1999 ford escort oil change--oil filter?

OK, I went to change the oil on my 1999 ford escort. I found the drain plug no problem and drained the oil. Then, I went to the oil filter from the bottom and it was super tight. I then got my filter wrench but there's just not enough room to get any kind of leverage. I tried changing my plan of attack and... show more OK, I went to change the oil on my 1999 ford escort. I found the drain plug no problem and drained the oil. Then, I went to the oil filter from the bottom and it was super tight. I then got my filter wrench but there's just not enough room to get any kind of leverage. I tried changing my plan of attack and tried bashing a hole in it with a screwdriver, but there is just not enough room from the top or the bottom. Is there anything else that I can try to get the thing off?
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