"Patrick you can't keep on killing forever!"
Tess Seaton
The First Power
The First Power
Title: The First Power
Directed by: Robert Resnikoff
Written by: Robert Resnikoff
Produced by: Robert W. Cort; Ted Field; David Madden; Marilyn Vance
Music by: Stewart Copeland
Cinematography: Theo van de Sande
Edited by: Michael Bloecher
Distributed by: Interscope Communications; Nelson Entertainment
Released: April 6th, 1990
Rating: R
Running time: 98 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $10,000,000
Gross: $22,424,195

The First Power is a 1990 Satanic thriller written and directed by Robert Resnikoff. Produced by Interscope Communications and Nelson Entertainment, it was released theatrically in the United States on April 6th, 1990. The film stars Lou Diamond Phillips in his first horror feature as Los Angeles police detective Russell Logan. Logan is on the trail of notorious serial killer Patrick Channing, aka, the Pentagram Killer. He is assisted by a psychic named Tess Seaton. Although Logan proves successful in capturing Channing, the horror doesn't truly begin until after his execution. Invoking the first power, Channing comes back from the dead with supernatural abilities and seeks vengeance against the cop responsible for originally stopping him.

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  • The tagline for this film is "Satan has created the perfect killer. One who cannot be stopped. Be warned".
  • The First Power grossed $5,677,715 on its opening weekend and was ranked #4 out of 1,332 theaters ($4,262 average). [1]
  • Actor Jeff Kober also played a serial killer who returns to life after his own execution in an episode of the WB Network television series Charmed. [2]

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