MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,988 this week

Shocker (1989)

5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 9,430 users  
Reviews: 70 user | 36 critic

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 26 Jan 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 15 Aug 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 14 Jan 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Shocker" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Shocker (1989)

Shocker (1989) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Shocker.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two adults and a juvenile burglar break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children and can't escape.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A family moves to a suburban town only to be coerced into joining a suspicious club.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Robert Urich, Joanna Cassidy, Susan Lucci
Deadly Friend (1986)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Paul is a new kid in town with a robot named "BB". He befriends Samantha and the three of them have a lot of good times together. That is, until Samantha's abusive father throws her down ... See full summary »

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Matthew Labyorteaux, Kristy Swanson, Michael Sharrett
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

This film is set in Amish Country, at a local farm, where a woman's husband is mysteriously killed by his own tractor!

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner
Chiller (TV Movie 1985)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Corporate exec Miles Creighton dies, and is cryogenically frozen in the hopes that he can be revived. 10 years later, the procedure is a success, and Miles returns--without his soul.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Michael Beck, Beatrice Straight, Laura Johnson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A group of bikers, which includes some of the survivors from the original film, embark on a journey by bus to a biker race near the desert of the infamous incidents. However, because of a ... See full summary »

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Tamara Stafford, Kevin Spirtas, John Bloom
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston, John Steadman
New Nightmare (1994)
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Jeff Davis
Swamp Thing (1982)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise
Stranger in Our House (TV Movie 1978)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A teenage girl's life is turned upside down after her cousin moves into her house, and as time goes by, she begins to suspect that she may be a practitioner of witchcraft.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Linda Blair, Lee Purcell, Jeremy Slate
Comedy | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a ... See full summary »

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Allen Payne
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Camille Cooper ...
Alison (as Cami Cooper)
...
Pac Man (as Theodore Raimi)
Keith Anthony-Lubow-Bellamy ...
Football Player
...
Victim
...
Diane
...
TV Newscaster
Jessica Craven ...
Counterperson
Emily Samuel ...
Sally
...
Rhino
Peter Tilden ...
Reporter
...
Bartender
Edit

Storyline

A murderous TV repairman, Horace Pinker is killing people in a small town left, right and center. He eventually finds the home of Lt. Parker, who is investigating his crimes, and savagely murders Parker's wife, son and daughter. His other son, Jonathan has a strange connection to Pinker through his dreams, and he directs his father to Pinker's business, where a small group of officers enter. Pinker escapes in a horrific spree, killing four officers and then targeting Jonathan's girlfriend, Alison. Another dream leads Jonathan and his dad to a residence where they catch Pinker in in the act of kidnapping. Pinker is arrested after a fight with Jonathan and sentenced to die in the electric chair. When executed, Pinker - who supposedly had given his soul to the devil in exchange for the power to come back as an energy source - takes over people's bodies and continues committing murders, until Jonathan devises a plan to bring Pinker into the real world, and then cut off his power source... Written by Derek O'Cain

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Mass murderer Horace pinker was put to death. Then he really got mad. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shocker: No More Mr. Nice Guy  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,554,699 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Wes Craven, the film was severely cut for an R-rating. It took around 13 submissions to the MPAA to receive an "R" instead of an "X". Some of the scenes that were cut include; Pinker spitting out fingers that he bit off from prison guard, longer and more graphic electrocution of Pinker and longer scene of possessed coach stabbing his own hand. See more »

Goofs

Camera and sound crews' shadows visible during football game. See more »

Quotes

Horace Pinker: This BarcaLounger's gonna kick your ass, boy!
See more »

Connections

Features Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Transfusion
Performed by Iggy Pop
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wes Craven's Finest!
15 March 2011 | by (Kenya) – See all my reviews

This one is his best, apart from his other gem, The Serpent And The Rainbow.

In this one, Mitch Pileggi plays his most famous and iconic role, the psychopath Horace Pinker: TV repairman by day, serial killer and practitioner of the occult arts at night.

Our hero in this film is played by the excellent Peter Berg.

Plot: One day Jonathan (Peter Berg) has a dream in which he witnesses his family being slaughtered by a maniac. Having seen Pinker's TV repair-van in his dreams, he now tells his father, detective Lt. Don Parker (Michael Murphy) where to find Pinker, but under one condition: that he accompany his father on his mission to capture Pinker...

But Pinker is not the easy prey that they think.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
If You Had the Chance to Remake This.... DorkKnight1987
Worth Seeing? buffybioch06
One of Wes Cravens best films? themurderer
Wes Craven should be ashamed of himself. djmattn
I'm looking for a similar movie eurodance89
No More Mr. Nice Guy Quote minipops-1
Discuss Shocker (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?