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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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Horace Pinker
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TV Newscaster
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Victim
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Jonathan Parker
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Counterperson
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Alison (as Cami Cooper)
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Rhino
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Cooper
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Pac Man (as Theodore Raimi)
Keith Anthony-Lubow-Bellamy ...
Football Player
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Diane
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Sally
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Lt. Don Parker
Peter Tilden ...
Reporter
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Bartender
Sue Ann Harris ...
Waitress
Eugene Chadbourne ...
Man in Bar
Jack Hoar ...
Sergeant
Stephen Held ...
Rookie
Richard Gasparian ...
Cop #1 (as Richard J. Gasparian)
Joyce Guy ...
Cop #2
Joseph Roy O'Flynn ...
Priest #2
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Woman at Stairs
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Pastori
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Doctor (as Janne K. Peters)
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Executioner
Marvin Elkins ...
Guard #1
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Guard #2
Bob Swain ...
Priest #1 (as Bobby Lee Swain)
Michael C. Matthews ...
Evil Mouth (as Michael Matthews)
Ricardo Gutiérrez ...
Guard Sergeant (as Ricardo Gutierrez)
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Warden
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Fireman
Jonathan Craven ...
Jogger (as Jonathan Christian Craven)
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Little Girl
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Young Mother (as Dendrie Allyn Taylor)
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Road Worker
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Officer Robinson
Gary Davies ...
Cameraman (as Gary Michael Davies)
Christopher Keyes ...
Bruno
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TV Evangelist (as Dr. Timothy Leary)
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Woman Couch Potato
Ray Bickel ...
Man Couch Potato
Mark Slama ...
Kid with Crow Bar
Karl Vincent ...
Kid with Mask
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Man Neighbor
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Woman Neighbor
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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The Monster (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Fred Moon ...
Doctor (uncredited)
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Talkshow Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Wes Craven

Written by

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Wes Craven ... (written by)

Produced by

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Warren Chadwick ... associate producer
Wes Craven ... executive producer
Robert Engelman ... co-producer (as Bob Engelman)
Peter Foster ... co-producer
Shep Gordon ... executive producer
Barin Kumar ... producer
Marianne Maddalena ... producer

Music by

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William Goldstein

Cinematography by

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Jacques Haitkin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Andy Blumenthal

Editorial Department

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John Bryant ... assembly editor: video sources
Mark G. Coleman ... post-production coordinator
Jonathan Craven ... apprentice editor
Karen D. Joseph ... assistant editor (as Karen Joseph)
Mato ... color timer (as Mateos Deravenssian)
Dode Weyant ... negative cutter

