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A Los Angeles policeman (Lou Diamond Phillips) hunts a killer (Jeff Kober) brought back from the gas chamber by Satan.

Cast & Crew

Jeff Kober
Patrick Channing
Mykelti Williamson
Detective Oliver Franklin
Elizabeth Arlen
Sister Marguerite
Dennis Lipscomb
Commander Perkins
Carmen Argenziano
Lieutenant Grimes
Nada Despotovich
Bag Lady
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Critic Reviews for The First Power

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (8)

Audience Reviews for The First Power

  • Oct 30, 2014
    Body swap horror is nearly a genre unto itself with 'The Hidden' as the forefather. 'The First Power' is a moody, but dull-witted hybrid of police procedural and supernatural thriller. A priest name-drops Geraldo Rivera within five minutes which really time-stamps the film. Logan (Lou Diamond Phillips) is not an acute detective insofar as he fumbles incompetently on a city map until he finally realizes that the occult killer's pattern is an inverted pentagram even though his modus operandi is carving them into his victims. The serial killer Patrick Channing (Jeff Kober) inexplicably adorns himself with a crusty-old-man mask which is a needless flourish. Apparently recovery from almost fatal abdominal stabs is practically instantaneous. Plotholes abound with a psychic informant (Tracy Griffith in a pitiful performance) who isn't forthright and explicitly state that Channing will be eternally resurrected if he receives the death penalty. Despite her clairvoyance, Griffith is shocked when Logan and his partner Oliver (Mykelti Williamson) are rummaging through her house. An extremely schlocky death is when Oliver's internal organs are stomped by a carriage-hitched horse. The lone commendable aspect in this otherwise joyless enterprise is the lithe stuntwork (ex. A death-defying leap off a six-story building). The cat-and-mouse chase is predominantly listless because there is no depraved symbiosis between Phillips and Kober.
    Cory T Super Reviewer
  • May 23, 2013
    Awesome action/horror/thriller casts LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS as a detective attempting to stop the evil spirit of a maniac executed in the gas chamber for a series of satanic murders. With the help of a nun & psychic, Phillips must find a way to end the horrible killing spree, save themselves & prove the maniac exists before he gets framed or worse killed by the psycho. Well acted & directed thriller is very fast paced & action packed from first frame till last, never stopping to take a breath & is much better than THE HORROR SHOW (A.K.A. HOUSE 3) SLEEPSTALKER & in someways beats out WES CRAVEN'S SHOCKER in a variety of ways. The film has many creepy images & a few shocking murders (usually we see the aftermath) & plenty of plot twists & turns. Highly recommended. Such a shame a sequel was never made. 4 1/2 stars 5-15-13
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 02, 2010
    A fast-paced supernatural 90s thriller, with a excellent creepy atmosphere, dark vibe and a well done plot. Lou Diamond Phillips superbly plays detective Russell Logan who thinks that he has seen the end of the monstrous serial killer Patrick Channing's reign of terror, when he watches his execution in the gas chamber for his heinous crimes. But Logan does not know that Channing has the power of resurrection given to him by the Devil. Logan is assisted by a psychic Tess nicely played by Tracy Griffith, in the search for the resurrected killer. The casting of character actor Jeff Kober as the killer Patrick Channing is inspired, he totally chilling as the demonic antagonist, creating a truly menacing, unnerving and eerie presence. Solid direction by Robert Resnikoff and excellent cinematography by Theo van de Sande, superb editing by Michael Bloecher, some outstanding action sequences which includes innumerable shoot-outs and car chases. Stewart Copeland delivers a excellent and effectively scary score. A thoroughly entertaining chiller. Highly Recommended.
    Danny R Super Reviewer
  • Jun 11, 2007
    Lou Diamond Phillips plays Detective Russell Logan -- on the bloody trail of a demonic killer who can inhabit different forms and perform super-human feats. Detective Logan is aided by a Psychic (Tess Seaton), who helps him locate the evil force. It is an action-packed showdown against evil with some really cool chases and battles. Suspenseful and fun!
    Lafe F Super Reviewer

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