Thursday, February 11, 2016

Life Preserving Information on FAPT



In addition to the new message on FAPTdanteIL at unfiction and Mithsiel Daniel in the comments noticed that the previously broken KEEP CHECKING THIS SITE link on FAPT was now working, and takes you to FunAndPrettyThings.com/LifePreservingInformation

The new page is a Megan survival guide, with fun tips on how to put together a bug-out bag or hot-wire a car. 

There are also links to other survival pages and helpful information such as weather and train schedules. 

There's a lot to look at, but at first glace, some of these links appear to be to real survival websites, so don't expect that everything is part of the game.

Here is the full text of the Life Preserving Information page:

New Message on FunAndPrettyThings.com


There's a new message on the FunAndPrettyThings.com website today from Radioman70 to his daughter Megan. In this message we learn that Howard lives in New Orleans, and that Megan likes Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream.

DEAR MEGAN,

YOU HAVEN’T REPLIED TO MY LAST MESSAGE YET. I GUESS YOUR MOM IS WATCHING YOU PRETTY CLOSELY, HUH? I SUPPOSE WE SHOULD FEEL SORRY FOR HER SINCE SHE’S ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE SO BLINDED BY THEIR PREJUDICES, SO BRAINWASHED BY WHAT EVERYONE AROUND HER IS SAYING, SHE WON’T LISTEN TO THE TRUTH. I HOPE YOU KNOW THAT’S THE REASON BEHIND THOSE THINGS SHE SAYS ABOUT ME. I KNOW YOU’RE SMART ENOUGH TO SEE THROUGH IT.

JUST COME DOWN HERE. SAY THE WORD AND I’LL PICK YOU UP OR THERE’S A TRAIN THAT LEAVES CHICAGO EVERY AFTERNOON FOR NEW ORLEANS AND I WILL GET YOU FROM THE STATION. I CAN EVEN WIRE YOU THE MONEY FOR A TICKET IF NEED IT. BUT DON’T TAKE A PLANE – IT’LL BE TOO DANGEROUS.

YOU HAVE TO COME QUICKLY. IF I’M ALIVE UNDERGROUND WHILE I KNOW THAT YOU DIDN’T MAKE IT, I WON’T BE ABLE TO LIVE WITH MYSELF.

I CAN STOCK THE SHELTER WITH ANYTHING YOU WANT, AS MUCH OF IT AS YOU LIKE. IVE ALREADY MADE SURE TO STOCK UP ON ENOUGH ICE CREAM TO LAST YOU A YEAR. MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP ALWAYS SEEMED TO MAKE YOU HAPPY. ALL I WANT IS FOR YOU TO BE SAFE AND HAPPY RADIOGIRL.

IF YOU CAN’T FIND ME WHEN YOU GET HERE, I’LL ALREADY BE DOWN THERE – THE ENTRANCE IS BACK BEHIND THE HOUSE. YOU CAN’T MISS IT.
LOVE,

DAD



Monday, February 8, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane Super Bowl Trailer Screenshots




Here are some screenshots from the "10 Cloverfield Lane" Super Bowl trailer. I have compiled them into an album at CloverfieldClues.imgur.com

Update: Here is a better screenshot of the license plate. I adjusted the levels, and the number appears to be; SCH 3N38


Brock pointed out in the comments that the plate appears to be from Texas:



One other interesting thing I noticed, the "hazmat" suit appears to be hand made, out of duct tape and soda bottles.




Leave a message in the comments if you find anything interesting!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Radioman70.com and FunAndPrettyThings.com Websites

DinosaurDracula at Reddit has discovered that the "Radioman 70" phrase on the shirt Howard Stambler (aka John Goodman) is wearing in his Employee of the Month photo can be made into the URL: radioman70.com

Going to this site, redirects you to FunAndPrettyThings.com.

Things to note about this page:

  • The photo with the letters is missing the following letters; M E G A N

  • If you try to "cheat" by viewing the source code for the page, there is a warning message:

    You do not belong here.    
    Megan would never come here.    
    I know who you are and will be tracking you.

  • One of the photos is the Eiffel Tower, and there were a lot of Eiffel towers in the 10 Cloverfield Lane trailer.

The photo of the computer appears to be from a scene in the movie "Pretty In Pink", and when you click on the photo, a window pops-up and asks for a passphrase.

