Paramount Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming World War II zombie horror thriller Overload. Directed by Julius Avery and produced by J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot, the movie follows a group of U.S. soldiers who after being shot fro the sky in World War II Germany, come across a deadly Nazi experiment with supernatural cause that’s meant to fight and win the war against the Allies.
This movie looks absolutely bonkers. Zombie movies are way overused these days, but this is the exact kind fo spin I want to see. Sure, we’ve seen a few war zombie movies before, but all of those take themselves way too damn serious and this one doesn’t. It feels like classic horror and even features a handful of shots that would make a master like John Carpenter very, very happy.
With the genre being used over and over again every year, and the movies just being not that good, I’ve personally been craving a zombie movie that can bring the excitement back into the genre. I’ll no doubt, now, be waiting for Zombieland 2, but I’m crossing my fingers that this action-packed horror thriller gives me what I want. Plus, it’s hard to not get excited about watching a bunch of rag-tag WWII soldiers fire-off against Nazi supernatural monsters with a good old fashion machine gun.
Watch the first trailer below, and make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments! Am I bonkers for thinking the trailer is awesome? How excited or not excited are you? Will you bring your entire family with you? Starring Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson, Iain De Caestecker, John Magaro, and Bokeem Woodbine, Overload is released on October 26th.
On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.