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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.

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Kevin Tenney (as Kevin S. Tenney)

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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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Taglines:

This game could be fatal. Don't play it alone. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

Malfaitor strikes Brandon vertically on the forehead with the axe, but when Jim finds him, the would is horizontal across Brandon's face. See more »

Quotes

Zarabeth: Hang loose, stay cool, and don't forget your psychic humor.
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Witchboard...Kinda Dull
4 October 2005 | by ibanez747See all my reviews

If you're familiar with Kevin Tenney's work, you know what you're getting most of the time. Cheesy dialogue, questionable writing and James W. Quinn are mainstays in a Kevin Tenney movie. This movie is lackluster at best. It's between Witchtrap and Night of the Demons. It is much better than Pinnochio's Revenge.

This movie was mildly entertaining. The pace was slow with only a few deaths. The deaths were creative and carried out well. I, personally, would have liked to see more deaths. I also would have liked to have seen the bearded ax murder more. The cast of characters were OK, with the exception of Tawnie Kitaen and maybe James W. Quinn. Both aren't really actors. James W. Quinn is probably a friend of Kevin Tenney's, given the fact that he's in all of Tenney's films. Tawnie Kitaen just stinks.

This movie is a half step above the typical 80's horror movie. The plot chugs along with very little gore, horror, or meaningfulness. So overall the movie is rather dull, but worth watching if you've got that acquired taste in 80's horror movies. With this proper acquired taste, you may even think this movie is a classic.

Not me, though. 5 out of 10.


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