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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 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 »

Quotes

Zarabeth: TTFN
Jim Morar: TTFN?
Brandon Sinclair: Ta Ta For Now.
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Connections

References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Bump In The Night
Performed by Steel Breeze
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"Witchboard" is truly a scary film.
24 January 1999 | by PelradSee all my reviews

Few horror films receive just critic ratings. Few horror films truly scare, substituting gore for suspense which merely grosses out viewers rather than frightening them. "Witchboard" is truly a scary film. A young woman becomes obsessed with using a Oiji board - but she uses it alone - and a very dangerous ghost, pretending to be an innocent boy, uses it as a portal to enter into the material world.


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