Nichelle Nichols is an army sergeant who leads her platoon into the woods of the deep south on a training exercise. Unfortunately, it is the site where a bunch of yankee soldiers murdered a... See full summary »
England 1795: the young Catherine just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she's raped by a ghost and gets pregnant.
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In the 13th century there existed a legion of evil knights known as the Templars, who quested for eternal life by drinking human blood and committing sacrifices. Executed for their unholy ... See full summary »
Amando de Ossorio
María Elena Arpón
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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
Underwater Nazi zombies invade Florida - hows that for conceptual bravura
"Shock Waves" has gained a minor cult following over the years and deserves just that. Its a throwback to the horror films of the 30s and 40s, as it features no sex and almost no blood at all (certainly nothing graphic). Despite being dated the day it came out, its wonderfully entertaining and even manages to be quite creepy at moments. The film was one of the first of the Nazi zombie subgenre, and is easily the best example (though thats not saying much admittedly). The film proves that when making a good horror flick, a big budget is certainly not required, just a good handling of atmosphere.
The film is like many other horror films in that while its not extremely well-made, it manages to overcome the limitations. The acting from a cast of mostly unknowns is pretty wooden (with the exceptions of horror legends Peter Cushing and John Carradine, both of whom are underused). Partiuclarly awful is Brooke Adams however certainly looks amazing in a bikini. Jack Davidson in particular plays possibly the most annoying and whiny character in all of horror cinema. He makes Franklin from "Texas Chain Saw Massacre" look like Ash! The plot is short on logic, but none of these things matter. Director Ken Weiderhorn manages to create several moments of unease reminiscent of "Carnival of Souls". Watching the zombies rise out of the water wears a bit thin by the end, but "Shock Waves" is great fun for fans of old-school horror and is never boring. Recommended especially if you're a fan of 40s and 50s horror comics. (7/10)
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