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JJ Abrams drops Harry a Line on all this 1-18-08 stuff!

Published at: July 9, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here... There's conspiracy theories abounding regarding JJ's little flick to juice us up for his badass STAR TREK recreation. So JJ Abrams wrote me to give us all a clue, cuz we're at square one of this mystery! But note... the game sites apparently have nothing to do with JJ. And also... he seems to be stating that you guys have yet to find all the sites he's put up... and yes, you'll have to find them. The man is laughing at you, me and all of those hiding in the shadows. SO... find em if you can... let us know here at AICN... seems we have a scavanger hunt, ain't it cool?

Dear Sir, Thanks for your support of our little movie. I can't wait to talk to you more about it -- of course, knowing you, by the time we talk you'll know more than I will. Regarding the online stuff you posted: yeah, we're doing some fun stuff on the web. But, obviously, if the movie doesn't kick some massive ASS, who gives a rat's about what's online? So as you can imagine, we're focusing mostly on THAT. For what it's worth, the only site of ours that people have even FOUND is the 1-18-08.com site. The others (like the Ethan Haas sites) have nothing to do with us. Stay cool the rest of the summer -- and thanks per usual for AICN! JJ

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  • July 9, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    So much

    by Charles Martel

    for that.

  • July 9, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    The Trailer Is Great

    by georges garvaren

    and so was Felicity.

  • July 9, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Howard Johnson is right!

    by torgosPizza

    Sorry, that Homer quote is the only thing I can think of whenever I see that "Ethan Haas" website name.

  • July 9, 2007, 9:31 p.m. CST

    torgosPizza

    by Charles Martel

    Homer? Isn't that Blazing Saddles?

  • July 9, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Dear sir

    by wadi77

    Haha...

  • July 9, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    does this mean....

    by seekshelter

    no cthulhu??? gonna be lots of disappointed talk backers...

  • July 9, 2007, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Sites not his?

    by holden_oz

    The Ethan Haas site: http://www.ethanhaaswasright.com/ is pretty big budget. If it's not connected to 1.8.08 at all, it's something else that's big. Or is JJ just trying to put us off the scent? There are other faked sites around and they're pretty easy to spot. But this...

  • July 9, 2007, 9:35 p.m. CST

    It looks cool...

    by vezner2007

    One of the things I like about it is the sense of "being there" that they give you. When I was in the theater, it almost felt like I was watching stuff explode in the distance along with all of the actors and I had that sense of urgency come over me like I should get the hell out of there. If they can keep that kind of atmosphere present in the entire movie, it will royally kick arse.

  • July 9, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST

    JJ Abrams and Rolling Roadshow...

    by TheRealSeveren

    this is an event film without an event! We need Mr. Abrams to come down to Austin and screen this flick at a special as of now unannounced locale...preceeded by a write your own Lovecraft story contest (if it is indeed a Lovecraft adaptation). What do ya think Harry? Can it be done? You know its gonna be 80 degrees here in January anyway!

  • July 9, 2007, 9:37 p.m. CST

    MI:IV

    by TheJake

    SPOILER!! - Ethan Hunt (played once again by Tom Cruise) hops to the controls of a giant transforming scientologist robot and uses it's "frickin laser beams" to convert all the nonbelievers into L. Ron Hubbard look-alikes! Impossible you say? <p> EXACTLY!

  • July 9, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Check the picture closer

    by RingwormPete

    If you go to the 1-18-08 website, check out the picture of the two girls. If you zoom in, you can see a picture of some kind of imp or demon between them. There is definitely a face of some sort.

  • July 9, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    That's a bummer...

    by crackerfarmboy

    That Ethan Haas stuff was pretty cool.

  • July 9, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Well said.

    by lost.rules

    Who gives a shit about the sites? Bring on the movie!

  • July 9, 2007, 9:43 p.m. CST

    1-18-08 Picture...

    by Murraypalooza

    So, the picture of the two girls looking off in horror is actually the same girl, just photoshopped in half. Any particular reasoning, you think? And why do I see a goblin or something in her hair?

  • July 9, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST

    This shit has been deciphered, check it out...

    by LittleDudes

    http://tinyurl.com/ytg8t7

  • July 9, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/ytg8t7

    by LittleDudes

    http://tinyurl.com/ytg8t7

  • July 9, 2007, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Originality isn't dead in Hollywood afterall

    by Turd Furgeson

    Thank the heavens....

  • July 9, 2007, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Hmmm...hope its not about Ragnarok

    by TheRealSeveren

    Too much talk about cocks for my liking...

  • July 9, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry

    by Turd Furgeson

    Are you going to review Harry Potter?

  • July 9, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    little dudes

    by posbasso

    your name is on that page. wtf?

  • July 9, 2007, 9:51 p.m. CST

    It does sound like a great plot...

    by TheRealSeveren

    if a THOR movie ever sees the light of day.

  • July 9, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    I´ve found the location of the Trailer in Google Maps !

    by Kajisan

    http://maps.google.de/maps?f=q&hl=de&geocode=&q=401+broadway&sll=41.656497,-69.697266&sspn=11.717181,20.324707&ie=UTF8&ll=40.718589,-74.002098&spn=0.001451,0.002481&t=k&z=19&om=1 401 Broadway, check out the top of the buildings, one of them can be the on from the trailer. greetings, KJ

  • July 9, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST

    This site IS connected...

    by ScudO

    http://www.slusho.jp/index.html

  • July 9, 2007, 9:58 p.m. CST

    I knew it!

    by SkeletonParty

    All that HAAS stuff didn't seem to go with the movie at all. <p>I'm so happy!

  • July 9, 2007, 9:59 p.m. CST

    I like this guy

    by Silverglade

    He seems down to earth and aware of what's up. He just gained my confidence in ... whatever the hell he is doing. I also find it cool he called Harry. :)

  • July 9, 2007, 10 p.m. CST

    The photos on 1-18-08

    by crackerfarmboy

    That is NOT the same girl and it's NOT a demon, etc. It's two girls and there's hair. Humans have a tendency to see faces where they shouldn't. This is because our brains are progammed to see read and interpret faces so sometimes we see them in bizarre places, where they really are NOT.

  • July 9, 2007, 10 p.m. CST

    "Host" remake?

    by Christopher3

    My first impression.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Hindu Mythology

    by Fridge

    If I knew how to make spaces in-between paragraphs on this damn site I'd post all the similarities between the trailer and Hindu myths, as we all know Hindu myths are something Abrams likes to sneak into Lost, but I don't feel like posting a wall of text no one will read. Instead, I'll just say this: Shiva (the destroyer) was often depicted with a severed head, the Statue of Liberty is decapitated in the trailer. Also, a ritual know as Paryaya (which takes place once every two years) just happens to take place on 1-18-08. Coincidence? I think not. And I also think Abrams is full of shit when he says the Ethan sites have nothing to do with this film. I just think we're finding stuff faster than he'd like us to.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:02 p.m. CST

    A possible film site

    by ethanhaas

    I doubt this is officially related to studio or director but found a cool website. http://www.jjabrams.net/ ET

  • July 9, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST

    SPOILER!!! You want know its the American remake...

    by TheRealSeveren

    of The Host until the end when the kid lives...

  • July 9, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST

    ITS Cthulhu obviously!!! ITS MOTHER FUCKING CTHULHU!!

    by wolvenom

    And if it isn't im going to be fucking pissed cause we really do need a fucking movie about this evil of all evils.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST

    crackerfarmboy - it IS the same girl.

    by SkeletonParty

    Just drop it into Photoshop and splice it together. Exact same girl. The photo just wraps.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST

    HEY FRIDGE HERE'S HOW TO ENTER BREAKS OR SPACES

    by Deus Vult

    Its very easy but is a highly kept secret amongst AICN staff. Why I don't know. They like to hide stuff you see. In any case, here's how to enter spaces: simply type the following: < p > but make sure you delete the spaces between the < and the P and the >. I would type it myself but it would only end up doing this<p>so there you are sir or madame, whatever the case may be. carry on.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Those of you who don't think the photo wraps -

    by SkeletonParty

    take a look at: http://tinyurl.com/yusgd2

  • July 9, 2007, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Okay, I believe I've found a

    by RingwormPete

    Okay, I believe I've found a clue. Along with the date ( 1-18-08 ), we see a time of 12:36 A.M on one of the pictures. I did a google search for 12:36 ( with the idea of a biblical verse ) and here's what it came up with. "I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak..." Matthew 12:36 This is kinda fun. I'll try to get some more

  • July 9, 2007, 10:15 p.m. CST

    It's not a photo wrap

    by ballyhoo

    It's not the same girl. The eyebrows are wrong.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Thank<p>You<p>.

    by lost.rules

    I<p>appreciate<p>it<p>.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST

    If that's a demon in her hair I suspect this will be...

    by wolvenom

    ABOUT THE MOTHER FUCKING RAPTURE!!!!!! THE FUCKING FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE!! THE MOTHER FUCKING END OF THE WORLD!!! lol

  • July 9, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST

    I was hoping that JJ

    by Happyfat73

    Would put a rest to all the fucking stupid "It's a lion" comments.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    How about Revelation 18:08

    by Admiral Nelson

    This is kind of creepy: from the Book of Revelation, 18:08: "Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her."

  • July 9, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    SLUSHO is a front for the deep ones?

    by shermanium65

    the history page, the story of the inventor of the drink... very odd

  • July 9, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    1-18-08

    by lost.rules

    11808....add them =18 huh? 18?

  • July 9, 2007, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Looks cool but....

    by Merlox

    can we cut out all the find the websites bullshit?...JJ you're turning into a fucking gimic...the whole Lost experience was a failure IMO...this reeks of shitty viral marketing... but seriously the teaser kicks ass...can we just let THAT be it for now?

  • July 9, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    One picture on top of the other

    by Battling Maxo

    I put the one picture of rob getting the drink shoved down his throat on top of the girls crying, it seems the girls are both looking at that creepy warped person in yellow in the picture of rob

  • July 9, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    IT BETTER BE MOTHERFUCKING CTHULHU

    by wolvenom

    OR ILL POOP ON ABRAMS FACE!!! POOOOOP!@!

