The electrical killer Horace Pinker is featured on the new cover art for Scream Factory's upcoming Blu-ray of Wes Craven's 1989 rock-heavy horror film, Shocker. The Blu-ray is confirmed to be a Collector's Edition and is due out this September.

From Scream Factory: "Hot on the heels of last week's news that we are releasing Wes Craven's SHOCKER this Fall, we now can unveil our electric newly-designed key art design and a pre-order link!

Extras and specs for this "Collector's Edition" are in the works and will be announced at a later date.

Official street date is 9/8. But if you buy from us directly @ we'll ship it out two weeks early PLUS include a limited edition 18" x 24" poster of the new design (while supplies last)."

Fans of Shocker no doubt remember its metal-heavy soundtrack highlighted by Megadeth's cover of Alice Cooper's "No More Mr. Nice Guy", as well as songs by Iggy Pop, Bonfire, and the titular track by The Dudes of Wrath. For those unfamiliar with the film, here's the synopsis (via and trailer:

"Master of horror Wes Craven directs this exciting visual treat which introduces a diabolical mass murderer who harnesses electricity for unimaginable killing powers. About to be electrocuted for a catalog of heinous crimes, the unrepentant Horace Pinker (Mitch Pileggi) transforms into a terrifying energy source. Only young athlete Jonathan Parker (Peter Berg), with an uncanny connection to Pinker through bizarre dreams, can fight the powerful demon. The two dive in and out of television programs, chasing each other from channel to channel through stunning scenes of disaster, game shows and old reruns. A blend of dazzling special effects, jolting humor and an electrifying soundtrack, Shocker is an ironic tale of terror and madness in the video age."

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