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Wes Craven's Shocker takes media manipulation to a new level in this story of an evil force emitted from television sets that has the power to kill. The film centers on high school athlete Jonathan Parker (Peter Berg). His estranged father is homicide detective Don Parker (Michael Murphy), who has been working on capturing an elusive serial killer plaguing the town. One night, during a particularly vivid nightmare, Jonathan dreams that while Parker is away on an assignment, his family is murdered by the serial killer. In the dream, Jonathan can identify the killer -- local television… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Wes Craven creates Freddy Krueger. Again."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Lower rung Craven"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A revisitation of the director's favorite themes (alternate realities, parent-child dynamics, lunatics spouting one-liners) that pitifully attempts to replicate A Nightmare on Elm Street."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Um dos piores filmes da carreira de Wes Craven - e perceba que estamos falando do responsável pelo terrível Um Vampiro no Brooklyn..."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Proof positive that Wes Craven is not, in fact, any kind of master of horror"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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