  • July 9, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    This movie is already being trashed

    by Little Mike

    Check this out - the "real" Ethan Haas website is a blogspot one, but remove the blogspot portion and go to http://ethanhaaswaswrong.com/ and they mirrored his site exactly except they trash the movie and JJ Abrams. I cried. :P

  • July 9, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST

    He doesn't say "It's a lion"...

    by DrAbnerRavenwood

    He says, "I saw it... It's ALIVE."

  • July 9, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST

    I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH JJ ABRAMS DENIS

    by Pound Sand

    And he said the website clues are found in the trailer, Rob.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST

    check out this cthulhu look!

    by El Borak

    this is awesome. my brother was at a horror convention in orlando (near us) and bought me this. it fuckin rules. i think it's one of the best looking versions i've seen.<BR> <BR>it even has an inverted snout inside the main tentacles that has pink sucker mouths all the way inside of it.<BR> <BR>http://www.sotatoys.com/images/long-bot.gif

  • July 9, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST

    One picture on top of the other - Creepy Yellow person

    by DarthRazor

    Good Call Battling Maxo - not sure if they/she is looking at the yellow person in the picture above, but this yellow highlighted person is very creepy looking and in probably of some significance

  • July 9, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST

    How the fuck do we find the other websites?

    by My Ass Smells

    WITHOUT ANY GODDAMN HINTS?

  • July 9, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    I thought trailer was a soft drink commercial

    by watashiwadare

    tv show directors - excuse me, producers somehow dont excite me. i'll bet there will be lots of shaky camera moves and snippy cuts.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Pound Sand comes across like a Ritalin junkie,

    by CreasyBear

    but I gotta say, he's pretty damn good with the one-liners.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    This better be one God Damn Awesome Fuckin' Flick...

    by Vaders Catheter

    ...for all the bullshit we have to go through to get even a fucking hint. WTF??

  • July 9, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Has anyone here

    by cammywobs

    even read "the Call of Cthulhu"? The eeriness was in what WASN'T revealed... also, it's about people going after the monster, out of insane compulsion, not the monster coming and attacking new york with big fireballs. Sure, I'd love to see the big guy rendered in glorious CG, but I don't think that's what JJ's up to.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:42 p.m. CST

    1-18-08 site

    by airreck

    I checked out a site called 35minutes.com based on the time difference between the two pictures on the 1-18-08 site. There isn't anything there now bu the words 35 minutes, but I wonder if there are plans to put something there soon.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST

    If anyone feels like freaking themselves out right now

    by cammywobs

    google the word "bloop"

  • July 9, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST

    http://www.401broadway.com/

    by Kanossssss

    Interesting.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST

    2 Images...

    by Derb

    I think someone else mentioned that in between the top of the picture of the two girls heads, there is an image of some sort of creature (an ear, two eyes, torso/neck, and possibly wings)... however, it also looks like there is another creature around the girl on the right's eye - if you refresh the images so that the party photo covers the bottom left of the two girls heads, the eyebrow/shaded area looks like a dinosaur/lizard head with teeth while the shading on the bottom of her eye looks like an arm with a claw... of course then again maybe I'm just seeing things need to get some sleep...

  • July 9, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    I was wondering

    by Bagheera

    Why people automatically linked the Ethan Haas site with Cloverfield, because there was nowhere saying they were officially connected, it basically just appeared. I'll still wait to find out what happens on Aug. 1, though, because it seems very interesting on it's own anyway. <p> And as for the missing sites, I'm not going to even bother without so much as a clue, so please deflate your head, J.J. and get back to us with one. I bet 80% of the Cloverfield press is from the Haas sites.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    SLUSHO is a clue...

    by RenoReno

    a) Rob is going to JAPAN<p> b) The house is covered of Japanese theme<p> c) SLUSHO is a weird drink with a very creepy story <p> d) The photo at 1-18-08 has ROB drinking.<p> e) The friend who tell Rob to go to the roof has a SLUSHO T-Shirt.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST

    I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH JJ

    by THE KNIGHT

    via my blackberry... He said he's see me in January....

  • July 9, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    SLUSHO is ...

    by RenoReno

    a Japanese drink.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

    SLUSHO is a real clue

    by shermanium65

    from trailerspy: "If you want to see this being filmed on location(*s) and live in the LA area, just watch for the shoot direction signs labeled “Slusho”. oh, and that brings me to another oddity: The ID tags for the shoot on the trucks say “Slusho: You can’t eat more than 6″ and a drawing of a slurpee like drink."

  • July 9, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Isn't Slusho also in ALIAS?

    by Gozu

    Also another "codename" for this project?

  • July 9, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Mooly

    by Mooly

    Anything to the digital 9 in the party picture and what looks like a 4 on the right cheek of the girl? Also, why does the man on the left of the party picture have what apepars to be a blue glowing inside his jacket?

  • July 9, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Slusho link

    by Gozu

    http://www.beyondhollywood.com/cloverfield-update-new-picture-what-is-slusho/

  • July 9, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Charles Martel

    by torgosPizza

    Ah yes, the original quote is in Saddles.. but I would've sworn Homer said almost the exact same thing. Well, at least Homer DID say "Lyndon LaRouche was right!!!" in the President Kang & Kodos Halloween episode. My bad.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    SLUSHO = MR SPARKLE

    by shermanium65

    SLUSHO! SLUSHO!! SLUSHO!!!

  • July 9, 2007, 10:58 p.m. CST

    creepy yellow person

    by Battling Maxo

    sorry something about that guy stands out, anyhow is that a digital number six or possibly an "S" ...since we are talking about slusho

  • July 9, 2007, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Hope the movie has more than just NY getting destroyed

    by jimmy_009

    Seen that way too much to get excited about.

  • July 9, 2007, 10:59 p.m. CST

    jersey

    by Battling Maxo

    could just be a jersey of some sort too

  • July 9, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST

    The Creepy Yellow Person

    by Gozu

    What stands out about the creepy yellow person other than the sinister smile and jaundiced skin is that the upper and lower jaw don't appear to line up.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Maybe Slusho

    by cammywobs

    is just the working title, or an easter egg for people who were fans of Alias, and has nothing to do with the actual movie or the monster is half-Cthulhu half-Voltron riding a giant Lion made of slusho

  • July 9, 2007, 11:03 p.m. CST

    The face

    by Don Lockwood

    The face between to two girls looks like George Washington. <p> George Washington is going to terrorize New York City.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST

    SLUSHO email autoreply

    by shermanium65

    sent an email to the contact at the SLUSHO site, satoshi@slusho.jp <satoshi@slusho.jp>, got this autoreply 3 times: "Slusho! loves your mails!! You Can't Drink Just Six!!!"

  • July 9, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Maybe the growl is from

    by Little Mike

    Smokie from LOST. Who says Hollywood has no imagination left? :P

  • July 9, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    The Creepy Yellow Person

    by DarthRazor

    Good Point - also the part of her face hat is obstructed is not obstructed from any of the natural lines in the picture - Rob's arm is not that far back and the guys in the Pink shirt's hair would not naturally extend that far either.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:06 p.m. CST

    robert anton wilson...

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ... the late author of the Illuminatus! trilogy... was born on January 18... Holy Kao! Hail Eris!

  • July 9, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    stickers on fridge...

    by HarryWannaBe

    in the teaser, at about the 35 second mark, there are two stickers saying something along the lines of "Exit To Mystery St." (at least that's what it looks like to me...), one sticker is sideways on the side of the door, the other is up at the top of the fridge to the right of the pic of two girls... i tried to plug in variations of those words into my browser but got nothing...still, figured i'd mention it if anyone else wants to take a stab!

  • July 9, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST

    ...I just realised Rob at party... Rob Anton WIlson...

    by PROF IKAMONO

    hmmmmm

  • July 9, 2007, 11:11 p.m. CST

    What the hell...

    by Gozu

    So I'm looking at the creepy yellow person still and it's still creepy and yellow, but I'm wondering...do you think it's a composite of the two faces from the first image?

  • July 9, 2007, 11:14 p.m. CST

    another website?

    by CoffeeAndCinema

    slusho.jp

  • July 9, 2007, 11:14 p.m. CST

    At the 21 second mark

    by Kanossssss

    You can see a great pair of tits.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    newscast in the teaser...

    by HarryWannaBe

    just noticed this as well... during the newscast in the teaser where the anchor woman talks about a possible earthquake...the time shown is 12:32AM and it's 63 degrees out! the times of the two photos in 1-18-08.com are 12:01AM and 12:36AM. i'm more intrigued by it being 63 degrees in NYC on January 18th...but thanks to global warming, i guess it's not so far fetched...

  • July 9, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    LOL Kanossssss

    by Little Mike

    I thought I was the only one who caught that. Damn those are some tig ol' bitties.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    What the hell...

    by DarthRazor

    It's a Possible theory but I don't think so, the other interesting part about her is that if you zoom in and look at her eye the bottom line of it comes to a very drastic point - similar to egyptian or hindu eye make up

  • July 9, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Odd Events that happened on 01/18

    by Bob of the Shire

    Probably means nothing, but interesting anyway:<p>1994 - The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute. <p>2000 - The strange Tagish Lake meteorite impacted the Earth. <p>1916 - A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite struck a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Fridge stickers

    by Veni Vidi Vici

    ha, i was messing with those words too. no luck though.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    About NY and 63 degrees...

    by Little Mike

    This may be nothing, but 63 degrees is the record high for NY (up until January of this year) that was set back in 1950.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Picture Rotations

    by DarthRazor

    Has anyone deciphered why the pictures rotate in the directions they rotate? I have been refreshing the page and at first they were both turning counter now one is counter and one is clock-wise - any thoughts?

