Chloe Moretz Stars in WWII Horror Film 'Shadow in the Cloud'

In 1943, female pilot Maude Garrett boards a B-17 bomber with a mysterious package, facing sexism and protests from the crew. The mission takes a horror turn when a monstrous creature attacks the aircraft, leaving Garrett isolated and vulnerable.

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Chloe Moretz Stars in WWII Horror Film 'Shadow in the Cloud'

Chloe Moretz Stars in WWII Horror Film 'Shadow in the Cloud'

"Shadow in the Cloud," a 2021 action-war-horror film, reframes World War II through a female protagonist, exploring sexism in warfare. The movie stars Chloe Moretz as RAP Pilot Officer Maude Garrett, a young woman who attempts to board the crew of an American B-17 bomber in the summer of 1943. Garrett insists on carrying a mysterious package on a mission to Samoa, despite the protests of the aircraft's crew.

As tensions rise between Garrett and the crew, the film examines the multifaceted challenges of sexism in warfare, highlighting the frustrations and dangers faced by female heroes like Garrett. The film takes a dramatic turn when a monstrous creature attacks the aircraft, making Garrett more vulnerable and isolated from the rest of the crew. This sci-fi horror twist adds an element of surprise and shock to the narrative.

"Shadow in the Cloud" explores the importance of believing women and the multilayered battle that female heroes like Garrett had to fight alongside a world war. The film also pays homage to classic creature features, combining wartime conflict with monster movie jump scares. "It's Saving Private Ryan with gremlins and girlbosses," said Liam Gaughan, search a film and TV writer at Collider.

The film has a unique tone that acknowledges the historical realities of sexism in warfare while also embracing its B-movie elements. Chloe Moretz gives a strong and committed performance as Maude Garrett, elevating the material and adding emotional impact to the film. "Shadow in the Cloud" is now streaming on Netflix in the U.S.