Outpost (2008) Review
Written by: Aidan13
Outpost (2008) Directed by Steve Barker Finally a low budget shocker that actually delivered the goods! Goes to show that even with a non-existent budget, much can be attained with tight direction, decent acting and wonderfully orchestrated cinematography. This film pleasantly surprised me…it was in fact quite creepy.
The film takes place in present time…in war torn Eastern Europe a group of mercenaries are hired to escort a man who would rather the specifics of his mission are left unknown. The group comes upon an old bunker that we find out was used by the Nazi’s during WWII to conduct experiments in Unified Field Theory…a term coined by Albert Einstein to describe the interrelated nature of forces that comprise electromagnetic radiation and gravity. The U.S. government worked on it as well in 1943 during the Philadelphia Experiment in which the army and navy attempted to render a U.S. destroyer invisible. Of course the Nazi’s upped the stakes and conducted gruesome experiments on their own soldiers. Great story telling and a bit of conspiracy history to boot…at this point in the film I was hooked!
What ensues after our hapless crew stumble on to all of this is frequent encounters with a phantom Nazi regiment that seems to be trapped in time in the surrounding area. The mercenaries unable to fight the Nazi “Ghosts” retreat back in to the bunker where the terror follows them for a final standoff.
This film melds action, suspense, and horror very effectively. The creepy parts are scarce but trust me when I say they are done well. I highly enjoyed this little film and it gives me faith that there are still good low budget horror films out there. I recently found out that a sequel is in the works and I look forward to that as well. If you haven’t seen this film yet give it a chance…you might be as surprised as I was! Good Stuff!