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Shock Waves, Day Of The Mummy, Joe Badon Interview

11 December 2014 3:23 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Usually I take a lil’ time here to welcome you all to the latest collection of my putrid pontifications, but I don’t want to keep you from the majesty of the image I dug up for our first review, Shock Waves… I mean, it just has it all: a random arm playin’ a round o’ grab-ass, an amused Baywatch extra, and the titanic disembodied head of screen legend Peter Cushing surveying the everglades with a perpetual look of mild annoyance. I wish Blue Underground had used this beauty for their Blu-ray, but alas, they went the more traditional route (for the record, I spent countless seconds—at least 4 or 5—scouring the internet for an image of the box art that was larger than a postage stamp from the bottled city of Kandor). Anyway, reviews!

Shock Waves

Release Date: Available Now on Blu-ray from Blue Underground Written By: John Kent Harrison, »

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Shock Waves Special Brooklyn Screening Includes Q&A with Director Ken Wiederhorn

18 November 2014 12:51 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In 1975, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws made theatergoers scared to swim in the ocean. Two years later, another movie made viewers wary of the sea: the Nazi zombies in Ken Wiederhorn’s Shock Waves. It’s been playing at select theaters ahead of its Blu-ray release and we have details on a special screening of Shock Waves taking place next Monday night at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema:

Shock Waves (1977, Ken Wiederhorn, 90 mins)

Monday, November 24, 9:30pm

Price: $16

Nitehawk plunges into the deep end of horror with a screening of a new restoration of the water-logged zombie flick Shock Waves. Director Ken Wiederhorn will be here for a Q&A after the film moderated by Fangoria’s Sam Zimmerman.

Remember that episode of Gilligan’s Island where the crew of the Minnow met up with an old SS scientist who was once in charge of a squad of unstoppable, underwater Nazi zombies? »

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Shock Waves Theatrical Re-Release Details & Blu-ray Trailer

3 November 2014 12:08 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ken Wiederhorn’s Shock Waves, one of my favorite cult horror movies from the ’70s, is heading to Blu-ray thanks to Blue Underground, but it has also been announced that the movie is getting a limited theatrical release and we have all the details:

“One of the great horror “sleepers” of the 1970s, Shock Waves stars the legendary Peter Cushing (Star Wars, Horror Of Dracula) and John Carradine (The Howling, The Sentinel)

Co-starring Brooke Adams (The Dead Zone, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers) and Luke Halpin (Flipper, Island Of The Lost)

Confirmed theaters and dates, with additional cities coming soon. Special guest appearances Tba!

10/31 – 11/6: Plaza Theatre, Atlanta Ga

11/14 & 11/15: Hi-Pointe Theatre, St. Louis, Mo

11/14 & 11/15: Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, Ma (Ken Wiederhorn In-Person 11/14)

11/17: Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston, TX

11/21 & 11/22: Music Box Theatre, Chicago, Il

11/24: Nitehawk Cinema, Brooklyn, NY

(Blu-ray release event! Screening and After-party hosted by »

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Blue Underground Brings Shock Waves Back to Theaters!

3 November 2014 7:09 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

With the arrival of Ken Wiederhorn's Shock Waves on Blu-ray, distributor Blue Underground is bringing the '70s horror film back to the big screen to celebrate its 40th anniversary. It is doing so with a brand-new Dcp and you'll find a complete breakdown of theater listings below.

Starring Peter Cushing, Brooke Adams and Luke Halpin, the film is pre-dates films like Dead Snow and Frankenstein's Army, offering horror fans Nazi zombie terror.

The post Blue Underground Brings Shock Waves Back to Theaters! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

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Shock Waves Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

13 August 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In 1975, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws made theatergoers scared to swim in the ocean. Two years later, another movie made viewers wary of the sea: the Nazi zombies in Ken Wiederhorn’s Shock Waves. Like the antagonist of Jaws, the Nazi zombies stalk and kill humans, and fans of this cult classic can soon see these creepy soldiers in high definition with Blue Underground’s upcoming Blu-ray release of Shock Waves.

Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 25th and available to pre-order beginning on October 14th, Blue Underground’s release of Shock Waves will be displayed in 1080p high definition with DTS-hd master audio. The Special Edition DVD is a re-release of the version Blue Underground unveiled in 2003, with several new extras now included. Both releases have the following special features:

Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Ken Wiederhorn, Make-Up Designer Alan Ormsby and Filmmaker Fred Olen Ray Nazi Zombies On »

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Blue Underground Sending Shock Waves to Your Blu-ray Player

13 August 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Aquatic Nazi zombies abound in high definition. I've waited my whole life to type that sentence. That's right, Dreadheads; Shock Waves is making its way to the land of 1080p, and we'll likely never be the same.

From the Press Release

Beneath The Living… Beyond The Dead… From The Depths of Hell's Ocean!

In the dark days of World War II, the Nazi High Command ordered its scientists to create a top secret race of indestructible zombie storm troopers – un-living, unfeeling, unstoppable monstrosities that killed with their bare hands. They were known as The Death Corps. No member of this horrific SS unit was ever captured by the Allied Forces – and, somewhere off the coast of Florida, they have survived…

Peter Cushing (Star Wars), Brooke Adams (Invasion Of The Body Snatchers) and John Carradine (The Boogey Man) star in this suspenseful and genuinely creepy shocker co-written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn »

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Return of the Living Dead Part 2 (1988) review

19 April 2014 11:35 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com

Writer: Ken Wiederhorn

Director: Ken Wiederhorn

Cast: Michael Kenworthy (Jesse), Thor Van Lingen (Billy), James Karen (Ed), Thom Matthews (Joey), Suzanne Snyder (Brenda), Dana Ashbrook (Tom Esseck), Philip Bruns (Doc Mandel)

Return of the Living Dead may have been the first zomedy ever. It was as far I’m concerned anyway. An off the rails and completely over the top parody homage that had the pedigree of being written by the guy that penned “Night of the Living Dead” and directed by the guy who wrote “Alien”. A very nostalgic movie for me, and an all-around favorite to just about any horror fan that I know of. Which brings me to the question of “Did the sequel that came three years later fair as an acceptable follow up?”

I’ve learned a couple of things about part 2 that I didn’t know. It wasn »

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