October 26, 2013 13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2013: Night #8 Cloverfield (2008)
Based on past experience you normally might not think of these thirteen nights including a giant monster/disaster movie like Cloverfield (2008) (movie). Horror is often as much about how a movie is approached as it is about the nature of the threats and challenges to the characters. Cloverfield is just one such example of the approaches reigning. A group of friends are at a going away party for their friend Rob. Hud is recording the party and collecting messages from friends for Rob. The party is interrupted by what seems to be an earthquake but turns out to be something far worse. What follows is a lot of first hand mayhem and horror as Rob and the others try to rescue Rob's true love and survive the on-going monster attack. Sit back and strap in for the ride.
My first thought about this movie and what I would find for connections was that there were would be few if any. Its seems like a fresh cast and creative team, but they have given us some things to talk about, both old and new. First off is Drew Goddard who wrote the screenplay for Cloverfield. Drew also partially wrote and partially directed The Cabin in the Woods (2012) (movie). In the cast category Lizzy Caplan has been in a few episodes of True Blood (2008) (TV) the same year as Cloverfield. Jessica Lucas can be seen in the recent Evil Dead (2013) (movie) remake--you won't forget her afterward. Mike Vogel was in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) (movie), and recently recurring in Bates Motel (2013) (TV). Meanwhile Odette Annable starred in The Unborn (2009) (movie).