Shock Waves (1977)


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This horror film concerns a shipwrecked yachting party. Rose (Brooke Adams) and her fellow yacht-mates, including the captain (John Carradine) run aground on an island when they hit an odd-looking freighter. Once beached, they meet up with an aging SS Commander (Peter Cushing) who had been in charge of a crew of zombies. This is not meant as a comment on the quality of the men under him, they were "real" zombies. Since the zombies were taken from the ranks of murderers and other miscreants, they … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: John Kent Harrison, Ken Wiederhorn
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On DVD: Apr 27, 2010
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as Beverly

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All Critics (3)

a fun, diverting bit of undead horror that can at the very least claim both originality and influence, as it is arguably the first horror film to include Nazi zombies

Full Review… | December 9, 2014
Q Network Film Desk

An ineffably ethereal and erudite frisson-fest

Full Review… | May 16, 2010

The best Nazi zombie picture ever.

Full Review… | February 17, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Shock Waves

Shock Waves is one of the best Nazis zombie films ever made. Although the recent Dead Snow is a great film, but Shock Waves remains THE Nazis zombie film to see. Starring Peter Cushing as an SS commander living on a secluded island, who was commander of a squad scientifically altered SS soldiers who are zombies. Director Ken Wederhorn crafts a solid horror film that is an overlooked classic. The film relies on atmosphere and it works very well to build up tension and horror. The negative of this film is grainy, even if it's restored, but I felt it added a touch of old school horror, something that we haven't seen in a while. The film is a lot of fun and is a necessity to watch if you're a fan of zombie films. The plot is very interesting and I thought it was original. Shock Waves is a creepy zombie film that doesn't rely on cheap trick to create tension or horror. Peter Cushing is excellent in his role, and it's hard to picture anyone else in the role. Shock Waves is an accomplished horror film that delivers good chills and delivers a good, entertaining hour and a half. This is is director Ken Wederhorn's best zombie film. Shock Waves remains one of the best films in the Nazis zombie genre. An overlooked gem of the genre, Shock Waves is a classic film that still needs to be seen by many fans of horror films everywhere. Truly an awesome film to watch.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Not the best but Peter Cushing and NAVI Zombies make it worth checking out,
IF you're into this sort of thing.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Nazi Zombies AND Brooke Adams traipsing about in a bikini - come ON, man! You can't beat that for your entertainment dollar.

Steve B.

Super Reviewer

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