Reddit user BriarrRose figured out from the Pretty In Pink scene that the passphrase is "Do you want to talk?" which leads you to a secret message board.

Radioman70 has posted a message to his daughter Megan warning her about an impending danger, and for her to get to shelter as soon as possible. It appears that Howard has build two bunkers, one where he lives(?), and another in Chicago.

If you try to reply to the chat, another window pops up asking if you are Megan, and if you say yes, is asks:

"What was the secret gift I gave you on your 13th birthday?"

It could be anything, but probably something small since it is a secret. Maybe it is something in one of these photos or something hidden in the bunker, which is 'filled with everything she likes'.

Post any ideas in the comments below.

PS: I was initially skeptical of these sites, but I have confirmed they are IG (In Game). My apologies to those that I doubted.


Tagruato Employee Of the Month Pages - Howard Stambler

New "Employee Of The Month" pages have been discovered on the Tagruato website !

Going to the URL tagruato.jp/employeeofthemonth takes you to the February employee of the month page.

Here we find a photo and description of Dr. Feng Guangbiao, the author of the most recent Tagruato email.

A link at the bottom of the page takes you to last month's pages, where you will find Vanessa Gwon, the January employee of the month

However, the big discovery is the February Bold Futura employee of the month - Howard Stambler (aka John Goodman)!

The profile reads:


Bold Futura
Howard Stambler -
Telemetry Analyst
Howard will celebrate his seven-year anniversary with Bold Futura in the fall. This month, Howard’s drive, commitment and refusal to accept easy answers resulted in a significant breakthrough diagnosing transmission complications with two of our governmental clients’ orbiting satellites.

Stambler is wearing a t-shirt that says "Radioman '70", possibly a reference to the now defunct Radioman rating for Navy personnel specializing in communications technology. The year 1970 likely means that he served during the Vietnam war.


Tagruato Email from Dr. Feng Guangbiao


A new email from Tagruato was sent out today, and it looks like we have a new employee of the month for February!

The text and disclaimers of the emails are identical to the previous one, the only differences are the new name - Dr. Feng Guangbiao, Corporate Councel - and the award date - Employee of the Month for February 2016.

I searched the Tagurato website for a employee listing or employee of the the month page, but I don't see anything obvious. Maybe you can find something?

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Tagruato Email from Vanessa Gwon


Tagruato, the parent company to Slusho, has begun sending out emails. Tagurato and Slusho played in big part in the Alternate Reality Game (ARG) for the first Cloverfield movie.

I'm still not sure what to make of all that Swamp Pop stuff, but this looks like the official start of the 10 Cloverfield Lane ARG.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane Trailer #1 Screenshots


I have created a bunch of screenshots from the "10 Cloverfield Lane" trailer, and compiled them into an album at CloverfieldClues.imgur.com

Leave a message in the comments if you find anything interesting!

Cloverfield ARG Comic By DJ Coffman



Artist D.J. Coffman has a new comic about "10 Cloverfield Lane", titled OMG! It's an A.R.G! which pretty well sums up the 10 Cloverfield Lane experience so far.

I especially like the hidden J.J. faces throughout :)

You can see the rest of the comic at his website Patreon.com

* Thanks to Rob Deez for posting a link to this in the comments!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Swamp Pop Puzzle Pieces

The Swamp Pop store has be quietly sending out Cloverfield clues with recent orders, much like the Slusho store did for the first movie.

Anyone who placed an order at the Swamp Pop store recently might have received some mysterious puzzle pieces. These are the pieces I received with my order:


Folks at Reddit and Unfiction have been gathering the pieces together, and they appear to be from an Eiffel Tower puzzle...

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Swamp Pop Website


In the "10 Cloverfield Lane" trailer, many bottles of  "Swamp Pop" soda can be seen, and an empty bottle is even smashed against John Goodman's head.

The soda appears to be a legitimate Louisiana brand since 2013, with the website DrinkSwampPop.com, plus facebook, twitter, and instagram pages to support that.

HOWEVER...

If you click on the BUY ONLINE! link, there's something a little fishy about their online store...

Friday, January 15, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane Official Websites

10 Cloverfield Lane Poster
The official website for "10 Cloverfield Lane" is up and running at 10CloverfieldLane.com, although there is not much there at the moment - just a movie poster and a link to the trailer.

