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.