Chuck Russell directing remake of 80s horror Witchboard

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Witchboard is the latest 1980s horror to get the reboot treatment, Jamie Campbell-Bower will star. More information on the new film here.

It’s the rare 80s horror film lying in the vaults that hasn’t yet been dusted off to be remade. Now, it’s the turn of 1986 frightener Witchboard. The original was about a naive student who uses a Ouija board, which results in her being terrorized by a malevolent spirit. It was successful enough for two sequels to be released, in 1993 and 1995, respectively.

The film itself will follow “Emily, her fiancé Christian and a group of their friends open an organic café, refurbishing an old carriage house in New Orleans’ French Quarter. But a darkness descends over Emily when she discovers an ancient pendulum board, once used to summon spirits. Christian seeks help for Emily from occult expert Alexander Babtiste, but Babtiste has secrets of his own, knowing the fateful bloodlines that binds them all to the Witchboard. A modern coven of White Witches, a masked ball at Babtiste’s mansion, and the legacy of Naga Soth, the Queen of Witches, are all part of a dangerous game that puts Emily’s very soul at risk”.

Directing is Chuck Russell, who previously helmed horror sequel Nightmare On Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors, working from a screenplay he co-wrote with Greg McKay. Stranger Things star Jamie Campbell-Bower is the first cast member to be confirmed.

We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.


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