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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice little independent Nazi Zombie movie.
If you're tired of gigantic hollywood horrors with their formulaic plots and calculated frights, you might want to try this little movie. Set in Eastern Europe, shot in Scotland, starring Ray Stevenson and costing a little over £1 million, you might be pleasantly surprised at the quality of this movie. Genuine tension is offset with sparing gore. Great gun battles and...
Published on 18 Mar 2008 by Max Berman

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3.0 out of 5 stars Nazi-undead
This film should have been more than it was. The premise is great, the atmosphere is spot-on, the costumes and make-up are menacing and the characters are pretty decent. This menace is somehow lost, however, at some point during the overblown final plot-arc, which is a major shame because it really looks stunning and builds up some satisfying apprehension.
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Published on 19 May 2009 by Arrrrrrrach


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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sky movies, 25 Dec 2009
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E. Graham "evelyn" (yorkshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Outpost [2008] [DVD] (DVD)
I watched this on tv and, I would recommend it for the good price. It avoids the cheesy teen americanisms that ruin many horror films.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good, 2 Nov 2010
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This review is from: Outpost [2008] [DVD] (DVD)
I saw this at a university Horror Movie society, and wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. The acting is fairly good, especially with the two main characters, the cinematography and set designs are great, and they don't show the enemy until a good way in, which helps build up a bit of mystery. The setup isn't bad either: I was expecting plain old nazi zombies, but this was actually fairly original, and the 'science' wasn't totally outlandish. The film starts to come to pieces at the end, with some poor visual effects and a weak ending, but overall the film isn't bad, by any means.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 29 Nov 2009
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Mr. C. J. Tyer "Adam T" (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Outpost [2008] [DVD] (DVD)
Although made on a low budget, the film has a very good story line and deep characters. Definitely worth buying.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent low budget, old fashioned horror, 22 Sep 2008
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I enjoyed this. For a first outing for many of the crew it's a great example of what can be achieved when you don't have the big budgets available to more mainstream stuff. The mercenaries are a believable bunch because they are so dissimilar and, unusually, not particularly nice. DC is excellently played by Ray Stevenson who holds it all together superbly. It isn't drenched in gore like so many of these films but spaces out the nastier bits and allows the general unease to build. It's a dark film in general and the fear amongst the soldiers is palpable as they realise what is going on and that getting out is going to prove somewhat difficult. One thing I would warn about is that you need the volume up fairly high to understand what the chaps are saying - and then get completely deafened once they fire their guns! It's not a film to watch if there's a child in the bedroom up above and your remote has died - I was up and down like a yo-yo in case he thought we were being attacked. This is well worth watching if you enjoy low budget supernatural horrors which don't rely wholly on special effects and like your protagonists of the more believable variety.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Atmosphere similar to Death Ship (1980) with sprinklings of The Fog, 28 Sep 2008
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Although it has a fairly slow start, this low budget horror-chiller gradually finds its feet and ends up delivering some spooky moments without ever taking itself too seriously.

Outpost certainly doesn't bring anything new to the world of cinema, but considering the lack of money they had to work with, there are some neat sequences and the cinematography is often slick and effective.

For anyone who, like the filmmakers, spent much of their teens renting low-budget horror movies on VHS, this should prove to be a decent addition to the genre. As long as you give it time to get going, it should turn out to be quite an enjoyable watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Zombie Nazies in the Woods, 5 Feb 2009
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Jose Tomas (Lisboa, Portugal) - See all my reviews
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It has Ray Stevenson in it, and you can't go wrong with Titus Pullo. The atmosphere and pace are spot on too, but when your starting premise is a siege by the Undead SS, the final outcome will always have a slim chance of meeting the expectations. Truly grim deaths and a growing feeling of hopelessness are a plus, but there is a slapdash look about the finishing, both of the photography and of the script, that hold this one to B-movie land. A well spent hour and a half, though.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars starts well, fades to predictable, 15 Feb 2009
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I missed this at the cinema, where I think it would have been better seen - lots of dimly lit sequences and shocking AV effects... The film starts well, with tension rising and a good introduction to some of the characters. But the film's first weakness is soon apparent: the script is leaden, cliched and generally poor - no wonder the actors mumble so much. The other main and critical failing is that the plot quickly becomes clear - we can see how the film will end from about 30 minutes in, with only the order of exit of the players left to decide. Shame really, as the concept is, well if not quite original, close to it, and deserved much better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NAZI ZOMBIES VS. MERCENARIES. WHAT SOUNDS LIKE A SIMPLE FORMULA PRODUCTION PROVES TO BE RATHER ORIGINAL., 2 July 2014
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THE MOVIE

