Warhunt brings the feel of Overlord with witches, zombies and film homages.


Warhunt tells the tale of World War ll, it focuses on a U.S. unit going into the fight against the Germans. Jackson Rathbone (fellow millennial!) shines as Walsh, a Bible-thumping, soldier full of mystery and a lot of unexplained interest in mythology. Another standout was the medic, who, unfortunately–gets offed a little bit early into the movie. This is honestly a greatly acted movie and makes you really feel for any soldiers at any point in their lives that have to go through war.

Particularly one quote in this movie where the leader of the unit speaks of how opposing sides of war once all celebrated Christmas eve together with music and such, and then a few days later–went back to the way it was. Horrific and sad.


They encounter two Germans in the forest, one is killed in a rather heart-thumping shootout, while the other is taken hostage. Luckily, one of the soldiers can translate everything he is saying.

While everyone and their mother wants to take him out, the medic is the only one who can talk some sense into them in such a tough situation. It appears as if the prisoner is suffering from shock. Though most scoff and think he’s just doing it to stay alive, he does seem spooked about something.


As these are soldiers who have been stuck in places full of fellow men, it’s no shock that one would want to be a little more than friendly with two women whom he sees bathing from outside of a window. While his comrade tries to pull him back, he insists on staying to the point where one of them spots him.


I’m not the best one to really know a lot about history, it’s confusing in times that I personally didn’t live in. Though it is fascinating to hear about, I got lost a few times through this film. We went from witches to possessed zombies, to the soldiers turning on each other in a state of madness.

I do have to say, the color-grading was gorgeous. You’ve got this dreary backdrop of a morose forest, and then you have these pops of greens and oranges over the horizon views. Well done!


I’m all for atmosphere and mood, but the lighting was so dark in the very beginning of the film, all the way until the dayparts. I had my laptop turned up as bright as it could go. It was hard to see, honestly.


We’ve got the noodles turning into worms (Lost Boys, Ghost Ship), the glass coffin where one of the witches laid (Bramstoker’s Dracula.), the tree of life (death!) Sleepy Hollow and even some Blair Witch vibes. Overall, it was an entertaining flick.

Mickey Rourke did sort of mumble in the very beginning, so it was hard to make out, but I appreciated the awkwardness of the poor guy whom he has to try to translate all of the radio messages while he just sits at his desk.


Eventually, everyone goes pretty much bananas–and there’s two left. Well, three, if you count the one who is deeply infected and bewitched. Off to stop the evil in the old windmill!

We learn that Walsh knew from the get-go that Hitler wanted the ‘Tree of Life’ which has been taking the blood of soldiers for a long time via the witches. This is where it begins to sound most like Overlord, how do you win a war that’s entirely powered by the dead?

And even more confusing, there’s a type of gas that they use that has been banned from the first World War, which ultimately kills the witches, and sadly–Rourke, but when the Nazi’s find Walsh the next day with the gas mask on–it’s the witch!

How the hell? This makes me ask so many questions, number one being Walsh was my favorite role of the film–so where the hell did he go?

You can find it in theaters, and digital RIGHT NOW!

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