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The Outing (1987)

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 »


Tom Daley


Warren Chaney




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


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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Released directly to video in the UK and West Germany. See more »


When Alex is at the breakfast table and her dad is in the kitchen stomping out the burning toast, the blinds over the sink are clearly open as sunlight is shining through. However, right after Dr. Wallace leaves the room to get dressed and Alex steps in to clean up the mess the blinds are suddenly closed without either having touched them. See more »


Alex Wallace: What's the matter, afraid?
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The pre-certification British VHS version released as The Lamp by Braveworld & IVS Video UK features a three minute pre-titles sequence with back story trimmed from the North American home video version release by IVE titled The Outing. See more »


Referenced in Shakedown (1988) See more »


Written by Tom Deluca and Taylor Rhodes
Performed by Taylor Rhodes
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"Your wish is my command."
1 April 2007 | by Backlash007See 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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Release Date:

21 November 1987 (Japan) See more »

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Houston, Texas, USA See more »


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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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