In “Operation: Overlord”, an American group of soldiers experienced pure horror on the eve of D-Day. ProSieben shows the horror flick today in the late-night program.
June 1944, the invasion of Normandy, also known as Operation Overlord, is imminent. A squad of US soldiers jump over the French coast after their plane was shot down by Germans. Her mission takes her to a church in the village of Ciel Blanc. During their deployment, however, the soldiers come across a secret, underground laboratory. There some SS men are carrying out insane experiments with the villagers to breed human fighting machines for war. The soldiers in the catacombs are seized with sheer horror and face an overpowering enemy.
In theory, “Operation Overlord” sounds like a pure trash festival at first. In fact, the zombie flick by director Julius Avery has become a shocker to be taken seriously. In addition to its weird basic idea, “Operation: Overlord” comes up with lots of action, elaborate effects and a good portion of splatter. The zombie story was produced by the successful filmmaker JJ Abrams (“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”).
Horror fans can see the film for themselves tonight. ProSieben shows “Operation: Overlord” for the first time on free TV at 10:40 pm. A repetition follows at 2.55 a.m.