  • July 9, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST

    White JESUS was right

    by Alexanderx

    You're all going to hell

  • July 9, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    You guys are all chuds for

    by jimmy_009

    A) flipping out about this project now that J.J. Abrams has written in to counter the flak and B) trying to read all sorts of stuff into this lame trailer. Seriously, I hate too be too negative about it, but if it wasn't for the fact that the movie didn't have a title, would anyone really care that much about this? No. To me this is just a big gimmick that pisses me off the more I think about it.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Seriously...You can move the pictures....

    by Alexanderx

    Why can I move the pictures.... Creepy.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    DarthRazor and jimmy_009

    by Little Mike

    I can confirm that that's a bug in Flash Jimmy - it has nothing to do with the fact that there is no title. Take a look at the Lost TB on here and you'll see that it's all about JJ Abrams. :)

  • July 9, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Read the fucking Slusho history on the website

    by Doctor_Sin

    The lady that "invented" Slusho died looking for the most unique flavor. A relative, an Ocean scientist, discovered a unique deep-sea ingredient unlike anything else - that gave dreams of being a fish and morphing into a giant whale after drinking lots of the drink.<br>Goddamn Cthulhu shit this is!

  • July 9, 2007, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Kurzinski

    by Little Mike

    LOL I almost spit out my Dr Pepper on that one. Holy shyte that was awesome. And even more so because it's true!

  • July 9, 2007, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Slusho content

    by Mal Carne

    ...The only content on the site is the "history" section, where we have the aforementioned wierdo semi-Cthuloid/Gojira stuff. Very strange. <p> What's odder is a little Flash rollover gimmick on the history section. A horse, when rolled over, thinks a thought balloon with an oven mitt; a fish thinks of a wedge of Swiss cheese. No idea what to make of that...

  • July 9, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    SLUSHO shirt on guy in party pic

    by shermanium65

    no doubt.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST

    There has to be something to this

    by Alexanderx

    If you left click on a pic you can drag it around.... If you right click and select play more pictures pop up. The photos also twitch aboot if you zoom out and look at them.... I know someone out there will unlock this. GET TO IT!!

  • July 9, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Maybe the 63 degrees

    by JAGwireEmpire

    Refers to the angles at which we should connect the pictures.....

  • July 9, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST

    PARAMOUNT REMOVED HAAS

    by Saluki

    If the freakin Ethan Haas websites aren't connected to 01-18-08, then why the hell did Paramount Pictures remove the videos from Haas the same day they removed the 1-18-08 trailers from Youtube?! Hint to JJ: YouTube leaves pages telling us what company requested a video removal.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST

    girl at :23

    by Sir Loin

    ...is the one on the left-hand side of the photo of the girls at the 1-18-08 site, I think. Checking on the other one, could mean something...of course, anything could mean something at this point! Fun fun fun.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Same girl in the pics

    by scrow98

    If you right click on the pictures and hit play, as another talkbacker suggested, you'll get a duplicate set of pics. If you line up the girl on the right with the girl on the left, to create a whole face, it matches almost perfectly. The colors are a bit off, but it's the same girl.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Is there a reflection in the girl on the left's eye?

    by jae683

    hmmm

  • July 9, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    AICN FOUND THAT ASS

    by Doctor_Sin

    All caps tell all.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    www.35minutes.com

    by Jubba

    12:36 - 12:01 = 35 minutes hence goto www.35minutes.com that was figured out by me...Jubba! :)

  • July 9, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Whois info for 35minutes.com

    by Little Mike

    Registrant: Codrian, Inc. 908 N. Bancroft Pkwy Wilmington, DE 19805 US Domain Name: 35MINUTES.COM Administrative Contact, Technical Contact: Codrian, Inc. billing@codrian.com 908 N. Bancroft Pkwy Wilmington, DE 19805 US 302-897-3841 fax: 302-261-7387 Record expires on 26-Jul-2009. Record created on 26-Jul-2000. Database last updated on 10-Jul-2007 00:53:48 EDT. Domain servers in listed order: NS1.CODRIANCORP.COM 208.112.126.92 NS2.CODRIANCORP.COM 208.112.126.97 Registry Status: clientTransferProhibited

  • July 9, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST

    www.rense.com

    by JCarlon

    From wikipedia Cando event via Bob of the Shire. Someone put some time into this.

  • July 9, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST

    fridge stickers

    by Sir Loin

    Looking at the HD version, one of them that's tilted 90 degrees says "MONSTER" doesn't it?

  • July 9, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    don't know if it's just my settings

    by El Borak

    but i pressed show all and got a much bigger space to move the pics.

  • July 10, 2007, midnight CST

    d'oh! nevermind

    by Sir Loin

    Got a clearer view...somebody already mentioned that sticker previously here in the TB I see.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Girl on the left...

    by The_Samaritan

    ...is Lizzy Caplan. Girl on the right is someone else.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Saluki

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    That's what I'M saying. Obviously the Haas shit has something to do with a Paramount film...I think it's a little odd that they would have 2 things coming out dealing with the destruction of NY. I guess we'l find out August 1st.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Starting to crack the code

    by Artie Simek

    Okay, if you put in www.1-17-08, the file isn't found. But if you put in www.1-19-08, it tells you it's "coming soon." Hmm.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:04 a.m. CST

    New here, but...

    by heywindsor

    I've amassed everything I've found so far here: http://tinyurl.com/ypwehy. I hope it helps.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    scrow! Finally someone believes me.

    by SkeletonParty

    Look, I made a better image. It is the girl from about 1:29 into the trailer. <p>http://tinyurl.com/2kmwpl

  • July 10, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Moving the photos around

    by Artie Simek

    Apologies if someone has pointed this out before, but I didn't see any mention of it -- if you go to 1-18-08.com and click on the pictures, you can move them by clicking on them. When you put them side by side, they seem to "lock" into place. (I clicked on 'view source' to see if anything else is hidden on the site but I'm too lame to know if I found anything.)

  • July 10, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    It's a giant monster movie, according to IMDB

    by jae683

    Refers to the monster's code name as 'the parasite' Don't know if that means anything, but ...

  • July 10, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Yep, It's definately the same girl

    by scrow98

    Good pic SkeletonParty. It proves it's the same girl in the pic. The question is, why is the pic split like that?!

  • July 10, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    It's Not The Same Girl!!!!

    by Tidmore

    The Girl on the Left is Lizzy Caplan,as has been mentioned, whose frakin' white. the girl on the right is black, she's in the trailer as well at 00:37. <p> I agree they fit together well, which is probably for a reason, but they are Two Completely Different Girls!

  • July 10, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Artie and Tidmore

    by heywindsor

    What if you hit play to get more pics and put them together in order of timestamp?

  • July 10, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Tidmore...

    by The_Samaritan

    ...is exactly right.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    The only way those girls lock together

    by Kanossssss

    Is in my imagination. 69 boom tich

  • July 10, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    The Devil...maybe?!

    by silverdraconis

    Maybe all the sixes point to demonic forces...the yellow thing on the right has a yellow 6 or an S on its shirt...slurpo talks about 6 drinks...numbers seem to be hidden everywhere in the pictures...

  • July 10, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    practicalecommerce.com?!

    by heywindsor

    Is the site I get forwarded to when I left-click a pic and hit "play".

  • July 10, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    The pictures move

    by Drwho1300

    initial placement when you go to the site appears to be random, but every 10 seconds the top photo 12:01 moves in a clockwise direction.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Nice, heywindsor - Let's sum up

    by Doctor_Sin

    Slusho - a drink that has a secret ingredient from the ocean floor<br><br> 35 minutes separates the "party scene" from the "scared girls" scene<br><br> You've found all sorts of Masonic hints in the Web domain registration<br><br> "Parasite"<br><br> Ok, I give up....this is some intricate stuff.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Quint has a clue

    by Loosejerk

    and it's Eli Roth's stunt wang. Wait? What's this Cloverfield stuff?

  • July 10, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    is it 1987 or 1986?

    by PROF IKAMONO

    'cause 2004-1986=18

  • July 10, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Slusho...

    by silverdraconis

    Your right it is about numbers...and who cares about what I called the drink! You knew what I meant...I also notice the explosion highlighting the 2004 ACE before they run down the stairs...Hmmm

  • July 10, 2007, 12:21 a.m. CST

    From the blog link I posted...

    by heywindsor

    Some of the Freemason hints from the whois registry of 01-18-08.com: "Okay, so the address, 101 Callahan Drive Alexandria, VA, belongs, not to Albert Pike(more on him in a second), but to The George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Also of note is the Latin phrase at the top of the record, “In hoc signo vinces”, which means “in this sign you will conquer”. According to the Wikipedia article on this phrase, it is found, among other places, on the 33 degree crest in the Scottish rite branch of Freemasonry. Also, Albert Pike lived in D.C. in the 1800s and was a Freemason." http://tinyurl.com/ypwehy.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    1987-2004.com

    by Allfather Starr

    Is apparently the "leading history site on the net". Hmm.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:26 a.m. CST

    does then ethan haas

    by El Borak

    site still work.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    17

    by Doctor_Sin

    2004-1987 = 17<br><br>1+8+08 = 17

  • July 10, 2007, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Okay I am currently indexing all pages

    by Kanossssss

    on the web, that use a combination of the clues we have deciphered thus far. I will cross index it with what we know, and I have written a program that uses a fuzzy logic algorith to predict future possible site names. <BR> <BR> When I have more pictures of that girls tits at the 21 sec mark, I will let everyone know.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    I'm not going to try 17.com while at work

    by Allfather Starr

    Probably some dodgy porn site.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    about 0:48

    by Little Mike

    Anyone notice the map on the wall? It looks like a map of Manhattan with some x's on certain spots and a slash or maybe a 7 towards the bottom.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    I bet "Rob" and/or his friends have myspace pages...

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ... if only we knew their full names...

  • July 10, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    check out

    by El Borak

    http://www.cloverfieldproject.com/

  • July 10, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Numbers...

    by Tidmore

    Look at the vertical line on the E in the Rob picture on 1-18-08 and there's very clearly a "2" embedded there, why is there a number when all the others are pictures of his friends?

  • July 10, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    17 again

    by silverdraconis

    There are 17 cups of Slusho on the Slusho front page...

