R | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Principal photography was shot as Ouija in 1985 at the Higgins-Verbeck-Hirsch Mansion in Windsor Square, Los Angeles and Big Bear Valley in San Bernardino, California. When the filmmakers had discovered that Parker Brothers didn't own the title, their attorney told them that they couldn't use the title, say "Ouija" or use a Parker Brothers board in the film. The Errors and Omissions carrier didn't approve of the filmmakers having already shot with the board, and they had to put up a $50 thousand bond to prevent any potential litigation. Though there was no lawsuit, Josten stated that this should've been cleared before they started filming. They received the insurance to change the title to Witchboard and were allowed to pay the bond, as well as to integrate the early board footage with the new board footage as shown when Jim and Brandon are at Big Bear. However, the filmmakers were divided about the title change, with many preferring Ouija while other felt that Witchboard was a "cooler" title.
Hang loose, stay cool, and don't forget your psychic humor.
Though out the movie Linda's fingernail polish changes from red to clear
$95,435 4 January 1987