The First Power (1990)

R   |    |  Crime, Horror, Thriller

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A dedicated L.A. police detective and a female psychic must stop a demonic serial killer who was given the powers of resurrection, teleportation and possession.




  • Nada Despotovich in The First Power (1990)
  • Julianna McCarthy in The First Power (1990)
  • Nada Despotovich in The First Power (1990)
  • Tracy Griffith in The First Power (1990)
  • Lou Diamond Phillips and Mykelti Williamson in The First Power (1990)
  • Tracy Griffith in The First Power (1990)

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17 April 2015 | SnoopyStyle
| supernatural serial killer leftovers
Sister Marguerite is convinced that the events of the Revelation is occurring but her superiors would rather ignore it. An anonymous woman calls LA police detective Russell Logan (Lou Diamond Phillips) with a tip on a serial killer. His team catches serial killer Patrick Channing (Jeff Kober) who is eventually put to death. The mysterious woman had warned against the death penalty. Channing's spirit lives on and is killing Logan's team one at a time. Tess Seaton (Tracy Griffith) reveals herself to be the psychic who called him with the tips.

This is filled with the leftovers of a supernatural serial killer thriller. It doesn't have much in the way of originality or surprises. The style is pretty bland and Lou Diamond Phillips is second rate as the action lead. Tracy Griffith is a pretty woman but not a great actress. The beginning is tied up with an uninvolving serial killer case. It would probably be better to leave most of it as flashbacks. It needs to get the movie to the cop and the psychic much faster. It does have some fun with a supernatural killer and the movie keeps me somewhat interested. If it commits more fully with the Jason-like killer, this could be a better horror and a more exciting thriller. The horror effects are more cheesy than scary. It does have one good sequence in the middle.

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,677,715 8 April 1990

Gross USA:


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