  • July 10, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    heywindsor also found something pretty interesting

    by Doctor_Sin

    As he says, Google the phone number in the whois result for the official site registration info takes you to a website for a hangar at the Santa Monica airport.<br>The airport is near the Bad Robot HQ. BTW, the Santa Monica airport was originally called Clover Field.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    May have found another site...

    by SpiceWonBruce

    Nothing, really. Could be nothing, but it's a line from the teaser: www.whatwas thatnoise.com

  • July 10, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    License plate

    by Dinkin Flicka

    At 1:35 in the trailer. Don't know if it's anything but the number is ABZ-3293.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Licence plate

    by Allfather Starr

    Also adds up to 17

  • July 10, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Wikipedia entry on 17 (number)

    by Doctor_Sin

    http://tinyurl.com/28kow4<br><br> Described at MIT as 'the most random number', according to hackers' lore.<br><br> The numbet of the raka'ahs that muslim perform in Salah on daily basis.<br><br> In The Illuminatus! Trilogy, the symbol for Discordianism includes a pyramid with 17 steps because 17 has "virtually no interesting geometric, arithmetic, or mystical qualities". However, for the Illuminati, 17 is tied with the "23/17 phenomenon".

  • July 10, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST

    This is weird

    by Little Mike

    Okay, I can't read Japanese, but 1-18-08 backwards is 80811. I put in www.80811.com into my browser and I get greeted by some Japanese site. Here's the strange part - look at the very bottom at the copyright. It's 2006-2008. Could be nothing, but how could they put the copyright at 2008? Strange if nothing else :P

  • July 10, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST

    just figured it out

    by slappy jones

    the explosion.....the line "its white lion....its huge" ...its a biopic www.whitelion.com

  • July 10, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Although

    by Allfather Starr

    Dr Sin's intial noticing of 17 is flawed becasue he added 1, 8 and 8, rather than 1, 18, and 8. So maybe 17 is nothing, just a coincidence. <p> But that 2 in the E is a definite clue, must be.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    heywindsor

    by Don Lockwood

    I *told* you it looked like George Washington behind those two girls.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    My bad

    by Little Mike

    It's Chinese. Seems to be a website for a school according to the google translator. Guess that one's a dead-end.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    I hear it's Gozer

    by finky089

    But that's just a rumor, really

  • July 10, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Masons and the #17

    by scrow98

    With the Freemasonry references and the number 17, I found this on Wikipedia: The History of Freemasonry studies the development, evolution and events of the fraternal organization known as Freemasonry. This history is generally separated into two time periods: before and after the formation of the Grand Lodge of England in 1717. The establishment of a permanent Grand Lodge in London in 1717 is traditionally considered the formation of organized Freemasonry in its modern sense.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Ethanhaas is their site, I ain't buyin it

    by MetiphisLabs

    The monster sound at that site is exactly the same as in the trailer. I city gets devastated as you go through the puzzles, much like in the trailer. I do not buy that this is an unaffiliated site for any other movie or put together at the last possible second by random, would be hoaxers.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Lost - the Valenzetti Equation

    by Doctor_Sin

    Numbers frequently mentioned on Lost: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42<br><br>Add 'em up....you get 108.<br><br>1-08???

  • July 10, 2007, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Allfather Starr red-penciled my flawed math ;)

    by Doctor_Sin

    Thanx for the catch - now I'm back to square one.<br><br>But, this is an interesting "lattice of coincidences."

  • July 10, 2007, 1:01 a.m. CST

    You guys are killing me...

    by SkeletonParty

    the geekiest site on the web and all we've discovered so far is that the girls in the photo on the 8-18-08 site are the same?

  • July 10, 2007, 1:01 a.m. CST

    www.voltronblog.com found in the sourcecode

    by noisemeup

    yup.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST

    noisemeup gets the award

    by Doctor_Sin

    http://www.voltronblog.com/notlost.jpg

  • July 10, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Here's a dopey theory..........

    by SPLAM

    I stopped it at 1:18 and he's running down the stairs and there's some white globby looking thing..... my comp sucks and I can't see it very well and it's probably nothing and probably too obvious for JJ.... but?????? If someone can see it better.....

  • July 10, 2007, 1:07 a.m. CST

    noisemeup, where in the source code?

    by PirateEmery

    So, I've gone up to Edit->Page Source, and I still can't find this voltron url.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:07 a.m. CST

    http://www.ethanhaas.org/

    by slappy jones

    i don't know if this site has been mentioned or if its real.....

  • July 10, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST

    ...except the Voltron movie...

    by Doctor_Sin

    Is being produced by the guy behind League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. My bet is that the flick will suck.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST

    just bring it already

    by wigster

    I want it NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  • July 10, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Actually skeleton party

    by Happyfat73

    We've discovered they're not the same girl. One is back and one is white. Nice try though.</p> I gotta say... watching all this speculation and nerd energy is the most fun you can have without a jar of vaseline and a sock.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST

    the girls in that photo are not the same person

    by slappy jones

    if she is then she is a genetic mistake.....

  • July 10, 2007, 1:11 a.m. CST

    noisemeup - what site source code are you looking at?

    by SkeletonParty

    I'm not seeing it on the 08 site

  • July 10, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST

    It is the same girl

    by Murraypalooza

    After pairing up the images, her eyes are pointing in the exact same direction. The nose matches up. The lips match up. The teeth match up. The "I just cried my mascara down my face" look is the same on both sides. I don't care who Lizzy Caplan is, but they cut her photo in half to make it look like two girls. Get over it.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    ill ask

    by noisemeup

    my friend and i were both looking at the sites and he found it on one of them

  • July 10, 2007, 1:14 a.m. CST

    I'm sticking with same girl

    by SkeletonParty

    http://tinyurl.com/2kmwpl

  • July 10, 2007, 1:15 a.m. CST

    http://www.ethanhaas.org/

    by Doctor_Sin

    The Flash animation at the start is pretty compelling - esp. the 8-07 flashing image (if that's what it says). I like exploring those Cthuloid links on that page.<br><br>This apocalyptic film better be the most amazing thing of all time. LOL

  • July 10, 2007, 1:15 a.m. CST

    So...

    by Dinkin Flicka

    Voltron's coming to destroy us.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:15 a.m. CST

    RyanMurray

    by scrow98

    Damn straight it's the same girl. More are starting to see the truth.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:15 a.m. CST

    It's not the same girl

    by Happyfat73

    The eyes are pointing in the same direction because they're looking at the same thing - however they're different eyes. The nose does NOT line up properly. </p> The lips do line up okay, but one girl is black and one is white. Kind of a giveaway, that.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:16 a.m. CST

    And neither of her halves look like Lizzy Caplan

    by SkeletonParty

    I google imaged Lizzy Caplan and she didn't match either half of this picture.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST

    If this is Voltron

    by SteveDope

    I just wasted the last 2 1/2 hours of my life trying to figure this shit out. JJ is way better than this.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Black/White

    by Murraypalooza

    It's amazing what you can do in Photoshop, isn't it? Tinting photographs, adding smudges here and there. Darkening eyes. Hell, I've changed the color of my eyes and added Bill Cosby to my graduation photo. It's the same girl. Their eyebrows are colored in the same way. What would be the odds of them hiring two girls who just happened to have nearly perfect facial structure, anyhow? "Hey, you two. You both have eyes, lips, nose, teeth that line up perfectly. Pose side-by-side so we can fool the internet community and sell movie tickets. Tee hee." Right.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:23 a.m. CST

    trailer was nothing special

    by Eh Nam1313

    most people in the theater thought it was Godzilla 2.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Good luck with this guys

    by Allfather Starr

    I'm off to the pub. <p> Doctor Sin, someone was just handing round "lattice" biscuits at work, I shit you not. This gets weirder all the time!

  • July 10, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST

    i wonder if the poeple in the trailer all die

    by Jubba

    they all die shortly after this trailer ends..and then the story shifts into the normal Hollywood camera and follows someone like michael keaton around instead while he saves the world. or chuck norris. that'd be cool.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:27 a.m. CST

    wtf is that pic

    by El Borak

    at voltronblog?

  • July 10, 2007, 1:28 a.m. CST

    What it's not

    by Happyfat73

    it's not a lion</p> it's not Voltron</p> It's not a remake of the Host</p> It's not the same chick split up in the photo (seriously - the eyes and eyebrows give it away) - unless of course that kind of mongoloid facial incongruency is something you're used to seeing where you live.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:31 a.m. CST

    I don't know what the fuck all this stuff is

    by QuinnTheEskimo

    But I'm loving it. It's driving me crazy, though. I have to know if Ethan Haas has something to do with this!<p>Damn you, Abrams!

  • July 10, 2007, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Noisemeup...

    by SteveDope

    I'll ask too. What sourcecode are you looking at?

  • July 10, 2007, 1:39 a.m. CST

    I know I'm late to the game on this...

    by googamooga

    But after just suffering through that "ethan haas was right" site for an hour (and that was with a frickin walkthrough!), I guaran-damn-tee you that site is connected to the movie. No way in hell does some fan boy douche bag drop the kind of coin and effort it takes to make a flashy (I made a pun, hehe) site like that just to say "hey, look at me, I'm a fan boy douche bag and I fooled you!"... Mark my words.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Doctor Sin, Votron script review over at LatinoReview

    by superninja

    sounds like turn on a cracker - made of turd!

  • July 10, 2007, 1:44 a.m. CST

    ok gotta clear this up guys

    by noisemeup

    apparently "notlost" was found in the code for the voltron blog, not the other way around.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:48 a.m. CST

    superninja, I am not surprised

    by Doctor_Sin

    Thx for the heads up - I will brave the review momentarily.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:55 a.m. CST

    if its a lion this is KIND OF interesting...

    by Director17

    but not very close. <p> http://tinyurl.com/2gxrmn <p> the below image is the inverted picture of those girls.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:55 a.m. CST

    The Voltron LatinoReview

    by habitcat

    Yeah, seems as if the Ethan Haas site points way more to Voltron than everything else. Notable is the "humanity has gone underground" part and the post-apocalyptic setting, as well as the supposed rebellion.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    I have an idea

    by joeolvera2

    i think the guy who gets surprised and his friend with the slusho shirt know whats going on. they know whats attacking the city. thats why his friend suggests going to the roof and why the guy looks so scared when his friend says heshould have left a day sooner.

