Following the success of Freddy Krueger, we got a string of serial-killers-returned-from-the-dead-with-supernatural-powers. Wes Craven even ripped off his own creation, presumably hoping to have as popular a character he retained the rights too. Predictably, its hard to capture lightning in a bottle twice, and this one failed.
This guys was a lot like Krueger, only he just lacked that spark. Which is ironic as he could travel through electrical current. So like Krueger, he was hard to escape from. One was in your dreams, the other in every outlet and appliance.
Part of the problem with all these is that they seemed like really clumsy and preachy anti-capital punishment propaganda. Don’t execute appalling serial killers, they warned, or they’d just come back with superpowers. Freddy was murdered and that was part of his origin, sins of the parents and all that. These guys got trials and due process and everything, but there you go.