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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.
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
Rated R; Nudity, Strong Sexual Content, Violence, and Profanity.
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.
This Canadian American co-production was directed by Peter Svatek & is yet another terrible straight-to-video sequel & is the last Witchboard film to date. The script by Kevin Tenney & Jon Ezrine is bad, very bad. First I found the entire thing excruciatingly dull, now I can't quite put my finger exactly on why I thought this but I definitely did. Maybe it's the fact that it is incredibly slow to get going, it's not really until after a full hour that Witchboard III: The Possession turns into something even slightly resembling a horror film. Maybe it's the fact that the entire film appears to be set in the same apartment. Maybe it's the fact that there's no logical reason for anything on screen to be happening, why doesn't Mr. Demon dude just go out & find a woman to have sex with, or just rape someone why does it have to be Julie? Maybe it's the lack of any decent menacing villain? Maybe it's the slow pacing, the tediousness of it all, the stupidness of it, the boring character's & dialogue or maybe, just maybe it's down in part to all of these things. Whatever way I approach Witchboard III: The Possession it's lousy, from whichever angle I look at it from it remains 90 minutes worth of total crap, it's as simple & straight forward as that. Even die hard horror fans may have a hard time defending this one.
Director Svatek doesn't do anything to improve the already limited entertainment value, Witchboard III: The Possession has no style, class or visual flair. The CGI special effects are absolutely terrible, there's no atmosphere, there's no tension, no scares & it never really felt like a horror film for most of it's duration. Forget about any gore, there's a couple of impalings, someone is killed by their mounted Butterfly collection (it's as dumb as it sounds) & the best moment in the whole film when someone is sliced in half by pane of broken shower cubicle glass.
With a supposed budget of about $2,000,000 Witchboard III: The Possession is dull, bland & flat to watch with some truly terrible CGI effects. Are you sure this cost 2 big ones? It's competently made but competent in a dull unexciting way, it was filmed in Quebec in Canada. The acting left something to be desired to say the least.
Witchboard III: The Possession was a load of crap in my opinion, maybe I've just seen too many of these unoriginal & uninspired horror films but the feelings I got from this one weren't good. Not recommended & probably one to avoid. The other films in this series are Witchboard (1986) & Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway (1994) neither of which I have seen although I'd put money on at least one of them being better than this, unsurprisingly a part 4 has never been made... yet.
My score: 6 out of 10.
"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.
The "Witchboard" series isn't exactly known for being highbrow horrorthe original film, after all, did star Tawny Kitaenbut the first two films were at least halfway decent late-eighties supernatural horror schlock. This installment is probably the most "nineties" thing you will ever see, from the sets to the hairstyles and even the special effects and corny music. It literally looks like a 1993 episode of "Beverly Hills 90210" that was taken over by a horror production. In the middle of the film, there is a ridiculous sex scene that was either attempting to crib "Don't Look Now" or a Cinemax softcore pornoI'm not sure which.
So, yes, this film is one-hundred percent cheese. The real question: Is it fun, though? Well, sort of. The narrative is as predictable as you'd expect it to be, except this one has a weird bent with the landlord and the ancient board; the motivations for the protagonist's use of the board is also different from the previous films, where it happened to be women innocently playing around with a board they came across. In this film, its use is deliberate and calculated. The film has some elaborate death scenes and corny special effects, and has a dramatic conclusion that is anemic but still amusing. The two leads give sometimes-good, sometimes-hammy performances; their main function seems to be to look attractive, and they do achieve that (Locky Lambert is beautiful, and David Nerman is hunky as all get-out).
Overall, "Witchboard: The Possession" is a relatively unremarkable film; it looks and feels like a bad nineties made-for-television movie, and is bankrupt of surprises. As a piece of nineties trash celluloid though, it's a fun movie to kick back with and leave your inhibitions at the door. 5/10.
It's funny how all of the sequels are basically only sequels in name. None of the movies really have something to do with each other and all they have in common is that it features an Ouija board in them. But in this movie the Ouija board doesn't even play a central role, like it did in the first two movies. Guess this movie tries to be more of an horror by featuring evil characters and demons but it's all something we all have seen before.
No, you really can't call this movie renewing or original in any way. It's not really a movie lots of time and effort got spend on and is more one within the franchise that tries to cash in some more. The first two movies were quite successful at the box office (mostly because they were incredibly cheap movies to make) but I just can't imaging this movie doing as well. It's a real formulaic and run of the mill movie.
The story...you could call it bad and uninteresting but to me it just more comes across as so utterly pointless all. This is a completely redundant movie, you can real easily do without.
When it comes down to style and visual look, I really hate '90's movies. I hate the clothes, I hate the haircuts, I hate the music and I hate just the overall look and directing approach of '90's movies. The cheaper movies always have a sort of made for TV look over them, as does this movie.
No, sir this third movie just ain't much good either!