|Directed by||Stephen Carpenter; Jeffrey Obrow|
|Written by||Stephen Carpenter; Jeffrey Obrow; John Hopkins; John Penney|
|Produced by||Dick Clark; Stacey Giachino; Edward L. Montoro; Jeffrey Obrow; Michael Pakleppa|
|Music by||Christopher Young|
|Edited by||Stephen Carpenter; Jeffrey Obrow|
|Distributed by|| Film Ventures International|
Artists Releasing Corporation
|Release date(s)||January 20th, 1984|
|Running time||84 min.|
The Power is an American horror film of the supernatural thriller subgenre. It was directed by Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow and written by Carpenter, Obrow and John Hopkins based on a story by John Penney. It was produced by Film Ventures International and released in the United States on January 20th, 1984. The film stars Susan Stokey, Warren Lincoln, Lisa Erickson, Chad Christian, Ben Gilbert, Chris Morrill and Rod Mays. The premise of the movie centers on an ancient Aztec artifact that grants it's owner great power, but as with everything - great power often comes at great cost. One such reporter learns this the hard way as the evil spirit embodied within the idol takes possession of him and turns him into a hideous murderer.
|Chris Morill||Ron Prince|
|Rod Mays||Lee McKennah|
|J. Dinan Myrtetus||Francis Lott|
|Juan Del Valle||Jeep driver|
|Barbara Murray||Tommy's mother|
|Richard Cowgill||Cemetery guard|
|Jackie Cowgill||Mrs. Lawrence|
|James Gilchrist||Bill Hopkins|
|Stan Weston||Professor Wilson|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The Power was released on home video in VHS format by Vestron Video in 1985. It was re-released on DVD format in North American by Lions Gate Home Entertainment.
- This is the second horror film directed by the team of Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow. They previously collaborated on 1982's The Dorm That Dripped Blood.
- This film has been referenced in the 2006 documentary Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film.
- Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow won the award for Best Screenplay at Fantafestival in 1984 for their work on The Power.
This Day in History Edit
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