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The Outing (1987)

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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 ...
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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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The Lamp  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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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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DEBORAH SAYS YES
Performed by Bruce Miller and Joel Rosenbaum
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Cheesy genie
7 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There's no denying that The Lamp has its fair share of clichés and silliness but if you're a fan of the genre you can't help but love it. The story behind it is actually quite original and interesting, there's not many films out there about killer genies is there? And of course there's the typical "3 wishes" trap with the moral of be careful what you wish for (the girl at one point wishes her father was dead). The genie effects used at the end are ultra cheesy, but cool at the same time. I love the camera angles from the perspective of the genie as it floats along corridors. The best camera view is one that is apparently from 'inside' the lamp. Obviously they would have done this with a piece of red plastic over the screen, but it's still a cool trick. The deaths are decent, but weren't very gory (at least in the VHS version I watched).

If you're a fan of slasher films, I would add this to your collection. It's unique in its own way and probably one of the only slasher films with a killer genie in it!


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