Wes Craven's 1989 filmShocker, also known as "The Boss From X-Files as A Serial Killer With Electrical Powers" and not the hand gesture with an entirely different meaning, is gearing up for a sequel at some point this year. This is one of those "why the hell would they?" cases where the original was so bad, it just has no business getting a sequel. Find out all about it after the jump.
Mitch Pileggi, who played FBI assistant director Walter Skinner in The X-Files, stars as Horace Pinker, a serial killer who has made a deal with the devil. Once he gets caught and sentence to death in the electric chair, he comes back as a pure energy source and is able to transfer his consciousness between human hosts. So, he goes on another killing spree with his newfound power.
However, his estranged son realizes that he can be controlled, like any energy source, and eventually forces him into a television transmitter, where he chases him across the television landscape. They go through Entertainment Tonight, where they encounter John Tesh, zip though some old war footage, and even pass by Leave It To Beaver. No kidding. Just like in that recent Jumper commercial. Or in Amazon Women From The Moon. Eventually the son stops him with the mightiest of all weapons, the television remote. And... scene.
Please, zap this idea before it gets out of control and we have a repeat performance.
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