The First Power (1990) from Tuna

Maltin, in awarding 1 1/2 stars, put it better than I ever could. "Cat-and-mouse battle between an L. A. cop and the spirit of an executed Devil's disciple who has the ability to pop  in and out of other people's bodies. Very weak supernatural horror that fails to frighten, or offer anything fresh."   


The exposure comes from Sue Giosa who plays a cop used as a decoy. We see her breasts as a corpse with a pentagram carved on her stomach. 

DVD info from Amazon.

  • Widescreen anamorphic, 1.85:1

  • no features

This film is so bad I couldn't stay awake.  

The Critics Vote

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 4.7
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, the only thing preventing me from awarding an F is some nice visuals. D-.

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