TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - October 5, 2018
Horror movies are all the rage around Halloween, which makes the November 9 release date for the upcoming Overlord all the more curious. You'd think they would want to cash in on the Halloween madness, but pushing the flick into November makes me think the filmmakers take this film more seriously than they should.
Despite the secrecy surrounding its production and the involvement of producer J.J. Abrams, this isn't a secret Cloverfield movie, or at least they haven't given up the ghost yet on it being one. The film, set just prior to the D-Day invasion of June, 1944, follows a group of American soldiers who stumble upon a church that houses secret Nazi experiments.
There's a little more substance in this trailer than was present in the first one, such as showing the soldiers reviving one of their own with the serum the Nazis have been using to genetically modify prisoners. There's some scary imagery here, ripe for a Halloween outing to the movies, only this flick comes out 10 days after Halloween. One of these days, Hollywood will figure out release dates. Hopefully.