Top 20 Craziest Kaiju: Number 5

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Designate “Cloverfield”


from Cloverfield
(US-2008; dir: Matt Reeves)

Cloverfield poster

My name is Robert Hawkins. It’s 6:42 AM on Saturday, May 23rd. Approximately seven hours ago, some thing attacked the city. I don’t know what it is. If you found this tape, I mean if you’re watching this right now, then you probably know more about it than I do.

After months of very addictive, and seemingless endless, viral marketing campaigns online giant-monster watchers were all anxiously awaiting the chance to finally see what producer J.J. Abrams’ “Cloverfield” really was? Speculation had been both desperate and absurd. Fans raced to the theater in excitement to finally catch a glimpse of the titular beast, only to leave the theater scratching their heads wondering exactly what the hell it was that they just had seen? Some sort of sea creature? An alien? Glimpses of it within the film itself are fragmented, partial and fast, but what we do see has amazing impact. This is a film where we got to feel what it might be like to be right in the middle of a giant monster attack, as it wove its powerful 9-11 allegory.

Cloverfield screenshot 1

Cloverfield screenshot 2

Cloverfield screenshot 3

Cloverfield screenshot 4

You can get a better idea of the creature’s overall shape from this composite shot using a newly released model:

Cloverfield model

And here are two paintings inspired by Clover…

Cloverfield art 1

I couldn’t find the artist’s name, but the image, which was apparently painted by a fan immediately after seeing the film for the first time, came from this site.

And this stunning piece, titled “The Stockholm Incident” by the artist (samsonsreaper), comes from here (click on the image to view it full size — it’s worth it):

Stockholm Incident by samsonsreaper

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2 Responses to Top 20 Craziest Kaiju: Number 5

  1. Avery says:

    It really was one crazy kaiju experience. The creature was very unique and it was a lot of fun trying to figure out just exactly what the hell it was you were looking at, as they showed it piece by piece??

  2. Santa says:

    Everybody keep forgetting “Moorwen”, a powerful & amazingly interesting & creative vision for alien space-beast from the movie Outlander !
    You won’t find this monster on any of the “The Top “n” Best/Greatest Monster(s) (Movies/Films)” lists anywhere on Internet !

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