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Witchboard (1986)

When his girlfriend becomes dangerously obsessed with a ghost she contacted using a 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:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Witchboard 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

Todd Allen was cast as Jim because John Tenney felt he was the only one that was true to the role. Initially, Allen was worried he lost the role when he saw Tenney laughing while sitting in the auditioning room. But Tenney told him later he made him laugh because it reminded him of the way he talked and acted. Allen received the benefit of returning with the filmmakers to read the actresses that auditioned for the role of Linda, which Tawny Kitaen had read when he wasn't there. See more »

Goofs

The POV shots of Linda's hands are different from the side-angle when she's possessed by Malfaitor. See more »

Quotes

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

Spoofed in Witchtrap (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Excerpts from 'BOHOR I
Composed by Iannis Xenakis
Performed by Iannis Xenakis
Courtesy of Erato Disque
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Better then it had any right to be
20 September 2019 | by jellopukeSee all my reviews

This isn't Shakespeare, but as far as Ouija board movies go, it was decent. You get some kills (not gory enough) some boobs, some 80's hair and fashion, and a whole lot of homoerotic tension between the two leads (unintentional). But it adds up to a quick moving, decent little cheesy horror movie. Not amazing, but not the worst thing you can see.


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