Shock Waves (1977)





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This horror film follows the misadventures of a group of people who find themselves stranded on a remote island. Once there, they discover that the island is populated by an insane former Nazi, who has created and controls a group of killer zombies.
Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Peter Cushing
as SS Commander
Fred Buch
as Chuck
Jack Davidson
as Norman
John Carradine
as Capt. Ben
Luke Halpin
as Keith
D.J. Sidney
as Beverly
Don Stout
as Dobbs
Tony Moskal
as Death Corps Member
Gary J. Levinson
as Death Corps Member
Jay Maeder
as Death Corps Member
Bob Miller
as Death Corps Member
Talmadge Scott
as Death Corps Member
Bob White
as Death Corps Member
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Critic Reviews for Shock Waves

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
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
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

OMG I was just a kid when I saw this...its so daft its laughable but damn fine too.....

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

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