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The Outing (1987)

  Tags: 80's, Andra St. Ivanyi, Deborah Winters, djinn, Genie, James Huston, Jinn, POS movie, Scott Bankston, The Outing, Tom Daley

Your rating: None Average: 3 (2 votes)
Reviewer Rating: 
3

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Rating #: 
3/10
Director: 
Tom Daley
Runtime: 
87 minutes
Cast: 
Deborah Winters, James Huston, Andra St. Ivanyi, Scott Bankston


The film starts off with a group of guys going to an old woman's house looking for money and end up finding an old lamp instead. Next thing you know it, they release the Genie inside and get their asses killed. The lamp is then transported to a museum where an archeologist’s daughter releases the Genie from the lamp. The genie takes over her body for a while and convinces her friends to stay the night at the museum. They go along with it and well, you probably know how the rest goes.

As expected from an 80's film, the entire thing was predictable, but we also had to suffer through some really terrible effects and acting as well. Aside from some minor Wishmaster similarities there were also scenes that resembled Evil Dead, such as this unseen evil flying around. The Genie itself looked very cheap and it probably would've been a lot better had they just kept the Genie looking like this green mist that was shown through most of the film.

As usual I was hoping for more blood and gore, but there was a little nudity in it to make up for some of the crappiness of the film. Negative aside, I did find the flick to be an interesting watch, even though I knew what was going to happen every step of the way.

Bad acting, cheap effects, and a lot of lost potential. Not recommended unless you're seriously into bad 80's horror films.

Posted on October 11, 2011 - 4:45pm | FrighT MasteR

 

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