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Witchboard 1986 Widescreen

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John Gugie By John Gugie on
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A group of friends are having a party and play with a Ouija board. They try to contact a spirit and a young boy communicates with them, The boy turns out to really be an evil spirit. Ouija boards are not to be used while alone but Linda does and is used by the spirit.

I think that this movie is horrible. The plot is thin with bad acting, awful SFX, and bad music. It's a true B movie to me. The camerwork is the only good thing. And the nude shower scene!

A few actors stand out. Stephen Nichols is the best actor with a good performance good. Todd Allen is not too bad either; he's in Witchboard 2 as well but in a totally different role. Tawny Kitaen is mediocre but has a nice body in the shower! The Linda Blair references seem low.

Kathleen Wilhoite plays Zarabeth, the hilarious, eccentric psychic. I remember her co-starring with Charles Bronson in Murphy's Law (1986) as Arabella McGee.

The worst actor is Burke Byrnes as the detective. I wanted to kill him.

Rose Marie as Mrs. Moses, the landlandy, put it over the top! She had two complete sentences! Rose Marie is best known for her role as Sally on The Dick Van Dyke Show. I hate seeing her name being used to cover up such an awful movie.

The audio is bad. I had to replay scenes several times to hear some dialogue right. The detective discusses magic shows and talks about Sigmund and Roy? Is this meant as a joke or couldn't the real names be used? But they use Linda Blair's real name!

I really dislike the evil spirit's name, Malfeitor. I kept saying to myself, Darth Vader? Is Jabba the Hutt up next? Luke, he is your father and possesses the Ouija board. Luke, Ouija board, kill must!

Horror fans might like but unless they really like cheesy movies. I don't want to see this again - well, maybe the shower scene in slow motion.