Oh yeah baby, here’s another one. Elite squad of mercenaries, Nazi experiments and a decent amount of gore are just the perfect ingredients for a really interesting horror. This is an example how to make an effective and good–looking movie with relatively low budget, but with lots of inspiration and desire. Nazi zombies are now becoming a new trend, with several relatively good movies being released in a span of just a few years. Best of them are Dead Snow and Town Creek, with Sucker Punch, War of the Dead and Code Red trailing behind these intriguing originals. Outpost features a gritty atmosphere, lots of gore and great acting. Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone, Rome series) and Richard Brake (Doom) were leading the charge with the rest of the cast doing their best to catch up. Ray is just so fucking good, so commanding and serious that he could have carried the entire movie alone. Mostly set in dark bunkers, crawling with Nazi zombies, you can feel that claustrophobic vibe that make the movie even more intense.

Outpost [2008] Movie Review Recommendation PosterWhat seemed like an easy job for DC and his crew soon turned to fight for survival. It all sounded good, scope out an old bunker and take any valuables to the surface, in and out. Of course, nothing is easy in war-torn Eastern Europe, with a lot guns, crazy guys and people looking to get rich quick. However, DC took the mission and assembled a crew of experienced soldiers for an incursion into no man’s land where the bunker is located. They found it easily enough, but once in, they started hearing strange sounds and movement in the shadows…

I guess Predator is the first movie that I saw with this Military personal against the supernatural. There several worthy entries in this subgenre, although Dog Soldiers stands out as one of the best. Outpost features a lot of elements that I like: closed environment, zombies, Ray, Eastern Europe and it’s interesting to watch from beginning to the end. The pacing is really good and the story did not take any hits because of this, of course, considering the fact that this is a zombie horror movie. With the imminent over-saturation of the zombie genre, this might be one of those movies that you will come back to. Especially considering that there’s already a sequel in the works. Enjoy.

Director: Steve Barker

Cast: Ray Stevenson, Julian Wadham, Richard Brake, Brett Fancy

Fun Stuff: When DC pulls out the pistol from its holder in the generator chamber, its sound is identical to Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001) (VG) when the player swaps weapons. Similarly, when the soldiers emerge from the truck, the slamming noise is the same as in RTCW when the player attempts to open a locked wooden door.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0892899/

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