Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Witchboard (1986)

October Challenge Day 18:

For no good reason whatsoever, I didn't get to last night's film until it was a little too late to type up a review.

No worries! It's here now.

Let's see, how does one begin a review of Witchboard ...

First and foremost, this film opens up in a party with yuppies discussing the possibility of Intelligent Design and ghosts.

I really didn't know how to react to this situation, except with a great big: "Whaaaaaaaat is happening here...."

This is a 1980's B Horror movie bred in the bowels of the most 1980s B Horror movie you can think of. It couldn't have come from nowhere - there had to be some magical intelligent force that created this mystical beauty that might be a *perfect* example of 1980s B Movie Horror...

Yes, yes. That must be the answer because while this film has some rather outrageously terrible acting, prime examples the 1980s clothing and hair styles should never return, and is all shown with the grace of a drunk pickup artist - this movie is still wildly entertaining in its perfect imperfection.

Where first I started this film with chuckles, the clucks soon turned into a big fat grin of total contentment.

What in the world was I watching? I no longer cared, it was too amusing to second guess why that murderous pile of dry wall tumbled down, or why a yuppie is toting a spirit board around to social functions.

This movie is so great in its not greatness that I Completely, Totally Understand why they made three more Witchboard movies. I totally get it now.

Hilarious, shocking, silly, and serious, this is a Must See film for 1980s horror fans. A Must See.

Perfect for a party gathering, particularly a party where you can reunite friends who are bickering with each other. Pairs with Tab,  Ritz crackers, caviar, and heaping plate of your favorite gut bomb dish.

I rented this movie from my local video store (Rain City Video). Use the links under Find It. Watch It. on Horror Habit's sidebar to see where else you can find this oddly entertaining feature.

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