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      Shock Waves

      PG Released Jun 22, 1977 1h 26m Horror List
      60% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 40% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings An old Nazi's (Peter Cushing) sunken battalion rises from the sea as a death corps of begoggled zombies. Read More Read Less

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      Josh Goller Spectrum Culture Somehow, despite a premise involving underwater Nazi zombies, this flick serves far more as a curious, schlocky artifact of its time than as the campy midnight-move romp that it should be. Jan 19, 2023 Full Review Eddie Harrison …Shock Waves is an utter and complete mess; if you dare to go back into the water, there’s much better schlock that this to be exhumed… Rated: 1/5 Jan 15, 2023 Full Review James Kendrick Q Network Film Desk 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 Rated: 3/4 Dec 9, 2014 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion An ineffably ethereal and erudite frisson-fest May 16, 2010 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The best Nazi zombie picture ever. Rated: A Feb 17, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Ian R One of the few good and original zombie flicks NOT made by George Romero. The images of the soldiers walking underwater without any artificial breathing apparatus are really creepy, surreal, and memorable. I've always wondered if THAT perhaps inspired the scene with the amphibious ghoul in Fulci's Zombie. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/26/23 Full Review Sebastian D Concept was strong, acting was good, and writing was good. I think it deserves to float to the top of the island horror movie genre. The Nazi zombie angle will always be an interesting start. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/08/23 Full Review DWil M Other comments have said it Nazi Zombie film fo sho Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/13/23 Full Review Kit V If you are a fan of Nazi Zombie Horror or a completist of the genre then this film is a must-see because it is a fairly early player in the modern genre with a great appearance from Peter Cushing. A lot has been made of the small budget, and the rather ingenious way that the directors hid the lack of funds, was to provide a cheap and easy game of cat and mouse between zombie Nazis and a group of folks marooned on a small island. If you are looking for more than that then don't even try; no block-busting scores or amazingly clever twists occur here, instead, we find a film that works more on atmosphere than performance. The Zombies are well done but they creep around knocking off the victims in a rather slow and methodical way, no teeth chattering or angry snarls can be seen or heard. This film was after all created before the great Zombie flicks to come were conceived but it is an important moment in horror. It is films like this that laid the framework for other directors (with bigger budgets) to put the record straight and create the Zombie flick as we know it. Watch this one because you are a fan of Peter Cushing or a lover of B movies that could have been truly great. To me, this film is wonderful because it makes do with what it has and tells a simple story. It just doesn't bite hard enough... Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Saw Shockwaves first on late night TV, then VHS, then DVD, and now Blu Ray. The movie has become a cult status and the bluvray had a ton of bonus files including I believe multiple commentaries. I was around 16 when I first and now 60. The Nazi occult focus is more realistic than any of the gonzo horror shows like Red Snow, etc. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Ok, good atmosphere but not horrific enough. Has menace but doesn't act on it . Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis An old Nazi's (Peter Cushing) sunken battalion rises from the sea as a death corps of begoggled zombies.
      Ken Wiederhorn
      Reuben Trane
      John Kent Harrison, Ken Wiederhorn
      Production Co
      Zopix Company
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 22, 1977, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 27, 2014
      1h 26m
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