If there's one man in Hollywood you can bank on these days, it's J.J. Abrams. You only have to look towards his work in Star Trek, Star Wars and Mission: Impossible.
Although he rarely misses the mark (The Cloverfield Paradox, anyone?), his newly-produced WWII zombie feature Overlord, which he describes as "bats**t crazy," will be something of a gamble - it'll be his first full-fledged horror movie.
Should you be worried? If the reaction from its premiere at Fantastic Fest last month is any indication, all we have to say is: "Was there ever any doubt?"
Overlord is a blast. It’s a men-on-a-mission, behind-enemy-lines, one-goal WW2 movie, with creepy creature stuff spread throughout. Good characters, great set pieces, a ton of fun. #FantasticFest— 3 Words: Scary. Germain. Guy (@GermainLussier) September 23, 2018
Hot damn, #Overlord! It opens with an incredibly badass aerial sequence and then it gets crazier & gorier & nastier & funkier. Love how it’s both a ferocious war movie and a sick monster movie. So inventive, so mad. See it with a packed crowd#FantasticFest— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) September 23, 2018
There are a surprising number of nazi zombie movies. OVERLORD is by far the best and most fun. Part WWII man on a mission movie, part Frankenstein zombie movie, all fun. See this one big and loud when you get the chance. pic.twitter.com/CpG5LP3hcC— C. Robert Cargill (@Massawyrm) September 23, 2018
Still got OVERLORD on the brain. Great direction, fresh cast, slick FX. Perfect sci-fi war movie horror mash up! Wyatt Russell gives his best performance to date, channels his Dad’s appeal and swagger. Top film from Bad Robot!— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) September 23, 2018
Oh hell yes. Overlord is awesome!! An extra loud, intense, uber violent, enrapturing WWII action movie spiced up with some gnarly horror. Really dug the score, really enjoyed this whole movie. Hits real hard, but never drags. See this movie in theaters. #Sitges2018— Alex Billington (@firstshowing) October 11, 2018
1. Train to Busan - 81
2. Zombieland - 80
3. 28 Days Later - 79
4. Overlord - 75
5. 28 Weeks Later - 73
6. Dawn of the Dead - 69
7. I Am Legend - 69
8. World War Z - 66
9. Quarantine - 57
10. Resident Evil - 45
Up for some good ol' gory scares this Halloween season? Overlord delivers a bloodcurdling helping of exactly what you're looking for.
Refreshing, gruesome and intense, horror fans will be excited for this one. And despite not actually being based on a known property, comparisons have been made to the popular series Wolfenstein, which will also surely please some avid gamers.
Photocredit @ Paramount Pictures
Overlord opens in cinemas on 8 November 2018.