SHOCKER, directed by the talented but highly erratic Wes Craven, seems to be something he had to get out of his system. A sloppy, often goofy chiller, the film is full of references to (and outright rip-offs from) other movies, especially those of New Line Cinema, Craven's erstwhile
producer. The story concerns limping, psychotic TV repairman Horace Pinker (Mitch Pileggi), who kills entire families with a swipe of his hunting knife. When Pinker is sentenced to die in the electric chair, he becomes a burst of energy when the switch is pulled, and turns into a video spirit who
can possess anyone and turn them into limping killers intent on murdering Jonathan (Peter B...