Shrieber)
David Halver .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bayard Carey .... boom operator
Dana Desselle .... sound effects editor
Evelyn Dutton .... foley artist
John Duvall .... foley editor
William Harvey .... re-recording mixer
Lee Haxall .... sound
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist (as Margie Denecke)
Barry Rubinow .... dialogue editor
Lee Haxall .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Lewis Abernathy .... special effects assistant
Tassilo Baur .... special effects
John Cork .... special effects assistant
Pat Patterson .... pyrotechnics consultant
Bruce Scivally .... special effects assistant
Mick Strawn .... special effects assistant
Hal Burton .... stunts
Chuck Couch .... stunt coordinator
Ray Marek .... stunts
Buck McDancer .... stunt coordinator
Debby Porter .... stunts
Sunny Woods .... stunts
David Zellitti .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Antczak .... third assistant camera
Ronnie Crowe .... grip
J. Patrick Daily .... key grip
John Doherty .... best boy electrician
James Eaton .... first assistant camera
Michael Evans .... grip
Kit Hellman .... second assistant camera
Shane D. Kelly .... gaffer: second unit photography
Tracy Lehr .... still photographer
Charles 'Chaz' Norcross .... grip (as Charlie Norcross)
Jim Strong .... electrician (as James Strong)
Paul Vee .... grip
Tom West .... best boy grip (as Tom E. West)
Eric Whitehead .... swing man
Joseph Antczak .... camera loader (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudia Brown .... wardrobe supervisor
Deanna Davis .... wedding gowns
Sharon McGunigle .... costume fabricator
Editorial Department
Dale Caldwell .... color timer
Bob Lass .... negative cutter
Joan C. Morisaki .... first assistant editor
Myron Murakami .... assistant editor
Doug Waller .... assistant editor
Location Management
Rebecca Boss .... location manager
Reginald Rutherford .... location manager
Music Department
Steel Breeze .... performers: theme
Emilie Robertson .... music editor
Dennis Michael Tenney .... composer: theme
Robert 'Momo' Thompson .... singer: theme song (uncredited)
Robert 'Momo' Thompson .... song (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Victor Anderson .... transportation coordinator
Rick Hinson .... driver
John Keefer .... driver
Mark Smith .... driver (as Mark J. Smith)
Dart Zubis .... driver
Other crew
Randy Codd .... stand-in
Nolan Correa .... courier
James Lee Crite .... production assistant (as James Crite)
Zenon Dmytryk .... stand-in
Frank Dutro .... production assistant (as Frank Dutro Jr.)
Marian Garcia .... accountant
Daniel J. Josten .... courier
Richard Langdon .... pilot: crew
Sparkie Lee .... accountant
Leslie Lehr .... production coordinator (as Lesli J. Lehr)
Evelyn Rodos .... craft service
Alexis Schraidy .... stand-in
Thomas P. Smith .... production assistant
Carol Taylor .... stand-in
Nancy Torres .... courier
Peter Tullo .... production assistant
Judith Vogt .... script supervisor
Jerome Watts .... production assistant
Bill Alaniz .... special thanks
Max Beaty .... special thanks
Pat Beaty .... special thanks
Cleo Blumm .... special thanks
Barbara A. Bradford .... special thanks
Brad G. Bradford .... special thanks
Lu Ann Cadd .... special thanks
Mark Devich .... special thanks
Mathew Devich .... special thanks
Walt Dodge .... special thanks
Gary Fischer .... special thanks
Audrey Fosler .... special thanks
Delmar Fox .... special thanks
Kiyo Fujimoto .... special thanks
Sumifusa Fujimoto .... special thanks
Tod Gibbo .... special thanks
Jim T. Gibson .... special thanks
Dorothe Halgrims .... special thanks (as Dorothea C. Halgrims)
Thomas Halgrims .... special thanks (as Thomas E.B. Halgrims)
Thomas J. Hamilton .... special thanks
Joan Hangarter .... special thanks
Peter Hangarter .... special thanks
David E. Hardy .... special thanks
David S. Hass .... special thanks
Phil Jay .... special thanks
Michael Gerard Josten .... special thanks
Howard Kingston .... special thanks
Susan Moses .... special thanks
Terry M. Moshenko .... special thanks (as Terry M. Moshenko Esq.)
Jim Murphy .... special thanks
Richard Ollis .... special thanks
Charles F. Overton .... special thanks
Dale Poniewaz .... special thanks
Harreson Raynier .... special thanks
Josanne Raynier .... special thanks
Jean Reagan .... special thanks
Greg Ross .... special thanks
Lisa Savage .... special thanks
Edward L. Shaw .... special thanks (as Dr. Edward L. Shaw)
Neil J. Silverstein .... special thanks
Dave Tedder .... special thanks (as David H. Tedder)
Christopher J. Tenney .... dedicated to the memory of
Rene Torres .... special thanks
Michael Vano .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Belgium:16 (video rating) | Finland:K-18 | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #28047) | West Germany:16

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 »
Crew or equipment visible: When Zarabeth is being chased up stairs by the as yet unidentified spirit, you can see the shadow of a cameraman and a mic boom.See more »
Zarabeth:Hang loose, stay cool, and don't forget your psychic humor.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Evil Deeds: Full Circle (2016) (V)See more »
Excerpts from ORIENT-OCCIDENT IIISee more »


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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Creepy and suspenseful!!, 19 May 2004
Author: bfan83 ( from Murfreesboro, Tennessee

This is one of my favorite movies by Kevin S. Tenney. I originally saw this movie when I was 10 or 11. I loved it then and I love it now. This movie is in the same vein as Night of the Demons and Witchtrap. Both favorites on my list. The music in this film was creepy and gave it sort of a feeling of dread. The acting was very well done. This time, it was better than Witchtrap. The sad thing about this film is...NO LINNEA QUIGLEY!! That sucked but I still liked the film. Also, I LOVED the camera work. It was very stylish and well done. The characters in this film felt like real people and that's a stretch, too. Considering how most characters in movies these days are way two dimensional. I recommend anyone picking up this film and having a great time. Truly a stylish horror film. Which is very hard to find nowadays. I give it an 8 out of a 10!! Highly recommended!!

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