#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In a seedy bar in a town ravaged by war, mysterious businessman Hunt hires ex-marine D.C. to assemble a crack team of ex-soldiers to protect him on a dangerous journey into no-man’s land. To this gang of hardened warriors, battle-worn veterans and borderline criminals killing is just a job – and one they enjoy. Their mission – to scope out an old military bunker. It should be easy – 48 hours at the most. Lots of cash for little risk, or so he says. Once at the outpost, the men make a horrific discovery that turns their mission on its head – the scene of a bloody and gruesome series of experiments, carried out by the Nazis on their own soldiers during WWII. Amid the carnage, they find something even more disturbing – someone who’s still alive. As war rages above ground, and a mysterious enemy emerges from the darkness below, D.C. and his men find themselves trapped in a claustrophobic and terrifying scenario. Their mission is no longer one of safe-guarding – it’s one of survival. Together they must discover why Hunt has brought them to the outpost – and what it is that’s killing them off, one by one.
Plot: In a seedy bar in a town ravaged by war, scientist and businessman Hunt hires mercenary and former Royal Marine D.C. to assemble a crack team of ex-soldiers to protect him on a dangerous journey into no-man’s land. Their mission is to scope out an old military bunker in Eastern Europe. It should be easy – 48 hours at the most. Lots of cash for little risk. Or so he says…
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Down in an abandoned bunker in Eastern Europe…
Outpost is the feature length directing debut of Steve Barker, it’s written by Rae Brunton and is produced by Arabella Croft & Kieran Parker; who financed the film themselves by mortgaging their own Glasgow home. Starring are Ray Stevenson, Julian Wadham, Richard Brake & Michael Smiley. The plot sees scientist and businessman Hunt (Wadham) hire a mercenary crack team headed by DC (Stevenson) to protect him on a perilous mission into Eastern Europe. There they are to locate an abandoned bunker in no-man’s land and seemingly gather information to aid Hunt’s research. However, once at the outpost, the men make a horrific discovery – one that is only the start of the terror to come.
Lets get the blatantly obvious negatives out the way first, the kind that pithy critics enjoy beating an independent film with. Outpost is not fresh, certainly not in story, setting and god forbid — logic. Channeling (by the makers own admission) John Carpenter’s spooky 1980 movie The Fog – with more than a nod towards Michael Mann’s The Keep & Ken Wiederhorn’s Almost Human – Outpost does, from the off, have a familiar ring to it. Yet Barker’s movie can stand on its own two ghostly feet on account of it having heavy atmosphere that’s nicely blended with no short supply of the grisly. This is not about cheap shocks, though. Barker slow burns the first half hour and then steadily turns up the heat as the secrets of the “Outpost” start to unravel, with the sense of dread that accompanies said unravelling palpable in the extreme.
Away from the rewarding creepy vibe that dominates the piece, the technical aspects also stand up considerably well. Barker’s directing is unobtrusive and aware of its genre roots, with a cartoon/animation section deftly effective, while Brunton’s screenplay is lean and lets the characters breath. That it has commentary on the barbaric nature of the Nazis and slots in a Die Glocke for its core, also, should not be understated, war is hell is as apt a saying here, as apt can be. Note worthy on the war is hell theme is that here the makers are saying war is always and everywhere, not only is the film set with one foot in a historic war and the other in a “today” war, but each of the mercenaries represent a soldier from a different war-zone around the world. With the wooded valley of Dalbeattie near Castle Douglas in Scotland standing in for Eastern Europe, Gavin Struthers does wonders on photography. Smartly stripping the colours down to a near monochrome finish that lends weight to the historical context of the story, he also makes the interiors claustrophobic and captures rich detail for the exteriors. The score from James Seymour Brett is one of the better ones for a low-fi British horror, suitably pulse like, and the acting is no-nonsense and befitting the characters within.
With a no cop out and suitably bleak ending, Outpost isn’t after the popcorn crowd. It may be heavily influenced by past down in the woods army like shockers, but it sure as hell shows the likes of Rob Green’s awful 2001 movie, The Bunker, how it should be done. 7/10
This film should have been more than it was. The premise is great, the atmosphere is spot-on, the costumes and make-up are menacing and the characters are pretty decent. This menace is somehow lost, however, at some point during the overblown final plot-arc, which is a major shame because it really looks stunning and builds up some satisfying apprehension.
I cannot give it less than three stars, but only because I absolutely love this sort of thing, having grown up with Wolfenstein and Doom to take me to the early hours. One day somebody will nail this idea and unleash true grim krieg.
Good ideas, risible villains… a chance missed.
Although the idea of this movie is not entirely new (similar plot lines can be found in older movies like “Shockwave” from 1976 and computer games like the “Castle Wolfenstein” series) it is still rather original and appealing: Nazi scientists attempt to create indestructible “super soldiers” in order to achieve world domination.
The acting is very good.
The movie’s special effects are also well realised and a certain amount of suspense is undeniable, especially at the beginning of the movie.
However, there were some inconsistencies that ruined the movie for me.
Firstly, the explanation given in the movie about why the paranormal phenomenons happen is incomprehensible. I would have preferred no explanation at all than a badly researched pseudo-scientific one involving some obscure Einsteinian theory. It makes it impossible to understand what the scientist is actually after the whole time.
Secondly the director seems to bend and adapt the “powers” of the undead at will, making them devoid of any credibility. Sometimes they materialise in sealed rooms and attack with great speed and deadly accuracy but in the next scene they stumble around like brainless zombies and can’t even open doors. This fails to create the feeling of the main characters actually being stalked and hunted in a claustrophobic environment. I did not get a feeling of urgency and even felt a little bored at some point.
This movie disappointed me because I believe a chance has been missed to make something truly creepy and scary.
If you are just looking for gore and horror, however, you might still want to watch this movie. I would not actively recommend it though.
Straight to video gem
A work mate lent me this on the off chance and I was pleasantly surprised. I initially thought this would be the usual straight to video crap. However their was a really good story in this film. I like the comparisons of Predator and to some extent The Keep. The premise of indestructible Nazis materialising as & when, created from a long forgotten experiment is a superb idea. Ray Stevenson like Jasan Statham is one of those rare things, a Brit who can carry an action/horror film. He was great in Rome and I have high expectations of him in the upcoming Punisher sequel. Back to the film, just because it bypasses the cinema, dos-en’t mean it’s rubbish!! Check it out
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Genre Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director Steve Barker
Writer Rae Brunton (screenplay), Kieran Parker (story), Steve Barker (story), Rae Brunton (story)
Actors Ray Stevenson, Julian Wadham, Richard Brake, Paul Blair
Production Company Black Camel Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Soho Images, London, UK (processing)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)