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Zombie Tidal Wave (2019)

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A fisherman contends with an ocean-borne outbreak that threatens his seaside island community.


Ian Ziering (story by), Thunder Levin (story by) | 3 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Ziering ... Hunter Shaw
Erich Chikashi Linzbichler ... Sheriff Kameo Akoni (as Chikashi Linzbichler)
Shelton Jolivette ... Ray McCray
Cheree Cassidy ... Kenzie Wright
Tatum Chiniquy ... Samantha Wright
Angie Teodora Dick ... Taani Akoni (as Teodora Dick)
Randy Charach ... Marty Driscoll
Eliza Matengu ... Jada McCray (as Eliza Matengu D'Souza)
Lincoln Bevers ... Blaine
Will Jay Will Jay ... Dag
Natasha Hardegen Natasha Hardegen ... Connie
Dennis James Martin Dennis James Martin ... Rand
Kenneth Won ... Officer Pok
AnnMarie Giaquinto ... Nurse Sophia
Jaroslav Shvets Jaroslav Shvets ... Ivan


A fisherman contends with an ocean-borne outbreak that threatens his seaside island community.

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Filmed on location in Thailand. See more »

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Interest concept, but botched delivery...
7 September 2020 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Well, with this 2019 movie being a SyFy On Demand movie, you shouldn't and couldn't really expect much from the movie. And you just know that this will most definitely be one of those zombie movies that came and went without as much as a groan, much less a bite.

Still, with it being a zombie movie, of course I had to sit down and watch it. After all, I do like zombies quite a lot.

And then I saw that Ian Ziering was the lead in the movie, and I thought right well it could perhaps be so bad that it was entertaining, just like "Sharknado" was. So I must admit that things were starting to be interesting.

But the movie wasn't as much fun or entertaining, nor as campy and goofy as "Sharknado" was, so this 2019 "Zombie Tidal Wave" didn't really prove to be much of anything. Sure, it was watchable, but that was about it.

The storyline was so simplistic that you could watch it, leave for a long period, come back and not have missed out on anything crucial. "Zombie Tidal Wave" was as generic of a zombie movie as they come, so you knew the exact outcome of the movie from the beginning.

"Zombie Tidal Wave" had an adequate cast ensemble, to be honest. Sure, it wasn't outstanding, nor were there award winning performances to be experienced here. But hey, you know what you get with a SyFy movie.

Now, for a zombie movie, having proper zombie make-up and special effects is usually a make or break thing. And the effects and make-up in "Zombie Tidal Wave" was, well, different. Let's just say that. I am puzzled why zombies that have been submerged in water would become blue in their skin tones and have blue blood. That just made absolutely no sense to me. Sure, the barnacles on the water zombies was interesting and actually looked good, but they failed the most essential thing; to have the zombie be wet and drenched. That was just a horrible mistake to make.

And while we are on the special effects, the tidal waves - yeah, there were two of them - were kind of horrible to look at, and they didn't even feel destructive or anything. That was so very, very anti-climatic to witness.

Well, I managed to sit through the entire ordeal that is "Zombie Tidal Wave", and I was only mildly entertained. Which means that I am rating director Anthony C. Ferrante's 2019 movie a mere three out of ten stars. This was by no account an interesting addition to the zombie genre.

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