The Deep End of Horror!
Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of Zombie soldiers.
I don't want to say that I hate this movie because I didn't. I didn't like it either though. It was so middle of the road in all ways possible that you don't dislike, but you don't particularly enjoy it either.
The zombies, to use the term loosely, are people in SS uniforms that walk in and out of the water to somber music. The violence is not existent in the context of zombie films. The special effects are less than special. I understand that this is low-budget and I have much admiration for low-budget films but this is just such a run-of-the-mill zombie film that I really can't recommend it.
The screenplay leaves a lot to be desired as does the direction. However this is not a bad film. Watch if you must but I wouldn't waste much time seeking it out.
The best of the Nazi zombie films by far
"shock waves" is a surprisingly entertaining sort-of-zombie nazi film, where the nazis all look like the bloke from "UFO" and wear goggles and live underwater. as you do. peter cushing cannot help but act well even when the material around him is pretty shocking. would make a good double bill with similarly schlocky and strangely maligned ghost nazis at sea "death ship"
On the exact polar opposite of my trip to the desert zombies of Africa last night with The Dead, I go to the underwater zombies of Shock Waves. If you are expecting a typical zombie movie of that time period, there won't be much to satisfy you. It is completely bloodless, the victims are drowned by the ZSS instead of eaten. It's more of a subtle creep out sort of movie which succeeds due to it's incredibly eerie synthesizer score, and the visuals of the undead goosesteppers slowly prowling the ocean floor. Peter Cushing gives it almost an Amicus Pictures sort of feel, and if you can do without the blood, this would also be recommended to those who liked…
A little bit overrated but still pretty good fun. Brooke Adams in a bikini is a wonderous sight.
To be perfectly honest, I dozed through the entire thing. Nothing worthwhile to see here.
SHOCK WAVES is a 1977 horror movie about underwater Nazi zombies. To my knowledge there is as yet no movie about underwater KKK zombies, or underwater Islamic terrorist zombies. Both of those groups wear little white robes, and the last thing you want is a Jaqueline-Bisset-in-THE-DEEP situation with those guys. Nobody wants to see hateful racist zombies in wet T-shirts, not even horror movie fans who crave the most horrific sights.
I’m being silly, because that’s what I do, but this is actually a sweet little horror flick. Shot on a micro-micro-budget, SHOCK WAVES is an ingenious attention-getter on the part of director/co-writer Ken Wiederhorn and his crew. If you’re going to make a movie for almost no money, this…