We'll be keeping an eye on this site, and let you know if anything new shows up.

Update: There are also official Facebook and Twitter accounts set up as well

Facebook: facebook.com/10CloverfieldLn

Twitter: @10CloverfieldLn

Official Hashtag: #CloverfieldLn

Cloverfield Sequel Is Official - 10 Cloverfield Lane




JJ Abrams has released a trailer for a Cloverfield sequel called "10 Cloverfield Lane". The trailer was shown for the opening weekend of Michael Bay's new movie "13 Hours". Interestingly, the original "Cloverfield" trailer debuted in front of another Michael Bay movie - "Transformers".

Not only has the sequel been secretly announced, apparently it has already been filmed and will be released on March 11. Let the countdown begin!

FYI, since this is a surprise for me as well, it will take me a little while to get into the full swing of things again. Please keep sending your tips to dennis@cloverfieldclues.com. Thanks!

Thanks to Ben, Nick and Eric for the tip!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Bad Robot Art Show at Gallery 1988

Gallery 1988 - the gallery that brought you the Fringe Benefits Project - had a new show on Friday to celebrate Bad Robot.

The "art experience" featured works inspired by J.J. Abrams' creations, including LOSTFRINGE, Star Trek, Super 8, Revolution, Alias, Felicity, and of course Cloverfield.

There was a lot of great Cloverfield art work, many of which is still available for sale at Gallery1988.com

Friday, March 18, 2011

Matt Reeves on Cloverfield Sequel: "You are going to see it"

Total Film recently caught up with Matt Reeves and interviewed him about the status of Cloverfield 2:
We asked the Cloverfield and Let Me In director what was going on with Cloverfield 2, and he told us: "Well, you are going to see it - we just don't know when [laughs]."

"At the moment we are talking about the story quite a lot. Drew Goddard, who wrote the original, is going to pen the sequel and JJ Abrams is very much involved.

"However, the three of us have been so busy that getting the right idea together has been taking a long time."

But will the sequel shoot in real-time again? "You see, that's a difficult part: we want it to be shot like the first but how can you continue that idea successfully for a second time?

"We have a lot of affection for the original and the sequel can't just be the same thing. But that is tricky when you need to have a monster destroying stuff once again."
We've heard a similar story before... do you think this sounds like it might actually happen someday?

* thanks to I.V. Kay for sending this in!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Matt Reeves Won't Close The Door On Cloverfield Sequel



During his promotion of Let Me In, Cloverfield director Matt Reeves was recently asked by Collider and MTV if there will ever be a Cloverfield sequel, and he continues to give the same old story: they are still interested in making a sequel... "it's a priority". Just not anytime soon however, as both Reeves' and J.J. Abrams' plates are pretty full right now. Of course, that's exactly what you would expect them to say if they wanted it to be a surprise...!

FYI, Fast forward the video to 12:35 to get to the Cloverfield discussion.

* Thanks to Creative and Markus for emailing this in.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Super 8 NOT Connected To Cloverfield In Any Way

Bad news Cloverfield fans... NY Magazine issued a retraction today after speaking directly to J.J. Abrams, confirming that his new movie Super 8 "has nothing whatsoever to do with Cloverfield". It seems a similar viral campaign may be used, but to reiterate, it "will be totally unconnected to Cloverfield".

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cloverfield Prequel Confirmed: See "Super 8" Trailer With Iron Man 2

Well folk, it has been a long time coming, but it looks like there will be a Cloverfield 2. NY Magazine has confirmed that a trailer for a Cloverfield sequel, titled Super 8, will be shown before Iron Man 2, which premieres at 12:01am on Friday (Thursday @ Midnight). Expect camera phone videos on YouTube shortly there after. Let me know if you find any...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

JJ Abrams and Matt Reeves Keep Hope Alive for Cloverfield Sequel

In two separate interviews, MTV has tried to get to the bottom of the possibility of a Cloverfield sequel. True to form, neither J.J. Abrams nor Matt Reeves will commit to anything. But here we are over two years later, and they still are not dismissing the idea either. They are keeping with the same story since the movie was released, namely, "we have a few ideas we're kicking around".

Would you still like to see a sequel? Or how about a prequel?

