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68 of 71 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent British horror film.
If you are a fan of horror movies like Dog Soldiers, The Keep or (the original) The Fog, you will definately dig Outpost. Great cast, wicked "gothic" look and some of the best Nazi Zombies ever put on film. The acting is solid as are the sets and cinematography. Another cool thing is that this independent movie is shot in the 2:35 aspect ratio, which is normally reserved...
Published on March 21, 2008 by Tommy

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3.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT, I repeat NOT a ZOMBIE movie... In the typical sense.
I got suckered into this movie because it was suggested alongside other zombie movies. If you're looking for gut-munching, brain-eating shambling undead, look elsewhere. This is more accurately described as a Nazi Ghost Story, where the ghosts are still very real, tangible "undead" (and I use the term loosely). They have bodies, and you effectively can't kill them...
Published on May 19, 2010 by Michael Gmirkin


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68 of 71 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent British horror film., March 21, 2008
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Tommy (Az United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Outpost (DVD)
If you are a fan of horror movies like Dog Soldiers, The Keep or (the original) The Fog, you will definately dig Outpost. Great cast, wicked "gothic" look and some of the best Nazi Zombies ever put on film. The acting is solid as are the sets and cinematography. Another cool thing is that this independent movie is shot in the 2:35 aspect ratio, which is normally reserved for epic Hollywood productions. The color scheme is that of a Nine Inch Nails video and it really gives certain scenes a nightmarish, otherwordly feel. As a movie snob, I am VERY surprised how much I enjoyed Outpost and I hate 90% of the horror films I see these days. This reminds me of early John Carpenter (Halloween, The Fog, The Thing) as the horror is implied more often than shown (don't worry, there are a few brutal killings as well). Blows away the cult 70's film ShockWaves (also about experimental Nazi Zombies). I hope this movie gets a cult following and a sequel is made.
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98 of 105 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little independent Nazi Zombie movie., March 4, 2008
This review is from: Outpost (DVD)
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 Ł1 million, you might be pleasantly surprised at the quality of this movie. Genuine tension is offset with sparing gore. Great gun battles and some Nazi voodoo technology thrown in for good measure make this micro-budget effort well worth watching. There are some great characters from all over the world dying in some really creative ways and some pretty nasty baddies lurking in a pretty scary environment.

Why not bypass the hollywood dross and see how a bunch of enthusiastic Scottish film-makers do things. Great fun stuff.
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53 of 58 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Diamond in the Rough, March 12, 2008
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Outpost is great little film - I bought it on a whim, as the story synopsis was interesting to me. I was consistently surprised at what a solid and enjoyable film it truly is - well written, well shot, and well acted. The characters are compelling, and avoid the narrow, one-dimensional macho posturing that most lazy filmmakers believe characterizes military life. At the same time, it effectively captures the consequences of that violent profession on the people that choose to make it their life's work. The horror element is very effective, making maximum use of the setting to achieve some real scares - and I would particularly commend the make up and costuming, which are very effective and essentially seamless (never apparent even though they are depicting some vivid subject matter). The core story is an interesting and unique twist on a subject other films have touched on - and the ending, while not exactly unexpected, is effectively delivered. I was prepared for a made-for-SciFi Channel kind of flick, and can only say that it is head and shoulders above that level - a wonderful example of what talented filmmakers can do with fixed resources as long as they have a true passion for the story they're telling. It comes through here. Give it a look, it's well worth your time.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT, I repeat NOT a ZOMBIE movie... In the typical sense., May 19, 2010
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Michael Gmirkin (Beaverton, Oregon, USA) - See all my reviews
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I got suckered into this movie because it was suggested alongside other zombie movies. If you're looking for gut-munching, brain-eating shambling undead, look elsewhere. This is more accurately described as a Nazi Ghost Story, where the ghosts are still very real, tangible "undead" (and I use the term loosely). They have bodies, and you effectively can't kill them.

Zombie-ness aside, this is otherwise a fairly decent flick. The acting is good for an indie flick. The camerawork is quite adequate (a little over-exposed in the opening scenes, but otherwise quite moody and atmospheric). There it s bit of tension built throughout certain parts of the movie. However, I also felt like the tension wrought by the moodiness and a few of the scenes never actually came to anything. I was honestly expecting things to jump out at any moment. Sadly, they basically never did, and that kind of ruined it for me.

