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The undead return in freaky, final trailer for J.J. Abrams' horror flick Overlord

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Oct 5, 2018

Even more Nazi hijinks are afoot in the final trailer for Paramount and Bad Robot's World War II action/horror/thriller, Overlord. While it doesn't reveal much of the plot, or some of the more over-the-top action sequences, the trailer instead leans heavy into Overlord's B-movie horror aesthetic, with several quiet moments that set up a few nice jump scares during its one-minute runtime.

The film, produced by J.J. Abrams and directed by Julius Avery, follows a group of American GIs who stumble upon a gruesome and deadly experiment going on in Nazi-occupied France in the war-torn summer of 1944. With just hours to go until D-Day, the outnumbered GIs are in a race against time to stop an unthinkable evil the likes of which the world has never seen.

Given that this is Bad Robot's first ever R-rated film, they really went all in on the blood, guts, and gore. Last month, at the movie's world premiere at Fantastic Fest, Avery described Overlord as "Indiana Jones on acid." After the screening, fans were hailing the World War II survival horror as a cross between Resident Evil and Wolfenstein.

Wyatt Russell stars as Ford, a demolitions expert who becomes the group's reluctant leader, and Game of Thrones' Pilou Asbæk as Wafner, the charming, ruthless Nazi officer who's ready to unleash his genetically engineered nightmares against the Allied forces. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. alum Iain De Caestecker also shows up as a soldier who gets an up-close-and-personal look at that resurrection serum. Jovan Adepo, Mathilde Ollivier, and Bokeem Woodbine also star.

Overlord parachutes into theaters on Nov. 9.

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