Firstly, let me just say that the reason that this review has been done sooooooooooooooo far in advance is down to me getting an advanced copy. Why me? Well, the guys responsible for the film needed some quotes for the DVD release, and I was deemed up to the job. I know, the fools. Anyway, the DVD was due out in October, hence why I got hold of the film a month or more back, but it’s now been pushed back to next year. So…
Review: Outpost – Rise of the Spetsnaz / Cert: 18 / Director: Kieran Parker / Screenplay: Rae Brunton / Starring: Bryan Larkin, Ivan Kamaras, Michael McKell, Velibor Topic / Release Date: March 10th, 2014
The latest instalment of the Outpost series features a lot that will be familiar to fans of the previous two films. Yes, yes, yes, there are Nazi zombies aplenty. This time around, though, we find the action set in Eastern Europe during World War II as a group of highly-trained Russian military types seek to take down the Nazi threat. Given the ending ofOutpost II: Black Sun, we were a little surprised with this sequel going all the way back to WWII. That said, it works.
After the Russian group botch an ambush attempt, they are taken captive and locked up in a Nazi prison bunker. It’s soon revealed that, as well as the threat of Nazis, there is also the looming peril of some modified Nazi ‘super-zombies’ to contend with. Whilst that may sound crazy, we’re pretty sure if you are watching a Nazi zombie film then you’ve already left your logic at the door. Wishing to test out these created monsters, the leader of the Nazi group (McKell) sees the new captives as the perfect mixture of bait and of a measuring stick for how up to standard these beasts are. What ensues is much, bloody violence, some rather great little action scenes, and some zombies doing their best Hulk Hogan ‘Hulking Up’ impressions.
For the full review of a surprisingly good zombie sequel, click here.