Death Ship is a 1980 British-Canadian horror film directed by Alvin Rakoff. The cast includes Academy Award winner George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Sally Ann Howes, and Black Christmas actor Nick Mancuso. A mysterious black freighter sails through the night, apparently deserted. Detecting a cruise ship close by, the ship alters course as disembodied voices announce in German, "Battle Stations! Enemy in sight!" Aboard the cruise ship, the prickly Captain Ashland (Kennedy) is making his final voyage, attended by his replacement, Captain Trevor Marshall (Crenna), who has brought along his family. Outside, the freighter heads right for them, blasting its horn, and despite Ashland's best efforts, collides with the cruise ship, sinking it (Some of the sinking scenes were taken from the 1960 film The Last Voyage and darkened to match the nightly effect.).