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Amityville, Vol. 4: The Evil Escapes
Amityville Vol 4 The Evil Escapes
Actors: Patty Duke, Robert Alan Browne, Gloria Cromwell, Richard Crystal, Aaron Eisenberg
Director: Sandor Stern
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
R     2003     1hr 35min

When priests exorcise the Amityville home its evil finds a new residence 3000 miles away -- just as a widow and her three children move in.System Requirements:Running Time: 95 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE...  more »

     

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Actors: Patty Duke, Robert Alan Browne, Gloria Cromwell, Richard Crystal, Aaron Eisenberg
Director: Sandor Stern
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Allumination
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 05/01/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Tim G. (slimtimreading) from LAKE WALES, FL
Reviewed on 4/9/2014...
Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes was really cool and creepy and I think what makes this movie stand out is that it has a great cast Patty Duke and Jane Wyatt are awesome..
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
James B. (wandersoul73) from TYLER, TX
Reviewed on 6/17/2009...
As far as TV movies go, this one was pretty good.
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

The best in the series after the first!!!!!
555 | 05/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Unlike the other amityvilles horror movies, this one takes place in a completely different town. The evil from the house is transferred into a lamp, which is given to a family of a deceased father, and the evil begins when the little girl in the family is haunted by her fathers spirit in the lamp. The film has some gory parts, like when some guy puts his hand in a sink garbage disposal, and the switch turns itself on, and blood goes evrywhere. I totally reccommend this film to Amytiville Horror fans."
My favorite Amityville of them all!
I. Johnson | 07/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Amityville 4 the evil escapes is the best one out of all the movies (even if it was a tv movie). The acting was great, the story was better than the first one, and the lamp is just straight creepy! I remember watching it as a kid when I was 9, and I could'nt remember which Amityville it was that had the lamp in it. About a week ago, I was in a retail store and finally found it for $7.99! I would have to say it's one of my favorite horror movies (even if there was'nt that much gore). If you are curious about Amityville movies, then you should watch Amityville 4 The Evil Escapes, but you should also watch the first one before it just to get the storyline. I highly recommend this movie to late eighties horror fans!"
Amityville 4: "The Amityville Lamp" strikes back!!!
HorrorMan | The Marsten House | 04/01/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I can probably tell you all you need to know about Amityville 4 in the first few lines of this review and, no, these are not spoilers. One, there was a complete breach in continuity between parts 3 and 4 of this series, and I just HATE when that happens. There really is no way to reconcile the two. Two, about 5% of the movie has to do with the Amityville house in the first place. Most of the movie takes places 3000 miles away from the Amityville house. Three, much of the movie focuses on a possessed lamp taken from the Amityville house, not exactly the stuff great horror movies are made of if you know what I mean and I think you do (to borrow a phrase from the great Joe Bob Briggs)! Patty Duke is a pretty good actress and the rest of the cast is passable, but if you are going to make a movie called Amityville, have it at the damn Amityville house!

Basically, "Amityville 4" is about a possessed lamp that gets sent to an old lady. The old lady's daughter and grandchildren move in about the same time. A lot of strange things begin to happen once the lamp arrives. Eventually, one of the little girls who has never gotten over the death of her father begins to fall under the spell of the lamp. The evil in the Amityville lamp uses her loss to exercise some degree of control over the girl. Family turmoil ensues, and much more.

Finally, "Amityville 4" has that made for TV feel to it, which I believe it most certainly to be a made for TV movie, although I do not know this to be true. Sometimes, made for TV movies are very good and entertaining a la "Salem's Lot" starring David Soul which is one of the greatest horror movies of all-time in my estimation. However, in this case, the atmosphere that was so ever-present and effective in the first three installments of this series, is completely missing and probably lost forever in part 4. Many people have criticized the Amityville horror movies, but I like part 1-3, and I thought the remake was entertaining.

In short, "Amityville 4" has a completely different setting and feel to it than the previous Amityville movies. I wish there had been some effort to reconcile this with part 3. I really hate when a series becomes inconsistent like this. Granted, the ending of "Amityville Part 3" was stupid and cliche in the self destruction of the Amityville house, and certainly problematic if you plan on having any subsequent sequels. That being said, the story behind "Amityville 4" just did not do it for me at all. Overall, "Amityville 4" is a poor horror movie."