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The Outing (1987)

R  |   |  Horror  |  21 November 1987 (Japan)
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An ancient genie is released from a lamp when thieves ransack an old woman's house. They are killed and the lamp is moved to a museum to be studied. The curator's daughter is soon possessed... See full summary »

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Deborah Winters ...
Eve Ferrell / Young Arab Woman / Old Arab Woman
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Dr. Wallace
Andra St. Ivanyi ...
Alex Wallace
Scott Bankston ...
Ted Pinson
Red Mitchell ...
Mike Daley (as Mark Mitchell)
André Chimène ...
Tony Greco
Damon Merrill ...
Babs
Barry Coffing ...
Ross
Tracye Walker ...
Gwen
Raan Lewis ...
Terry
Hank Amico ...
Harley
Brian Floores ...
Max
Michelle Watkins ...
Faylene
Danny Daniels ...
Dr. Theo Bressling (as Danny D. Daniels)
Roy Alan Wilson ...
Bob - guard
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An ancient genie is released from a lamp when thieves ransack an old woman's house. They are killed and the lamp is moved to a museum to be studied. The curator's daughter is soon possessed by the genie and invites her friends to spend the night at the museum, along with some uninvited guests. The genie kills them off in an attempt to fulfill her ultimate wish. Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

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When Bob the security guard is impaled, in the first shot, the spear enters his chest. In the next, it is stuck in his abdomen. See more »

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For its time--not bad
9 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Something about a bunch of brainless teenagers caught in a museum after closing. One of them is possessed and is purposefully leading her friends to their deaths.

No great shakes to be sure but, for 1986, this was pretty impressive. I saw it in a movie theatre and found the special effects just incredible. Yeah, they look cheesy today but back then were state of the art. Also I found some of the acting good with some nice blood and gore.

So, while I agree it's not a good movie I have a real soft spot for it. And, come on! It's not THAT bad! I give it a 7.


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