Name That Trauma :: Reader Matt on a Mirror Monster


Here’s another one for ya: I remember that there’s a bunch of people in some kind of building and there’s this pointy-headed green monster that’s only seen in mirrors (Although I think it’s seen walking through a cloud of smoke at the end.) I also remember a scene where a black guy is pulled by an invisible force up into a ceiling fan where he’s presumably chopped to bits. I think there’s also a scene where a chick gets killed while taking a bath.

Any thoughts as to what this could be?

UNK SEZ: A pointy headed green monster, death by ceiling fan and a chick gets killed in a bathtub (by snakes?). Sounds to me like you are talking about 1987’s THE OUTING also known as THE LAMP!

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Amanda By Night
13 years ago

Boy! It sure does sound like the Outing. That’s one of my favorite late 80s regional slashers. It was shot in Texas almost as a college project, although the Deborah Winters was already an established actress (Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo, anyone?), but most of the actors and crew I think went to a college in Texas. One of my old bosses in Vegas actually worked as a PA on it!

The lead girl, Andra St. Ivanyi is quite good. She never did anything else. I met her a few years ago, and she was surprised I recognized her… and said I made her day!

Anyway, I digress… I think this is a fun supernatural slasher with lots of unexpected gore and good acting.

13 years ago

The film’s Genie is a pretty impressive creation, especially considering the budget.