  • July 10, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST

    So how would you pronounce cthulhuthululuthuthuluktulu?

    by J-Dizzle

    Try saying it 5 times fast.

  • July 10, 2007, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Text Round up

    by CBWolf

    Here is a round up of conspicuous text in the trailer: <p> 0:07 - Graffiti on the wall, you get a better view of it later. <br> 0:10 - A sign above the door. It looks like USdie . . . <br> 0:35 - Numerous stickers on the fridge, notably there is one sticker that appears twice, it seems to say Exit Mystery St. <br> 0:38 - The graffiti again. Numerous words written. <br> 0:47 - AKM (fraternity) as well as a map and mostly illegible sticker at the top of the shot. <br> 0:48 - Newscast shows the time, 12:32AM, and the temperature, 63 degrees. <br> 1:10 - graffiti on the roof, the first two letters at clearly visible, CR, the others are hard to make out and can be seen off and on for the next two seconds. <br> 1:12 - briefly illuminated graffiti. It very likely says 1987 - 2004 ACE. <br> 1:25 - A yellow sign is visible, as well as others that are tough to make out. <br> 1:28 - A few more signs, one says for lease, another appears to have a phone number. <br> 1:32 - A large sign, just before it gets destroyed, dead on, by Miss Liberty's noggin. It says 401 and then a word, Broadway maybe? It seems far too perfect a shot for this not to be a clue, but 401broadway.com does not yield much. <br> 1:35 - License plate: ABZ 3293 <p> That's pretty much it. No go forth and investigate!

  • July 10, 2007, 2:06 a.m. CST

    This couldn't be it

    by ChickenDelicious

    Ethan Haas was the name of the character played by Jason Ritter on the recently canned TV show "The Class." Which co-starred Lizzy Caplan.

  • July 10, 2007, 2:10 a.m. CST

    did anyone look at that picture?

    by Director17

    cause you should... <p> <p> buy a mountain...do it today

  • July 10, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    missed one

    by CBWolf

    1:39 - Graffiti on the back of a sign to the right. Two words, Dead De . . . (something)

  • July 10, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Text from 1-18-08.com

    by CBWolf

    01/18/2008 12:36A 01/18/2008 12:01A

  • July 10, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST

    so how many of JJ's viral marketers...

    by newc0253

    ... are working this talkback right now? just curious.

  • July 10, 2007, 2:26 a.m. CST

    The explosion . . .

    by CBWolf

    . . . definitely seems artificial in nature. The fragments seem more like multi-stage rockets than anything else. Either it is the work of sloppy FX guys, or this huge alive thing is packing heat.

  • July 10, 2007, 3 a.m. CST

    "IF" this is voltron related

    by Lo Fi Horror

    I just got into all this investigating today after seeing the trailer before xformers sat, and the guy that sounds like he says "its a lion, its huge!" google images voltron (for those not familiar with voltron) He's a giant robotic feline basically :P but im looking further into this myself, trying to find this voltron coding in the text befor i get set on this being a voltron movie. Also, movies tend (not always) to show previews for other movies similiar to what you are about to see. So on that theory, voltron would be a good preview to show right be you see transformers :P but its 4am here, so who knows if im even in any ballpark :P oh yah, this is my first post :) hi!

  • July 10, 2007, 3:05 a.m. CST

    i hope this is a giant lion movie

    by slappy jones

    i am sure he says its alive but i am hoping he actually says its a lion....

  • July 10, 2007, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Art Director working on "a small monster movie"

    by Doctor_Sin

    http://www.freyart.us/latest_news.htm<br><br> Also, Doug Meerdink is involved.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:11 a.m. CST

    not a lion

    by CBWolf

    Really, I don't know who got it started, but just drop it, he doesn't say it is a lion. He says it is alive.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Breaking Info.

    by color me gone

    Hello everyone. I have been researching (a little bit outside of the box) some different area's. Being a detective here in the great state of Kentucky aloud me to find somethings alot of people cant reasearch. I cant release some of the info as it would be good-bye job. I can release this though... 1; www.ethanhaaswasright .com is owned by tucows softwear. They have the means and money to creat a site like that. Now i saw this on youtube> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh-xZA9lPtU which looks alot like the voltronblog thing or whatever. I now know pretty much the direction this "cloverfield" movie is about... But i will leave you with just this and enjoy watching other complete this search. This was really fun to figure out even tho i only have the jist of it. Thanks!

  • July 10, 2007, 3:17 a.m. CST

    bullshit

    by El Borak

    you don't know anything.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Looks like some Alien.

    by T Foolery

    That pic of pic Director17 posted looks an awful lot like an alien. Yup, sure does.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Exploding Head of Lady Liberty?

    by James Westfall

    So... why in the trailer, when the non-flaming head of Lady Liberty hits the side of a building does that part of the building explode like the freaking Hindenburg?

  • July 10, 2007, 3:29 a.m. CST

    JCarlon re: Rense.com

    by James Westfall

    Sad to say that's not a fictional site. Jeff Rense is an Art Bell type who has gone seriously off the reservation, Alex "InfoWars" Jones style. Rense has been around for years.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:30 a.m. CST

    wow there's a lot of slow people here ...

    by Zauriel

    Seriously, this movie has nothing to do with voltron. It only has a $30 million dollar budget! <p> Also, those girls in the picture are NOT the same. Get over it. <p> The Ethan Haas sites aren't related to this movie, people just assumed. There's no conspiracy. Those sites, from what i've seen, are for an upcoming computer game called Alpha Omega. Hell, even the puzzles and music were extremely reminiscent of the entire Myst series. <p> Can't wait to see what J.J. has up his sleeve.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Ok then smartass...

    by color me gone

    The "cloverfield" movie is not about some goofy lion, nor is it about some bogus chiwuluhuwi or whatever his name is, not based on a videogame, it's an original screen play. This is not a recreation of anything. The trailor was shot in California in early june. The effects in the trailor are not of finished qaulity. The trailor was shot without a finished script. Just small bits. This movie has nothing to do with "Ethan Haas"... Just wait until 18, January 2008. Then you can eat your hat!! :)

  • July 10, 2007, 3:31 a.m. CST

    here is a more understandable picture

    by Director17

    http://tinyurl.com/3bkqbj

  • July 10, 2007, 3:35 a.m. CST

    If it's not an Old Ones/Cthulhu movie...

    by Kasch

    I'll be disappointed at this point. That would be so much cooler than any other monster-run-amok thing they could come up with.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Way to go, color me gone...

    by ghostwatcher

    You just reiterated everything we've already found out on our own and we're not even detectives. And, by the way, it's trailer with an "e".

  • July 10, 2007, 3:47 a.m. CST

    How has no one posted this yet?

    by Toulon

    http://www.cthulhuthemovie. c om/ It's a movie with Tori Spelling . . . not only does it suck that Cthulu is already taken as a title, but TORI FUCKING SPELLING IN A MOVIE ABOUT CTHULU!!?!?!?! That's it . . . I'm done.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:48 a.m. CST

    I think we're focusing on some of the wrong stuff

    by BadMrWonka

    a) if it's the same girl (it's not) and the picture is split (it's not), what the hell does that mean? nothing.<p>b) is it Voltron! (it's not) is it Chulthu? (maybe?) we have no way of knowing and we won't until we find more websites. even then, maybe not.<p>c) Jimmy_009 just HAS to find something that other people enjoy to crap all over. now that Studio 60 is off the air, he's chosen this project. just ignore him.<p>d) the trailer is laden with clues, and so are the photos, but why the FUCK are people just playing conspiracy with the photos? it's a demon! that ace is fucked up! no arm! blah blah blah. whatever the movie is, it's about a HUGE MONSTER ROBOT THING ATTACKING NY and possibly the world. there are no demons running around the fucking party! the clues are the graffiti, stickers, t-shirts, timestaps, etc. DROP THE PHOTO CONSPIRACY BULLSHIT! even if someone could definitively prove that shit in her hair is a demon (it's not) it wouldn't mean anything! numbers, words, clues, those can lead to new websites...<p>continue on my nerdlings...

  • July 10, 2007, 3:48 a.m. CST

    found this on NZ gamer - cut and past it in word

    by side_swipe

    7777 777 777 7715 4587 2215 3366 112250 22155. Ethan, where WHAT IS THE CLOVERFIELD are you now? 11 22 55 88 44 345 664 997 12 4578 655 They're coming Ethan. The skies are burning li__ ke... It's Ragnarok! It'sthe thunderof The Gods! Ice falls into the lands like daggers into the snow, the hills burn like the caught by the fire of 4458 4 You were right/wrong. Co-ordinates are off, suggest recalibration by 73 degrees I have lost t CLOVERFIELD PROJECT CEASE 1-18-08, 1/18/08, abrams, clover, cloverfeild, cloverfield, Cloverfield, ethan, ethan haas, Ethan Haas, ethan hass, ethanhaas, ethanhaaswasright, grand theft auto, j abrams, little dudes, puzzle,

  • July 10, 2007, 3:55 a.m. CST

    No Cthulhu?

    by CuervoJones

    Sigh!

  • July 10, 2007, 4:06 a.m. CST

    cthulhu or not

    by thet1m

    let's try to decipher what we have already. we have: license plate : ABZ 3293 song played : Woman - Wolfmother timestamp of news : 12:32am temp : 63 deg F timestamps on photos : girls12:36am, party 12:01am on building : ??67/87 - 2007 ACE on sign outside : DEAD DE?(maybe end) i might be a little off with that, but what does it all mean? the temp. might lead to something about global warming. that would be funny. also, are they not closer to the Chrysler Building when they are on the street as opposed to when they are on the roof? it could be two different times but it could be one too.

  • July 10, 2007, 4:26 a.m. CST

    http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js

    by kotic

    I think it's a counter of some sort. It's at the bottom of <b>every</b> page...1-18-08, slusho, ethanhaaswasright, that Cthulhu Fhtagn RPG. Anyone else notice that coincidence?

  • July 10, 2007, 4:31 a.m. CST

    I don't give a shit

    by spud mcspud

    Either tell me what the fucking movie is about, or piss on you and your fucking monster movie. This is why I don't play videogames. Jerkoff.<P> And it'd BETTER be fuckin' Cthulhu. Next.

