The Power (1984 film)

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The Power
The Power Poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by
Screenplay by
  • Stephen Carpenter
  • Jeffrey Obrow
Story by
  • Stephen Carpenter
  • Jeffrey Obrow
  • John Penney
  • John Hopkins
Produced byJeffrey Obrow
  • Suzy Stokey
  • Warren Lincoln
  • Lisa Erickson
  • Chad Christian
  • Ben Gilbert
CinematographyStephen Carpenter
Edited by
  • Stephen Carpenter
  • Jeffrey Obrow
Music byChristopher Young
Jeff Obrow Productions[1]
Distributed by
Release date
  • January 20, 1984 (1984-01-20)[1]
Running time
90 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Box office$929,162[2]

The Power is a 1984 American supernatural horror film directed by Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow. It stars Suzy Stokey, Warren Lincoln, Lisa Erickson, Chad Christian, Ben Gilbert and Chris Morrill. The plot tells about an evil spirit trapped inside an ancient Aztec doll, which possesses a young man after he takes it.


An Aztec demon called Destacatyl, who is believed to be able to control human souls, is trapped in a small Aztec doll. However, a young man named Jerry is soon possessed and taken over by the demon after getting his hands on the idol and soon causes mayhem to anyone he comes across, including a group of high school students.


  • Suzy Stokey as Sandy McKennah (as Susan Stokey)
  • Warren Lincoln as Jerry
  • Lisa Erickson as Julie
  • Chad Christian as Tommy
  • Ben Gilbert as Matt
  • J. Dinan Myrtetus as Francis Lott
  • Stan Weston as Professor Matthew Wilson
  • Chris Morrill as Ron Prince
  • Rod Mays as Lee McKennah
  • Alice Champlin as Roxanne
  • Juan Del Valle as Jeep driver
  • Gabe Cohen as Marty
  • Jackie Cowgill as Mrs. Lawrence
  • James Gilchrist as Bill Hopkins
  • Brian Grayson as Mark
  • Ted Novak as Rick
  • Jay Fisher as Raphael
  • Costy Basile as Jorge
  • Milton Robinson as Jack
  • Steve Nagle as Driver
  • Barbara Murray as Tommy's mother
  • Richard Cowgill as Cemetery guard
  • Jake Jones as Janitor


The Power had a limited theatrical release on January 20, 1984 by Artists Releasing Corporation, and was released on VHS by Vestron Video the same year. It was released on DVD on January 7, 2017 by Scorpion Releasing.


  1. ^ a b c "The Power". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Los Angeles, California: American Film Institute. Archived from the original on November 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Power (1984)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 22, 2017.

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