MTV: J.J. Abrams Offers 'Cloverfield' Sequel Update, Ponders Having The 'Star Trek' Sequel 'Go Gorn'

MTV: 'Let Me In' Is 'Darker' Than 'Twilight,' Director Matt Reeves Says

* Thanks to St├ęphane and Conor for the updates!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Slusho Makes Another Appearance in Fringe



Slusho! made another guest appearance on Fringe, in the latest episode "Momentum Deferred". However, in the world of Fringe, shape-shifting soldiers from another universe prefer drinking mercury to frozen beverages, even though Slusho itself is imbued with Kaitei No Mitsu!



* Thanks to Titan777 and MisterPine88 for emailing about this!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Slusho! in Fringe Poster

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J.J. Abrams' favorite frozen drink Slusho! has made another non-Cloverfield appearance, this time showing up in the season 2 poster for Fringe. The poster is filled with other Fringe-related Easter eggs as well. Slusho! was also seen in the show, in last seasons' episode "The Road Not Taken".

* Thanks to Corey for emailing about this!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cloverfield on Robot Chicken


The Cloverfield monster made an appearance on Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, in this short titled "Too Soon". The stop motion video was cleverly made using the Hasbro Cloverfield Toy.

* Thanks to Evan and Nicole for sending this in!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fan Made Cloverfield Videos

Last month, a fan-made Cloverfield video began making the rounds and picking up a little bit of "I don't think this is real, but..." coverage. We don't normally cover fake news, but yesterday, the second video from abcharu21 was released. This doesn't make it any more legitimate, but it does mean I will get a ton more emails wondering why I haven't posted these. So without further ado, I present to you "new" Cloverfield videos:

August 26


September 13



BTW, if you are looking for something real to do, there is an interesting Art ARG going on for LOST Season 6 at damoncarltonandapolarbear.com. The great folks at LOSTARGs.com have been following everything if you want to get all caught up.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cloverfield Poster In Transformers 2

Cloverfield Poster In Transformers 2
A Cloverfield poster can be seen in the new Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen movie, which premiered today. Eagle eye viewers spotted the poster in the dorm room where Sam meets his roomate. Here is an exclusive screenshot of the scene.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Slusho! appears in new Star Trek movie



Here is the scene from the upcoming Star Trek movie that shows the appearance of J.J. Abrams' favorite frozen beverage - Slusho! Star Trek opens nationwide March 7th.

BTW, if you haven't been following the Star Trek ARG discovered a few weeks ago, you should check it out. It already looks bigger than the Cloverfield ARG, incorporating real world clues (including a real alien crash site), interactive characters, and who knows what else is in store!!?!?!

To play along, check out the Unfiction forums

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Slusho! Will Appear In Fringe!

The latest batch of promotional photos for "The Road Not Taken" confirm that Slusho! will be making an appearance in Fringe.

The mysterious drink made famous by the movie Cloverfield, has also appeared in Alias, Heroes, and will be in the upcoming Star Trek movie as well.

Monday, April 20, 2009

JJ Abrams Mystery Box Edition of WIRED

The May issue of WIRED magazine featuring JJ Abrams as guest editorThe May issue of WIRED magazine recruited JJ Abrams as the guest editor. A year in the making, the "Mystery Issue" features a one-issue redesign directed by JJ, with mind-boggling puzzles on almost every page and hidden clues "that are not apparent at first or second glance."

This means that while many of the articles and puzzles are available online, you will need to get the magazine to get the full Easter egg experience.

Either way, be sure to check out the JJ Abrams article on mysteries and spoilers (spoiler alert: spoilers are bad, mkay?), and the "between-the-pages" interview below.

By the way, the "Mystery Box" on the cover refers to a very funny speech that Abrams gave at the TED conference in March 2007.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Slusho! Themed Star Trek Enterprise

Slusho themed Star Trek Enterprise
The official Star Trek website has a new section - The Enterprise Project - featuring models of NCC-1701 redecorated by various artists. One of the most interesting is Enterprise #12, the Slusho! theme by Bad Robot artist and animator Amy Vatanakul. All of the great Slusho! memes are represented, the Seabed Nectar, the Sword logo, "You Can't Drink Just Six", and of course all the fun Slusho! peope and critters. Nice work Amy!

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