On March 11, the long-awaited film “10 Cloverfield Lane” will be released in theaters across the country. The film is a successor to the 2008 cult classic horror film “Cloverfield” but is described by its producer, JJ Abrams, as a “spiritual successor” or “blood relative,” not a direct sequel. The premise of “10 Cloverfield Lane” is a much more mysterious one than the original.
While “Cloverfield” was a found-footage film that took place as the original attacks happened, “10 Cloverfield Lane” takes place years later as a young woman, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, awakens from a car crash in a cellar with no memory and a survivalist who tells her horror stories of the world outside. After becoming wary of her supposed rescuer, she decides she must escape and face whatever may exist in the world beyond the cellar.
The film has been shrouded in secrecy and there is little known about its plot so rumors have been flying rampant about what the connection between the two films is. There are many theories out there, some more egregious than others. Some have said that the cellar is exactly what it seems: a hiding place to escape the monster that terrorized New York in the first film. Others have said that the survivalist may be a kidnapper, taking advantage of those with no knowledge of what is happening in the outside world.
Whatever the answer may be, the mystery of “10 Cloverfield Lane” can only be solved by seeing the film, so make sure to check it out in theaters next Friday, March 11.