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 »/THRILLERS Rating: NR UPC: 084296404858 Manufacturer No: 40485« less
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..
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James B. (wandersoul73) from LINDALE, TX Reviewed on 6/17/2009...
As far as TV movies go, this one was pretty good.
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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."
Fourth Amityville film hits the small screen
Lunar Strain | United States | 05/31/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"After three theatrically released entries into the haunted house franchise, and after a six year hiatous, the series returns but this time debuting on the small screen. Yes, Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes was made for television. I generally am not big on made-for-TV movies, but Amityville 4 isn't too shabby. It definitly lacks the production values that were present in the first three films, but it is still watchable.
The film opens with a rag-tag group of priests storming the alleged Amityville house (Even though the house got destroyed at the end of Amityville 3-D, but somehow I don't think continuity was on the filmmakers minds) in an attempt to drive the evil out. The evil actually retreated into a horrid looking lamp. The lamp is bought by a unknown purchaser and the horror begins.
I think the biggest downfall was that the movie doesn't take place in the popular huanted house. Like the subtitle says....the evil escapes. This idea would also affect all the sequels to come. The Amityville Curse has possessed furniture, Amityville 1992 has a possessed clock, Amitvyille : A New Generation had a possessed mirror, and Amityville : Dollhouse had a possessed...uhh...dollhouse. If you can accept the idea of the Amityville evil being able to escape in various objects then Amityville 4 might be watchable for you.
The DVD itself also isn't anything to get excited about. Full screen with ok picture quality. It was released with two seperate DVD covers, but neither of them are very good.
Even though the DVD or the movie itself are nothing to get too excited about, you can usually find this movie real cheap which makes it worth picking up. This DVD would be perfect purchase to go along with MGM's Box set the includes the first three films in the series. Now only if we could get Amityville 5 on DVD as well..."
The best of the bunch, but that's faint praise
John D. Page | usa | 08/08/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Finally after a move to T.V. and a lower budget, they caught the creepy feel of the book and put a few chills into this one. Without the fx's to fall back on they went for the "thing's unseen" approach and it did the film all the better for it. Now the bad news, this is a one time only film, as all the others would use the fx's approach and laps into silly jokes."