Witchboard was released into theaters on March 13th, 1987. Filming locations include Big Bear Lake, Glendale and Los Angeles, Ca. It was directed by Kevin Tenney. Tenney also directed Night of the Demons and Witchboard 2. Tawny Kitaen played the lead of Linda Brewster. Kitaen worked on this project first, and while the movie was in post-production, she started appearing in White Snake music videos. Both the movie and the music videos were released around the same time, and the videos actually helped drive the sales of the movie. Dennis Michael Tenney, brother of director Kevin Tenney, composed the score for the movie. The films first DVD release was on August 24th, 2004.

Jim and Linda's house - 637 S. Lucerne Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca. 90005

The 9,918 square foot house was built in 1902. It can also be seen in Ben, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Waxwork, Willard and Tales from the Crypt episode Television Terror. The first time I visited the house in 2012, it was very visible from the sidewalk and street. When I re-visited the house in 2020, it was hardly visible at all, due to the foliage growth and a large fence the owners had installed.



Lloyd's funeral - 1341 Glenwood Rd. Glendale, Ca. 91201
(Grand View Memorial Park & Crematory)

The cemetery was established in 1884, as Glendale Cemetery. In 1919, it's name was changed to Grand View Memorial Park. The funeral scene took place in section F, Lot-054.


Jim and Brandon at the payphone - 40946 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, Ca. 92315

A distinct building can be seen in the background, across the street. At the time of my visit, it was a First Foundation Bank.


Wishing Well Motel - 540 Pine Knot Ave. Big Bear Lake, Ca. 92315

The motel has been there since the 1960's. At the time of my visit, it was the Robinhood Resort.


Wanda's Warehouse - 41067 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, Ca. 92315

The structure has been there since at least the 1930's. At the time of my visit, it was an Edward Jones Investments.

All "Now" pictures taken in 2020.

Dock - North Shore Dr. Big Bear Lake, Ca. 92315
(Juniper Point)

Dock's remained at this location until 2003. The first two screenshots are facing east/southeast.

All "Now" pictures taken in 2020.


  1. I have been a fan of the original Witchboard movie since it came out. Thank you for sharing these locations. Just curious as to what happened to the docks on the lake?

    1. Hey Randy. I'm not really sure why they removed the docks but there was only empty shoreline when I visited.

  2. I love this little movie . It’s so much fun . Looking at the pictures of the inside of this house in 2023 is wild . Rooms / stairway Still recognisable