Amityville: The Evil Escapes

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"A new home, a new family, the terror returns"
  • R
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 4.4  (3,415)

Amityville: The Evil Escapes is a 1989 horror movie that explores the events that occur after a cursed lamp from the infamous Amityville house is sold at an auction and ends up in a new family's possession. The movie is directed by Sandor Stern, who is no stranger to the Amityville franchise, having also directed the critically acclaimed original movie. The movie stars Patty Duke, Jane Wyatt, and Fredric Lehne in lead roles.

The movie begins with a thunderstorm and the auction of the infamous Amityville house, where a bidding war ensues for an antique lamp. An elderly woman named Helen Royce (Jane Wyatt) purchases the lamp and brings it back to her southern Californian home, where she lives with her daughter, Nancy Evans (Patty Duke), her son-in-law, Elliot (Fredric Lehne), and their three children.

Helen is unaware of the lamp's tragic history and its ability to unleash evil forces. The lamp's negative energy gradually takes hold over the household, causing strange occurrences that soon turn malevolent. The family dog, a beautiful golden retriever named Keesha, starts to behave erratically and violently, attacking the family members.

As the days pass, the lamp's true powers are revealed, and it becomes clear that the evil that once haunted the Amityville house in New York has now returned to terrorize this new family. The family members' personalities take a dramatic turn, as they become increasingly aggressive and irrational, leading to physical confrontations and violent outbursts.

The family enlists the help of a priest, Father Manfred (Lou Hancock), who arrives to perform an exorcism on the house. But it is already too late, as the evil forces have become too strong to contain. The priest is killed during the exorcism, and the family is left to fend for itself against the demonic entity.

The family finally decides to destroy the lamp, hoping that it will end the curse that has befallen them. They take the lamp to a landfill site, but as they try to destroy it, a swarm of flies appears, indicating that the evil entity still exists. The family realizes that they must face the demon head-on and try to expel it from their home.

The movie is filled with suspenseful and supernatural moments that will keep the viewer on the edge of their seat. The story is loosely based on the real-life events that inspired the first Amityville movie and is one of the few sequels that carries on the legacy of the original. The movie is also notable for its excellent special effects and cinematography, which create a spooky and eerie atmosphere.

Overall, Amityville: The Evil Escapes is a well-crafted horror movie that will appeal to fans of the genre. It is a must-watch for those who enjoyed the original Amityville movie and are looking for a sequel that stays true to the original story. The movie may not be as well-known as some of the other Amityville sequels, but it is definitely worth a watch.

Amityville: The Evil Escapes is a 1989 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.4.

Amityville: The Evil Escapes
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    1 hr 35 min
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    4.4  (3,415)