The Deep End of Horror!
Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of zombie soldiers.
Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of zombie soldiers.
Die Schreckensmacht der Zombies - Zombie 5, Shock Waves - Die Schreckensmacht der Zombies, Zombies - Die aus der Tiefe kamen, Almost Human, Death Corps, Shockwaves
The Deep End of Horror.
Quirky, low budget aquatic Nazi Zombie island survivor cult jam avoids many familiar Zombie tropes in favor of some primo atmosphere and one haunting soundtrack. It also holds a very special place in my memory banks: a very long time ago (shortly after my cousin blew my mind away by showing me horror movies that weren’t Universal Monster) my grandparents moved to Florida and we’d visit twice a year... I’d run around in the swampy terrain and pretend I was a pirate or Dick Tracy (Dick Tracy vs the Swamp Monster) while my grandfather would watch me. Those were fun times, afterward we’d watch WWII movies together and build those styrofoam airplanes and all that…
'Shock Waves' is a film that I have seen several (many?) times, but always remember, or disremember, or dismember differently, in different configurations, which crystallize around iconic images or feelings rather than a single unified narrative, although the general tone, assisted by the haunting and spacy score is always intact. This is probably a function of my desire to watch 'Shock Waves' half-awake late at night when I am drifting off into dream states. These are ideal conditions under which to watch this movie. Sort of a remake of 'The Island of Doctor Moreau' if the beast people were Nazi Zombie frogmen? The sort of thing that happens when you fall asleep watching TV while 'Hogan's Heroes' turns into 'Gilligan's…
If you are a fan of Nazi Zombie films by now you've become aware of the fact not that many were made! I searched high and low and found less than 2 dozen of them! That pretty much makes this Nazi Zombie classic essential viewing in my not so humble opinion!
The three major stars that truly shine in this film are the musical score and combining two of the scariest genres on the big screen: Nazi's and Zombies!
No blood or gore to speak of! These are NOT the flesh eating Zombies that we have come to know and love! No these Zombies are far more sinister because they kill with their bare hands and when they're not killing…
Vengeful nazi zombies set to a backdrop of thick atmosphere, creepy synth score and haunting setting? Should be good right? Shock Waves keeps things very simple while missing a lot of its potential. An effective one note presentation that solely relies on atmosphere and tension. With weak zombie designs and minimal gore or shlock you really have to be committed to all the straight forward aspects of the film.
A crew gets stranded in the sun soaked Florida coast. They soon realize they aren't alone as a horrifying presence stalks their every move. They hear of an old legend involving nazi monsters who dominated their enemies in world war 2 due to their sheer evil and depravity. Could this same…
Shock Waves has a great poster and a few stunning moments of atmospheric cinematography but, that's about all it has going for it and in this case, it's not enough.
When I went to log it just now, I was perplexed to see I had rated it a passable, generous, 3-stars, because even without watching Shock Waves in years, I only remembered all of the boring bits (which is what kept me from revisiting it for so long).
This is one of those final 20-minute movies, the first hour is sludging along through dialogue-free creeping around, painfully stretched out with a sluggish pace and all of the conflict/action is saved for the final 20-minutes, but the final action is neither memorable or exciting, and it's certainly not worth the mind-numbing build up.
Nothing like a late 70s, low budget, wandering around an abandoned resort, everything drowning in malarial green and brown bad dream. A boat drifts slowly through a haze pursued by bad trip inducing sinister synth drones and incredibly slow nazi undead. At some point, you keep getting the uncanny feeling the woman beside you is Sally Field and have to keep reminding yourself Sally Field would have nothing to do with this crew but in the shadows, you start to wonder. Meanwhile, you can't tell who Peter Cushing even is, no ghosts or even grass or ass here in this wasteland, only psychic vampires here...yes, I'm certain I've had that dream before.
a super silly concept (amphibious nazi zombies who [spoiler alert] die if you take their goggles off) executed so brilliantly & beautifully that it truly creeped me the hell out - slow moving and not at all the gonzo gore-fest i was expecting, people die quietly, disappearing under the water, which is infinitely more terrifying to me. five stars for how hard everyone involved committed to this thing.
11. On August 11, 1994, Peter Cushing passed away. You guessed it, we are watching a horror movie that Peter Cushing was in.
This had some cool vibes to it, and it’s something I can see myself watching again in the future. It doesn’t feel like a 70’s movie, it almost seems early-80’s, except that it still focuses on story development and ambience above visual horror. There’s some great cinematography and of course it benefits from Peter Cushing’s role. The scenes with the zombies rising out of the water are very well-done. There are a lot of slow patches that detract from the whole, but overall it’s pretty good.
Surf Nazis must wear eye protection.
This film about Nazi zombies on an mysterious island is more cool than it is good. The film itself is slow and features a group of idiots who can't seem to grasp the idea that if you don't hold onto a boat while in the water, it will float away. Bonus points for awesome zombie photography and Peter Cushing with his dope ass eye scar.
