Very Underrated.


Anyone else agree?

FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS! "Charlton Heston"

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Most certainly. And Horace is Mitch Pileggi's best role... Interestingly enough, Wes Craven admitted that he was planning - or, anyway, hoping - to make Pinker into a new horror icon, his new Freddy Krueger, with his own series. Unfortunately - or perhaps fortunately, considering how quickly most horror series degenerate with every bad, glued-on sequel - "Shocker" did not earn enough to warrant a followup at the time of its release...

Oh well, it's a small cult classic for horror afficionados. And both of its soundtracks, score and song album, remain as great as they were in '89...

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shocker friggin rules! who can't appreciate a horror movie about the electric chair?!?!

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I saw this film when I was a kid
and I saw again 4 or 5 months ago
it was good not great
but worth to watch

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On it's own legs, I think the movie is a terrific horror adventure (not too scary mind you, but some great visuals and scenes). But because Craven is essentially remaking A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET with the cheesy wisecracking villain of it's sequels (apparently in hopes of creating a new series) it kind of hampers my views of the film.

But believe me, I do love this movie a lot.

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I agree,I add Cool soundtrack,Great cinematography, and great Acting by Pileggi and Berg
Wes Craven here was still a good director.... I think with The Serpent and The Rainbow,Scream is one of his best

I can't believe that Cursed;Scream Sequels been yours

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I don't agree at all. While Shocker isn't the worst horror movie I've ever seen, it's still a dud. Very boring in parts too.

Not all the music is great either, especially from Anthrax. Those guys are so washed up.

-L31

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I agree the movie was a dud. I liked the soundtrack though.

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People are way too hard on this movie. Its a fun horror flick.

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Yes. Very underrated. And I think it's the same reason that Lake Placid is so underrated: most of the people who watched it were after typical horror movie stuff: blood, mayhem, scares, etc.

I'm not into typical (which also means low budget) horror films. But this, for me, is just a very funny comedy. Not as good or funny as Lake Placid, but very enjoyable. And presented several original ideas, too.

Those are my principles, and if you don't like them ...well, I have others.
-Groucho Marx

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I know, taste is a big factor here, and I'd consider myself outside of the general horror audience, as well. Sure, I like some NOESs, some Halloween and Ft13, but a lot of my favorite horror flicks happened to be ones panned by the majority of mainstream horror fans. I love Freddy's Revenge. I love Halloween 3. I love Deadly Friend. I also love b-horror flicks that are utterly cheezo to the 10th degree(movies like The Kindred, The Brain, Basket Case, and such). I've been told that I have no taste, but yeah, I'd like to think it's more of a unique taste than anything. And yes, I LOVE Shocker. It's probably one of my most watched horror DVDs, actually, with Fright Night being second.

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I agree, it's very underrated and one of my favorites from Wes Craven.

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I agree. Definitely underrated, and one of the best Craven films I've seen (just wish Heather Langenkamp had a more impactful role in the film).

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I just re-watched it (I had watched it on videocassette when I was 12 or something) and this time around I thought it is actually is overrated. The concept is ridiculous, the rules of how this "TV demon" works don't make any sense (that mess is Wes Craven's trademark tbh, RIP BTW) and the final fight scene where Jonathan is controlling Horace's body with the remote control gave me a good laugh, the most anticlimactic scene in a horror film ever. Not to mention the whole thing about being sucked in TV programmes and changing channels. The whole film was too ridiculous to be horror and too unfunny to be comedy.

The only thing I mildly enjoyed is how it cinematographically captured that late 80s atmosphere (the whole demon in the TV concept helped with that).

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