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Wes Craven Still Wants to Remake ‘Shocker’

Horror icon Wes Craven has been incredibly open in admitting he’d like to remake both People Under the Stairs and Shocker, and although nothing has come into fruition, he does still intend to redo Shocker just to get the special effects done correctly!

I’d like to redo Shocker just to get the special effects right because we had a real special effects disaster on the film,” he tells Crave. “The guy who was doing all the visual effects kind of flamed out, had a nervous breakdown because he was attempting more than he could actually do. When he told us towards the end of the movie that not a single one of the special effects was actually working, he was working on a new technique, my son’s job specifically became just to find all the negative. It was all around town in unmarked boxes and under people’s editing [benches]. It was a nightmare itself. We pulled every favor in town to get all those special effects done very quickly and some of them are pretty sketchy.

In the 1989 original, 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. Peter Berg and Michael Murphy starred.



  • Ravinus

    This is a movie worth remaking. Worst case scenario is they’ll release the original on bluray.

  • yellowsicktoad

    As a kid Shocker and People Under The Stairs were favorites…still are I think 😛

  • KeepDoubting

    It blew my mind when I realized that Horace Pinker was Ernest Darby from Sons Of Anarchy.

    Also, both of these films really do need to be remade. Especially “People Under The Stairs.” I love the original, but I can’t help but think that if Alexandre Aja somehow is able to direct it, he could do wonders for it.

  • Aaron Emery

    A remake definitely wouldn’t hurt ‘Shocker’, it really hasn’t aged very well.
    ‘People Under the Stairs’ is just fine the way it is.

  • EvilHead1981

    A Shocker remake, in the our modern age, could be SOOOOO freakin good, I really hope Wes gets together with someone so they can do it. Pinker’s really great for a modern slasher villain(he was brutal and violent). There’s also so much more they could do with the “traveling through electronic devices” thing. Pinker could kill people through computer monitors and such. The ideas they could do to expand the concept, man, I’m usually not one for remakes, but this IS one I would welcome. ESPECIALLY if Craven’s attached like he was in the reboots of Hills Have Eyes and Last House on the Left.

    I wrote a small treatment for a Shocker reboot. Noticably, I changed Pinker’s disability, from being a limp to having a glass eye(with a lightning bolt pupil).

  • Canucklehead

    If you cant come up with anything more original Wes let’s just call it a day, been a good run.

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