With the release of The Cloverfield Paradox early this month on Netflix, fans have been unpacking and debating the film’s connections to past Cloverfield properties. The search for Easter Eggs is key, as logos for fictitious companies and nods to characters in previous films are copious. Indeed, the franchise is filled with clues for those who follow the franchise’s ARG (Alternate Reality Game).
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We know about The Dharma Initiative logo and the falling satellite, but some of the most compelling Easter Eggs in the original Cloverfield simply can’t be seen with the naked eye. Director Matt Reeves actually included spliced images from classic horror movies throughout the film. These can only be seen by freezing frames at specific moments.
The video below identifies and reveals images from Them (1954), The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953), and King Kong (1933). While they don’t add much to the action or aesthetic of the film (they’re pretty much invisible) it’s still pretty cool. Give it a spin and peep the trailer and synopsis for The Cloverfield Paradox below.
Official Synopsis: 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.
The Cloverfield Paradox is directed by Julius Onah and stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, and Daniel Brühl.