A mysterious ghostly freighter rams and sinks a modern day cruise ship whose survivors climb aboard the freighter and discover that it is a WW2 Nazi torture vessel.



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Complete credited cast:
Captain Ashland
Trevor Marshall
Margaret Marshall
Victoria Burgoyne ...
Jennifer McKinney ...
Robin Marshall
Danny Higham ...
Ben Marshall
Murray Cruchley ...
Parsons (as Lee Murray)
Seaman No. 1
Seaman No. 2 (as Tony Sherwood)


Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog. Little do they realise that the ship is actually a Nazi torture ship which has sailed the seas for years, luring unsuspecting sailors aboard and killing them off one by one. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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Out Of A Sea Of Endless Terror... Into A World Of Eternal Damnation. See more »


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Release Date:

7 March 1980 (USA)  »

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Cauchemar nazi  »

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CAD 4,500,000 (estimated)

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Final theatrical feature film [to date April 2014] of actress Sally Ann Howes. See more »


At the 51-minute mark, there is a sequence in which the character played by George Kennedy emerges in a dark uniform atop the ship while the character played by Richard Crenna looks from below. During three separate long shots of Kennedy, a crew member and camera are plainly visible to the left of the screen. See more »


[on collision course with the titular ship]
Ashland: Signal him to alter course.
Seaman No. 1: I already have, sir.
Ashland: Well, signal him again, damnit.
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Creepy and very atmospheric
3 March 2004 | by (Murfreesboro, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Ok, we've already stated the fact that I LOVE b-movies. A lot of them are cheesy, badly acted, and have horrible plots. But that's what I love about them. And surely this film has all those right elements for a b-movie. But what this film does better than those other films, is that I manages to maintain atmospheric. Some of the scenes in this film were absolutely frightening! It kept me spellbound and wondering what was going to happen next. Even though, it was blatantly obvious and predictable. It still kept me guessing at certain parts. I give it a 9. Watch it if you are a die-hard horror fan or b-movie fan. Oh yeah, George Kennedy actually gave an award winning, creepy performance as the captain who wanted to take over the Nazi Freighter.

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