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...
Ah, the soundtrack to Wes Craven’s Shocker - truly the B-Sides gift that keeps on giving. It wouldn’t be the most metal 80’s horror movie soundtrack without a hard rockin’ hair band power ballad. Every rose has its thorn; just like every sword had its stone; or something like that.
If there’s one thing to be said while listening to a hilariously bad song like “Shock Dance”, it’s that they really don’t make movie soundtracks like they used to. Heck, even in 1989 they rarely made movie soundtracks quite like that of Wes Craven’s Shocker.
Paul Stanley of Kiss and rock super producer Desmond Child on lead vocals! Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell and journeyman axe grinder Guy Mann-Dude on guitars! Rudy Srazo of Whitesnake on bass! Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee on drums! A heavy metal supergroup assembled one time only for the sole purpose of... performing the theme song to a Wes Craven slasher flick? Damn straight!