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Dog’s Movie House: “10 Cloverfield Lane” Effective Chiller, No Monsters Necessary!



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Relaxing During Doomsday in "10 Cloverfield Lane"

Relaxing During Doomsday in “10 Cloverfield Lane”




Found footage films are something of a declining sub-genre, but one of the good ones is Matt Reeves “Cloverfield” from 2008. The documentary-style thriller about a giant monster rampaging through New York, a few nauseating shaky-cam shots aside, is a genuinely entertaining creature feature that left room further explorations of the Cloverfield universe. So when the trailers came almost out of nowhere for “10 Cloverfield Lane” a little over a month ago, fans of the original started to get excited. Now the bad news is that “10 Cloverfield Lane” has very little to do, if anything, with the original film. You’ll see no rampaging creature laying waste to majestic cities or hipster quips from camcorder-carrying millennials. The good news is that “10 Cloverfield Lane” is one fine suspense thriller in its own right, a cinematic journey that may even outdo its predecessor. Continue reading