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Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror  -  12 May 1989 (USA)
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The demonic forces in the haunted Long Island house escape through a mystical lamp which finds its way to a remote California mansion where the evil manipulates a little girl by manifesting itself in the form of her dead father.

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The demonic force lurking in Amityville for over 300 years escapes to a remote California mansion. It encounters a struggling family living together by uncertain means. The beast manipulates a little girl by manifesting itself in the form of her dead father. Soon it will be able to possess her completely... is it too late for a young priest to defeat the demon and end the curse? Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

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During the house blessing in the opening and closing scenes, the priests recite part of the actual Latin Rite of Exorcism. See more »

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The amount of blood on Jessica's knife changes (and even disappears) between shots. See more »

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Sweet Jesus on a stick this movie is bad...
11 November 2005 | by (Plymouth, MN) – See all my reviews

Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes (Quick Review) I'll confess that I haven't seen any of the other Amityville films aside from this and the first one, however, I can't imagine those others being this awful. I have heard that it was made-for-TV, so that should give us all some clue as to what we're dealing with here.

A family brings home the most ghastly lamp on the face of the earth--even as art this thing is ugly. It looks like a dead tree that God hated with giant glowing testicles for the lights. Now, if the Whore of Babylon were here today and standing next to Heidi Fliess and half the centerfolds from Hustler, there still wouldn't be more ass-ugly make-up on them than on the people in the family in this film. Even the boys in the family are so heavily caked that they look like a Norman Rockwell porno. At any rate, the lamp, for some reason, has the evil spirit from the Amityville house in it and it starts scaring the family in the tender comfort of constant daylight. Uninspired acting and zero atmosphere drag this movie along, but if you happen to have put it in, you won't notice. You'd have started reading a magazine 20 minutes into it.

Recommended to: Horror Survivalists. And nobody else. This film has little to no redeeming value and zero tension, more a curiosity for the bored horror fanatic--and since that's me and I disliked this film, then nobody should watch it. Wal-Mart $5 bin--and it's overpriced. 2/10

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