Liz’s Review: ‘ALIEN OUTPOST’ is out of this world!


The notion that we are not alone in the world is one I thrive on, as a total nerd. Now if I were actually faced with E.T (and not Spielberg‘s cute, wrinkly guy) I would most likely run screaming in the opposite direction no matter how much I know X-Files has prepared me for a close encounter. In the new IFC Midnight action/sci-fi  ALIEN OUTPOST only the brave survive, if they’re lucky.


So here’s the long and short of this truly cool flick. 2021, Earth has been invaded by an alien race dubbed the “Heavies”. 2022, Outposts are built by military branches to fight the Heavies in key locations across the planet. 11 years later, after most of the outposts have been dismantled and the waves of invasions have died down, Outpost 37 is still operating in Pakistan. A journalist and his cameraman follow a group of young soldiers that are just joining up with the men that have been stationed there for some time. Things are not as they seem as men go missing, curious behavior begins, and allies become enemies.

Outpost 37 Stills 2013

This film is brilliantly directed by Game of Thrones visual effects supervisor Jabbar Raisani. A powerhouse ensemble cast o relative unknowns kills this script in the best way possible. Each actor is distinct and incredibly talented. The pace of the script is slow and steady. It has a eerie feel to it. You’re constantly aware that something is not quite right. I had no idea what was coming next, which is rare these days. The visual effects are fantastic. Think District 9 meets Cloverfield. If either of these movies resonated with you, ALIEN OUTPOST might be right up your alley. A tip for viewing: Wait until the credits are over for an extra scene. It’s worth the wait.

In Select Theaters on January 30th, 2015
Two documentary cameramen embedded in an army unit in the most hostile place on earth, an outpost surrounded by the last remaining alien fighters (Heavies) of an invading attack force. The world may have forgotten about the Outposts, but the Heavies are planning the second invasion of Earth and the soldiers are the only ones who can stop it.
Cast: Adrian Paul, Rick Ravanello, Reiley McClendon, Douglas Tait, Joe Reegan & Matthew Holmes
Directed by: Jabbar Raisani
Written by: Blake Clifton, Jabbar Raisani
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
Distributor: IFC Midnight
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About Liz Whittemore

Liz grew up in northern Connecticut and was memorizing movie dialogue from Shirley Temple to A Nightmare on Elm Street at a very early age. She will watch just about any film all the way through (no matter how bad) just to prove a point. A loyal New Englander, a lover of Hollywood, and true inhabitant of The Big Apple.