Shocker was Wes Craven's last old school hardcore horror film (to date). I don't count New Nightmare because it wasn't that great and it's just a reworking of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Sadly the viewing audience didn't think that much of this Freddy Krueger clone and it never got the multiple sequels that I'm sure his producers were pining for. This is the Wes Craven the world needs, the director who creates hardcore horror films and not some cop out thrillers or teen films.
A convicted serial killer Horace Pinker (who loves to dabble with electricity) is executed for his horrific crimes. But before he dies, he makes a an unholy deal and comes back meaner, stronger and crazier than ever. Can the kid who survived his final encounter (Peter Berg) and his cop dad (Michael Murphy) stop this madman before he claims more victims? To find out you'll have to watch SHOCKER!!! Not a great movie but it's what Wes Craven does best. The best part of the film is the director's homage to Buster Keaton's Sherlock Holmes Jr.
You'll never look at television the same.
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