Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of Zombie soldiers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
SS Commander
Captain Ben Morris
Fred Buch ...
Jack Davidson ...
D.J. Sidney ...
Don Stout ...
Clarence Thomas ...
Sammy Graham ...
Preston White ...
Reid Finger ...
Mike Kennedy ...
Donahue Guillory ...
Jay Maeder ...


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!


Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi


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15 July 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Almost Human  »

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$200,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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There are actually eight actors playing eight different zombies in the film, although it appears that there are many more. See more »


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 »


Referenced in The World's End: The Making of 'Day of the Dead' (2013) See more »

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The perfect "B" movie??
23 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a prime example of what all "B" movie producers in the horror genre should strive for.Excellent storyline/camera-work/character development and a great eerie soundtrack..all of these things that are so great in this movie don't really cost a thing and are usually missing in most of todays big budget horror films.I saw this back in the 70s when I was a kid on the late late late show and it is still 1 of my favorite "B" horror movies of all time.As usual, Peter Cushing is extraordinary and I will always argue that he was 1 of the most under rated actors in the history of film.The setting for the movie is just outstanding and even though I don't like John Carradine as an actor..this is one of his better performances {fortunatley he gets killed early in the movie so he doesn't have a chance to spoil his rare/good performance or the movie ..This is a must see...

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