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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 »

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Tom Daley

Writer:

Warren Chaney
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Don't say see you later... say goodbye. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lamp See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,083,395

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,083,395
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

ENTERTAIN YOURSELF
Written by Tom Deluca and Taylor Rhodes
Performed by Taylor Rhodes
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For its time--not bad
9 May 2005 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Something about a bunch of brainless teenagers caught in a museum after closing. One of them is possessed and is purposefully leading her friends to their deaths.

No great shakes to be sure but, for 1986, this was pretty impressive. I saw it in a movie theatre and found the special effects just incredible. Yeah, they look cheesy today but back then were state of the art. Also I found some of the acting good with some nice blood and gore.

So, while I agree it's not a good movie I have a real soft spot for it. And, come on! It's not THAT bad! I give it a 7.


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