PLOT: A group of friends try to survive as alien creatures destroy Manhattan.
Two found footage films in a row, and it’s a stark contrast. Cloverfield is a perfect example of this sort of aesthetic working. This is my first time watching this film (as are all the films for 31 Days of Horror), and I absolutely loved it. The concept is so well executed that you can’t help but get sucked in completely.
Imagine Godzilla in a found footage movie and that’s what you have here. And it just works. You’re with the characters on a street level; you’re there in the thick of it and it makes all the events that goes on completely terrifying.
This one is pretty light on the gore. Little alien monsters bite some characters and you see some wounds, but it’s pretty bloodless throughout.
Gore Rating: 0 out of 5
This movie is fucking intense. There aren’t many moments of true scares, but seeing the Cloverfield monster destroying everything in its path is terrifying. This is like the best Godzilla movie from the past several decades.
Scare Rating: 4 out of 5
Sex/Nudity Rating: 0 out of 5
I absolutely loved this movie. To me, this is the gold standard of found footage movies. It’s intense, gripping, and the effects are masterful. I can’t really say much more than that. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to see it.