For every creature flick that has ever threatened humanity, we offer up Cloverfield as an homage to your undeniable part in the disaster genre.
Cloverfield‘s inventive approach turns the film into a first person account of the destruction of – yep, you guessed it– New York City by a building-sized beast with a bad temper. Though it sounds almost campy, the fact that you never quite know exactly what is after the city’s residents is terrifying. The film allows your imagination to run wild with just a few glimpses of a powerful monster as our heroes attempt to make their escape.The most potent part of the film is the revelation that there are no survivors, no happy endings – just a home video tape, now a relic to the place formerly known as New York.
Bonus: The head of the Statue of Liberty will be torn off and lobbed to the ground like an old softball.