A semi-recent post over at the Lost Video Archive led me to this little gem which I enjoyed a bit more than expected. True, it has nothing to do with camping, as the title may suggest; I'm not even sure the kids in the poster are the ones in the movie, it's hard to say. Also true that the opening makes little sense with what follows. Yes, the movie's middle is slow and you're left feeling like you wish you hasn't watched it. But I simply cannot resist a ridiculous monster movie. I have no idea how this ailment has come to afflict me, nor do I hope for a cure any time soon. Please do not hold this against me. I do wish there was a hell of a lot more monster genie and a hell of a lot less boring though. Also there are boobs, so no complaining there.
There's a really funny snakes-biting-a-lady-in-a-bathtub-then-biting-a-man-in-the-weenis scene too, which in everyday life would probably not be so funny, but I was laughing kind of hilariously at. I hope this says more about the filmmaking and less about me as a person. The Outing was written and directed by one-timers Warren Chaney and Tom Daley respectively, which works out because I will likely only watch this the one time. When the genie (djinn) finally does show up, it's a horrible piece of wobbly foam I imagined someone waving over their head for all of it's scenes. Don't get me wrong, if you're hoping for a ridiculous, nonsensical '80s monster horror jaunt, which I usually am, then you won't be disappointed. But don't get mad at me if you are, I didn't make it.
Also thanks to LVA for linking to the youtube playlist for the whole movie!