Shocker (1989)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 16, 1999
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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Wes Craven creates Freddy Krueger. Again.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Lower rung Craven

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

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.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Um dos piores filmes da carreira de Wes Craven - e perceba que estamos falando do responsável pelo terrível Um Vampiro no Brooklyn...

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Proof positive that Wes Craven is not, in fact, any kind of master of horror

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Wes Craven uses the Nightmare On Elm Street formula, and obtains average results. Shocker is not the best horror film, but it's definitely not the worst… More
Sam Cole
Kinda fun up until the awful final act.
Cassandra Maples
"Shocker" takes a lot of heat for the similarities it shares with another Wes Craven film, a true horror classic, "A Nightmare On Elm… More
Marcus Woolcott
Fuck yes! Craven takes the camerawork of Carpenter, the relentless villainy that Cameron perfected, the writing strength of Argento, and some of his own flair… More
Dean McKenna
This thrilling horror film has the dream / reality / possession gimmick was done to death in director Wes Craven's own "A Nightmare on Elm… More
Christopher Brown
Much to my eternal shame, I really dug this film in my teens because of it's rockin' soundtrack (it had Alice Cooper on it!) and it's wacky… More