A jet plane goes down in Caribbean waters during a violent cyclone. Most of the passengers die violently or drown in the chaos, but the few survivors that remain, including Carroll Baker (Giant) and Olga Karlatos (Zombie) are rescued by a group in a smaller boat. Lost at sea, the survivors hope for rescue but, as the days and nights pass by, they succumb to the heat and lack of food and water. Dying one by one and surrounded by man eating sharks, this group must fight to survive...even if that means resorting to cannibalism to stay alive.
Released in the USA in cut form under the title Terror Storm, Synapse Films is proud to finally present Cyclone in the 118-minute English Language International Version, re-mastered in High-Definition from original vault materials.
Director Rene Cardona Jr. has many horror films to his name, including THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE (1978) and BLOOD FEAST (1972). In 1978 he added CYCLONE to his directorial resume, producing a gross-out treat which is sure to delight fans of the genre. Initially drawing on the best traditions of disaster films, a cyclone sweeps a cast of unfortunate airplane travellers into the ocean. The survivors then enter into a harrowing quest to make it out of the ocean alive, but the shark-infested waters test them to the limits of human endurance. Some incredibly bloody scenes unfold, with Cardona Jr. delivering lashings of the red stuff as the crash survivors flail in the waters.
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