Shock Til You Drop recently sat down with Cloverfield director Matt Reeves, and asked him a few questions about the film. In regards to fans concerns that the choice of ‘hand-held’ camera style would hide the monster, Reeves had this to say:
We wanted this to be as if someone found a Handicam, took out the tape and put it in the player to watch it. What you’re watching is a home movie that then turns into something else. But the other thing I noticed was that the “Blair Witch” guys obviously didn’t have the resources to make a big movie and this was a great way to tell their story. They used that to their advantage to create great suspense. We’re creating great suspense while you see the great features of this monster. The other thing I think is very exciting is this monster is huge and you see everything. You see it in a way that is if you’re shooting it with a Handicam. If you’re hiding under a car, you see it that way, and there are other moments – I can guarantee you – you are seeing this monster in a huge way.
Awesome. Glad to see that they aren’t skimping on the monster itself.
For the rest of the (very informative) interview, head over to Shock Til You Drop.