SHOCKER! Wes Craven Wants to Remake Shocker!

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SHOCKER! Wes Craven Wants to Remake Shocker!A few years back Wes Craven went all remake happy, but thankfully cooler heads prevailed and the trend stopped with A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Last House on the Left. Still, there’s one more movie in his canon he wanted to have another go at…

I’d like to redo Shocker just to get the special effects right because we had a real special effects disaster on the film,” Craven tells Crave. “The guy who was doing all the visual effects kind of flamed out, had a nervous breakdown because he was attempting more than he could actually do. When he told us towards the end of the movie that not a single one of the special effects was actually working, he was working on a new technique; my son’s job specifically became just to find all the negative. It was all around town in unmarked boxes and under people’s editing [benches]. It was a nightmare itself. We pulled every favor in town to get all those special effects done very quickly, and some of them are pretty sketchy.”

Wes Craven’s 1989 flick Shocker focused on a murderous TV repairman, Horace Pinker (Mitch Pileggi), who was killing people in a small town originally in human form and then eventually via supernaturally charged electricity.

So what do you guys think? Would you be up for more Shocker antics?

SHOCKER! Wes Craven Wants to Remake Shocker!

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  • Terminal

    If they can improve on the Craven original like they did with Last House and The Hills Have Eyes, I say go for it. I never quite cared for Shocker at all.

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  • MonsterMash

    Pinker is a stupid name for a fictional serial killer. Not scary. I’m down a long as they change his last name. Pinker doesn’t exactly strike fear into the heart.

  • Jinx

    I look forward to the inevitable Shocker trilogy, complete with a prequel focused on Pinker’s origin.