Review: OVERLORD Takes You Through a Nightmarishly Awesome WWII House of Horrors
If you’re looking for an extremely fun horror action-thriller filled with all kinds of gratuitous blood and gore, Overlord is the film for you!
I enjoyed everything that I’ve seen from the film in the trailers that have been released, but they don’t even scratch the surface of how much of an insane wild ride that this movie is! Overlord is an absolute blast and I know horror fans are going to enjoy the hell out of it.
The story is set during World War II and follows members of the 101st Airborn Division dropping into Germany to take down a radio tower located in a church. The movie starts out with one of the most intense sequences that I’ve seen in any WWII movie as the paratroopers are flying into Germany.
As I was watching the film I was thinking, “Damn! This would just make a great WWII film without all the monstrous horror stuff.” But that was before all the sci-fi horror elements started appearing in the film. Once they did, though, the film kicked into a whole other gear and takes you on an awesomely hellish adventure into a house of horrors where crazy strange experiments are being performed on people who are being taken from a nearby village.
This house of horrors is located in the church that the soldiers need to infiltrate and blow up. That’s their mission before things take a super dark turn. That’s as much as the story that I’ll share. But things seriously get bat-shit crazy! It even goes over-the-top at some points.
On top of all that, I also loved the characters that the film introduced. They were all strong character that were developed really well. When it comes to these kinds of horror films characters tend to take a back seat to the blood and gore, but that wasn’t the case here.
The movie has mostly and known cast that consists of Jovan Adepo (The Leftovers), Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some!!), Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), Dominic Applewhite (The King’s Speech), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Iain de Caestecker (Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD), John Magaro (The Big Short), Mathilde Ollivier (The Misfortunes of Francois Jane) and Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo).
Overlord was produced by J.J. Abrams, and directed by Julius Avery (Son of a Gun) and is based on an original idea by The Hunger Games screenwriter Billy Ray and Abrams. I have to say that Avery did a hell of a job directing this movie and I cant wait to see what he does next!
I highly recommend checking this movie out if you can handle lots of bloody gore and violence. It really is entertaining and badass thrill ride!
If you’ve already seen the film let us know what you thought!