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Shock Waves (1977)

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

Director:

Ken Wiederhorn

Writers:

John Kent Harrison (screenplay) (as John Harrison), Ken Wiederhorn (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cushing ... SS Commander
John Carradine ... Captain Ben Morris
Brooke Adams ... Rose
Fred Buch ... Chuck
Jack Davidson ... Norman
Luke Halpin ... Keith
D.J. Sidney ... Beverly
Don Stout ... Dobbs
Clarence Thomas Clarence Thomas ... Fisherman
Sammy Graham Sammy Graham ... Zombie
Preston White Preston White ... Zombie
Reid Finger Reid Finger ... Zombie
Mike Kennedy Mike Kennedy ... Zombie
Donahue Guillory Donahue Guillory ... Zombie
Jay Maeder ... Zombie
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Once They Were Almost Human! Beneath the living... Beyond the dead... From the depths of Hell's Ocean! The Deep End of Horror!

Genres:

Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The film was shot in 35 days in 1975. See more »

Goofs

During the shot of Chuck's body lying in the pool, he is still breathing. See more »

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Good horror flick
21 February 2002 | by barnabyrudgeSee all my reviews

This film isn't a big budget film which may put off some viewers from the outset. It is very good if you're into this kind of thing though. The horror is not too explicit, but is more suggestive, and this actually makes the film genuinely creepy in parts. The performances are a little amateurish by the lower cast members, but Peter Cushing is in commanding- if all too brief - form and John Carradine gives a good perf. Brooke Adams also registers well in her acting debut. The plot is daft yet manages to convince, mainly because there is a really neat exposition scene in which Cushing explains what is going on. He's such a persuasive actor that even though the whole idea is so preposterous, when he says it you kind of feel compeeled to believe him. I rate this flick and would hope that anyone reading this at the moment would go out of their way to try to see it. It's worth the time and has a weirdly effective way of sticking in your mind for a long time afterwards.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shockwaves See more »

Filming Locations:

Biscayne Bay, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Zopix Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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