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Cloverfield has a Whale of a Monster

Published August 31, 2007 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
1-18-08 Poster 1-18-08
With school about to begin I had figured we'd at least have a title for J.J. Abrams secret project, Cloverfield; let alone a bigger trailer. But no, we are still left stipulating about what to expect and what this roaring monster really is.

1-18-08 / Cloverfield Monster Details


Over the past week it has been pointed out that the Cloverfield creature will have scales, which also happen to contain raptor-like creatures that come exploding out of them when the beast is injured or hit by, I don't know, heavy artillery. Sounds crazy but kind of cool, right?

Well, the good people at AICN have received an email from somebody -- who claims to be close to one of the production crew -- that confirms the creature's scales will in fact be troublesome as they contain thousands of parasites with claw legs. Not exactly raptors, but at least the initial reports had the right idea.

PS - the movie is (sort of) a modern day version of "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms". Which if you ever seen it was about a giant monster attacking NYC.



The email gets even more interesting with a new theory -- the monster has some relation to whales. Preposterous, right? Well, maybe not. If you listen to this sound recording of the beast, one can't help but notice the mating call of the giant blue whale. Okay, okay, maybe it's not that specific, but it sure does sound like a whale. As a little icing on the cake, the Slusho website makes mention of whales.

Go figure!

1-18-08/Cloverfield opens to theaters on 1-18-08.

Movie page coming as soon as the film gets a title.
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