Google Maps Illustrates Damage Done by ‘Cloverfield’ Monster


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Last year, when hype was building over the J.J. Abrams mystery movie that turned out to be Cloverfield, word spread that the monster terrorizing Manhattan had giant crab-like parasites that fell off its body to land on the streets of Manhattan. I suffer from severe arachnophobia, and agree with Ricky Gervais that nothing should have that many legs.

Anyway, then the reviews came out with mentions of “an infrared Aliens-esque attack scene in the subway by the monster’s vicious Rottweiler-sized tarantula/crab hybrid offspring,” that settled it. I was never going to see Cloverfield. But now, thanks to the magic of Google Maps and movie nerds, I can check out where in Manhattan all the things in Cloverfield happened, in blissful, griddy precision. (You’ll need to zoom out on the map above to see the info points due to a an outlying Coney Island notation.) Mercifully, the Beatrice was spared.

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