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While watching a commercial for "Transcendence" it reminded me of a late 80's movie I saw. It is about a prisoner put to death in the electric chair, and after he was executed his spirit could travel through the wires and kill people. I would like to know the title of this movie.

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Would that be Wes Craven's 'Shocker.'

Relevant info from Wikipedia:

Pinker is quickly convicted and sentenced to die in the electric chair. [...] But what they do not realize is that Pinker has made a "deal with the devil". When he is executed, he does not actually die but instead becomes pure electricity, and is able to possess others (it is unknown if the possessed hosts live or die after Pinker leaves their body since some of them were shown to be lying motionless after being released) to continue his murderous ways.

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I was going to say Ghost in the Machine, until that bit an execution. I'm pretty sure you've got the right answer here. – James Sheridan Apr 7 '14 at 4:07
Shocker was the movie that immediately came to my mind, too. – phantom42 Apr 7 '14 at 10:54

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