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The Power (1984)

 -  Horror  -  20 January 1984 (USA)
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A man comes into possession of an ancient Aztec doll. However, the doll is possessed by an evil spirit, which takes over his body.

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Sandy
Warren Lincoln ...
Jerry
Lisa Erickson ...
Julie
Chad Christian ...
Tommy
Ben Gilbert ...
Matt
Chris Morrill ...
Ron Prince
Rod Mays ...
Lee McKennah
J. Dinan Myrtetus ...
Francis Lott
Jay Fisher ...
Raphael
Costy Basile ...
Jorge
Juan del Valle ...
Jeep Driver
Alice Champlin ...
Roxanne
Gabe Cohen ...
Marty
Milton Robinson ...
Jack
Steve Nagle ...
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A man comes into possession of an ancient Aztec doll. However, the doll is possessed by an evil spirit, which takes over his body.

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Interesting to watch the growth of Carpenter and Obrow
10 September 2013 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Through a confusing series of events, a trio of high school teens end up with a figurine of Destacatyl, an Aztec god of something bad. They turn it over to tabloid reporter Sandy (Susan Stokey). Soon her friend Jerry (Warren Lincoln) is seduced by its power, turning into a misshapen monster of rage that, naturally, is angry she won't go out with him. This was the second feature from directors Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow, after the slasher THE DORM THAT DRIPPED BLOOD (1982). Props to them for not delivering another slasher, but this is pretty so-so stuff. The set up is unfocused (four writers are credited) and you don't really get too emotionally involved in the characters. There are some nice FX by Matthew Mungle, also a DORM alumni, towards the end though. And Christopher Young contributes a score that is way too classy sounding for the material. After this they would go on to co-direct THE KINDRED (1987) and the Koontz adaptation SERVANTS OF TWILIGHT (1991) before breaking up as a team.


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