One of my favorite films out of Fantastic Fest 2018 was Julius Avery’s Overlord, his gnarly WWII monster mash-up featuring a battalion of US soldiers who have landed in Nazi-occupied France to take down a squadron of Axis forces, only to discover that they’ve been conducting horrifying scientific experiments with local villagers, with the Nazi forces turning them into zombies and other medical abominations, leaving the Allies no choice but to put a stop to their atrocious misdeeds for good.

While in Austin this past September, Daily Dead had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Avery as well as a number of Overlord’s co-stars at the press day for the film. In our first video interview, we chat with the Overlord director as well as with Pilou Asbæk, who plays Wafner, one of the Nazis in charge who undergoes a gruesome transformation throughout the movie.

The duo discussed carrying the banner of Bad Robot with Overlord as well as their thoughts on what makes the film such a standout amongst recent genre releases. They also spoke about their experiences building a tight-knit team with the entire cast while working together on Overlord, and Asbæk talked about the freedom he felt once he took on the monstrous form of his villain.

Check out our first video interview below, and be sure to check back this week for more on Overlord, right here on Daily Dead.


In case you missed it, check here to catch up on our previous coverage of Overlord.

Heather Wixson
About the Author - Heather Wixson

After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for, and was previously a featured writer at and where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.

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