Friday, March 16, 2012

Movie Review: Shocker


After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.

This is one of Wes Craven's older movie creations and since I just love his Scream series I just had to check out some of his other works.

Come to look death in the face, huh schoolboy?

There's no secret to whom the killer is but the connection to him and the main character is. Questions come to the viewers mind right away causing us to want to watch further into the movie. Like, How come when this college kid runs into a post he all of a sudden can see into the future- the killers future choices?

Being there when his adopted family dies- all but one- his father. But he truly wasn't there so when he tells his father he doesn't take it all to well- at first anyways. His father is the main detective that's on the case that features this madman that has fun killing families for no good reason so when his family gets chosen it becomes personal.

With the help of his son they work together to get the guy. But the killer isn't to happy with this new source of help. So he takes vengeance's. 

The concept was great and just 80's fun. I was surprised by the fact that the killer didn't get the electric chair until like halfway through the movie. I thought it was going to be more towards the beginning. However I was fine with that. We got to see more of the action of them trying to get him and it was great. 

Yes, sometimes the death scenes could come off cheesy but I loved them. When the killer was just a spirit that was jumping from body to body that's when the real fun started- especially when he took over a little girls body (but don't worry about her, it's all good).

One after one the body count goes up and you just can't help but rout for the main character. Though sometimes he struggles he has the people he loves right there by his side- even if they're dead.

Overall with fun action, some suspense, a little humor and a love that can face down any problems this is a great cozzy couch kind of movie for any horror fan or any Wes Craven fans out there.

Happy Viewing Everybody!

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