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Shock Waves (1977)

PG  |   |  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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$200,000 (estimated)
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The original negative mysteriously disappeared over 20 years ago. The print used for the Blue-Underground DVD is from director Ken Wiederhorn's personal collection. See more »

Goofs

The first Zombie to die when Brooke Adams pulls off his goggles falls dead face down on the Patio. A few moments later when the Sandy Blond Deck Hand is grabbing cushions upstairs he looks down and sees the same Zombie but now he is on his side with his face up. See more »

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Scarry as hell!
31 January 2000 | by (Evansville, IN) – See all my reviews

I rented this film a few years ago strictly because I was a fan of Peter Cushing. I thought "Hm - Underwater Nazi Zombies? This should be fun." I had a mental image of Cushing running around in some green velvet Victorian jacket and a full head of hair opening cages and sending zombies off to do his bidding. Boy was I wrong. I got a grainy, dark, brooding little 70s movie that kept me looking over my shoulder. Pete looks terrible in a torn uniform, scarred face and bald pate. His performance is brief but striking. The rest of the cast (John Carradine - excepted) is fairly unfamiliar. This makes it all the more terrifying. They could be your neighbours being chased around and murdered by these horrifying monsters. And the zombies are some of the scarriest on film. They don't scream, or eat anybody. They just bob out of the water staring through black goggles and cut a path of destruction across the island. Wonderful. Contrasting to what I expected, this amazed me. It has since become one of my all time favourite horror films. It sure scared me more than Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Kind of a letdown there. But then I always could trust in Cushing.


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