Film / Shocker
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Shocker is a horror film directed by Wes Craven which was released in 1989.

The film centers around young Jonathan Parker, who starts having prophetic dreams of Serial Killer Horace Pinker after he kills most of his foster family. Seeking justice, Jonathan turns to his police officer foster father and convinces him that he can track Pinker through his dreams. With Jonathan's help police are able to capture Pinker, who is sentenced to die in the electric chair. However, before the moment of his execution Pinker makes a Deal with the Devil and becomes one with the electricity after his execution. This gives him the ability to possess the bodies of others, allowing him to continue his killing spree from beyond the grave.

This movie provides examples of:

  • And This Is for...: Jonathan lists Pinker's victims as he forces him to thrash around with a remote control. Complete with "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Horace Pinker reveals during his execution that Jonathan is actually his son and that he killed his mom. For trying to stop him, Pinker has apparently made it his life's goal to destroy his son and brutally murder everyone he loves, including his adoptive family and his girlfriend.
  • Batter Up!: Jonathan arms himself with a baseball bat to defend himself from Pinker.
  • Behind the Black: Jonathan is unable to hear a bulldozer driven by Pinker when it is offscreen.
  • Trapped in TV Land: The last Chase Scene between Jonathan and Pinker takes place between television programs.
  • Vertigo Effect: Used on Jonathan when Pinker causes an explosion outside the prison.
  • Villain Song: The soundtrack's Awesome Music songs has several for Horace Pinker, which also reflects on Evil Is Cool, examples include "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "Shocker," "Different Breed," and the most obvious "Demon Bell The Ballad of Horace Pinker."