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Witchboard (1986)

When his girlfriend becomes dangerously obsessed with a ghost she contacted using an ouija board, Jim reluctantly joins forces with her ex - his own estranged childhood best friend - to identify and exorcise the evil spirit.

Director:

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 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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Certificate:

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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

Gross USA:

$7,369,373

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,369,373
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Nichols is best known for his role on the daytime TV soap opera Days of our Lives as 80s heartthrob Steve "Patch" Johnson and the 1987 horror film Witchboard. Shelley Hennig portrayed the daughter of 'Patch and Kayla' -Stephanie Johnson on DAYS before leaving for primetime TV and film roles like the horror flick Ouija. See more »

Goofs

The cameraman's shadow visible during a close-up of the hatchet hammer lying on the sheetrock. See more »

Quotes

Zarabeth: Hang loose, stay cool, and don't forget your psychic humor.
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Excerpts from ORIENT-OCCIDENT III
Composed by Iannis Xenakis
Performed by Iannis Xenakis
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Not bad, as horror movies go
26 April 1999 | by Tito-8See all my reviews

This is a surprisingly competent horror movie, and it is certainly better than most other films of the same genre. That having been said, since very few horror films work for me, it should come as no shock that I found this one to be nothing more than an average movie. It did generally keep me entertained, and there were some clever moments in this film, but the momentum did not last all the way until the end, and so I'd say that it falls a little short of being "good".


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