The first, and best, of the Nazi Zombie movies, the others being: Zombie Lake (1981), The Chilling (1981) and Oasis of the Zombies (1983), SHOCK WAVES arrives courtesy of Blue Underground as a Region 0 disc.
When a group of American tourists get lost during a boating holiday, and run into Hammer favourite, the always watchable, Peter Cushing, sporting a facial scar and talking with a clipped German accent, you know you are in for quite a ride.
Unlike other walking dead movies, these zombies hunt in packs, not slow moving crowds, and kill only for the sake of killing. Mean. Granted, the majority of the cast deserve killing, anyway.
Throw in Forties horror star, John Carradine as the crusty sea captain, and you've got yourself one creepy little horror film.
Zombie fans used to Romero style gore may find this tame by comparison to the great zombie man's epics, but it is the unease you feel during, and after, that makes this worth a viewing.
The disc is presented in widescreen, remastered from the director's own print, and even though this is grainy, it does not detract too much. Nice set of extras; trailer, still gallery.
You'll never view the beach on holiday the same again......