21 May 2024
Death Ship (1980)
91 min.
Directed by Alvin Rakoff.
With George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Sally Anne Howes, Nick Manusco, Kate Reid, Victoria Burgoyne.
Underrated and eerie little film about a large cruise liner which sinks after being hit by a Nazi interrogation ship; the hapless survivors are then terrorized aboard said ghost ship.

There are some fun moments to be had; George Kennedy is a ham as the captain who becomes possessed by the vessel's dark spirit.

First mate Crenna is on hand here and delivers a reliable, enjoyable performance.

A mildly atmospheric enterprise that delivers the goods effectively and simply.

No surprise this is exactly the kind of weaker horror often sarcastically maligned by armchair critics. Ignore them, give this a shot and decide for yourself.

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