10 Cloverfield Lane

Synopsis: After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there?
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Dan Trachtenberg
Production: Bad Robot Productions
  13 wins & 45 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min


Michelle, please don't hang up.

Just talk to me, okay?

I can't believe you just left.


Come back.

Please say something.

Michelle? Talk to me.

Look, we had an argument, couples fight,

that is ..

No reason to just leave everything behind.

Running away isn't going to help anything.

Michelle, please ..

Elsewhere today, power

has still not been

restored to many cities

on the Southern seaboard.

In the wake of this afternoon's

widespread blackout..

There has been some inclement

weather in the region,

Problems seem linked to what authorities

are calling a catastrophic power surge.

That has crippled traffic in the area.


Okay, ok .. please.

Please ..

Please don't hurt me.


Just let me go, okay? I won't tell anybody,

I promise.

Please just let me go. Please.

You need fluids.

You were in shock.

What're you going to do to me?

I'm going to keep you alive.

Work on getting handy with these.

My boyfriend was expecting me.

He'll send the cops looking.

I'm sorry ..

But no one is looking for you.

You got some fight in you.

I can respect that.

But don't even think

about trying that again.

You're lucky to be here at all.

My generosity only extends .. so far.


Tylenol to help with your pain.

Please .. please .. just let me go.

- Please.

- There's nowhere to go, Michelle.

That looks pretty.

Given it as how I saved your life,

I think that's acceptable.

You're lucky to be here at all.

- What do you mean?

- I found you.

And I saved your life,

by bringing you here.

I don't understand,

There's been an attack.


An attack. A big one.

I'm not sure yet if it's

chemical, or nuclear.

But down here we're safe.

And where are we, exactly?

Underneath my farmhouse.

40 miles outside of Lake Charles.

- I .. was driving north of here.

- You were in an accident.

You were turned over on the side of the

road. I was driving by, and I saw you.

I saved your life, Michelle.

I couldn't just leave you there.

Thank you so much, for saving my life. I ..

I guess I should, I should

go to a hospital, now.

You can't leave.

An attack means all of them.

Which contaminates the air above ground.

That's, that's how it works.

How, how long do we have

to wait until it's safe?

Depends on the proximity to the

closest blast. One year, maybe two.

And that's if we're, we're talking

about weapons that we know of.

Russians were developing

some nasty stuff. And

it the martians finally

found a way to get here.

Their weapons will, will make our nukes

look like, like sticks and stones.


I prepared for this.

I need to use your phone, then,

To call my family.

And, and tell them that I'm safe here.

- And make sure they're okay.

- Michelle, they're not okay.

How do you know that?

Everyone outside of here is dead.

What about you?

Don't you have a family?


Who's that?

Excuse me.

What is it now?


You know what, Michelle?

I'm going to tell you, what I told him..

You need to eat, you need to sleep,

And you need to start showing me a

little bit of appreciation.

My name is Howard, by the way.

God, oh sh*t.

I'm sorry,

Sorry about that. I didn't mean to ..

Scare you.

You, hmm, hmm, you hungry?

So how're you doing, huh? You okay?

What is this?

It's a bunker.

Your room is a bit of a fixer-upper, but ..

At least you got the door.

A scary door, but you still got the door.

How long have you been down here?

A couple of days, I think. You know,

it's actually kind of hard to tell.

No windows, the sunlight, and everything.

I mean, how do we get out of here?

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Josh Campbell

Josh Campbell (born 1983) is an American journalist and analyst with CNN, covering national security, crime, and justice issues. He previously served as a Supervisory Special Agent with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation conducting national security and criminal investigations, including an assignment as Special Assistant to former FBI Director James Comey. He is known for covering breaking news events involving national security matters, as well as analysis of developments in the ongoing Special Counsel investigation into potential ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and the government of Russia. In addition to on-air work, he regularly contributes to CNN.com, and has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today.Campbell grew up in Texas, and received a B.A. in Government from The University of Texas at Austin. He received an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and completed the Middlebury College Arabic language immersion program. Campbell is a term member with the Council on Foreign Relations and an officer in the Navy Reserve.On February 2, 2018, Campbell published an op-ed in the New York Times entitled "Why I Am Leaving the FBI," which outlined his criticism of current attacks on the FBI by the Donald Trump administration and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee. He has remained a vocal critic of efforts to undermine the Robert Mueller Special Counsel investigation and has vocally defended the FBI from political attacks. more…

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