It’s May 22nd, 2008, and Rob’s friends are throwing him a party. He just received a huge promotion, and soon he’ll be in Japan far away from New York’s troubles and woes. But sooner, rather than later, it seems everything’s been put on hold when an explosion shakes Manhattan island from north to south. Things only get worse when Rob and his friends learn there’s a giant monster rampaging down central park.
Something about Cloverfield has kept the attention of fans for years. Maybe it’s the found-footage film-making, maybe it’s the never-ending questions that parade its audience from start to finish, or maybe people just like giant monster movies. Whatever the case, it’s here to stay, and I couldn’t help myself from rewatching this modern classic kaiju film for the podcast!
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Cloverfield is Rated PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images.
It features Michael Stahl-David, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, and T.J. Miller.
Directed by Matt Reeves.
Melvin Benson is the creator, editor, and lead host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!
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