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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 »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jay Maeder, who plays one of the zombies, is actually a reporter for the Miami Herald. He wrote a article in the August 10, 1975 Sunday Miami Herald about his experience acting the part of a Nazi zombie for the Shock Waves movie. The article was titled "I was a Zombie". He never told anyone involved with the movie that he was a reporter. See more »

Goofs

When Chuck and Rose discover Beverly's body in the fish tank, the position of the green plants in relation to her body change. See more »

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S10 Reviews: Shock Waves (1977)
2 July 2005 | by suspiria10See all my reviews

The Boneventure is out on a holiday cruise. The captain (John Carradine) and his salty crew are taking their passengers on a cruise they'll all never forget…if they live that long. The cruise is soon cut short as they are run into by a huge rusty ship that strands them on a reef. The survivors make their way to a dilapidated and rundown island resort whose only occupant (Peter Cushing) is a man with a terrible past that returns to haunt them all. When long dormant SS soldiers (created through nefarious means) come ashore the bodies begin to pile up.

Ken Wiederhorn (of Return of the Living Dead part II fame) helms this solid (and even sometimes creepy) horror flick. "Shock Waves" moves at a quick pace with a good, solid cast (with some genre vets). The music score is pretty good as is the overall script. "Shock Waves" is good fun.


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