Shocker (1989)

“No more Mr. Nice Guy”

-movie tagline on the poster.

“Firestarter” with Drew Barrymore, based on the novel by Stephen King wasn’t well entertaining, as well as “The Fog” with Jamie Lee Curtis and her mom, Janet Leigh. I found this one, I was able to watch this just in time for Halloween. Besides, when it comes to horror movies that they show on TV, it’s stupidly insane that they show the same movies that aren’t my cups of coffee, as well as the ones I’ve already seen and reviewed. All the “Halloween” movies about this serial killer, Michael Myers, “Candyman” on the human beehive, “Friday the 13th” on that Jason Voorhees, “Child’s Play” with Brad Dourif as this demonic talking toy Chucky, the Stephen King movie adaptations that we already get, “Leprechaun” on a killer leprechaun, and etc, thumbs down indeed. Except for a few good ones like “Total Recall” with Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Silver Bullet” with Gary Busey, the first movie of “Tremors” with Kevin Bacon & Fred Ward, and more. I already reviewed those.

In this movie review, it’s my very first Wes Craven horror movie I ever saw, thanks to that filmmaker. It’s a real ‘shocker on shock street’ when you deal with this one. And as this definitely beats that arch enemy in Stan Lee’s stupid spider monkey, including one more who conducts electricity all over him in those Marvel comic books, it won’t be those gigantic praying mantis’s like what you see in that Goosebumps book from R.L. Stine of what I spoke of, as his story ripping off a 1950’s monster horror movie, “The Deadly Mantis”.

Film critics Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune gave this a thumbs up, as his friend Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave this a thumbs down. In my opinion, like those two that reviewed this, “Firestarter” and “The Fog” that they didn’t liked as how I did, a thumbs up on this shockingly movie to watch over Halloween.

On October 2nd, 1989 at 6:45 am, psychotic mass murderer Horace Pinker was sentenced to death row, and was executed by electric chair. A teenage boy who was having dreams or visions of him, and where he would be, was able to track him down and bring him to justice. By having the Horace Pinker executed, he turned himself into actual electricity, by making a deal with the devil first before his execution, as how he was obsessed on television sets. He became like a spiritual demon on possessing people.

The teenage boy tried to warn his dad, a police lieutenant about him, and how he would be that way after his execution, but no one, not even his dad would believe in him. So he had to face him on his own, as he had the help of his friends to do this.

So when it comes to death by electric chair, you do not want to end up like that guy, as well as one of the inmates who got his execution botched in “The Green Mile” and was fried all over, no thanks to one of the guards. Be more like Graham Greene’s character who paid what he owed. And when it comes to executions, either you be shot by firing squad, or dropped and hung by the neck until death, or the most common one, lethal injection.

So for a shockingly success, 7.7 out of 10 stars is what I give. In conclusion, when you have dreams that can lead to the future, like how this did than Christopher Walken in “The Dead Zone”, as well as Danny Lloyd in “The Shining”, they can actually happen when it’s real for sure.

For example, my friend Erik after sawing a female character losing an arm in volume 3 of “RWBY”, he had a dream that became a vision one night, that there was gonna be a volume 4, as the character who lost an arm, would get herself a robotic arm. Therefore, it did happen, as I couldn’t believe it. Me on the other hand, had a vision in my dreams that American actor Kirk Douglas was next to kick the bucket at a big age, very soon after he turned 100 years old. 3 years later, it did actually happen on the night he passed away at age 103, when I was listening to “The Final Countdown”. One more vision, that was gonna happen, was another celebrity who passed away too soon. After Anton Yelchin who got himself into a Jeep accident in 2015, Chadwick Boseman who never told us he was battling colon cancer, was next as it actually happened in late 2020.

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