Lost sequel to Wes Craven’s SHOCKER! Read the 1992 Treatment that Recently Resurfaced


Folks have been hounding me about Shocker II now and again, and I finally came
across it in a file cabinet from the bowels of my parent’s garage! The 38-page
treatment director WES CRAVEN got me to write in 1992 as a sequel to his film
SHOCKER, starring Mitch Pileggi as Horace Pinker.  I and my agent at the time
were going back and forth with Craven’s assistant about novelizations which led
to the director’s interest in my published work at the time and he wanted to see
where I took his characters if I wrote the story.  I didn’t have a story.  I was
poking around for novelization deals because Halloween IV really worked for me. 
So, in light of this interest, I set to work and wrote a detailed treatment .  I
was very excited about it, and I read it now and I wish I could just wave a
magic wand and see it made.  The original Shocker was fun….it seemed obvious
Craven was attempting a new brand of Freddy-like villain to market, and the
television channel chase….well, you kinda have to be stoned to truly appreciate
it….and it had a massive promotional campaign.  When I saw it in the theaters
around 1989/1990, I thought it was entertaining but a bit hokey.  But when Wes
Craven wants to see what you can do with it in a sequel…..well, I just HAD to!
Reading it now, it’s chock full of the style and elements my own work is known
for, and I think it’d be a damned shame if I returned this jewel back to the
file cabinets, so I decided to share it with all my horror friends, my writing
friends, and all my horror writing friends.

 

And I’m giving it away for free.  Even though I wrote it, it’s
based on Craven’s characters & situations, so I can’t make a profit.  But as
free fan fiction, I can certainly show it off.  It’s available to download in
most ebook formats at the online store of the horror book publishing company I
run, Black Bed Sheet Books, in its ebook section (see link at bottom of note).

 

 

 

All I ask from those enthusiastic horror fans who’d love to
download and read it is this: 

 

please “LIKE” Black Bed Sheet Books on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Bed-Sheet-Books/49733235679 

 

……and while you’re at the Black Bed Sheet Book Store
downloading your copy (see link below), please consider giving our authors and
their astoundingly kickass books a read.  We have print books, instantly
downloadable ebooks available in all formats, and they’re all mostly HORROR,
baby!  After you’ve liked us on Facebook, and you download and read Shocker II,
I’d also love your feedback.  So feel free to post your responses.

 


Go here for SHOCKER II:




http://blackbedsheet.goshopper.net/c/89257/ebooks.htm

 


A big reason why there
ultimately was no Shocker II was that Mr. Craven chose another direction, a
little project called SCREAM.

 

Inspiration & Horror, Baby,

—Nicholas Grabowsky

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About downwarden

Nicholas Grabowsky’s novels of horror/fantasy and mainstream pulp fiction, both as himself, as Nicholas Randers, and as Marsena Shane, have generated worldwide acclaim for over two decades and praised by many of today’s most popular horror gurus in the literary world. He began his career in traditional publishing houses with brisk sellers in mass market paperback horror and romance, and the last ten years have seen him hailed by many as a mentor and advocate to the smaller presses, which has become to him a passion. His body of work includes the award-winning macabre aliens-among-us epic The Everborn, The Rag Man, Pray Serpent’s Prey, Halloween IV (and its special edition), Diverse Tales, Reads & Reviews, The Wicked Haze, Sweet Dreams Lady Moon, June Park, and Red Wet Dirt, numerous anthologies, magazine articles, and self help books, with projects extending to screenplays, poetry, songs, film, comics and graphic novels, and a wide variety of short fiction and nonfiction since the 1980’s. He’s a veteran special guest at numerous genre conventions and makes appearances and signings across North America. He has been in the limelight a radical gospel preacher right out of high school and in the following years a rock vocalist, teacher, lecturer and activist, editor, publisher and founder of the Sacramento-based Diverse Media small press, which has recently blossomed into the subdivisions of Black Bed Sheet Books, which publishes “exemplary literature, fiction & non” but specializes in horror/fantasy, and Black Bed Sheet Productions, which produces independent film, and sponsors both the hit Blog Talk Radio show Francy & Friends and the popular web stream Black Hamster TV. Currently, Nicholas is at work with numerous anthologies, graphic novels and comic books, an Everborn sequel and the novels The Downwardens and The Sirens of Knowland. His independent film projects include the upcoming slasher creature feature Cutting Edges, as well as co-writing the independent film Into the Basement, for Triad Pictures. View all posts by downwarden

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