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When I was a child, I saw a film on TV that scared me to death. All I can remember is some people knocked down a wall in a house and inside the wall they found one or more pots, and inside these pots were some kind of dormant creature that was evil. Anybody have any idea what film this is? It was on TV in possibly late 70'- early 80's.

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Not what you are looking for, but Prometheus (2012) has a similar scene where a team enters a room on another planet that has pots with black goo spawning evil creatures of some kind. (Has been a while since I saw it.) –  atticae Apr 28 at 19:38

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The timing seems off, but is it possibly John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness? It aired in 1987.

A sinister secret has been kept in the basement of an abandoned Los Angeles church for many years. With the death of a priest belonging to a mysterious sect, another priest opens the door to the basement and discovers a vat containing a green liquid. The priest contacts a group of physics graduate students to investigate it. Unfortunately, they discover that the liquid contains the essence of Satan himself, and they also discover that he will release HIS father - an all-powerful Anti-God! The liquid later comes to life itself, turning some of the students into zombies as the Devil comes forward to release his father. Will these students be able to stop him?

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+1 for reminding me of this horrible movie :) –  DustinDavis Apr 28 at 15:29

A very old question, but I saw it under 'active' (not sure why) and I think I have a fit: the episode 'Baby' of the 1976 ITV horror series Beasts. A recap with the similarities highlighted: After a man and his pregnant wife move to a house in the country, the renovators knock down a wall and discover a clay pot in it with a mummified creature inside. Soon after, the wife is terrorized by evil forces. Here's a clip.

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And this was downvoted because...? Someone was bored? –  Walt Jul 19 at 14:19

Amityville Horror (1979) had a similar scene, referred to as the red room.

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Can you elaborate your answer. –  Ankit Sharma Dec 28 '13 at 3:37

One of the Quatermass films? Quatermass and the Pit?

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Not a pot. That was a big spaceship. Also not a wall; they were digging in the ground. Also not kids; city workers found the ship. –  Michael Stern Apr 28 at 14:51

Alien Resurection matches the creatures in jars. The timeline or house doesn't fit but theres a scene when some of the characters enter a lab and see several creatures in jars. One of them was a clone of Ripley that was pleading to be killed.

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