Everything about this movie screams the 1980's. Tawny Kitaen is in it, with beautiful big hair. She was not far removed from one of my all-time favorite comedies in Bachelor Party and was just about at her Whitesnake car-dancing peak. With all the legal troubles she's had over the recent years, it's easy to forget just how gorgeous she was in 1987. Kathleen Wilhoite is in it. She was guest on a slew of 80's TV shows like Family Ties and Cagney & Lacey as well has having a supporting role in the iconic Road House. Stephen Nichols is in it. He was in TV's pop culture soap opera phenomenon General Hospital which had enjoyed its most popular run ever just a few years before with the whole Luke and Laura storyline, which involved intrigue and spies and a giant ice ray that could freeze a city. But how would I know? I don't watch soaps. Ahem...
If Witchboard was bad, we didn't care. It was good to us, and now all these many years later, it's absolute nostalgia. You want a time capsule of the "Me Decade"? Fire up the old VCR and pop in that worn VHS tape of Witchboard (or pop in the DVD, I won't judge), order a pizza, and take a trip back in time that doesn't require 1.21 gigawatts.
A big thank you to The Mike for allowing me to be a part of the 80's horror celebration!
Now please enjoy the trailer:
Oh, and a bonus! Please to enjoy the aforementioned song "Bump In The Night":