Shock Waves

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  • PG
  • 1977
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 5.5  (6,218)

In 1977, director Ken Wiederhorn created a movie that would become a cult classic of the horror genre. "Shock Waves" is a horror movie that features the acts of undead Nazi soldiers in a remote island, causing havoc and destruction to anyone who comes in their way. The movie stars Peter Cushing, a true legend of the horror genre, in the role of the captain of a ship that gets lost on its way to the Bahamas. John Carradine adds another layer of terror as the eccentric caretaker of the island where the shipwreck survivors end up. Brooke Adams portrays one of the few survivors who is desperately trying to escape from the island as the terror unfolds.

The story of the movie follows a WW2 veteran, played by Luke Halpin, who is hired to sail a yacht to the Bahamas. Along the way, the yacht gets caught in a storm and eventually sinks. The survivors then find themselves on a remote island where they are greeted by a mysterious and eccentric caretaker, Karl. Karl takes the group to his mansion, where they are surprised to find that it is filled with Nazi memorabilia.

Karl reveals to the survivors that the island was once used by German forces as a training ground for their elite underwater commandos, known as the Death Corps. The Death Corps were brought to the island to train and when the war ended, they were abandoned, leaving them stranded on the island.

The Death Corps were trained to be killing machines, and they still terrorize the island to this day. The survivors realize too late that they are not alone on the island and now must face the hideous atrocities of the undead Nazi soldiers.

The undead soldiers are terrifying in appearance, with eerie glowing eyes and faces that appear to be melted. They move slowly and methodically, but they are incredibly strong and appear to be invulnerable to anything the survivors throw at them. The survivors find themselves in a fight for their lives as they try to escape the island.

The atmosphere of the movie is rather eerie, with the remote island being shrouded in fog and mist. The mansion is filled with dark corners and hidden passageways, which adds to the suspense of the movie. While the movie is not especially gory, it has its fair share of frightful moments.

One of the things that make "Shock Waves" an interesting watch is the setting of the movie. In a lot of zombie or undead films, the undead are almost always portrayed as being in urban areas, with the survivors being forced to navigate through the cityscape. In this movie, however, the survivors are stranded on an island, where they have nowhere to run.

The use of the Death Corps as undead soldiers is also pretty unique. There is a certain eeriness that comes with the idea that these soldiers were once trained by the Germans and have now become these twisted, unstoppable killing machines.

"Shock Waves" is a superbly crafted horror movie that is sure to scare even the most seasoned horror fan. With its talented cast, eerie atmosphere, and unique storyline, it is a movie that deserves a place in any horror fan's collection.

Shock Waves is a 1977 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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    5.5  (6,218)