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Shocker Reviews

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Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot
September 7, 2015
Shocker represents a low point (perhaps the lowest point) in the career of horror master Wes Craven. With lazy and uninspired writing, in addition to a mishmash of ridiculous plot points, this is a film that is best (and easily) forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
February 22, 2007
A revisitation of the director's favorite themes (alternate realities, parent-child dynamics, lunatics spouting one-liners) that pitifully attempts to replicate A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 21, 2013
Wes Craven creates Freddy Krueger. Again.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 9, 2003
Um dos piores filmes da carreira de Wes Craven - e perceba que estamos falando do responsável pelo terrível Um Vampiro no Brooklyn...
| Original Score: 1/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Dustin Putman
September 8, 2015
If "Shocker" careens off its rails, however, Craven's puppet-master command behind the scenes remains in evidence; his direction is never in doubt, even when shreds of his script are.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
March 25, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 13, 2003
Lower rung Craven
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 12, 2015
Shocker ranks among Craven's absolute worst, with his attempt to create another enduring villain like A Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger falling woefully flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 13, 2005
Proof positive that Wes Craven is not, in fact, any kind of master of horror
| Original Score: 0/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
July 15, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 24, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
September 11, 2015
Shocker is more over-the-top goofy than scary, but it's a good deal of fun and the special effects hold up pretty well after a quarter century.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Heather Wixson
Daily Dead
January 6, 2016
Like a frenzied fever dream fueled by the power of righteous heavy metal, Wes Craven's Shocker is certainly one of his more oddball cult classics, an amalgam of his most ambitious ideas & a viciously wild visual style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 6, 2015
The notion that television regularly delivers violence into America's living rooms is literalized in this thoroughly wick-wick-wack but distinctive satire-chiller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Emanuel Levy
August 16, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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