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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Winters ...
Eve Ferrell / Young Arab Woman / Old Arab Woman
Dr. Wallace
Andra St. Ivanyi ...
Alex Wallace
Scott Bankston ...
Ted Pinson
Red Mitchell ...
Mike Daley (as Mark Mitchell)
André Chimène ...
Tony Greco
Damon Merrill ...
Barry Coffing ...
Tracye Walker ...
Raan Lewis ...
Hank Amico ...
Brian Floores ...
Michelle Watkins ...
Danny Daniels ...
Dr. Theo Bressling (as Danny D. Daniels)
Roy Alan Wilson ...
Bob - guard


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 <>

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21 November 1987 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Lamp  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


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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After the end credits, the opera-loving security guard takes a final bow. See more »


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Performed by Taylor Rhodes
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"Your wish is my command."
1 April 2007 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

The Outing is a textbook example of how great artwork can entice you to pick up a movie from your local mom and pop video store's shelf. Now, the status of the movie inside said case could be questionable, but how can you pass up that art? Luckily The Outing is not that bad. Granted, the acting could use some touching up and the formula is an old one, but the gore effects stand out and the sheer eighties-ness of the piece shines through. The Outing (aka The Lamp) is about a group of high school students who decide to spend the night at the local museum. Unbeknownst to them the newest piece at the museum is a genie lamp harboring an evil Djinn. Keep in mind that this was many years before Wishmaster was made. When the horny teens decide to split up and explore the place (and each other) the Djinn is set loose to work his evil magic. That's the formulaic part. But there are some interesting moments along the way. Highlights include: A man getting ripped in half under water, a scientist being thrown into a ceiling fan, and a nubile teen taking a bath with snakes. It's just campy enough to keep me watching and gory enough for me not to give it a bad review.

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