Shock Waves (1976)

USA, 1977
35mm film, colour, mono, English

An American horror film directed by Ken Wiederhorn.

Plot Summary

A group of people are shipwrecked when their yacht collides with a strange old ship apparently adrift in the Caribbean. Ashore, they meet a strange hermit with dark secrets and are soon being menaced by a platoon of Nazi zombie .


Director: Ken Wiederhorn
Zopix Company
Producer: Reuben Trane
Production Manager: Doug Kauffman
Unit Manager: Wayne Hood
Script: John Kent Harrison, Ken Wiederhorn
Assistant Director: George Berndt
Underwater Photography: Irving Pare
Stills: Fred Olen Ray
Editor: Norman Gay
Music: Richard Einhorn
Sound Recordist: Stephen Manners
Special Make Up Designer: Alan Ormsby
Production Designer: Jessica Sack
Property Master: Mykle Mattes

Clarence Thomas (fisherman)
Brooke Adams (Rose)
Luke Halpin (Keith)
John Carradine (Captain Ben)
Jack Davidson (Norman)
D.J. Sidney (Beverly)
Fred Buch (Chuck)
Don Stout (Dobbs)
Peter Cushing (SS Commander)
Sammy Graham
Preston White
Reid Finger
Mike Kennedy
Tony Moskal, Jay Maeder, Bob White, Talmadge Scott, Robert Miller ()
Donahue Guillory
Gary J. Levinson

Alternative Titles

Almost Human – UK
Death Corps
L'occhio nel triangolo – Italy
Die Schreckensmacht der Zombies – Germany (video)
Shock Waves – Die aus der Tiefe kamen – Germany
Syvyyksien tappajat – Finland
Terror en las aguas – Spain

See also
Le Lac des morts vivants (1980)



  • Fangoria no.216 (September 2002) p.55 – illustrated DVD review (DVD Dungeon: Shock Waves by Michael Gingold)
  • The House of Hammer vol.1 no.2 () pp.16 – note (Film scene news)
  • Image et Son no.327 (April 1978) pp.21-22
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.46 no.545 (June 1979) p.116 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Sight and Sound vol.3 no.8 (August 1993) p.61 – video note
  • Take One vol.7 no.4 (March 1979) p.11
  • Variety 8 October 1980 pp.22, 30


  • 500 Essential Cult Movies: The Ultimate Guide by Jennifer Eiss with J.P. Rutter and Steve White p.263 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.163, 277, 278, 317
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.396
  • Fright Night on Channel 9 by James Arena pp.189-190
  • Horror! 333 Films to Scare You to Death by James Marriott & Kim Newman pp.197-198
  • House of Psychotic Women by Kier-La Janisse pp.264, 292
  • John Carradine: The Films by Tom Weaver – article
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.352
  • Horror Films by Subgenre: A Viewer's Guide by Chris Vander Kaay and Kathleen Fernandez-Vander Kaay p.122
  • Horror Films of the 1970s by John Kenneth Muir pp.70-72 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Nightmare USA by Stephen Thrower p.516 – note
  • Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990 by Brian Albright p.200
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.162-163 – illustrated review (by Ian Taylor)
  • The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia by Peter Dendle p.159-161