Why the hell is Cloverfield considered as an Horror movie?

10 Cloverfield Lane (USA, 2016) – Don’t get mad too early. Here we’re talking about the somewhat-sequel of the famous found footage called Cloverfield (not that bad though, despite it’s shot in the overrated found footage style), a sequel that’s completely different from the first of the franchise.

First of all, 10 Cloverfield Lane isn’t shot in found footage style (thanks God!) and apparently (again, I won’t spoiler the plot or the ending) it belongs to a different kind of sub-genre than Cloverfield.  10 Cloverfield Lane, starring John GoodmanMary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher, Jr, is a psychological-claustrophobic thriller rather than a Sci-fi horror film.

The budget for this movie is much higher than that used for other similar films and I’d say that it was worth it making a charge of 15 million bucks: mostly because it served to hire a great cast, especially John Goodman who did great in the shoes of the controversial figure of Howard. Great cast performances, claustrophobic atmosphere and characters slowly slipping into madness are the ingredients perfectly cooked together to create the delicious  recipe called 10 Cloverfield Lane.

Unfortunately, the final result is a dish difficult to digest. In fact, the last fifteen-twenty minutes of the movie ruined (or, at least, weakened) what would have been an awesome movie. Without spoiler too much, I’d say that in its last scenes 10 Cloverfield Lane turns into another genre leaving the viewer puzzled and disappointed. I’m not pointing out that the ending sucks. It doesn’t; it’s still pretty badass. But in a certain way, those last minutes don’t fit the rest of the movie as they could have been.

Let’s just say that  the real charm of the film lay in the invisible threat that, once revealed, no longer seems so inevitable and scary.

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