His former best friend, Jim (Todd Allen), thinks the whole thing is ridiculous, but Jim’s girlfriend, Linda (Tawny Kitaen), wants to give it a try. Jim remains cynical that anything really happened. As Linda’s interest in the board grows, odd things begin to happen, leading Brandon and Jim to believe that something is after her, something from the other side.
On the surface, “Witchboard” looks like a campy, cheesy horror movie that most would shrug off pretty quickly, but it’s those qualities that make it more delightful than most of the same movies. The film also has a neat little mystery quality to it, making you wonder what’s really going on with this Ouija board and the spirits that the characters are supposedly connecting to.
Witchboard comes to Blu-Ray disc in a stimulating 1.85:1, 1080p High Definition transfer that makes the film look greater than it ever has. Previous DVD copies couldn’t help but look a little boring and grainy, but the quality here shows that Shout! Factory really took their time with the restoration. The 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio has also had a great makeover, with particular attention given to the creepy soundtrack, which now sounds clear. Overall, you really couldn’t ask for better quality for a low-budget horror film that’s close to 30 years old.
Included on the Blu-Ray disc are the following extras:
– New Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Kevin Tenney and Actors Stephen Nichols, Kathleen Wilhoite, and James Quinn
– Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Kevin Tenney, Executive Producer Walter Josten, and Producer Jeff Geoffray
– Progressive Entrapment– The Making of Witchboard
– Vintage Making of Witchboard
– Cast Interviews
– On Set with Todd Allen and Stephen Nichols
– On Set with the Makers of Witchboard
– Life on the Movie Set
– Constructing the World of Witchboard
– Behind the Scenes Gallery
– Promo Gallery