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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.

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Kevin Tenney (as Kevin S. Tenney)

Writer:

Kevin Tenney (as Kevin S. Tenney)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Todd Allen ... Jim Morar
Tawny Kitaen ... Linda Brewster
Stephen Nichols ... Brandon Sinclair
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Zarabeth
Burke Byrnes ... Lt. Dewhurst
James W. Quinn James W. Quinn ... Lloyd
Rose Marie ... Mrs. Moses
Judy Tatum ... Dr. Gelineau
Gloria Hayes Gloria Hayes ... Wanda
J.P. Luebsen ... Malfeitor
Susan Nickerson Susan Nickerson ... Chris
Ryan Carroll Ryan Carroll ... Roger
Kenny Rhodes ... Mike
Clare Bristol Clare Bristol ... Anchorwoman
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Storyline

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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When you open the door to the unknown, there's no telling who will drop in... or who will drop dead. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diabelska plansza See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$95,435, 4 January 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,369,373
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Zarabeth: Hang loose, stay cool, and don't forget your psychic humor.
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Connections

Referenced in Special Effects with Tassilo Baur (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Bump In The Night
Performed by Steel Breeze
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A truly SCARY movie!
13 March 1999 | by jeff-8See all my reviews

Talk about a creepy movie...WITCHBOARD is one of those films that stays on your mind long after you've watched it because of its creepy mood and storyline. When a Young woman, Linda (played by the sexy Tawny Kitaen) gets addicted to using a friend's Ouija Board, she finds herself frequently talking to the spirit of a little boy (David) who died in a boat accident years before. The problem is that, although she doesn't know it, it isn't always David whom she is talking to...and before long she is beginning to experience the symptoms of "progressive entrapment" which means unknowningly opening herself up for possession!! Now it's up to Linda's husband Jim and her friend, Simon to figure out who is possessing the board and try to stop it before it's too late. This is a genuine Scary movie...it has a very creepy supernatural theme that will keep you intrigued as well as spooked. The mystery and suspense come together and create one hell of a freaky movie. The eerie camerawork and haunting score will keep you on the edge of your seat as the Wonderful cast attempts to unwind this thrilling mystery. Don't watch this alone at night or before you go to bed...unless you really want to go to bed spooked out! This movie goes down in history with the original A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. as being one of the creepiest flicks ever made!


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