When most people hear zombies and nazis they think of the Norwegian horror film DEAD SNOW (2009). However before DEAD SNOW there was the far superior British flick OUTPOST which was made in 2007.
Made on a rather small budget this movie is far more effective than most high budget US zombie movies. Set in Eastern Europe mostly near and inside a bunker it was filmed entirely in Scotland.
Directed by Steve Barker who also directed the inferior OUTPOST II : BLACK SUN, he makes the most of the limited budget and manages stretch it to the maximum effect: washed out colors add to the bleak atmosphere. It's not non-stop action but also several thrills and jump moments.
Great actors for a movie in this genre, I especially like Richard Brake as the redneck who delivers some of the best one liners ever ("See, the bright light... it ain't heaven, son. It's just a muzzle flare.") also Ray Stevenson (PUNISHER: WAR ZONE).
Zombies as a bio weapon has been done before, but I believe not like this: occultistic Nazi experiments by shifting reality and reanimating the dead to create invincible soldiers, all masterminded by the Germans during World War II does make an intereisting background story.
The zombies are given very limited screen time however and at first one is not presented with a visual on the unknown foe.
The mercenaries are well written and acted - they are not just stereotype soldiers, each has a different personality which is rare on film - VERY rare.
Not overly gory though - the BBFC 18 Certificate is a bit overdone, a 15 would have surficed.
OUTPOST is not your run-of-the-mill zombie flick - but a crafty little zombie war/action/sci-fi/thriller. What sounds like a mundane film is actually a very well executed and rather original little chiller and actually one of the best zombie movies I have ever seen.

RATING: 9 / 10

THE DVD

Reviewed version: 2007 Sony Home Entertainment UK DVD
Feature running time: 86 mins. (uncut)
Rating: R (MPAA) / 18 (BBFC)
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Audio: English 5.1, English 2.0
Subtitles: English for the Hearing Impaired
Chapters: 12
Extras: Theatrical trailer, Commentary, Behind the Scenes, Deleted Scenes
Region: 2

Picture: B
Audio: B
Extras: C+
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outpost, 31 July 2013
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If you love an easy to follow film, with a simple plot, you'll like this film. I thought it was great, Nazi killer Zombies, a Mercenary team and a Scientist. Horror/Sci fans, you should love this one.......
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3.0 out of 5 stars Leiche Reich.., 11 April 2013
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Some soldiers of fortune are employed to find and secure a specific building located in the wilds of war torn Eastern Europe. Of course they find it and they find the treasures it holds, but at what price, as something appears to be lurking in the shadows...
A late night creeper featuring an unstoppable, Nazi death corps. For a low budget film the acting is very good, for what little they have to do and the sets and effects are very well handled. Sadly it's a little slow paced and fills out the runtime with the odd creepy moment and lots of shouting and daft tough dialogue.
Surprised to see this got given an 18 rating, as there wasn't much splatter on display, instead opting for atmospheric shocks.
Most other reviewers have mentioned similarities between this and Dog Soldiers, Death Watch, The Fog, Event Horizon, The Bunker (and probably Scarecrows, The Supernaturals and Shock Waves to boot, and if they didn't, they should have!). If that is the case I would say don't get your hopes up too high, because this is certainly not as good as most of those listed, although to be fair, its not that far behind, it just doesn't really pull off either a 'by the numbers' blood soaked body count, a traditional ghost story or for that matter a horror tinged, Predator style, action flick!
In my opinion, the makers should've gone all 'Tombs of the Blind Dead' on us viewers, and chucked in a bit more splatter and electric hoodoo nastiness (maybe into the back story), to make it a bit more exciting.
Not great but not terrible by any means either, in fact, slightly better than average for its ilk.
3.25/5 The dvd houses a commentary, deleted scenes, trailer and a load of behind the scenes interviews.
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