With Wes Craven no longer living among us, it’s time to catch up on some of his favorite underappreciated classics. There are many under his wing that horror fans may have overlooked throughout the years such as Deadly Friend, People Under the Stairs, and Shocker. And there’s obviously many more, but if you’re interested in giving one of the three aforementioned titles a try or a rewatch, then continue reading below.
Scream Factory has completely revamped Craven’s 1989 Shocker in a brand new Collector’s edition, which is now available on Blu-ray disc. Shocker is an exciting visual treat from Craven which introduces a diabolical mass murderer named Horace Pinker who harnesses electricity for unimaginable killing powers.
About to be electrocuted for a catalog of heinous crimes, the unrepentant Horace Pinker transforms into a terrifying energy source. Only young athlete Jonathan Parker, with an uncanny connection to Pinker through bizarre dreams, can fight the powerful demon. The two dive in and out of television programs, chasing each other from channel to channel through stunning scenes of disaster, game shows and old reruns.
The film stars actor/Peter Berg (actor Smokin’ Aces, director Lone Survivor), Michael Murphy (X-Men: The Last Stand, Batman Returns), Ted Raimi (Evil Dead II, Candyman) and Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files, Sons of Anarchy) as Horace Pinker.
You can watch a clip from the Collector’s edition Blu-ray for a taste of the beautiful HD revamp from Scream Factory.
– NEW Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Jacques Haitkin, Co-Producer Robert Engelman And Composer William Goldstein
– NEW Cable Guy – An All-New Interview With Actor Mitch Pileggi
– NEW Alison’s Adventures – An Interview With Actress Cami Cooper
– NEW It’s Alive – An Interview With Executive Producer Shep Gordon
– NEW No More Mr. Nice Guy – The Music Of “Shocker,” Featuring Interviews With Music Supervisor Desmond Child And Soundtrack Artists Bruce Kulick ( ), Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS), Kane Roberts (ALICE COOPER), and Dave Ellefson (MEGADETH)
– Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Wes Craven
– 2 Vintage Making Of SHOCKER Featurettes Including An interview With Wes Craven
– Theatrical Trailer
– TV Spots
– Radio Spots
– Original Storyboard Gallery
– Still Gallery”