Monster of the Day #1302

I’m assuming this is the worst of the bunch. I can barely remember anything about it, but I do remember walking out of the theater (I used to go see new movies once upon a time) thinking it was a real piece of crap. I vaguely remember it being one of those things that’s just an endless string of cliches and bits taken from other movies.This is the that was most heavy handed about the death penalty too, if I remember correctly.

  • What we have here is a rare Horror film I don’t recognize. Assuming its from the Eighties/Nineties, that’s impressive.

    I’m really rather interested in finding out the title.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Our old friend Google says “The First Power” 1990.

    IMDB says the guy was gassed so, I assume that he made his way through gas appliances. Luckily most people have few gas appliances these days ;-)

  • Wow. I’d completely forgotten this movie existed. I’ve even seen it, and I forgot about it.

  • Flangepart

    He’s like The Human Vapor...
    so, his victims die smelling Methane? To quote the elderly hero who defeated The Brown Fog… “So, I lit a match, he blew up. End of story.”

  • Ericb

    Reminds me of False Face from the old Adam West Batman.

  • Eric Hinkle

    The movie is that good, huh?

  • A movie you can’t remember is neither good nor bad. It just is.

  • The Rev.

    Oh, is that what this is? Never saw it; didn’t even recognize the guy here. Ken has one up on me here.

    I vaguely recall the ad implying it was about a guy coming back from the dead with some kind of satanic power to get revenge. And that Lou Diamond Phillips was in it.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I managed to remember this one — it was indeed about a serial killer who gets one of the three divine powers granted to Christ(?), the ability to possess and control human beings, as well as appear and disappear at will and oh yes, resurrection. I also seem to recall the Catholic Church trying to stop this one nun (who dies in the end) from helping the hero to stop the villain. Because the knowledge that Satan is real and that divine power can work miracles will destroy society and/or Christianity. No, I do NOT get how that would work.

  • Eric Hinkle

    That’s a mask of the villain’s grandfather’s face. The old man used to do — things, to him, which is why grew up to be a madman that kills people and worships Satan.