Casting By

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Gary M. Zuckerbrod

Production Design by

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Cynthia Kay Charette

Art Direction by

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Randy Moore

Set Decoration by

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Naomi Shohan

Costume Design by

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Isis Mussenden

Makeup Department

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DeeDee Altamura ... makeup artist: second unit (as Rosalia Altamura)
David LeRoy Anderson ... key special makeup (as David L. Anderson)
Lance Anderson ... special makeup designer
David Atherton ... special makeup lab technician
Scott Coulter ... special makeup lab technician
Jeffrey S. Farley ... special makeup lab technician (as Jeff Farley)
Laura Gorman ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Roger McCoin ... special makeup lab technician
Suzanne Parker Sanders ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Dan Frye ... makeup effects technician (uncredited)
A.J. Workman ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Warren Chadwick ... post-production supervisor
Barin Kumar ... unit production manager
Stephen Lofaro ... unit production manager: second unit
Stewart Lyons ... unit production manager: second unit
Rick Reynolds ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert Engelman ... first assistant director
Mark S. Glick ... second second assistant director
Stephen Lofaro ... first assistant director: second unit
Stewart Lyons ... first assistant director: second unit
Jeffrey Wetzel ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Jack Alex ... assistant props
Randy Anflick ... carpenter (as Randy C. Anflick)
Marc Baird ... storyboard artist
Rick Bioni ... key assistant props (as Richard J. Bioni)
Gene Bishop ... lead man
Jonathan Bobbitt ... set dressing swing
Catherine Burns ... scenic painter
Keith Brian Burns ... set designer (as Keith B. Burns)
John Cales ... carpenter (as John C. Cales)
Philip Chapnick ... set dressing swing
Glen Consbruck ... carpenter
Keith Cox ... carpenter
Buzzy James Dudley ... carpenter: second unit
Dave Florence ... carpenter
Matt Flynn ... scenic artist: second unit
Hal B. Forsen ... carpenter
Barry Franenberg ... property master (as Barry L. Franenberg)
Gary Gagliardo ... lead carpenter
Mark C. Haskins ... set dresser
John M. Holliday ... carpenter
Kristin Frances Jones ... set dressing swing (as Kristin Jones)
William C. Jones ... carpenter (as William Jones)
Renee Landry ... art department swing
Frank Lewis ... stand-by carpenter
Alan Macrae ... construction foreman
Robert A. Maisto ... construction coordinator
Mona May ... assistant scenic artist: second unit
Randy Moore ... art director: second unit
Kirk M. Petruccelli ... carpenter: second unit
Vic Price ... art department
Victor Price ... stand-by carpenter
John S. Reynolds ... carpenter
Michael Sapp-Chun ... swing
Donna Slager ... lead scenic artist (as Donna E. Slager)
Johannes Spalt ... carpenter: second unit
Alyson Starbird ... set dresser: second unit
Dennis Stephens ... scenic painter
Ray Turnberg ... carpenter
Dan Whifler ... stand-by carpenter (as Dan Whiffler)
Rebecca Carriaga ... set dresser (uncredited)
David B. Clark ... paint supervisor (uncredited)
Thomas D. Krausz ... carpenter (uncredited)
Esther Musatti ... consulting artist (uncredited)
Michael Ogle ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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George Borghi ... foley artist
John Boyd ... re-recording mixer
Marty Church ... adr mixer (as Martin Church)
Robert Friedman ... foley artist
Eric J. Goldstein ... boom operator: second unit (as Eric Goldstein)
Darrell Hall ... assistant sound editor (as Daryl Hall)
Robert Heffernan ... adr editor
Wayne Heitman ... re-recording mixer (as Wayne B. Heitman)
David M. Ice ... sound editor (as David Ice)
Arthur Jackson ... boom operator: second unit
Robert Janiger ... sound mixer
Charles Kelly ... sound mixer: second unit (as Charlie Kelly)
Val Kuklowsky ... sound editor (as Val Kukloski)
John Kwiatkowski ... sound editor
Oliver L. Moss ... sound mixer: second unit (as Oliver Moss)
Keith Olson ... foley artist
Robert Perissi ... foley mixer
Michael P. Redbourn ... supervising sound editor (as Michael Redbourn)
George W. Scott ... boom operator
B. Tennyson Sebastian II ... re-recording mixer
Richard Shorr ... sound effects / supervising sound editor
Ken Troisi ... assistant sound editor (as Ken Troise)
Christopher T. Welch ... sound editor (as Christopher Welch)
Dan Yale ... sound editor
Bill Rojas ... sound facility supervisor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ted Coplen ... special effects technician
Larry Fioritto ... special effects
Joe Heffernan ... special effects technician
Robert Phillips ... special effects lead (as Bob Phillips)
Christopher Gilman ... special effects makeup (uncredited)
David L. Hewitt ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Alan Barnett ... digital visual effects (as Alan k Barnett)
Allen Blaisdell ... visual effects on-set coordinator
Jonathan Craven ... visual effects coordinator
Joshua Cushner ... motion control operator
Roger Dorney ... visual effects: Apogee, Inc.
Charles A. May ... motion control assistant (as Charles May) / visual effects technician (as Charles May)
Jeffrey A. Okun ... visual effects wrangler (as Jeff Okun)
Mark V. Phillips ... visual effects assistant (as Mark Phillips)
Samuel E. Recinos ... technical animation supervisor
David J. Williams ... visual effects
Robert Yamamoto ... visual effects editor
Mark Zarate ... digital visual effects
Tom Jensen ... additional first assistant camera: visual effects unit (uncredited)
George Muhs ... visual effects (uncredited)
Kathleen Quaife-Hodge ... special effects animator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Charlie Brewer ... stunts
Anthony Cecere ... stunt coordinator (as Tony Cecere) / stunts (as Tony Cecere)
Laura Dash ... stunts
Oscar Dillon ... stunts
Dane Farwell ... stunts
Greg Gault ... stunts
Jeff Habberstad ... stunts
Ed Hamilton ... stunts
Gary Jensen ... stunts
Karen E. Laine ... stunts
Al Lee ... stunts
Dennis Madalone ... stunts
Dennis Scott ... stunts (as Dennis R. Scott)
Charlie Skeen ... stunts
Patricia Tallman ... stunts (as Pat J. Tallman)
Tim Trella ... stunts (as Timothy P. Trella)
Steve Vandeman ... stunts (as Steve P. Vandeman)
Lee Waddell ... stunts
Dane Farwell ... stunt double: Peter Berg (uncredited)
Stephen R. Hudis ... stunt driver: tanker truck (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Patric J. Abaravich ... rigging key grip (as Patrick J. Abaravich)
Mac Ahlberg ... director of photography: additional photography
Rhen Alderman ... key grip: second unit
John F. Bailey ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Fred Beese ... electrician
Charles W. Belisle ... rigging grip (as Charles Belisle)
John Bertram ... gaffer: second unit
Randall P. Bittle ... grip: second unit
Allen Blaisdell ... camera operator: "b" camera
Stephenie Blakemore ... best boy grip: second unit (as Steph Blakemore)
Craig A. Brink ... rigging electrician (as Craig Allen Brink)
Thomas Browne ... key grip: second unit (as Thomas V. Browne)
Alan Brownstein ... gaffer (as Alan B. Brownstein)
Stephan Collins ... first assistant camera: second unit
Jerry Day ... grip (as Jerry F. Day)
Brian Devin ... best boy electric: second unit
James Fred Donelson ... video playback (as Fred Donelson)
Lee A. Dublin ... second assistant camera
Michael James Fahey ... grip (as Michael J. Fahey)
Pascal Franchot ... best boy grip: second unit
Alan Frazier ... electrician (as Edward Alan Frazier)
Beth Jana Friedberg ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Beth-Jana Friedberg)
Robert N. Gersicoff ... first assistant camera
Sean C. Hise ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Sean Hise)
Christopher Hood ... second assistant camera: second unit (as Chris Hood)
Beth Horton ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Susan Beth Horton)
Peter Iovino ... still photographer
Tom Jensen ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Tom Keefer ... key grip (as Thomas J. Keefer)
Rick Kelley ... electrician: second unit (as Richard Kelley)
Tami Maimon ... apprentice camera technician
Paul McIlvaine ... rigging gaffer (as Paul W. McIlvaine)
Thomas Mitchell ... dolly grip (as Thomas Craig Mitchell)
Chris Moseley ... first assistant camera: second unit
Richard Mosier ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Randy Nolen ... steadicam operator (as Randy Nolan)
Deborah O'Brien ... second assistant camera: second unit (as Debbie O'Brien)
Mark O'Kane ... Steadicam operator
Randall Ott ... additional electrician
Rick Perez ... best boy grip (as Richard J. Perez)
Steve Reinhardt ... best boy electric
Larry Roth ... dolly grip: second unit
Doug Sheldon ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tony Varuola ... best boy electric: second unit (as Anthony Varuola)
Michael Winterburn ... electrician
Ruurd M. Fenenga ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Nancy Mott ... extras casting
Jodi Rothfield ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kimberly Adams-Galligan ... wardrobe assistant (as Kimberly Adams)
Nancie Kopelow ... costumer: second unit
Lahly Poore ... wardrobe supervisor (as Priscilla Lahly Poore)

