R | | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.
Wes Craven allegedly conceived the story, as well as the character of Horace Pinker, as a response to the diminishing quality of the sequels to A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). Craven had a hand in writing and producing A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), which he saw as his way of finishing that series.
Priest #1: I don't know!
Horace Pinker: Well I'm fine boys, just fine.
Horace Pinker: Let's get on with the killing.
Sound crews' shadows visible when Jonathan runs from the posessed policeman.
$4,510,990 29 October 1989