Friday, February 24, 2017
Amityville 4:The Evil Escapes is a 1989 TV movie directed by Sandor Stern and the fourth in the Amityville franchise. It stars Patty Duke,Jane Wyatt and Fredric Lehne.
The movie begins with some priests who enter the Amityville house(Did the house not burn down in the previous movie????) to bless it and exorcise it. They are attacked by unseen forces. One of them called Fr.Dennis(Lehne) is horrified when he sees a demonic face on an old lamp. He gets knocked out by something unseen in the room. Cut to a yard sale in the house and a woman called Helen buys the ugly lamp. She cuts her finger on it. She is going to send the lamp to her sister in California.
Cut to California where Nancy(Duke) and her kids, Amanda, Zoe and Brian are going to stay with Nancy's mother Alice(Wyatt) as Nancy's husband has died and they need somewhere to stay. It just happens that the lamp arrives from Alice's sister, Helen. The cat doesn't like the lamp and hisses at it, so you just know that this lamp is evil! The lamp has a mind of its own and strange things begin to happen in the house. The electrics start to act up and some poor guy gets his hand shredded in the waste disposal!
Helen dies from her infected finger and her sister doesn't know as no one can get through to her. The priest, Fr.Dennis finds out that Alice has the lamp and he wants to warn her. He tries to call the house but for some reason, he cannot get through so he decides to go and see her in person. Nancy finds Jessica talking to the lamp and she thinks that it her dead father.Nancy is very worried. Jessica becomes stranger and stranger. Anyway, the priest comes to the house and gets ready for a battle.
The lamp is waiting for him and there is a fight. They try to destroy the lamp but they can't. The dad shows up and tries to persuade them that it is really him, but they don't believe him. The lamp gets thrown through the window and that's that. The movie ends with the cat shows glowing eyes, suggesting that the evil has entered the cat.
This film didn't have much in the way of scares. I thought that it was a bit boring in parts and there wasn't enough horror in this for me. The fact that the house was still standing after the last film was silly because there was no explanations and this doesn't really have much to do with the previous movies. This is a weak sequel and there is nothing good here. This gets a 3/10.
Posted by Amanda at 11:27 PM