The police are supposed to help people. We’ve been taught this from a very young age, and whenever stories on the 11 o’clock news about a corrupt cop, or an officer that has been charged with a crime – that violates the trust between the police and the public. When you have cops like this one the street, you figure it’s just a couple bad apples. But, when you have one on the streets that is killing innocent people and other police officers, that’s when you have a MANIAC COP!
Ahh, video games. A world I would often escape to as a child, and still do to this day. Where else can you be a commando, a plumber, a young boy on a quest to save the world or genetically modified person who listens to anyone who asks “would you kindly?” Michael Brower is just like any one of us; A young man who wants to escape his boring life and become something he’s not. He runs a horror club at school which has just gotten shut down, and he doesn’t really have much to live for since he mom was killed in a horrible car accident. Luckily his best friend Kyle has found just the right thing. He shows Michael a magazine advertisement for the latest and greatest in interactive video games: Brainscan!
Wes Craven is considered one of the “Masters of Horror”, and his pedigree certainly lives up to that title. With films like Last House on the Left, and the A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream (he didn’t write Scream, only directed) series under his belt, you can almost expect any film bearing his name will surely be good, and at the very least entertaining. With all that in mind, let’s take a look at his 1989 film Shocker
I thought I was lucky to be able to say that I was the viewer of a great 80’s supernatural slasher movies that took place in a health club after watching Witch Bitch (aka Death Spa). Well everyone… I can now say that I am the proud viewer of TWO great 80’s slasher films that take place in a health club. If you’ve read this site for a while, you know how I love my 80’s slasher flicks, and this is no exception.