|release date||March 7 1980|
|writer||Jack Jill, David P. Lewis|
|starring||Danny Higham, George Kennedy, Jennifer McKinney, Kate Reid, Murray Cruchley|
|tagline||Those who survive the ghost ship are better off dead!|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisAfter a passenger liner is rammed and sunk by a derelict German freighter from World War II, the handful of survivors (which include George Kennedy and Richard Crenna) manage to board the unmanned hulk but soon discover that their perils have just begun. Apparently the freighter served as a kind of floating Nazi torture dungeon, and its corridors and bulkheads have somehow become imbued with the very forces of evil that once tormented its captive cargo.
One horror sub-genre that I have ALWAYS appreciated is haunted ships. There is just something about a ship itself that provides a bit of eeriness to me, most likely the fact that the ship out on the ocean, with no immediate help around. This worsens when the ship is haunted, and a true nowhere-to-run scenario is in full effect thanks to the vast ocean around the ship. Haunted ship films come seldom these days, so I was pretty stoked when I came across this film, especially because it is from 1980. Unfortunately, this flick did not amount to anything special, but it did have its moments…which were as rare as these films are. …Read More