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A group of high school kids sneaks into a museum at night to party, and get hunted down by a 3,000-year-old genie-in-a-lamp. The genie idea is original enough to make things interesting. Mediocre special effects and run-of-the-mill acting.

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Available on Running time 87 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Supernatural Horror, Zombies, Genies, Museums
Screenplay
Warren Chaney
Cast
Deborah Winters, James Huston, Andra St. Ivanyi, Scott Bankston, Mark Mitchell, Andre Chimene, Damon Merrill, Barry Coffing
Cinematography
Herbert Raditschnig
Director
Tom Daley
Producer
Warren Chaney

Visitor Reviews

The Outing
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Donna Johnson

It took me a second viewing to understand the brilliant humor in this film. This is of no fault of the filmmakers inasmuch as an opening 20-minutes of film is missing. What “The Outing’s” distributor did this is beyond me. The European release from Skouras Films included it and as a result THE LAMP (as it’s called in Europe) earned a cult classic status years ago. The screenplay written by Warren Chaney is unique, clever and different. The film’s director, Tom Daley does a capable job enjoining actors to produce a satirically over-the-top performance. Cinematographer, Herbert Redichnick, keeps the mood dark and eerily creepy. Aside from the humor, THE OUTING is scary. The production crew wisely delayed the appearance of the evil “genii” and after a while the tension ran quite high. The film is a slasher parody so naturally the body count is high. The fact that almost everyone dies in the course of the film, including the lovable father figure of the teenage heroine is part of the parody. It is difficult to be critical of a film like this but if I were it might be that much of the “humor” might be over the heads of those who were occasional film watchers. But, for the veteran of horror films, the picture is truly funny and it is scary.

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Donna Johnson

I must admit that it took me a second view to understand the brilliant humor in this film. This is of no fault of the filmmakers inasmuch as an opening 20-minutes of film is missing. What “The Outing’s” distributor did this is beyond me. The European release from Skouras Films included it and as a result THE LAMP (as it’s called in Europe) earned a cult classic status years ago. The screenplay written by Warren Chaney is unique, clever and different. The film’s director, Tom Daley does a capable job enjoining actors to produce a satirically over-the-top performance. Cinematographer, Herbert Redichnick, keeps the mood dark and eerily creepy. Aside from the humor, THE OUTING is scary. The production crew wisely delayed the appearance of the evil “genii” and after a while the tension ran quite high. The film is a slasher parody so naturally the body count is high. The fact that almost everyone dies in the course of the film, including the lovable father figure of the teenage heroine is part of the parody. It is difficult to be critical of a film like this but if I were it might be that much of the “humor” might be over the heads of those who were occasional film watchers. But, for the veteran of horror films, the picture is truly funny and it is scary.