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29. Cloverfield (2012)

Written by Drew Goddard

Directed by Matt Reeves

Starring Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Annable, Anjul Nigam, Margot Farley, Theo Rossi

While it may not be remembered as one of the greatest horror movies ever, it certainly deserves a place on this list for the franchise that it created. Who would have thought the first Cloverfield movie would spawn two sequels and a world around it?

Told with the shaky camera view of found footage, we get to see a story told from our protagonists’ point of views. Well, only one view in a way. It’s all told from this one camera. Anything that isn’t on the camera doesn’t get shown, and that includes the monster. While there are a couple of quick glimpses, most of the monster has been left to our imagination, and that’s the great thing about it.

This is one of those stories that gives us the standard destruction of New York City, including the Statue of Liberty being decapitated. However, it tells us another tale within it all—how far a group of friends are willing to go to ensure that everyone makes it out of a crumbling city alive.

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