• R
  • 1h 49m
  • 1989
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Master of horror, Wes Craven, directs this exciting visual treat which introduces a diabolical mass murderer who harnesses electricity for unimaginable killing powers. About to be electrocuted for a catalog of heinous crimes, the unrepentant Horace Pinker (Mitch Pileggi) transforms into a terrifying energy source. Only young athlete, Jonathan Parker (Peter Berg), with an uncanny connection to Pinker through bizarre dreams, can fight the powerful demon. The two dive in and out of television programs, chasing each other from channel to channel through stunning scenes of disaster, game shows and old reruns. A blend of dazzling special effects, jolting humor and an electrifying soundtrack, Shocker is an ironic tale of terror and madness in the video age.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: With an intriguing enough premise and horror legend Wes Craven on writer-director duty, the real Shocker here is just how lame the end results turned out to be.
Variety Staff

the camp aspects simply give way to the ridiculous while failing to establish any rules to govern...

June 21, 2017
Daily Dead
Heather Wixson

Like a frenzied fever dream fueled by the power of righteous heavy metal, Wes Craven's Shocker is...

June 25, 2017
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
John Beifuss

The notion that television regularly delivers violence into America's living rooms is literalized...

June 25, 2017
Creative Loafing
Matt Brunson

Shocker ranks among Craven's absolute worst, with his attempt to create another enduring villain l...

June 25, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror, Thriller
  • Release Date:October 27, 1989
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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