Witchboard 2


Action / Horror / Mystery

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 27%
IMDb Rating 5 10 1271


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Julie Michaels as Susan
Laraine Newman as Elaine
Ami Dolenz as Paige
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1hr 38 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by spencergrande6 6 / 10

Appealing Enough Amid the Mediocrity

This is a tough film to review or to even talk about really. It's mediocre in most respects, and really nothing much of note happens for good chunks of it. And yet, there's something about it that's appealing and fun. It's probably the touch of directory Kevin S. Tenney. It's clear he's a bit disinterested here but still can't help making a film that's light and funny and playful.

The camera-work announces this, swooping in and out of windows at will. Ami Dolenz is appealing as usual, her great horror year of 93 (see also: Ticks and Pumpkinhead 2) a classic lesson of how sub-par acting in low- budget films can still be remembered and even "good" in some sense if done with the right intentions.

Maybe the best character to sum up this film is that of the ex-boyfriend cop whose first entrance into the film announces him as an angry douchebag type, meant to cause problems for Ami. But by his second scene he already shows remorse, and even apologizes to Ami. After this, while still retaining his douchebaggery, he helps and even saves her in the end. I don't want to use the word complex, but if he's comprised of notes it's at least three, which is two more than necessary in a flick like this and most of its ilk.

Also there's a scene where a 60's hippie chick is hit by a wrecking ball into the mystery machine and you get a nice shot of the van exploding and her mannequin with it, which is pretty cool.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 4 / 10

Lame horror sequel with some unintentional hilarity

This follow-up to WITCHBOARD is pretty much a typical example of a bland horror film sequel, as this film is indistinguishable from numerous others. There isn't really much here that we haven't seen before, be it false scares, neurotic characters, boring dream sequences, and contrived deaths. All in all it's a textbook example of how to make a run of the mill film, which contains enough ingredients to mildly satisfy the audience but not enough to thrill them. The plot of the first film is re-run again (it was hardly original to begin with) with a few things changed; this time the spirit is a murdered girl who has become evil after her death (so much for Casper). Unfortunately, there is little to commend this film to hardened horror addicts: not much gore, no nudity, only some amusing swearing and some dodgy/funny special effects.

A good game to play while watching this film would be spot the cliché. Whether it's the flying objects from THE EXORCIST or the spooky scares from POLTERGEIST, you can be sure that, in some way or another, we've been there, done that, before. The acting is generally bad with a generation of young, good looking television actors and actresses taking centre stage, which just shows the trend of picking actors for their looks instead of their abilities these days. And who says that beauty isn't skin deep? Ami Dolenz is not very capable as a heroine and her acting ranges from A to, well, A. Although she wears lots of skimpy clothes (the film excuses this as the Ouija board makes her sexually active, apparently), I didn't find her very attractive either, just another blonde bimbo. Her ex-boyfriend is irritating and macho, a butch guy who needs a good beating (and, thankfully, gets one!). A young heart-throb just stands around mumbling and looking good, so I'm pretty pleased when he dies. Another woman tries to be a hippy and is one of the most embarrassing characters I've ever seen in a horror film. I cheered when she died. The only good characters are a comedy Jewish spiritualist and a lecherous, drunken slob who meets a hilarious death.

Why did I hate this film so much? It had potential to go somewhere, but copped out in a lame, indestructible killer ending which has been filmed millions of times previously. I mean, it's so dull that you just don't care what happens to anybody. The reason I give this film any kind of score is because there are some hilarious moments to savour if you can be bothered to sit through it. A guy's car is possessed and makes him speed through town in one scene, while a woman's body is crushed by a huge weight in another. The funniest bit comes when an overweight man is chased by a squad of killer tools, and the scene of him running, pursued by a flying killer circular saw blade (!) is absolute and utterly brilliant comedy, rivalling The Three Stooges and Laurel and Hardy put together. In fact I would say this is worth tuning in for, just for that one scene. Other than that, the few good moments are obviously the ones involving the Ouija board, but there are far too few of them and the novelty value wears off quickly anyway. WITCHBOARD: THE RETURN passes the time...if you have time to waste. And, unsurprisingly enough, it was followed by WITCHBOARD: THE POSSESSION in 1995.

Reviewed by loomis78-815-989034 7 / 10

The Witchboard spells out more terror

Writer/Director Kevin S. Tenney returns in this sequel to his 1987 original. Introducing new characters, this story centers around a young woman named Paige (Dolenz) who has left her boyfriend Mitch (Gibbs) to see if she is the artist she thinks she is. She rents an artist's loft to paint, but finds the Witchboard and begins playing it alone. She contacts the spirit of Susan (Julie Michaels) who was the former resident of her loft and heavy into the occult. Susan communicates to Paige that she was murdered which causes Paige to do some checking on her own of Susan's death. Paige slowly becomes obsessed with the case and the board and gets caught in progressive entrapment like Lynda from the original film did. Unlike the original film in this series, Tenney makes this a story of revenge with Susan's spirit doing the dirty work. Along the way she takes out a handyman and his stuck in the 60's wife Elaine (Newman) in grisly fashion. Elaine's death could be the best of the movie has a giant wrecking ball smashes her into and through her VW Bus she's standing in front of. Like in the original, Tenney has is camera swoop around the apartment in wide angle to show the point of view of the spirit, and once again it is effective. Composer Denis Michael Tenney delivers a well done score that enhances the action on screen. Some good jump scares are included in the form of some intense dream sequences, but some of the original films atmosphere is sadly missing. The revenge plot line just doesn't allow for as many scare opportunities as the first film did. Still, this sequel is a worthy effort and Tenney supplies some good supernatural moments to entertain and scare the audience. There is a great final scene which involves the first films star Todd Allen playing Jim with his friend, also from the original Kenny Rhodes as Mike as garbage men as Jim is telling Mike that Linda just had a baby and they named it Brandon. Cool homage to the original.

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