The Power (1984 film)

The Power is a 1984 American supernatural horror film directed by Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow. It stars Suzy Stokey, Warren Lincon, 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.

The Power
Theatrical Poster
Directed byStephen Carpenter
Jeffrey Obrow
Produced byJeffrey Obrow
Michael Pakleppa
Screenplay byStephen Carpenter
Jeffery Obrow
John Hopkins
John Penny
StarringSuzy Stokey
Warren Lincon
Lisa Erickson
Chad Christian
Ben Gilbert
Chris Morrill
Rod Mays
J. Dinan Myrtetus
Jay Fisher
Costy Basile
Music byChristopher Young
CinematographyStephen Carpenter
Edited byStephen Carpenter
Jeffrey Obrow
Distributed byArtists Releasing Corporation
Release date
  • January 20, 1984 (1984-01-20)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$929,162[1]


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 (credited as Susan Stokey)
  • Warren Lincoln as Jerry
  • Lisa Erickson as Julie
  • Chad Christian as Tommy
  • Ben Gilbert as Matt
  • Chris Morrill as Ron Prince
  • Rod Mays as Lee McKennah
  • J. Dinan Myrtetus as Francis Lott
  • Jay Fisher as Raphael
  • Costy Basile as Jorge
  • Juan del Valle as Jeep Driver
  • Alice Champlin as Roxanne
  • Gabe Cohen as Marty
  • Milton Robinson as Jack
  • Steve Nagle as Driver
  • Barbara Murray as Tommy's Mother
  • Joseph Scott as Doctor
  • Richard Cowgill as Cemetery Guard


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. "The Power (1984)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
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