Cloverfield (2008 franchise)

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Cloverfield (2008 film)...
  • Cloverfield (2008); 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016); The Cloverfield Paradox (2018, AKA God Particle)


  • Cloverfield (2008): "Something has found us." A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016): "Outside is dangerous... inside is terrifying." After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
  • The Cloverfield Paradox (2018): "The future unleashed every thing." Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.


  • Release Date: 2008-present
  • Country/Language: US, English
  • Genres/Technical: Science Fiction, Horror, found-footage, Drama, Thriller
  • Starring: Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman; Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman
  • Director: Matt Reeves; Dan Trachtenberg
  • Writer: Drew Goddard; Josh Campbell and Matthew Stuecken
  • Producer/Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot
  • View Trailer: (2008), (2016), (2016), (2018)
  • TVTropes: (2008), (link), (2018)
  • IMDB: (2008), (2016),


MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: PG-13 (Violence, Profanity, Adult Content)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • Ss___ (One and a Half Tentacles: Vaguely Lovecraftian)

This franchise appears to mainly be linked to Lovecraft by way of an apocalyptic tone, gigantic "tentacle monsters", portals to hidden worlds, and a few other vaguely Lovecraftian themes.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.


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 Spoiler Section (Highlight to Read)

  • CLOVERFIELD (2008) - As a group of New Yorkers enjoy a going-away party, little do they know that they will soon face the most terrifying night of their lives. A creature the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Using a handheld video camera, the friends record their struggle to survive as New York crumbles around them.
  • 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (2016) - After surviving a car accident, Michelle wakes up to find herself in an underground bunker with two men. Howard tells her that a massive chemical attack has rendered the air unbreathable, and their only hope of survival is to remain inside. Despite the comforts of home, Howard's controlling and menacing nature makes Michelle want to escape. After taking matters into her own hands, the young woman finally discovers the truth about the outside world.
  • THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX (2018) - Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality after their scientific experiment causes Earth to disappear. When a space shuttle appears, the space station crew must fight for survival following their horrible discovery.


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