Cloverfield viral roundup

Thursday, February 7th, 2008 Horrorthon Posts

This page presents an accumulated list of all Cloverfield viral/web information (with links) so you can read it all without doing all the grueling investigation. (Now that the movie’s in theaters I think it’s okay to just read this stuff rather than sleuthing it all out.) Overall, it’s a fascinating Lost-style backstory for the movie and I’m very impressed. These days, boundaries are blurring: it’s almost fair to say that this stuff is part of the movie (since it involves, in some cases, peripheral characters visible in the movie and other direct connections to the movie’s story). It’s “canon,” in other words. Don’t go near this stuff until you’ve seen Cloverfield.

Translating “Jerk” into English: “Cloverfield sucked” = “Cloverfield contained ambiguities and unanswered questions, which provokes an unfamiliar (and therefore unpleasant) sensation.”