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Witchboard (1986)


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Release Date: Dec 31, 1986 Wide



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In this horror film, the spirit of a young boy named David reaches out to Linda Brewster (Tawny Kitaen) while she participates in an Ouija board session at a party. However, when Linda unwisely uses the board alone to attempt to communicate with David, she summons the spirit of a brutal murderer, who begins to hunt down and kill her friends. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi


Mystery & Suspense, Horror

Kevin Tenney

Aug 24, 2004

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An eerie, and occasionally creepy supernatural mystery...

February 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

On the surface, Witchboard looks like a campy, cheesy horror film that most would shrug off pretty quickly, but it's those qualities that make it more enjoyable than most of the same ilk.

February 3, 2014 Full Review Source:

[Blu-ray Review] Cheesy goodness in all the right ways. The "Witchboard" Blu-ray is worthy of an unequivocal recommendation. Buy it.

January 28, 2014 Full Review Source:

While by no means top-tier horror, it's nonetheless original and amusing.

January 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

Simple, trashy, and fun -- and I'm not just talking about Tawny Kitaen...

March 31, 2005
Bloody Disgusting

Good, eeevil fun for everyone.

July 1, 2004

Haunted Ouija board picture--better than average performances help

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Witchboard

Witchboard is a delightfully creepy Horror film, with moments of tense suspense. Directed by the man who brought us Night of the Demons, Witchboard is a neglected low-budget gem of late 80's Horror. Kevin Tenney is a fine director and he once again proves it with this film. Witchboard is a great film, if you don't take it seriously. People are quick to judge on this film, without really trying to grasp the concept. The premise of the film is quite interesting, using the Ouija Board as a plot device is an idea not seen since The Exorcist, and instead of conjuring up a Demon, the evil spirit this time around is that of a mass murderer. In way this can branch into slasher film territory just for that aspect of the film, but it still retains a lot of its supernatural elements. Witchboard is a film that is a lot of fun; just don't take it seriously or anything. This is the type of film where you just need to unwind and enjoy something that's different. The pacing of the film is well done, and it permits the director to build up the tension and scares on screen to fairly good results, I know I did. The first entry of the series is a classic of 80's low budget Horror fare. But what really lacks is the terrible third entry that followed. I will always enjoy Tenney's original film, and he is one great talent in the Horror game. Night of The Demons and this film proves it. Witchboard does have a semi decent cast, but you don't care for anyone really because they're not likeable, and in the end you're kind of happy that a few get wacked off. These are not a perfect film, but if you're the type to enjoy cheesy, fun horror films, then give this one a look. Witchboard is a worthy piece of Horror from the second half of the 80's and in the hands of director Kevin Tenney, it's a terrific little gem often dismissed and it shouldn't be.
April 23, 2012
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

An effective low-budget 80's horror flick from Canada which exploits our fears of the Ouija board for some great jump-frights. Sexy Linda (Tawny Kitain) messes with a Ouija board and ends up summoning the dangerous and scary spirit of an axe-murderer. Lots of spooky scenes. I loved it!
July 8, 2007

Super Reviewer

Has it's moments.
March 13, 2008

Super Reviewer

    1. Jim Morar: Damn I hate talking to ghosts with plaque on my teeth. (Brandon and Jim start laughing) A little psychic humor.
    2. Brandon Sinclair: God why are we laughing?
    3. Jim Morar: It helps us forget how scared we are.
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Jim Morar: (at the cemetery with Brandon) Look nobody's home. The place is locked up.
    2. Brandon Sinclair: Oh damn it. I guess we're just gonna have to come back tomorrow.
    3. Jim Morar: Yeah, as long as we're here, I'm gonna check out David's grave.
    4. Brandon Sinclair: Why?
    5. Jim Morar: (turns around) Why not?!
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Jim Morar: (while driving in the car with Brandon) What's our first move when we get there?
    2. Brandon Sinclair: The big bad public library.
    3. Jim Morar: Why?
    4. Brandon Sinclair: Why not?
    5. Jim Morar: (thinking for a moment in silence) Oh well, as long as you got a reason.
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Brandon Sinclair: (talking to Jim about Sarabeth's death) She suspected something about David. She was gonna check on it. I think David killed her.
    2. Jim Morar: Wait a minute, the spirit killer her?
    3. Brandon Sinclair: Yes, and I think he cut your phone line too so I couldn't warn Linda about the Ouija. And he probably killed Lloyd. By that time I think he was after you!
    4. Jim Morar: Man, are you listening to yourself? You're telling me that there's a ten year old ghost flying around Fairfield killing people.
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Sarabeth: You ever heard of the word 'Malfeitor' before?
    2. Brandon Sinclair: Malfeitor? It's Portuguese; it means 'someone evil'. Why?
    3. Sarabeth: (asking about the spirit) Was David Portuguese?
    4. Brandon Sinclair: No, I don't think so.
    5. Sarabeth: And he was only ten years old?
    6. Brandon Sinclair: Yeah.
    7. Sarabeth: Whoa, he must've taken some mega vitamin 'cause he was a real toughie.
    8. Brandon Sinclair: Something's bothering you, what is it?
    9. Sarabeth: (looks frightened) I see danger ahead!
    10. Brandon Sinclair: For Linda?
    11. Sarabeth: For you, if you miss my house. (Starts laughing hysterically) Ha-ha-ha-ha It's coming up on the right.
    12. Brandon Sinclair: (smiles) A little more psychic humor, huh?
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Sarabeth: (gets scared) I see a vision!
    2. Brandon Sinclair: What is it?
    3. Sarabeth: Me! In your car, GOING HOME! (Turns around, laughing hysterically) Ha-ha-ha-ha Just some more psychic humor! Ha-ha Come on Brandi, let's hit the musky dusky. TTFN.
    4. Jim Morar: (looks at Brandon confused) TTFN?
    5. Brandon Sinclair: Uh, Ta-Ta for Now. (About the psychic) Uh, thanks for letting me bring her.
    6. Jim Morar: Don't mention it, to anybody!
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
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