Peter Berg Would Do a Shocker Remake
Arrow in the Head
In 1989 Peter Berg played a kid named Jonathan Parker who had a lot of blood on his hands in Wes Craven’s Shocker. Now that there’s faint rumblings of a remake slightly shaking, guess who wants back in on the action?
Arrow in the Head caught up with Berg (pictured) recently, and he dropped the following on fans…
“I’d love to remake it,” says Berg before clarifying, “Wes would direct it; I’d star in it.”
“I’d like to redo Shocker just to get the special effects right because we had a real special effects disaster on the film,” said director Wes Craven in an earlier interview. “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.”
Mind you, the above may never happen. We can cross our fingers though, right?
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?
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