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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

I Loved this Movie

Author: kerrydragon
5 July 2008

I disagree with the other posters who hated this movie.I was riveted to the screen all the way through.I thought it had atmosphere,especially the beautiful old apartment block,where most of the events happen.I thought the lead actor did a great job doing dual roles,one good one evil.Julie was very likable,as was her friend Lisa.I thought the special effects were fine for a movie that was not on a high budget.I was creep ed out by the landlord and his apartment with all the artifacts.His wife was equally creepy,particularly her little shack with all the candles,and talismans.I had never heard of the actors but was charmed anyways.It was filmed in Montreal and I just wonder about the history of that apartment building,and where it is in Montreal...

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Cheap and cheesy horror fun.

Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England
12 August 2008

The Possession, the third film in the Witchboard series, might not be a particularly memorable film, but it is pretty entertaining stuff for the duration: there's a bit of gore, some 'Red Shoe Diaries' style soft-core sex, and some enjoyably hokey occult goings-on with a few ropey CGI effects thrown in for good measure.

David Nerman plays Brian, an unemployed broker who befriends his seemingly likable landlord Francis (Cedric Smith) only to find out (too late) that the old man is, in reality, a demon.

After trapping Brian's soul via a Ouija board, the demon assumes the poor guy's identity and attempts to impregnate his sexy wife Julie (Elizabeth Lambert). However, with a sudden change in Brian's personality, Julie begins to suspect something is wrong, and, when she finds the demon's Ouija board, she manages to contact her husband.

Discovering the awful truth, Julie tracks down Francis's ex-wife: the only person who can help her defeat the evil creature that is masquerading as her man.

Featuring a cool suicide scene (a leap from a balcony onto a conveniently placed spike), death by lepidoptera (that's a fancy word for butterflies, I believe), antler impalement, the always welcome shower murder, a nice rubbery demon at the end, and eye-candy courtesy of hottie Lambert, and sexy Donna Sarrasin, who plays her tasty friend Lisa, there's enough fun to be had to make this one worth a go.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Not the best in the trilogy, but entertaining

Author: ryannemetz from Orange, Ca.
29 July 2004

Witchboard III wouldn't have been my first pick in the series, but I still see it as a decent horror picture. No, it's not scary and the special effects are lame, but I don't know, this film still delivers in some fashion. It's about a couple that move into an apartment and the husband soon connects with their land lord and the land lord introduces the husband into the ouija board. From there, the land lord gives Brian, the husband, a ring jumps off of his balcony, just before doing so he states "see ya in the funny papers kid." Brian then pursues use of the ouija board and from there everything seemingly falls apart with his marriage life.

Not a real high body count and like I said before, the special effects aren't ones to get excited about. I kind of liked the script and acting between the husband and wife.

Now if you have not seen any of the rest of the Witchboard films, then I recommend that you start with the original, which is by far the best of the series. 5/10

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

a moment or two of the worst acting around. Hilarious!

Author: jude allen from Canada
23 September 2005

Watch this film, based merely on the following: In the scene after the husband comes back to life, he takes his wife to dinner. He tells her how much her loves her, and how he almost lost her back there, but thats never going to happen again. A seriously emotional scene. Crying, laughter, talk of a little family....but one thing. These people are TV actors. They got those rolls for his glistening black porn do, and her not minding to expose a little flesh, here or there. Which leads me on to my next point, The Sex Scene.

I swear to God you see a full on Beaver slash Ball shot at one point. Its so unexpected and sweet. These moments I tell you are golden, of course only if you have a sense of humor, of course.

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Incosequential but mindlessly enjoyable silliness

Author: t-birkhead from United Kingdom
31 January 2009

I remember seeing adverts on the TV for this film, way back 98' or so and thinking, wow that looks like an awesome film. I never saw it back then even thought it was on the Sci-Fi Channel a lot and finally caught it a few nights back. Its a fun, mildly diverting affair that never impresses too much but has enough to keep from being boring. The plot has an unemployed stock market guy using a ouija board he has received from his landlord and becoming possessed as a result. The film suffers from a flat script and watchable but never terribly interesting acting, with David Nerman just about handling his shifts in character, Elizabeth Lambert pretty likable as his wife and Cedric Smith playing the landlord with a faint menace. Fortunately, things move fairly fast, there are some fun deaths, including one really weird and possibly unique offing that is pretty memorable. There is also some sex, with mild nudity as well as fun special effects, monster effects and such that range from quite nifty to somewhat lousy. Its a shame Kevin Tenney didn't come back for this one, because whilst Peter Svatek does an alright job, keeps the pace tight and stops the interest from ever from drying up, the film suffers from the noticeable lack of the same flair as the original Witchboard or Night Of The Demons. Its only has a little gore as well, though it doesn't need too much anyway. All in all, I thought this was a fun, somewhat nostalgic ride. If I had seen it when I was younger, I would probably have thought it was ace, but as it is, I dug it but not too much. Worth a look if this sort of thing appeals, but not essential.