  • July 10, 2007, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Also, to CBWolf

    by kotic

    It says on IMDB that the special effects include Industrial Light & Magic.

  • July 10, 2007, 5 a.m. CST

    Ragnarok, according to wikipedia

    by TheThinker

    here's the 1st paragraph: "In Norse mythology, Ragnarök ("fate of the gods"[1]) is the battle at the end of the world. It will be waged between the Æsir, led by Odin, and the various forces of the Jötnar, including Loki. Not only will most of the gods, giants and creatures involved perish in this apocalyptic conflagration, but almost everything in the universe will be torn asunder." my hunch, it's gonna be about Thor.

  • July 10, 2007, 5:02 a.m. CST

    color me gone

    by El Borak

    if you figured something out spill it.

  • July 10, 2007, 5:06 a.m. CST

    go to http://www.nzgamer.com/news-all-1810

    by TheThinker

    ... you'll see smushed-up text that has a lot of info, in particular something about Ragnarok. i dont follow Thor much, but I heard rumors about a movie & this seem to be in that genre

  • July 10, 2007, 5:06 a.m. CST

    the coincidence is...

    by couP

    they're all using google analytics -_- but google-analytics.com seems like some dodge site.

  • July 10, 2007, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Where have I heard that before

    by Phi

    The second time through the teaser, it hit me that I heard that "whw-whw-whw" sound before! You hear it just before Lady Liberty's head smacks into the building. Didn't some Godzilla foe make that noise?

  • July 10, 2007, 5:10 a.m. CST

    is ethan haas

    by slappy jones

    a meandering film in which the drug dealer from brick wanders around paris chatting up some french broad all day?

  • July 10, 2007, 5:12 a.m. CST

    that sound is from...

    by TheThinker

    ...all end-of-the-world movies. what would they be without something distructive making the "whw-whw-whw" sound ;)

  • July 10, 2007, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Where have I heard that before

    by kotic

    Phi, that sound reminds me of the Zero-Point gun in HalfLife 2. Maybe thatts what you were thinking of?

  • July 10, 2007, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Coordinates

    by thinboyslim.

    All the talk of 63 degrees on the news, 73 degrees in the blog, and the numbers everywhere, just seems to point to coordinates. i've tried 63 12' 32" and 01 18' 08" but only getting Sweden and Russia nothing that goes anyway or makes any sense. Only saying coz abrhams did that numbers thing on Lost and when you put them in google/maps as coordinates you get a small island of the coast of Oz. try it

  • July 10, 2007, 5:21 a.m. CST

    if the ethan haas site

    by El Borak

    has nothing to do with the movie fine. but why the fuck would some "fan" create such an intricate website for no reason? is it something that guy did for his own film or product maybe?<BR> <BR>and why is there another site calling that site and this movie pieces of dumb shit? wtf?

  • July 10, 2007, 5:21 a.m. CST

    if the ethan haas site

    by El Borak

    has nothing to do with the movie fine. but why the fuck would some "fan" create such an intricate website for no reason? is it something that guy did for his own film or product maybe?<BR> <BR>and why is there another site calling that site and this movie pieces of dumb shit? wtf?

  • July 10, 2007, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Maybe Ethan Haas and the

    by kotic

    Maybe Ethan Haas and the Cthulhu is a different viral marketing campaign for Cthulhu put into effect around the same time as 1-18-08?

  • July 10, 2007, 5:26 a.m. CST

    I hope no one in the trailer is actually in the film...

    by tonagan

    I already find them annoying.

  • July 10, 2007, 5:29 a.m. CST

    heard that before (2)

    by Phi

    Maybe it was Ghidorah. From Wikipedia: "Final Wars Ghidorah possessed the most powerful gravity beams of all its [Ghidorah's] incarnations" "In Rebirth of Mothra 3, Grand King Ghidorah appeared to have a range of Psionic abilities, allowing it to teleport small objects" Kotic - Never played it. :( The Thinker - true!

  • July 10, 2007, 5:31 a.m. CST

    does anyone know what to make of the Ragnarok reference

    by TheThinker

    ...the end of the world/universe battle between gods & monsters? it's mentioned @ http://tinyurl.com/ytg8t7. is Thor related or not.

  • July 10, 2007, 5:36 a.m. CST

    i think they mean it as the same thing

    by El Borak

    as armageddon, cthulhu coming back, earth being destroyed by asteroids, it's all end of the wporl doomsday stuff.

  • July 10, 2007, 5:41 a.m. CST

    I have way too much free time...

    by kotic

    Is the bartender in the trailer the lead singer of Yellowcard?

  • July 10, 2007, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Cthulhu is, like, your main dude...

    by spud mcspud

    Actually, I think it's Hurley, grown massive due to the radioactive Deus Ex Machina on the Lost island, pissed at these fucking yuppies overusing his catchphrase. Dude.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:09 a.m. CST

    It's a trick.

    by Hellboyy

    Can't you all see this is an attempt to start producing a series of open ended realty-style movie series to theaters? It'll be like Lost, except costs $11 an episode.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:09 a.m. CST

    get this

    by El Borak

    i've been reading about the ethan haas thing and i'm thinking abrams is telling the truth. i'm thinking that the sites are promoting a game/t.v. show that has nothing to do with "cloverfield".<BR> <BR>the haas was a douchebag aite is fake. that guy assumed like most people that it was connected.<BR> <BR>with all the talk of aug 1st i think that the ethan haas people got royally fucked by the no name trailer coming out which has turned their cool viral marketing for their game/t.v. show on it's ear.<BR> <BR>imagine if you spent all this time and money to promote something and something else gets all the attention!! ha! ha! that sucks!

  • July 10, 2007, 6:19 a.m. CST

    What if ACE stood for....

    by jamsun1227

    After Common Era

  • July 10, 2007, 6:24 a.m. CST

    I don't know where this is going....

    by jamsun1227

    Abrams projects all connected: <p> Lost -- Oceanic Flight 815 left Sydney <p> Alias -- Character Sydney, Slusho <p> New Movie -- Slusho t-shirt

  • July 10, 2007, 6:25 a.m. CST

    ok but...

    by thinboyslim.

    if the ethan haas sites are unrelated to the cloverfield project why are they both mentioned together here http://tinyurl.com/ytg8t7 also check out the date the author posted it on. of course that could just be a site admin f*cking with everyone.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:27 a.m. CST

    damn...

    by thinboyslim.

    looks like Ragnarok is an online MMORPG. Dead End.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Apocalypse In 9/ 8 : The Movie?

    by TheBloop

    'With the guards of Magog, swarming around, The Pied Piper takes his children underground. Dragons coming out of the sea, Shimmering silver head of wisdom looking at me. He brings down the fire from the skies, You can tell he's doing well by the look in human eyes. Better not compromise. It won't be easy. 666 is no longer alone, He's getting out the marrow in your back bone, And the seven trumpets blowing sweet rock and roll, Gonna blow right down inside your soul. Pythagoras with the looking glass reflects the full moon, In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.'

  • July 10, 2007, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Not sure if this is anything...

    by tomthumbstallywhacker

    ... but it seems to be going in the right direction. http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=1&aid=10246 Is it a real or bogus station? I'm in the UK, so wouldn't know.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:46 a.m. CST

    aww fuck me

    by El Borak

    i don't know.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Slusho T-Shirt Screengrab...

    by kingrobot

    http://www.tiny.cc/YWOes

  • July 10, 2007, 6:48 a.m. CST

    from what I have read on this site....

    by emeraldboy

    I have come up with the following theory. this movie combination of two things. HP Lovercrafts Call of Cthulu and the remake of the host.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:48 a.m. CST

    http://parasitemovie.com/ This is one!!

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Aparently

  • July 10, 2007, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Who cares?

    by spud mcspud

    Just tell me about the movie. Fucking viral marketing.<P> There had BETTER be Shoggoths!!!

  • July 10, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST

    wtf!?!?!?!?

    by El Borak

    parasite has links to a sledding site and a tossing games site. who made these and why?

  • July 10, 2007, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Eh

    by Kragmose

    I predict a hype.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:04 a.m. CST

    also

    by El Borak

    has anyone figured what to do on the 1-18-08 site w/ those pics yet?

  • July 10, 2007, 7:06 a.m. CST

    or...

    by emeraldboy

    there are two movies. One by jj abrams and another by someone else and these movies have been bubblin away. One was launched with the trailer in front of Transformers and the other was launched a day later. Both are being made in secretive. but jj has something to do with both, lets not for forget that JJ has one of the biggest deal in hollywood under his belt. its a 50 million dollar tv and production deal with Paramount and someother company and disney or the WB.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:18 a.m. CST

    kingrobot wtf!!! you putting spyware up here?

    by PROF IKAMONO

    that tinyurl of yours was NOT a screen grab of Slusho!!! It seems to have downloaded spyware on my computer! what the hell's wrong with you!

  • July 10, 2007, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Goddamn you all it's not a fucking lion

    by Ricky Henderson

    It's motherfucking MOLE-MEN.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST

    I gotta say...

    by SweetMonkeyCreek

    All of this talk is completely fascinating to me. You figure JJ and crew are either sitting back in their chairs and laughing to themselves about how good they've got us....or now they've got to be completely panicking, because all they were planning to do was a low budget "Godzilla Witch Project" and now everyone's expecting cthulu and armageddon and deep significant meanings to everything. Well, either way, they got me intrigued.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:25 a.m. CST

    I think I have the movie title!

    by Nice Marmot

    Se17enteen

  • July 10, 2007, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Not the same chick

    by RainesMaker

    God Damn some of you are idiots. Chick on the left is white, and right is black. Look at the angle in which the lips go down. The white girls lip is drops quicker (mouth is narrow) than the black girls (mouth is wider). If you line the nose up the lips dont match, if you line the lips up the nose doesnt match. The eyes dont match no matter what you do. And someone please explain what the fuck would be the point anyway of splitting a girls face in one picture?