Location Management

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Dan Gorman ... assistant location manager
David Haldiman ... location manager
Geoff Harding ... additional location scout

Music Department

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Desmond Child ... music supervisor
Ed Gerrard ... music coordinator: soundtrack, Alive Records
Pat Lucas ... music coordinator: soundtrack, SBK Records
Laura Perlman ... music editor
Richard Shorr ... music editor
Stu Goldberg ... composer: additional score (uncredited)
Tom Lafferty ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Marc Cristopher ... driver (as Marc Christopher)
Charles D. Hindman ... driver (as Charles Hindman)
Kevin Hudis ... transportation captain
Stephen R. Hudis ... transportation coordinator (as Stephen Hudis)
Michael Long ... driver
John P. Menese ... driver
Big John Moore ... driver (as John Moore)
Tony Sackmann ... driver: production van (as Tony Gene Sackman)

Other crew

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Susan Bierbaum ... script supervisor
John Bryant ... video researcher
Rex Cook ... production assistant
James D. Deck ... production assistant
Jeffrey Fenner ... assistant: Mr. Craven and Ms. Maddalena
Toby Forlenza ... assistant to director
Leigh French ... adr group coordinator
Lori Gerson ... script supervisor: second unit
David Grace ... production assistant
Stacy Ivers ... publicist
Nancy Jane King ... production coordinator (as Nancy King)
Donna Lennard ... production assistant
Martha J. Liermann ... assistant production coordinator
Lydia Lipatan-Sarmiento ... assistant production accountant (as Lydia Sarmiento)
Arnold Peterson ... set medic
Hugh Ross ... production assistant (as Hugh R. Ross)
Richard Saustegui ... production assistant (as Richard A. Saustegui)
Tony Schwartz ... production assistant (as Tony Siena-Schwartz)
Mark Slama ... stand-in
Dan Spaulding ... production assistant
Shawn Stevens ... crafts service/catering
David Topor ... production assistant
Dennis Tracy ... stand-in
Karl Vincent ... stand-in
Catherine Webb ... production auditor
Bill Aylesworth ... production office runner (uncredited)
Eric J. Goldstein ... production assistant (uncredited)
Kevin Hudis ... fuel truck (uncredited)
Kevin King ... financial controller (uncredited)
Tom Prince ... production executive (uncredited)
Daniel Wheatcroft ... studio executive (uncredited)

Thanks

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Frans J. Afman ... the producers wish to express their thanks to (as Frans Afman)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines On October 2nd, at 6:45 a.m. mass murderer Horace Pinker was put to death. Now, he's really mad. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Shocker: No More Mr. Nice Guy (United States)
  • Wes Craven's Shocker (United States)
  • Shocker, 100.000 voltios de terror (Spain)
  • Sok (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Soker (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 109 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 rating. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Gorgon Video Magazine (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Sword and Stone See more »
Quotes Lt. Don Parker: This is screwball beyond belief.
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