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Decent second sequel to the Ouija board horror entry.

Author: jonathanmckenna from PEI, Canada
30 November 2004

I have not seen the first two Witchboard films, but I did enjoy this one. It's about a business man who is given a Ouija board as part of a will benefaction unbeknownst to him that it grants him ill-will as well as lucky venture tips. I thought the premise was interesting enough, and the sanguinary death scenes were inventive and thrilling (head wound punctures, death by butterfly pins, deer antlers, and the obligatory shower death scene). The negative points: It had it's tedious moments, 2. Too much of the story was downplayed by the interminable sex scenes. But other than than it was a fairly suspenseful horror flick that's worth checking out. The Devil's true manifestation F/X is baronial as well. It could of had more scary moments though.

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

*1/2 out of 4.

Author: Brandon L. Sites ( from USA
20 August 2002

Slightly better sequel finds a man possessed by a demon after getting a ring from an elderly neighbor. His wife now must do battle with the demon in order to save her husband and to stop the demon from killing everyone in it's path. Decent special effects, some original killings, a few sexy moments make this watchable, but the film is bland and nothing special.

Rated R; Nudity, Strong Sexual Content, Violence, and Profanity.

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A terrible ending to a popular trilogy.

Author: insomniac_rod from Noctropolis
26 July 2004

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

By any means the original WITCHBOARD is a masterpiece or a "great!" horror movie, no, but at least it's a likeable and entertaining horror movie from the early 80's and probably the best about the Ouija board.

"The Possession" on the other hand, is one of the worst horror movies I've seen and now I see why the Witchboard franchise stopped after this mess.

SPOILERS Brian (David Nerman) is having a terrible time on his life; he lost his job , and had to sell his house and car in order to pay for debts and other financial matters. He's depressed and he can't do anything to solve his midlife crisis. His wife Julie (Locky Lambert) supports him on everything and still loves him even if he can't provide her with the kind of stuff she was used to. Now that's a good wife. Anyways, David is desperate to find a solution to his problems and takes advice from his old neighbor and plays the Ouija. His neighbor has a lot of money and properties and credits "a friend" for his wealthiness. David does the same thing and soon he's getting his financial problems solve, but in exchange his soul gets trapped in a mirror from his house and the Devil possesses his body. His neighbor, before dying of cancer gives David his ring as an amulet for good luck (not knowing that the ring contains evil forces).

Soon after David and Julie return to their normal life, strange things happen to them and the people that surrounds them. David is obsessed with the idea of having a son but after he tries to cheat with Julie's best friend in front of her! Julie tells him she's not having a baby with him.

Julie has a nightmare where she is pregnant and gets the feeling she's having the son of the Devil. David's soul (trapped in a mirror) makes contact with Julie and tells her that his body is possessed by the Devil who wants to get her pregnant in order to give birth to his son.

Innocent people die and now Julie is the only person that can save David's soul and interrumpt the birth of the Devil's son. The ring David is wearing will play a key element in order to defeat the Devil.

BEST THINGS ABOUT THE MOVIE. A hot sex scene where Locky Lambert turns on the audience and seems to be enjoying it. She was the best thing about this movie. She's beautiful, very sexy, and she's a decent actress. Her love scenes were great.

THE BAD THINGS ABOUT IT. "Witchboard III: The Possession" is very boring, the events happen slowly and there isn't emotion or even a single attempt to scare the audience. The F/X are the cheapest you can get. Watch the final scene where the Devil appears and you'll laugh off your socks, it's the worst I've seen talking about the effects area. Also there's a scene where Julie spins in the air and you can say it's the worst f/x you've seen in a long time. Terrible visuals, awful score, and a direction that makes the movie look like a boring soap opera. The best thing about the whole movie is Locky Lambert's looks. So you can imagine how BAD the movie is when the best thing about it is it's pretty lead actress.

Be warned this is a terrible horror movie and just shows that the genre was on decadence at the mid 90's. Watch it only if you are a truly die hard fan of cheap horror movies please, it has barely nothing to do with the original "Witchboard". Don't waste your time.


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Don't bother!

Author: allan_the_poet from Los Angeles, CA
25 October 2003

The one line that is most memorable in this retarded film was when our protagonist meets an odd old man who is standing on the edge of the window in his apartment. The old guy looks at our hero, smiles, then says, "See you in the funnies, kid." After which he proceeds to jump headlong down a dozen stories. This movie was so bad my friends and I couldn't even finish watching it. The first Witchboard is a horror classic but this sequel is as bad a movie that any mortal can possibly make.

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Beware:this one really sucks...

Author: BUTCHER-5 from Poland
9 December 1999

This is another terrible so-called horror flick.All actors here are atrocious,special effects are lame,the script is full of very big holes.This picture is so incredibly boring,so dull that the creators of this turkey should be ashamed of themselves.If you want scares check somewhere else,if you are a gore-hound(like I am)try other flicks too.I wouldn't recommend this pile of crap to anybody.Skip this awful movie.

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