  • July 10, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Seventeen

    by Seikuro

    I was thinking... the 12:32, 63 degrees adds up to 17 -- added up individually. And someone mentioned the co-ordinates ending up in Russia. Well, there was that giant meteor before in Russia - wasn't it 1908 or something? Someone had posted about the 1/18 meteors too. Just rambling.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    He didn't play down the GIANT LION

    by MontyPigeon

    He knows we hit the nail on the mutherf**kin head.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Goddamnit you fuckers are too dim for viral marketing

    by Ricky Henderson

    Lets see: we've got one silly bastard talking about the masons, another jackass seems to be convinced there's a demon in one picture, and some fuckhead still thinks its Voltron. <br> <br> This confirms what Rickey has suspected for quite some time. Unleashing a viral puzzle game on AICN is pretty much the equivalent of chaining 1,000 monkeys to 1,000 typewriters.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST

    >:3 Jesus Christ it's a lion!

    by PROF IKAMONO

    Get in the car!

  • July 10, 2007, 7:44 a.m. CST

    hmmm

    by henrydalton

    www.ethanhaaswasright.com www.ethanhaaswaswrong.com www.parasitemovie.com www.tossinggames.com www.cloverfield.com www.slusho.jp

  • July 10, 2007, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Harry, JJ called again and said

    by redfist

    that you should be beaten for falling into his little viral trap and sucking all these fucked up fanboys in with it. The talkbacks will be silly with this shit for the next months and the movie will be about mutant chickens that take over manhattan. Fuck this.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Turn the Picture Upside Down

    by Carmjames

    Maybe, the slowly turning picture is a hint. There is clearly a symbol photoshopped on the girls t-shirt in the back. Looks like a 6 to me. 655 1113. I know that it is photoshopped in there. But if you look at that plus what the banner looks like upside down...

  • July 10, 2007, 7:57 a.m. CST

    And

    by henrydalton

    http://ethanhaasknows.livejournal.com/

  • July 10, 2007, 7:59 a.m. CST

    slusho is definitely JJ's site - see link here

    by 48states

    This is an intriguing cached link for the slusho.jp whois info: http://tinyurl.com/yp446z <p> "Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer" is the legal firm that represents JJ / Bad Robot! But if you go to the current version of that site: http://tinyurl.com/295g6k <p> you'll see that the law firm name has been replaced with Satoshi Kagashima, the slusho representative...

  • July 10, 2007, 8 a.m. CST

    The Parasite site has a countdown of only 21 days

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    What happens in 21 days????? Is it a real site, or a really clever and canny idea to direct us to a tossing game site? lol Is one of the games toss the head of the statue of liberty? :)<p>WTF is going on? Enquring minds need answers!!!

  • July 10, 2007, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Didn't the Game site

    by DannyOcean01

    Make reference to the 1st August? Or was that just a serious coincidence?

  • July 10, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    yeah the ethan haas

    by El Borak

    site say aug 1st. but whoever is behind the parasite site probably linked haas with cloverfield, thus the countdown.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    In other viral news...

    by henrydalton

    Just got these from that Rosarch Watchmen site that cropped up a while back... http://www.theveidtmethod.com/ http://rorschach.17.forumer.com/

  • July 10, 2007, 8:09 a.m. CST

    and

    by henrydalton

    http://rorschachsjournal.com/ missed that one

  • July 10, 2007, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Changing your clock to 1-18-08

    by Fuzzy_Mcrunfast

    ... doesn't seem to do anything. I changed my clock to the times in the pictures and got nothin. Totally thought I was on to something there.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST

    If you...

    by Golitsyn1

    highlight the top left corner of the parasitemovie page it reveals: "<---------August 1st, 2007 12:36 AM Reveal ....... Project Cloverfield. ----------> "

  • July 10, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Arse

    by Golitsyn1

    "<---------August 1st, 2007 12:36 AM Reveal ....... Project Cloverfield. ---------->"

  • July 10, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST

    The mystery has already been mentioned above...

    by Abin Sur

    But the question we should all be asking, and the one Harry should be asking JJ, is WHY would Paramount have asked for the videos from the Ethan Haas website to be taken down at the same time they were asking for the pirated trailer to be taken down? Paramount cannot have something removed that they do not hold the rights to, and the timing is just too close for coincidence. Let's figure THIS question out so we can either confirm or refute some of the rumors out there.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Times and degrees

    by mr_moppet_1973

    has anyone thought that the times combined with the 63 degrees could be a plotting point for space. I did find out that on 1-18-1989 a pulsar was found inside a supernova called 1987A which is one of probably only 3 supernovas to have been seen by the naked eye. The other were observed by an astronomer over 300 years ago and by american indians well before that. Just an idea. Also on 1-18-67 the US govt tested a nuclear device in the nevada desert

  • July 10, 2007, 8:17 a.m. CST

    war of the worlds 2:

    by Trooperof3

    I'm just saying.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST

    August 1st, 2007 12:36 AM

    by Golitsyn1

    August 1st, 2007 12:36 AM Reveal ....... Project Cloverfield.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Party started before midnight...

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ... on 1-17-08

  • July 10, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST

    The Tossing Games website

    by amines

    From the parasite movie website is a link to the tossing games website under the ???. In this tossing games site go to the forums and the campsite forum, and there is an forum based on someone trying to locate ethan haas, so perhaps he is connected to this movie afterall. Something else alo suspicious is the tital of one forum is giant / monster games, yet the words GIANT MONSTER are highlighted in upper case which is coincidental as this movie is about a giant monster! See what else you can find guys. (by the way first post!)

  • July 10, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Didn't you all spot 'Bill' and 'Dan' at the party?

    by Liphook

    It's Ghostbusters 3 *ahem* <br> <br> 'ACE' A = 1, C = 3, E = 5.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    I know exactly what this film is about

    by thefrood

    It's about a guy who goes totally ballistic and destroys Manhattan after being kept on hold by a directories enquiry service for several days. Oh my mistake that's 1 18 1 18

  • July 10, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST

    1-18-08 1-18-08

    by theheavy

    the chicks in the picture look to be twins,..I know that mean absolutly mothing but I arraged two sets of pics and they are twins,...I think

  • July 10, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    More stuff on tossing games

    by amines

    Not sure if it is related, but if you look at the latest posts in forums from steve the admin, he has a new myspace page, on this page there is a post-it mesage board, with the numbers 11808 on it, there is a definite connection here. At the bottom of his page there is a map of his friends etc. including a doug from just off south street in Newark. Being from the UK, would this be anywhere near where the incident happens in the film, or perhaps doug is a friend of robs from the party????

  • July 10, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    this still could be one of them

    by glancingblow

    http://www.theweeklydonut.org/index.php/category/the-thing-in-the-moonlight/

  • July 10, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Check the calendar in the tossing site

    by Spikes Brain

    Look at 1-18-08. Also, liberal use of the word "cornhole"--hee!

  • July 10, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST

    JJ loves anagrams

    by RexKramer1

    as any Lost fan knows. ASS FOUND THAT (and maybe AICN?) - you can make "haas" but that leaves you with "fundotts". I'll stare at the word today. The site http://www.lexigram.net/anagram-solver/ gave some decent anagrams but nothing sticks out.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Uh...reality check.

    by CatVutt

    This IS the same guy responsible for that Mission Impossible 3 abortion, right? Why exactly does anyone give a fuck about this nonsense?

  • July 10, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    http://www.movieweb.com/video/V07G39drxzDLUW

    by theheavy

    this seems to explain it

  • July 10, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    see if this works

    by theheavy

    <object width="425" height="339"><param name="movie" value="http://www.movieweb.com/v/V07G39drxzDLUW"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.movieweb.com/v/V07G39drxzDLUW" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="339"></embed></object>

  • July 10, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Apocalycraptic

    by KenobiFan

    If this movie has anything to do with LOST, freemasory (what?!), or The Host, I'm going to revive Cthulhu myself and end this whole friggin' thing.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Stop trashing JJ Abrams

    by Rickey Henderson

    MI3 was pretty damned good. Almost as good as the first film in the series. It was an intense spy movie. And being a big fan of "Lost," I'm convinced the man can do no wrong.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    It's The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms remake

    by Mr Incredible

    Or maybe not.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST

    check this out!

    by El Borak

    this is the forum in the "tossing games" site that is attached to the "parasite" movie site.<BR> <BR>there are some WIERD conversations going on in there. youcan post questions there. check it.<BR> <BR>http://tinyurl.com/yu29e2

  • July 10, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Is this a clue? WHO IS THE MYSTIC TRAVELLER?

    by RKO Classic

    I think there are answers at this site: http://tinyurl.com/22rs7o

  • July 10, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    wtf

    by henrydalton

    This is the website of 'Steve King', who is the admin on the Tossing Games site (notably in the GIANT MONSTER games forum). But I really can't see anything out of the ordinary... if this is all fake it's done a little TOO well (and boringly) http://www.missouriscenicrivers.com/SteveK.html

  • July 10, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Thanks Rickey...

    by Abin Sur

    MI3 was my favorite of the three, and it was certainly the least convoluted...and look at the guy, he talked Stephen King into selling the Dark Tower rights, he's bringing Star Trek back to us, he's producing one of the best damn TV shows on (one that has nothing to do with housewives, lawyers, doctors {besides Jack} or police) and he's at the forefront of meshing entertainment on the small and big screen with an online experience. Who else is doing all that?