The ending, which I won't give away, reminded me more of an episode of the X-files than of a zombie movie. A pretty solidly earned 3 stars. Decent cinematography, good atmospheric feel, but no zombie gut/brain-munchery, and insufficient payoff in scares / thrills.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!!!! Absolutely entertaining....., May 30, 2012
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Reffering to the people who write bad reviews for stupid reasons,...You know what pisses me off, is when I click on a movie review on here, and here freaking theater major, bitch about how the movie was not "deep" enough, the story lines, character dialogue,....blablabla,,, its a zombie movie, if you want Shakespeare why in the hell do you click on a zombie movie? go watch something else, but dont give a movie a bad review, cause its wasn't deep enough for you, characters,..... Its a zombie movie, its should have awesome weaponry, which its does, great looking zombies, check, Great acting and actor selection for the given role, check also. One thing that pisses me off about any kind of movies, is when the directors put wrong looking and wrong sounding actor for a given role, i.e. Steven Seagal as a rapper, or a freaking ballet dancer, Hes freaking Steven Seagal for god sakes, he only does one thing right, chop people with his Aikido. This movie was more than awesome, ak47's, the the actors were great and perfect for the role, I love the redneck, and the big english guy, btw, I love how they all get shredded to dead, great great great, P.S. please dont click on a zombie movie if you are looking to watch some poetic stuff....
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Zombies?, March 13, 2008
This review is from: Outpost (DVD)
For the most part I thought that the movie was good. Good group for the mercs. I liked how the group was consistant with the weapons. It appeared to me that the medic and the leader had similar weapons and the rest of the group all had the same type of weapon. Very impressed. They had claymores, why didn't they have greanades? I don't think I would call this a zombie movie though. Supernatural probably. When I think of a zombie movie I think of flesh eating!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great flick, March 10, 2012
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i saw the trailer for this movie somewhere and it was in the back of my head for some time till i decided to buy it,it has become one of my favorite movies, from the beginning you can feel the danger these guys are in and how good they are at what they do,the music is outstanding, very creepy music that gives the movie that feel of a great scary movie,not your typical cheesy out in the forest high school kids having sex while there is a guy with a chainsaw lying in wait,none of that whatsoever,i think the fact there are several nationalities also gives it that mercenary old foreign legion kinda feel mixed in with something thats been hidden for so long in a deserted forest make it a hit in my book, watch it, you will like it a lot!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah, Those Wacky Nazis..., April 27, 2010
This review is from: Outpost (DVD)
A mercenary (Ray Stevenson) leads a team on a mission to protect / accompany a mysterious man to a remote bunker in the middle of eastern europe. Upon securing said bunker, strange things begin happening, growing increasingly bizarre as well as lethal. Everyone already knows that OUTPOST is a nazi-zombie movie. However, this one also has a nice little sci-fi angle, dealing w/ super-soldiers and the third reich's obsession w/ bending / controlling the laws of physics. In atmosphere, OUTPOST is along the lines of an excellent combination of SHOCK WAVES, THE BUNKER, DOG SOLDIERS, and SESSION 9, w/ a twist of DEAD BIRDS tossed in for flavor. Lots of horrific deaths ensue, and the undead nazis are genuinely scary. If you enjoy military horror, zombies, and action, then add this baby to your collection immediately...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nazies are still the ultimate bad guys, April 8, 2010
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J. W. Mullins (West, by God, Virginia) - See all my reviews
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I just happened across an advert for this and thought I'd give it a try and I was pleasantly surprised. This movie was made with a very low budget but the production values are great. The characters are cliche but are interesting, the dialogue is quick and well written. This is a good horror movie but I'd say it isn't over done when it comes to blood and gore. Don't get me wrong there is plenty of brutal gore, but compared to the rest of the genre it isn't too bad. The setting is moody and the story is interesting enough. While this is certainly a horror movie I can't say I was at any point ever scared, though it made it no less interesting for me to watch. I thought this was a great movie, far better than the limited budget would lead me to believe, for fans of horror, zombie movies and the like it is well worth a watch.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Outpost, April 6, 2010
This review is from: Outpost (DVD)
A group of mercenaries take on an assignment to aid a scientist in uncovering a lost artifact in an Eastern Europe bunker. What they don't know is that the relic was created by the Nazis to bend physics in order to create a super-soldier to win the war, resulting in a legion of undead SS troopers that have been lying dormant for decades... OUTPOST combines the slow-drawn claustrophobia and paranoia of THE BUNKER with the high-powered military action of DOG SOLDIERS in this subtle but effective zombie Suspense / Thriller. It sets a somber mood through its sepia tones and rusted sets, giving the entire film a vintage look that is punctuated by superior lighting and fog effects. Ray Stevenson takes a strong lead as he commands the team against the supernatural forces, while each of the soldiers battling beneath him look and feel like authentic guns for hire caught entirely unaware. Steve Barker handles the psychological thrills with precision, choosing to scare his audience with implied violence and shadowy figures that disappear and reappear in the flickering lamplight rather than exploiting cheap gore FX. OUTPOST is an undermentioned entry in the Nazi zombie cycle that is one of the better films of its kind.

-Carl Manes
I Like Horror Movies
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