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Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989)

R | | Horror | TV Movie 12 May 1989
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Hancock ...
Brandy Gold ...
Zoe Trilling ...
Amanda Evans (as Geri Betzler)
Robert Alan Browne ...
Gloria Cromwell ...
Jamie Stern ...
Danny Reade (as James Stern)
Alex Rebar ...
Jack Rader ...


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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12 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes  »

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While the credits suggest the film is based on John G. Jones' book of the same name, said book is actually a collection of short stories, and none of the stories were adapted for the film. Instead, a new story with similar elements to those in the book was created. See more »


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


Referenced in Phelous & the Movies: Man's Best Phriend (2012) See more »

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Good for a t.v. movie
11 April 2000 | by (Yucaipa,CA) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly good 4th installment in the now tired franchise. This time a woman buys a lamp from the infamous Amityville house and sends it to some relatives that live in California. As soon as grandmother Jane Wyatt plugs it in, the evil forces make themselves at home. Good story, acting, and music score. ***1/2 out of *****. Skip the next installment "The Amityville Curse" and get "Amityville '92: It's About Time" and the two that follow after that.

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