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Witchboard (movie)

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

This 1985 movie written and directed by Kevin S. Tenney and stars Todd Allen as Jim Morar, Tawny Kitaen as Linda Brewster, Stephen Nichols as Brandon Sinclair, and Burke Byrnes as Lt. Dewhurst. It is the story of the spirit of a young boy named David, who reaches out to Linda Brewster through a Ouija® board during a party. When Linda later uses the board while alone in an attempt to reconnect with David's spirit, she actually connects with the spirit of a brutal murderer who begins to hunt down and kill her friends. The film depicts no actual connection to witchcraft.

Related movies are Witchtrap and Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway, also directed by Kevin S. Tenney, and with the same stars.

The Witch Book: The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-paganism © 2002 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.
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(33) Portal varieties include mirrors, as seen in Prince of Darkness and Dark Mirror (2007); Ouija boards in Witchboard (1986) and Ouija (2014); and even books as in The Ninth Gate (1999).
But as anyone who's seen "The Exorcist," the "Witchboard" movies or any number of other occult chillers could tell you, Ouija is a game you play at your peril --a lesson the teenage Debbie (Shelley Hennig) is destined to learn the hard way.
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