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Shocker (1989)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Horace Pinker
... TV Newscaster
... Victim
... Jonathan Parker
... Counterperson
... Alison (as Cami Cooper)
... Rhino
... Cooper
... Pac Man (as Theodore Raimi)
Keith Anthony-Lubow-Bellamy ... Football Player
... Diane
... Sally
... Lt. Don Parker
Peter Tilden ... Reporter
... Bartender
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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

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


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27 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shocker: No More Mr. Nice Guy  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,554,699
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Heather Langenkamp had a brief appearance as a victim in this film. She had previously started as Nancy Thompson, the main protagonist, in A Nightmare On Elm Street. Both of these films were written and directed by Wes Craven. See more »

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When Jonathan and his father are in the bar, footage of a live Alice Cooper concert appears on the TV in the background. The song, however, is "Love Transfusion" by Iggy Pop. See more »

Quotes

Horace Pinker: Come on! Give it to me!
Evil Mouth: You got it, baby.
[Pinker is zapped with electricity]
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Timeless Love
Performed by Saraya
Courtesy of Polygram Records
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wes craven does it again
19 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

i love this movie so much it's one of the best horror films i ever saw. Wes Craven proves he's the best in the horror genre once again. there were plenty of scenes that scared me. my eyes were glued to the t.v the whole time i was watching it. and shocker is very original. a great movie. i'm so glad that Wes Craven is finally getting his respect after all these years. shocker is full of suspense and a few scares i give it 8/10. WES CRAVEN IS GOD OF HORROR


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