A low rent “cruise” gets grounded after almost running into a ghost ship/derelict vessel, with crew and passengers escaping to a nearby island which is the final resting place for a group of genetically modified SS troopers.
While turning in memorable lines, neither of the horror icons gracing Shock Waves - John Carradine & Peter Cushing - are used much. Whenever I view this, I’m always shocked at how few interactions Cushing has with our antagonists. The two secondary males are given interesting character twerks (...ok, one is just unpleasant and the other a mcguffin), but for a film this dialogue heavy none of the characters seem overly fleshed out or really connecting. A lone survivor introduction also takes a…
Daily Horror Scavenger Hunt 14 – August 2019
28. A movie with the word "shock" in the title.
It all starts with a boat tour that ends abruptly after hitting a damaged boat in the sea. All of the folks get on a dingy and ride to the closest island.
Is Shock Waves the best zombie movie I have seen? Probably not. Shock Waves is a slow-burning nazi zombie film that does keep my eyes glued to the screen. The zombies are quick in movement and work as a team with one goal, kill the living.
The atmosphere is perfect for a stranded on a remote island zombie flick. The camera is not afraid of water as it moves slowly…
A very basic aqua-zombie flick that totally makes up for the plot with style and atmosphere. I couldn't get over the colors in this movie. The blue and greens from the island blended together in such a painterly way. The early scene where the colors switched to a orange haze, took me aback, in a good way. The saturation of color looked amazing on the water.
Location! Location! Location! This films location is the biggest character to my eyes. The tropical views mixed with an abandoned hotel were phenomenal. I'd catch myself looking at the scenery rather than the characters quite often.
The analog-synth soundtrack made by Richard Einhorn is quite ahead of it's time. I can see this inspiring…
I’ve always loved the poster for this seventies nazi zombie movie and, although it has no gore, it was a pretty fun time with tense music, creepy zombie makeup, and beautiful locations. It’s structure felt more like a slasher movie than a zombie movie and I liked that it was primarily set during the daytime in the water. It’s not what I expected but it didn’t disappoint!
I have an affinity for Nazi Zombies... no I’m not a skin head or racist or nazi... so put your signs down..
I love it when we get a mix up like this. If you read about the nazi party during WW2 they were into some pretty crazy stuff. Occultism, black magic.. etc. etc.. So who’s to say there wasn’t a time where little Adolf didn’t ask his doctors “how about the dead, can we do something with them??” Maybe a Frankenstein type thing??”
Shock Waves was the first to tackle this. And talk about a stellar cast, John Carradine, Peter Freaking Cushing!!??!! Hell yes! The effects are excellent, best zombies to date in my opinion. Editing, supporting cast, soundtrack,…
YES. Underwater Nazi-zombies.
For being a 70s movie they did an OK job. Not that much is going on but they’re on a beautiful island so it’s still kinda cool.
“Nazi Zombies” Normally I’m not bothered by Zombies but must say the ones in this film I found really creepy however most of the lead characters were beyond stupid and consistently kept making bad decisions which is typical in a horror film of course !!!!!!!
U zavrsetku naslova plavusa pokusava da izadje na vrata a iza vrata cuci zombi nacos .Ostaje samo na predpostavci da nagadjamo sta se desilo .Da nema sisa Adamsove ugasio bih ga donekle na pola .Piter Kasing vec uveliko na kateteru i radu na dnevnicu .
A boatload of fussy white people are taken by complete surprise when they learn Nazis are alive and well where they least expect it, and if that doesn’t describe 2016, well......
Lame mystery at the beginning and lame kills. Plot is nothing special.
I remember seeing a trailer for this when I was probably around 8 or so and really wanting to see it but the local video store didn't have it so it just sort of fell by the wayside. Now at 44 years, and thanks to Grindhouse Video having a Blue Underground sale, I've finally checked this one off the list.
I'm not certain that it was worth a 30 some odd year wait but it is a pretty decent mid 70's zombie flick. It's essentially bloodless so I do wonder what this might have looked like if it'd been made after Dawn of the Dead. Actually I'm kind of surprised nobody has remade this because, even though it is pretty…
If you like boring films about aquatic-nazi-zombies lightly grabbing people, then boy howdy you're in luck!
There’s a question that every cult movie enthusiast asks, that’s caused all manner of debate at conventions, on forums, fistfights in the street, and so on. That question, of course, is “what’s the best underwater Nazi zombie movie?”
We’ve already covered “Zombie Lake”, the not-exactly-thrilling tale of Nazis having babies and being the green-skinned romantic leads; but this time, dear reader, I'm ready to get my name on the cover of the Blu-ray. It's time for my first ever pull quote:
"The greatest underwater Nazi zombie movie of all time!"
This particular bunch of zombies were a German platoon who were experimented on, which left them somewhere between the living and the dead. They'd be taken to warzones and just…
'Shockingly' Boring! Plus wtf was that scene with piss orange filter? Also, I chuckle at the fact this movie came out the same year as Star Wars and Peter Cushing is in both of them.
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