SCP: Overlord is a 2020 short film directed by Stephen Hancock and written by Evan Murr set within the SCP Foundation lore. It is currently available to watch on YouTube.
The film is unrelated to Overlord (2018) and Overlord.
The film provides examples of:
- Brick Joke: When Reyes is trying to guess the code to the basement door, Besson suggests he try 1234. Later, that turns out to be the actual code.
- Designated Point Man: Kolinski becomes this after finding the anomalous camera.
- Doomsday Cult: The cult in the story didn't start out as one though; the team note that the cult's ideology has completely flipped from their original goals.
- Driven to Suicide: Besson is driven to this by whatever he sees while using the camera in the basement.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: Instead of a flag, Jansen has a patch on his helmet that says "The violence has escalated".
- The Leader: Lambert. He gives the orders to the rest of the squad. The position transfers to Reyes after Lambert's unexpected death.
- Multinational Team: The squad known as MTF Epsilon-6 ("Village Idiots") consists of individuals from several places, identifiable by the flags on their helmets. They including Poland (Kolinski), England (Lambert), Italy (Cicero), France (Besson), and New Mexico (Reyes). Jansen doesn't have a flag on his helmet, but his accent sounds American.
- Noodle Incident: The Providence op mentioned by Cicero, which apparently also featured bas relief and a weird cult.
- Number Two: Reyes. He takes command of the squad after Lambert is killed.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Cicero. Downplayed, but he cracks the most jokes and has the most comedic moments of the group.
- The Quiet One: Reyes. Downplayed, but he does talk the least.
- See the Invisible: The video camera Kolinski finds is the only way to see the invisible cultists, at least until they use smoke grenades.
- Shown Their Work:
- As many former soldiers on YouTube have confirmed, the military tactics used by the characters are all realistic given the situation.
- Kolinski, the Polish soldier, has "Not Yet Lost" carved into his rifle. One of Poland's mottos (and the title of its national anthem) is "Poland is Not Yet Lost".
- Take Our Word for It: We never see what exactly it is that Besson saw through the camera in the basement, but whatever it is is so bad that Besson starts convulsing before shooting himself in the head.
- Truth in Television: Damn near everything military related is either completely realistic or at least plausible given the circumstances.
- As mentioned in Shown Their Work, most or all of the military tactics featured are accurate.
- Kolinski using a digital camera to take a picture of the burning symbol. This is something special ops units do in real life, because unlike phones, digital cameras can't be hacked.
- The suppressed rifles actually sound like real suppressed rifles, averting Hollywood Silencer.
- Wham Shot:
- The first shot of the people hovering above the trees, making it clear that they're dealing with something supernatural.
- The very last shot before the credits, which shows that the floating people are being held up by invisible tentacles of some kind.