Tuesday, October 25, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane (on DVD)

Not necessarily related to “Cloverfield” (2008) but some say you can treat it that way.
This stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. and John Goodman.

Michelle (Winstead) is in a car accident and wakes up locked in a fallout shelter. There are two men there with her, Howard (Goodman) and Emmett (Gallagher). They claim that they saved her and she must stay underground with them because some sort of worldwide chemical disaster has happened and it’s not safe to leave. Howard is a farmer who built the shelter, Emmett was his farmhand who convinced him to let him in. As time goes on Michelle and Emmett discover strange things about Howard that make them believe there is more happening than what might seem.

This is a psychological thriller. At first you’re not quite sure what to believe – did these men actually save her or kidnap her, did something really happen outside or is that just an excuse so that she stays, etc. This theme of not knowing continues far into the movie and once you hit the point where you know everything you are floored by the whole story. I’m so used to seeing John Goodman in comedies and this role is drastically different than those.

[This movie is very dark and just when you think things have calmed down something happens. Would recommend it to people who like horror movies or psychological thrillers, such as Panic Room, The Shining, or Cloverfield.]
[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official 10 Cloverfield Lane web site ]

Recommended by Carrie K.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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