Wednesday, April 9, 2014

OUTPOST: Rise of the Spetsnaz (Macabre by Xlrator DVD)

I have a preference. When faced with Outpost, Outpost: Black Sun and Dead Snow I'm going to choose Dead Snow. It has a special place in my heart, the effects and comedy are perfectly designed to gross out and impress. The sequel to Dead Snow will be out soon, and while I wait for that I'll be happy to enjoy the Outpost series including the new installment, Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz the new release from the Macabre subdivision of Xlrator Media. Nazis. Zombies. War. It's a fun time. It's exactly what you would expect, and while it doesn't disappoint I also think that it follows a workable formula that fans of the first two installments will get behind.

Synopsis from Xlrator:

In the third installment of the hit Nazi Zombie action-horror franchise, OUTPOST: RISE OF THE SPETSNAZ, we discover the horrifying origins of these supernatural soldiers as they battle the most ruthless and notorious of all military special forces: the Russian Spetsnaz


You want to know about two things when we discuss an Outpost movie. The gore and the story. The gore is beautiful and gooshy and gooey. It's probably enough for fans of the previous two installments to enjoy without understanding the story. The story may not be groundbreaking, award winning literature, but it's a solid continuation of the Nazi era zombie concept. Where do the zombies come from? They'll show you. Sure the whole thing feels a bit video game esque. The production isn't Romero. It isn't even great zombie makeup or creation, however it is an entertaining picture, a popcorn flick for fans of continuing saga zombie fare.

The whole thing is a cross between Men Behind the Sun, a less funny Dead Snow and maybe Frankenstein's Army (though in all fairness the original Outpost predates F.A.). If those movies interest you then you'll you standing a fighting chance to enjoy this release. Do not expect the absolute mind-fuck of Men Behind the Sun, the ingenuity of Dead Snow or perhaps the solid creature creation of Frankenstein's Army, but even if Rise attains part of the power of any one of those three movies, you'll be entertained.

You can order Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz now. Available on Blu-ray and DVD.

-Doc Terror

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