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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!
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:
Monday, November 24, 9:30pm
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? »
- Derek Anderson
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:
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 »
- Jonathan James
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.
- Ryan Turek
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:
- Derek Anderson
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 »
- Steve Barton
Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com
Writer: Ken Wiederhorn
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
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 »
7 items from 2014
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