November 7, 2018: Your Chance to Preview Overlord

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A Brief History

War horror film fans of John Carroll University, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Overlord on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to pass is valid for up to two seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  You must be with your guest to enter.  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited.

Digging Deeper  

In Overlord, on the eve of D-Day during World War II, American paratroopers are caught behind enemy lines after their plane crashes on a mission to destroy a German Radio Tower in a small town outside of Normandy. After reaching their target, the paratroopers come to realize that besides fighting off Nazi soldiers, they also must face off against horrifying, bloody, and violent creatures that are a result of a secret Nazi experiment.

Overlord is directed by Julius Avery and stars Jovan Adepo  as Pvt. Boyce, a paratrooper; Wyatt Russell as Cpl. Ford, an explosives expert and paratrooper; Mathilde Ollivier as Chloe, a civilian who aides the stranded paratroopers; John Magaro as Tibbet, a paratrooper; Gianny Taufer Paul, Chloe’s brother; Pilou Asbæk as Dr. Wafner, a Nazi officer; and Bokeem Woodbine as Sgt. Eldson.

The film will be released in the United States on November 9, 2018.

Teaser poster

Questions for students: Have you seen any other films about D-Day?  Also, are you planning on seeing this movie?

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Historical Evidence

For more information about the historic event that this film is based on, please see…

Norman, Albert.  Operation Overlord: The Allied Invasion of Western Europe.  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.

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For more information about this film, please see Overlord‘s official website at

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Dr. Zar

Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.