In 1975, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws made theatergoers scared to swim in the ocean. Two years later, another movie made viewers wary of the sea: the Nazi zombies in Ken Wiederhorn’s Shock Waves. It's been playing at select theaters ahead of its Blu-ray release and we have details on a special screening of Shock Waves taking place next Monday night at Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema:

"SHOCK WAVES (1977, Ken Wiederhorn, 90 mins)

Monday, November 24, 9:30pm

Price: $16

Nitehawk plunges into the deep end of horror with a screening of a new restoration of the water-logged zombie flick SHOCK WAVES. Director Ken Wiederhorn will be here for a Q&A after the film moderated by Fangoria's Sam Zimmerman.

Remember that episode of Gilligan’s Island where the crew of the Minnow met up with an old SS scientist who was once in charge of a squad of unstoppable, underwater Nazi zombies? No? Well, that’s because that’s plot for Shock Waves, director Ken Wiederhorn’s oddball horror film about a group of yachters who have a nasty run-in with a band of zombies so well versed at killing that even Hitler didn’t want anything to do with them. Shock Waves stars horror icons John Carradine, Peter Cushing and Peter Cushing’s great, big fake scar, and is certain to leave you breathless. (Get it?)

Complimentary drinks at the after-party courtesy of Bronx Brewery."

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We have the remaining Shock Waves theatrical re-release dates below:

“One of the great horror “sleepers” of the 1970s, SHOCK WAVES stars the legendary Peter Cushing (STAR WARS, HORROR OF DRACULA) and John Carradine (THE HOWLING, THE SENTINEL)


11/25: Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, Yonkers, NY
11/28: Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA
1/9/15: Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR”

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