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Shock Waves (1977)

 -  Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi  -  15 July 1977 (USA)
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Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of Zombie soldiers.

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SS Commander
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Captain Ben Morris
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Rose
Fred Buch ...
Chuck
Jack Davidson ...
Norman
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Keith
D.J. Sidney ...
Beverly
Don Stout ...
Dobbs
Clarence Thomas ...
Fisherman
Sammy Graham ...
Zombie
Preston White ...
Zombie
Reid Finger ...
Zombie
Mike Kennedy ...
Zombie
Donahue Guillory ...
Zombie
Jay Maeder ...
Zombie
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Storyline

This horror movie concerns a shipwrecked yachting party. Rose and her fellow yacht-mates, including the captain run aground on an island when they hit an odd-looking freighter. Once beached, they meet up with an aging SS Commander who had been in charge of a crew of zombies. Written by Ørnås

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Once They Were Almost Human! Beneath the living... Beyond the dead... From the depths of Hell's Ocean! The Deep End of Horror!

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Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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15 July 1977 (USA)  »

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Death Corps  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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The hotel in the film is an actual Biltmore Hotel in Florida that was shut down for a two-year period and was abandoned at the time of filming. Director Ken Wiederhorn paid $250 to rent the building for the shoot. The hotel was renovated a couple of years after the shoot and now charges significantly more than $250 per room, per night. See more »

Goofs

When Rose is sitting alone in the boat as it starts to drift away from the group, the boom and mike are briefly visible over Keith's head as he begins calling to her. See more »

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Take a trip on (yet another) mysterious island
19 January 2000 | by (Toulouse, France) – See all my reviews

This underrated little movie is a fairly interesting one. It's one of my own horror favorites, which is saying a lot indeed. With a story vaguely reminiscent of George Romero's Night of the Living Dead, Shock Waves benefits from fitting cheap creepy music and enjoyable performances by both John Carradine (in a supporting part as the ship's captain) and Peter Cushing (as the chief villain--and what a villain!). The pace is well maintained throughout and there are quite a few good scenes: watch out for the underwater fights! Well, an excellent bit of low-grade horror.


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