'10 Cloverfield Lane' finds nail-biting horror in an apocalyptic safe haven
March 10, 2016 - Uncategorized
2008’s Cloverfield wasn’t actually about a monster rampaging across New York City. It was about the crumbling of social order, captured through the lens of a street-level schmuck’s camcorder.
Similarly, 10 Cloverfield Lane isn’t really about the apocalypse. It takes place in a world that may be ending — but the film’s focused instead on the underground bunker of a doomsday prepper conspiracy theorist who may or may not have a dark past (but probably does).
Disaster movies tend to consider the big picture, the macro. Cloverfield stories instead focus on micro-horrors. They’re about the other monsters that surface when the world goes to hell. Read more…