The Dead Outside 2007 NR

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(18) IMDb 4.3/10

In the stark aftermath of a neurological pandemic, two strangers come together on an isolated Scottish farm. April, a 16 year old survivor with a dark past has survived alone for months. Daniel, a man bereaved, clings desperately on to hope of life in the outside world.

Starring:
Alton Milne, Sandra Louise Douglas
Runtime:
1 hour 25 minutes

The Dead Outside

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Director Kerry Anne Mullaney
Starring Alton Milne, Sandra Louise Douglas
Supporting actors Vivienne Harvey, Robin Morris, Sharon Osdin, Max Adair, John Erskine, Samantha Mullaney, Phyllis Douglas, Mona Thomson, Moyra McWhirter, Peter Lochburn, Sharon MacLaughlan, Ralph Berger, Cheryl Easton, David Sibley, Paul McLellan, Scott Peden, Colin Sneddon, Nick Sneddon
Studio Vanguard Cinema
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Just a bad movie.
mike chase
So in summary, a confusing horror set in a tranquil location with a soundtrack that hogs the limelight for the majority of the film.
Thief_3_Wannabe
The music score is little more than environmental effects played loudly.
R. Diamond

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By William Amazzini on October 31, 2010
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I had the privelege so far this year of seeing two films on humanity gone amuck that are among the finest in the horror canon : Bruce McDonald's 'PONTYPOOL' and Kerry Anne Mullaney's 'THE DEAD OUTSIDE'. Both films deal with a specific virus that infects the entire world and both films show how different people in different locations try to survive in the madness. 'THE DEAD OUTSIDE' owes more to Danny Boyle's '28 DAYS LATER' where the dead do not rise but people become raving maniacs from a viral infection in this case a form of alzheimers disease on steroids. The film places us 6 months into the insanity and the character of Daniel who we first meet comes upon a farm house occupied by a teenage girl who has survived quite well by stocking up on weapons and fuel. In comes a third character to break up the peace and here lies the tension. Mullaney involves us in the survivors and when the attacks on them do occur , the experience is electrifying. The Scottish locations are amazing showing isolation and dread in every frame. The story is interspersed with flashbacks showing how each person survived up till then and shows the frailty of being human, how do you decide who to shoot and who is permitted to live? Are they infected or not? The acting is believable and sucks you right into the nightmare. Don't expect an out and out gore fest, this is subliminal tension at its best and is recommended to everyone who aspires to be a filmmaker . George Romero set the benchmark with his Living Dead phenomenon which has caused writers and filmmakers to branch out with other ideas. This is one of them and Kerry Anne Mullaney should be very proud of this bleak, poignant bit of celluloid.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Thief_3_Wannabe on December 29, 2010
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An "outbreak" has occurred in the Scottish countryside, six months later a man on the run takes shelter in what appears to be an abandoned farmhouse. Little does he know that a lone survivor with a shotgun and a secret still inhabits the abode and gets the drop on him while he sleeps. What follows is a confusing tale of survival as the two of them struggle with not only the danger lurking in the countryside but also with their dark pasts.

I really wanted to like this film but several choices by the films creators sufficiently killed the experience for me. To keep this review short I'll cover just a few of the things that really bothered me about this indie picture.

First off, the most damaging to this picture is it's sound or more specifically it's soundtrack. For some reason when the characters engaged in dialog the movies music cranks up the volume so the music was actually louder than the voices. Why? Was this some "artistic" design decision by the creators? Suffice to say that half the dialog in this movie is almost incomprehensible due to either the thick Scottish accents, loud soundtrack, or both. To top it all off there are NO SUBTITLES available nor is it even close captioned for the hearing impaired.

Secondly, it's hard to feel a sense of dread or horror in the scenic Scottish countryside of rolling farmland hills dotted by a few wandering "infected". Only when it gets dark do things go up a notch but again the creators stumble here as well. The "infected" are mostly slow, clumsy, mumbling or screaming walks of life that do not have the capability of stealth. Darkness is great for hiding a form but when that form likes to stumble, scream, and mumble it's hard to be taken by surprise unless you were unfortunate enough to be deaf at the time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Milton on November 24, 2012
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Firstly, I have no idea how this little gem of an indie movie escaped my attention for so long! `The Dead Outside' is a 2008 low-budget, independent Scottish horror film set in Dumfriesshire.

The film is based on the premise that a virus sees the infected reacting much the same way as they do in 28 Days/ Weeks Later and being dispatched in similar fashion. However, where the 28 films could be considered high paced horror/action, The Dead Outside is decidely more cerebral and has a more claustrophobic quality that is amiss from many zombie/plague movies these days that tend to go more for guts and gore rather than psychological terror. The Dead Outside sees the lead and only real characters coping with paranoia, bereavement, the fear of infection and their own personal issues in different ways.
It is noteworthy that the infected in this movie are NOT zombies. They are very much alive but in the grip of a terrible madness that sees them swing from confusion and disorientation to bouts of violence.

The Dead Outside stands testament to the fact that you do not need millions of dollars, a stellar cast and a Hollywood studio to make a movie that tells a powerful story since the film won Kerry Anne Mullaney the 2009 Best Director (Silver Unicorn) award at the Estepona International Horror and Fantasy Film Festival and I would suggest this is one to add to your DVD collection asap!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ferdy VINE VOICE on December 14, 2010
This is basically another contiuation of the Rage virus plague from 28 Days. A young man breaks into a farm house seeking shelter and safety from the maniacs running loose in the countryside. It turns out the house isn't abandoned. It's occupied by a teenage girl who has managed to survive alone. The story was good and the movie done well. I found the acting especially of the teenage girl lead to be extremely wooden and one note. I also thought the plot got a bit lost towards the end when everything is being shown in flashbacks. As zombie movies go, it wasn't bad but there are better choices available.
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