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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

Headlining stars John Carradine and Peter Cushing each worked five days. Carradine earned $5,000 while Cushing earned $25,000 (plus first class airfare to and from London, hotel accommodations and a driver). 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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The perfect "B" movie??
23 February 2006 | by lucky_dice_mgtSee 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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