The First Power

The First Power

Infobox Film
name = The First Power

image_size =
caption = German poster
director = Robert Resnikoff
producer = David Madden
writer = Robert Resnikoff
narrator =
starring = Lou Diamond Phillips
Jeff Kober
Mykelti Williamson
Tracy Griffith
Dennis Lipscomb
Carmen Argenziano
Clayton Landey
music = Stewart Copeland
cinematography = Theo van de Sande
editing = Michael Bloecher
distributor = Orion Pictures
released = April 6, 1990
runtime = 98 minutes
country = USA
language = English
budget = $10,000,000 (estimated)
gross = $22,424,195 (USA)
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id = 1:17503
imdb_id = 0099578

"The First Power" is a 1990 American horror film/neo-noir, directed by Robert Resnikoff. It starred Lou Diamond Phillips, Tracy Griffith, Jeff Kober and Mykelti Williamson.


The sadistic serial killer Patrick Channing (played by Jeff Kober), known by most as the Pentagram Killer, is at large in Los Angeles, killing innocent people as a sacrifice to Satan. His specific MO is engraving a pentagram symbol into the flesh of his victims before killing them.

Detective Russell Logan (played by Lou Diamond Phillips) is determined to bring the Pentagram Killer to justice. He receives an anonymous phonecall from a psychic called Tess Seaton (played by Tracy Griffith) who can "feel" where he's going to strike next. Taking her word as correct, Logan goes on a stakeout and manages to track down Channing's lair. Logan manages to capture Channing, but not before taking a nasty stab wound to the chest.

Logan manages to recover from his stomach injury and Channing is given the death penalty by the authorities and is killed in a gas chamber. However, since Channing is a worshipper of Satan, Satan grants Channing The First Power -- resurrection. Channing returns from beyond the grave and is able to appear or disappear at will, as well as possess others. His highest priority -- get his revenge on Russell Logan.


External links

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