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

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When the cook's body is retrieved from the lake, a split second before the scene change, you actually see the actor that plays the cook start to lift his head up. This mistake is more apparent in the VHS version, though the DVD has part of it as well. See more »

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Left me with haunting memories, even 10 yrs. later
20 September 1999 | by (DENVER, COLORADO) – See all my reviews

Real movie summary: A U-boat with WW2 Nazi soldiers, killed and brought back to life to fight as "un-killable", is ship-wrecked on a Caribbean island. 30 yrs later, a "hire-boat" is also shipwrecked there. The Nazi commander of the unit, Cushing, is the only "survivor" on the island. BUT, the "Zombie un-killables" come back to do what they were experimentally used to do in battle ... kill without thought or feeling... uncontrollably... The movie has numerous images that stay with you long after the movie is over, and a musical background in the beginning which was very haunting. Good acting, a believable script, and nice film shooting, round it out to make it a memorable classic. I've had a really tough time locating the film at any video store. Good luck finding it!


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