Michael Murphy as Lt. Don Parker
Peter Berg as Jonathan Parker
Mitch Pileggi as Horace Pinker
Wes Craven has several movies on the best 100 horror movies list, and generally he does a very credible job. Shocker is not considered by most to be his best work. When I first sawShocker, however, I did not yet realize that the “horror intelligencia” has dissed the movie, and I LOVED IT! The serial killer Horace Pinker (Mitch Pileggi) is caught and sentenced to the electric chair. Something goes wrong in the process of his execution and the soul of Horace Pinker remains intact after the flesh is dead, and lives in the electrical system as pure energy.
He also gains the ability to inhabit the bodies of other people (which is really funny when he chooses the body of a very young and sweet little girl…hilarious). OK, kind of silly, I admit. Still, I think this one is better than the reviews suggest…as long as you can get past the absolutely ridiculous climactic ending…