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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

SHOCK WAVES (1977)


  Pretty decent underwater nazi-zombies flick starring John Carradine and Peter Cushing.  Carradine really only appears for the first third or so of the film and I always end up staring at his creepy arthritis-riddled hands whenever he's onscreen.  Cushing pops up later on with a German accent and looks very thin and skeleton-esque.
  The main drawback this film has is that it's rated PG and the fascist zombies prefer drowning and/or choking their victims to death instead of the more popular gut-munching which makes this flick totally gore-less so don't bother with it if that's all you're looking for.  The other minor quibble I have with the plot is how the first thing they do is show us the sole-survivor of the zombie attack so we know how it's all going to end up right from the opening.  Talk about destroying any sense of suspense.  Besides these things though I think the movie is off-kilter and different enough to at least give it a look if you're a horror fan.
  I always assumed, due to Cushing's involvement, that this was a British film but apparently it was filmed in Florida.  The director Ken Wiederhorn went on to do KING FRAT which is probably the stupidest ANIMAL HOUSE rip-off movie ever made so that's something to be proud of.





One of the working titles of this was DEATH CORPS but I guess since a poster exists it mighta been released as that also:

2 comments:

  1. Richard from WichitaMay 11, 2012 at 6:24 AM

    A personal favorite of mine. Nazi zombies, John Carradine and Peter Cushing save this movie from obscurity. Overall, not a great film but still fun.

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  2. Good point. It probably would be pretty forgettable without those two.

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