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The Dark Power (1985)

Not Rated | | Horror | 26 February 1988 (Japan)
The spirits of dead Indians are haunting a couple's house, and they call in an exorcist, whose trademark is a black whip, to get rid of them.

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Phil Smoot

Writer:

Phil Smoot
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lash La Rue ... Ranger Girard (as Lash LaRue)
Anna Lane Tatum Anna Lane Tatum ... Beth
Cynthia Bailey ... Tammie
Mary M. Dalton Mary M. Dalton ... Mary (as Mary Dalton)
Paul Holman Paul Holman ... Uncle Earl Coleman
Cynthia Farbman Cynthia Farbman ... Lynn Evans
Marc Matney Marc Matney ... Craig Evans
Tony Shaw Tony Shaw ... David Cody
Robert Bushyhead Robert Bushyhead ... John "Four Eagles" Cody
Suzie Martin Suzie Martin ... Suzan
Dean Jones ... Alan
Steve Templeton Steve Templeton ... Dallas
Page Elizabeth Ray Page Elizabeth Ray ... Page
Eric Mikesall Eric Mikesall ... Cletus
Tony Elwood ... Courthouse Student
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After an Indian medicine man dies, his house, which was built over the graves of four Indian sorcerers becomes a sorority home for a group of girls. Once the four Indians are awakened and terror ensues, a park ranger learns of the Indian's evil and plans to stop them. Written by Ryan

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'They have arrived to conquer the four of earth.'

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark power See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Riffed by the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) under the RiffTrax name, Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy. See more »

Quotes

Ranger Girard: All right, you demonic bastard, let's take this outside!
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Often annoying,but enjoyable slapstick slasher.
12 March 2009 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A group of unsuspecting college coeds move into the house on Totem Hill,a cursed place where four Toltec Sorcerers buried themselves hundreds of years ago-alive and still breathing!On the coming of the Evil Days,the ancient demons arise to feed on the living.Now only one old Ranger with a whip played by western veteran Lash LaRue-fashioned out of materials from the four quarters of the world-stands between the girls and the mystical zombies from the past."The Dark Power" is clearly Phil Smoot's answer to Raimi's "The Evil Dead" with an isolated house,resurrected bloodthirsty demons and lots of POV camera-work in the woods.What surprised me the most are the racist remarks of several characters.The Confederate flag also pops up with alarming frequency.The four Indian monsters are fun to watch and there is a bit of gore including the scene where a man's head is torn apart.Lash LaRue is great with a non-sexual whip action.It's really a shame that the first 45 minutes are so criminally boring.A generous 6 out of 10.


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