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The Power (1984)

R | | Horror | 20 January 1984 (USA)
A few people come into possession of an ancient Aztec doll. However, the doll is possessed by an evil spirit, which takes over their bodies.

Writers:

Jeffrey Obrow (story), Stephen Carpenter (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzy Stokey ... Sandy (as Susan Stokey)
Warren Lincoln Warren Lincoln ... Jerry
Lisa Erickson Lisa Erickson ... Julie
Chad Cowgill ... Tommy (as Chad Christian)
Ben Gilbert Ben Gilbert ... Matt
J. Dinan Myrtetus J. Dinan Myrtetus ... Francis Lott
Stan Weston Stan Weston ... Professor Wilson
Chris Morrill Chris Morrill ... Ron Prince
Rod Mays Rod Mays ... Lee McKennah
Alice Champlin Alice Champlin ... Roxanne
Juan del Valle Juan del Valle ... Jeep Driver
Gabe Cohen Gabe Cohen ... Marty
Jacqueline Cowgill ... Mrs. Lawrence (as Jackie Cowgill)
James Gilchrist James Gilchrist ... Bill Hopkins
Brian Grayson Brian Grayson ... Mark
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Storyline

A few people come into possession of an ancient Aztec doll. However, the doll is possessed by an evil spirit, which takes over their bodies.

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There is no escape! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Goofs

Actress who played Roxanne appears to have changed from the time she walked in the front door to when she walked into the kitchen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rhinestone (1984) See more »

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Acceptable horror film.
9 November 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

If you remember liking the "Friday the 13th" TV series, with its basic concept of inanimate objects possessing the souls of their unsuspecting owners and eventually causing death and destruction, then this movie - about a creepy small Aztec idol - may be enjoyable for you. The special effects are not bad, considering the budgetary constraints, and there is also a pretty good shock ending. The problem is that you get to see the idol's power in the first few minutes, so you have to wait for the characters to find out (and argue about) what you already know. And some of the acting is pretty amateurish, too. (**)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Intruder See more »

Filming Locations:

Redondo Beach, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$929,162, 22 January 1984

Gross USA:

$929,162

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$929,162
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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