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Wes Craven wants to remake Shocker?

Mar. 18, 2013by: Ryan Miller

Crave recently caught up with director Wes Craven where he spilled some good information regarding why he wants to remake SHOCKER. To no surprise it's mostly because of the dated special effects and how they were extremely limited back when they shot the film originally. To me, this is the best reason to remake a film because there's no denying that with today's technology it's much easier to achieve the attended vision of the director.

I’d like to redo Shocker just to get the special effects right because we had a real special effects disaster on the film. 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.

The entire interview is great so be sure to head over there and check out the rest of it by clicking HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Do you think Wes Craven should remake SHOCKER?
Source: Crave

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3:01AM on 03/20/2013

I hated this flick

Craven should remake Shocker and Deadly Friend as a double feature but this time spend more than 30 minutes writing a decent script... that whole limping thing to Identify who's body Horace Pinker was using was flat out stupid.... much like the basketball death in Deadly Friend was stupid and ill conceived... but yes.. Craven should remake his suckiest and stupidest movies because ALL THE GREAT ONES HAVE ALREADY BEEN REMADE!!!!!
Craven should remake Shocker and Deadly Friend as a double feature but this time spend more than 30 minutes writing a decent script... that whole limping thing to Identify who's body Horace Pinker was using was flat out stupid.... much like the basketball death in Deadly Friend was stupid and ill conceived... but yes.. Craven should remake his suckiest and stupidest movies because ALL THE GREAT ONES HAVE ALREADY BEEN REMADE!!!!!
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6:13PM on 03/19/2013

Sounds good to me!

i know i'll get flack for this, but i'm actually a big fan of shocker. i wouldn't mind seeing a remake of this with some modern effects
i know i'll get flack for this, but i'm actually a big fan of shocker. i wouldn't mind seeing a remake of this with some modern effects
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5:33AM on 03/19/2013
See, Wes Craven is the same visionary as George Lucas. He wants to create the original intended special effects. I just don't want Craven to be lazy about this proposed project. Neat-o special effects mean more money overseas and with certain Gen Y audiences. Look at the success of 3D movies, Oz the Great and Powerful, and the recent Clash of the Titans flicks. Craven could be pursuing a cash grab. As other commentators note, Craven needs to update both Shocker's look and its script. IOW, any
See, Wes Craven is the same visionary as George Lucas. He wants to create the original intended special effects. I just don't want Craven to be lazy about this proposed project. Neat-o special effects mean more money overseas and with certain Gen Y audiences. Look at the success of 3D movies, Oz the Great and Powerful, and the recent Clash of the Titans flicks. Craven could be pursuing a cash grab. As other commentators note, Craven needs to update both Shocker's look and its script. IOW, any remake needs to at least be a good movie.
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11:47PM on 03/18/2013
Wes, let me tell, the effects weren't the only thing lacking in this poorly written flick.
Wes, let me tell, the effects weren't the only thing lacking in this poorly written flick.
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10:28PM on 03/18/2013
Thats one flick i wouldnt mind remade. Its a solid idea, but the film is definitely a victim of the 80's. bad effects, hokey acting and a crappy script kinda killed it all. But i think with todays technology and a good script, shocker could be a potential sleeper hit
Thats one flick i wouldnt mind remade. Its a solid idea, but the film is definitely a victim of the 80's. bad effects, hokey acting and a crappy script kinda killed it all. But i think with todays technology and a good script, shocker could be a potential sleeper hit
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9:58PM on 03/18/2013
I actually would like a Shocker remake as well. The remake could play the Onine angle, i.e. YouTube or any online media outlet and HDTV and what not. Even though the original Shocker has a bit dated special effects, I still like it.
I actually would like a Shocker remake as well. The remake could play the Onine angle, i.e. YouTube or any online media outlet and HDTV and what not. Even though the original Shocker has a bit dated special effects, I still like it.
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