Image you are trapped in an underground bunker. One of your comrades mutilated, lifeless body lies close to you on the floor. A large door slowly opens at the far end of a long corridor and slowly reveals a 300 pound (all muscle) figure standing there. The figure suddenly charges at you and as the monstrosity gets closer you can see that it’s a flesh eating powerhouse of a zombie.
Well if you’re Bryan Larkin’s character in Outpost: Rise Of The Spetsnaz, you slowly pull your shirt off push the Yankee that is no more use to you it and start beating the shit out of it. This is a great scene from the film.
The story centers around a small group of Russian Special Forces in 1945 that are going after the Nazis. The squad is captured and taken to a lab where the Nazis are turning humans into zombies to help fight the war.
This is a great action-packed little movie. Not only do you have the zombies (not really zombies as we know and love, really), you have cool gunfights, explosions, and have I mentioned Bryan Larkin’s badass character, Dolokhov? It’s like a horror version of Commando.
For a low-budget film you get some amazing production value. Now I’m no historian, but the uniforms, guns, and vehicles seem authentic, as do the amazing cast accents and line deliveries.
This is certainly one of the ones you don’t want to miss, especially if you love horror and action movies. The gore flows a lot, and not really from the Zombies but from Larkin’s character. Have I mentioned he’s a total badass in this film?
The movie reminded me a lot of Frankenstein’s Army, just because of the feel of it and the time period. But also that it was a great innovative and original horror flick that was interesting from start to finish.
This is a keeper, not a rental for sure.
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