  • July 10, 2007, 9:22 a.m. CST

    I pu the teaser here,I couldnt do it any other way

    by theheavy

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=178959034

  • July 10, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST

    myspace.com/vergelsdream

    by theheavy

    check out the trailer second video on the right

  • July 10, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST

    So, has it actually been confirmed that it's a Lion?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Does that mean no more CTHULU DANCE?!?!<P>:^(

  • July 10, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Pause the trailer at 1:28

    by Scramble Network

    Those are the two girl in the picture. It's really obvious. So enough with the "they're the same girl" stuff, please. They don't even look remotely alike in the picture or the trailer. And while cthulu would be cool, it's not required. I love all these people screaming "if it's not Cthulu, this will totally suck!" Like no decent monster movie not directly adapted from Lovecraft has been terrible. I sounds like a Cthulu-esque mythology based on the Haas sites, but there's no proof that it's actually Lovecraftian itself.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST

    It is obviously..

    by Secretagentnumber6

    A big screen version of the CBS show the Class. Seriously though anyone find it odd that the main character in that show was named Ethan Haas and Lizzy Caplan was also in the show and she is in this movie. Coincidence sure but still kinda funny.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST

    What's this about Gabbo?

    by rev_skarekroe

  • July 10, 2007, 9:35 a.m. CST

    this is ridiculous

    by rolo_tony

    Everyone going on about demons in the hair and secret codes on pictures....it's sad really. I can't wait until the full trailer comes out and we find out that it stars Will Smith and Shia Lebouf as extraterrestrial bounty hunters.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Have a Look At This

    by Andymatron

    http://tinyurl.com/27ud8u Some people over there pointed out this web Site. http://www.slusho.jp/ It has something to do with Alias and one of the people in the teaser has a Slusho shirt on. Now look at the history of Slusho, Based out of Honshu Japan, The same Honshu Japan that Godzilla comes ashore is two of the movies(Godzilla 1985 and 2000) I might just be grabbing at straws but its some kind of connection.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    new sites??!?!?!?!?

    by El Borak

    http://www.ethanhaas.org/<BR> <BR>dude this crazy!<BR> <BR>http://ethanhaas.org/cloverfield/

  • July 10, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    regarding the creepy yellow person...

    by rolo_tony

    that would be an asian, although they may seem scary at first they are actually quite friendly and docile.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:43 a.m. CST

    that poor guy

    by thinboyslim.

    over on that tossing games website, clearly minding his own business when hundreds of fanboys descend upon his site, asking stupid questions about ethan haas and van, oh dear.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Are we sure its a movie?

    by Alexanderx

    Or a trailer for a new JJ show? We really don't know anything. We are all just throwing nets out there and coming up with nadda.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    first post btw

    by tailgunner111

    if you highlight the top of the parasite movie site you get: <---------August 1st, 2007 12:36 AM Reveal ....... Project Cloverfield. ----------> which is not much...

  • July 10, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    you get

    by tailgunner111

    August 1st, 2007 12:36 AM Reveal ... Project Cloverfield

  • July 10, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    1-18-08

    by ZE7EN

    HAS ANYONE NOTICED THAT YOU CAN "DUPLICATE" AND "ARRANGE" THE PICTURES?

  • July 10, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    I don't know

    by DeusExMachina

    If that tossing game site is legit, then I have to give JJ his props because that site is boring as hell. If it's not... then I feel sorry for the guy who owns the site. I did check out Steve's bio though. He's his about us about him and his wife. We are Steve & Tricia King from Pevely, MO (USA). Pevely is just south of St. Louis. We have one son, Christian. <p> <p> I (Steve) am an environmental research associate for a St. Louis based nationwide company that handles entire waste streams for businesses across the USA. If you are in a company that would like to save money by allowing us to handle and manage ALL of your wastes (ie. hazardous, non-hazardous, biological and/or radioactive), then contact me. Even if you have a just specific waste that you are seeking handled, then contact me too. We strive for the green theme by recycling waste instead of sending it to a landfill if at all possible." He was also in the Navy for 12 years.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    thinboyslim

    by henrydalton

    That 'poor guy' has stated on his forum that JJ has told him he's not allowed to reveal anything until Aug 1st. So not very related at all then. Poor guy.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    henrydalton

    by thinboyslim.

    yeah JJ told me not to say anything till Aug 1st either so i must be in on it to, jerk.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST

    divinus?

    by tailgunner111

    any thoughts on why, when you have completed the puzzles on ethan haas was right, in that email and name field, you have DIVINUS at the top?

  • July 10, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Rense.com?

    by The Devilled Backscribe

    Who is it came up with Rense.com, and how? If you go there, there's a picture of the Statue of Liberty being destroyed. If you input "Slusho" in the search engine, you get: http://www.wesellslush.com/?gclid=CMyHpb2fnY0CFRpFQAodOB2n0A and http://www.monstakrush.com/?gclid=CILe5b2fnY0CFSIGQAodtQsD2A Which seems to be for some "Slush" drink franchise called "Monstakrunch"? The artwork looks slightly in the style of the Slurpo site. Remember that Larry Cohen movie "The Stuff" about sentient monster icecream...?

  • July 10, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Gotta be the work of Abdul Alhazered

    by RKO Classic

    What is with that name on the Salem gravestone??????????

  • July 10, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    thinboyslim

    by henrydalton

    either way, he's bringing it on himself and not 'clearly minding his own business then', isn't he. Jerk.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    More Rense

    by The Devilled Backscribe

    If you click on the links on Rense, you get an mp3 about Benjamin Fulford. Doing a Google on Fulford reveals lots of (just for the last few days!) articles about him. He seems to be espousing an Illuminati like conspiracy about the Japanese being "taken over" into a nation of zombies. Maybe because of Slurpo?

  • July 10, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    The number 17

    by BillyPilgrim

    Can only be a reference to the Winger song "She's only seventeen". Orrrrrr it could be a reference to Revelations chapter 17. The arrival of the Whore of Babylon who bears the title Mystery Babylon the Great. There is a city named Babylon on Long Island NY. If you take Revelations chapter 17 and order the verses 1-18-08 you get. <p> One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, "Come here. I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who sits on many waters. <p> The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth. <p> The beast that you saw was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the abyss and to go into destruction. Those who dwell on the earth and whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel when they see that the beast was, and is not, and shall be present.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    And another thing I noticed

    by DeusExMachina

    When you view the source code for the 1-18-2008 site, the ethan haas site, and the tossing game site along with all the links on that site all have www.w3.or g or W3C in the source code.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST

    ITS A CLOCK!!!!!

    by bouncing1

    the pictures move in a clockwise direction if you go to the site and do nothing. one moves every two seconds or so. the one with the two girls moves every 3 or 4 seconds or so. do what you will with this.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Deus, THIS site has that code too...

    by Abin Sur

    It's pretty common...

  • July 10, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    It's fucking Mothra

    by Wesley Snipes

    It's a Mothra movie. Mark my words.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:28 a.m. CST

    I like these little mystery campaigns

    by ScamsAndFlams

    But I'm afraid they're going ot backfire horribly when the movie actually has TV trailers and advance reviews. I'm not saying the movie will be dull, it's just that at that stage before release, it's impossible to remain mysterious and not be "explained" in a brief paragraph.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    hopefully it's better than the trailer

    by mthrndr

    How many times has the 'apocalyptic monsters destroying the city' movie been done!!?? give me a break. The shakycam technique, while intriguing, was actually done by two of the applicants to that dumb show 'on the lot' (their on-camera interviews are interrupted by aliens or monsters or whatever destroying the city).

  • July 10, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Interesting

    by The Devilled Backscribe

    In the time I posted about being able to search from within Rense.com on "Slusho", the two links I posted above no longer come up directly through the Rense search engine Google result, although the links to "wesellslush" and "monstakrush" themselves still work.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Answers here?

    by zer0cool2k2

    http://www.logicalcreativity.com/jon/plush/01.html

  • July 10, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    More hints from the trailer!!

    by The Prisoner

    At the party, did anyone else notice that their serving Sushi?? SUSHI, PEOPLE!!! That means it MUST be Cthullulutu!!!! Also, one of the party guest is Lindsey Lohan. I swear you can see her right before the lights go out.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Olympic & Cloverfield

    by epitone

    Is the intersection where you can find the old Mutant Enemy studios/offices where Buffy was filmed. 1-18-08 is written by Drew Goddard who wrote for the last season of Buffy.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Smushy

    by KenobiFan

    It's funny but if you place a copy of the picture time-stamped 12:01 and place it alongside a duplicate, using the 'yellow dude' as the intersection, the number on his chest forms a symbol that is eerily similar to the one on the 'we are slush' website. Which, I don't mind adding, looks very tentacle-like. Slurp that one up! Ha!

  • July 10, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    He doesn't say anything about a lion....

    by Tidmore

    He says, very clearly "I Saw It, It's Alive, It's Huge"

  • July 10, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Darkocity, I've played COC: Dark Corners of the Earth..

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ...it's one of few games that creeped me out a bit... mainly because it does first pov better than any other game I've seen... you really start to identify with the character... also your so fucking helpless for the first part of the game, all your able to do is flee and hide... you get a feeling of oppression by dark forces. You also have a lingering feeling of loosing your grip on sanity...

  • July 10, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    The "Face" in the 1-18-08 photo

    by The Devilled Backscribe

    Punch up a page with the 1-18-08 photo of the split girl with the "Face" in the middle. Now go to Rense.com Look at the picture of the Statue Of Liberty exploding. Look at the explosion cloud on the far right of the picture. Just below the top orange part of the explosion...is that the same "face"?

  • July 10, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    rense.com is not a clue

    by bouncing1

    i was doing research on the battle of los angeles - the ufo battle in the 40's (allegedly)- and stummbled upon his site two weeks ago. he's just a crackpot. its not a fucking lion. theyre not the same girl. and i dont know what is going on, but anything to replace the week long agony that is waiting for LOST is good for me.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Ethan Haas Discovered!!!! (JJ Abrams!!!)

    by SomaPill

    The Ethan Haas Sites, are connected to an RPG Video Game being created by Mindstorm Studios.. apparently they are riding publicity Wake of the Abrams project http://www.mindstormlabs.com/products.html

  • July 10, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    OMG LION!

    by Little Mike

    No, not really. Gosh, why are people still stuck on that. He says It's Alive, not lion. Think about the statement. Why would he say it's a lion? If it was, wouldn't he say it's some big effin' lion-like creature or something like that? The line just doesn't make sense any other way than "alive"

  • July 10, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    They are all halucinating on the drink

    by BilboRing

    Is that possible?

  • July 10, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    The Trailer Link (Not Pirated)

    by SomaPill

    The Trailer is up and can be reviewed.. by the way.. when the er.. creature first makes itself heard.. it seems to be saying something but I have no idea what.. maybe it needs to be played in reverse? http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/11808/

  • July 10, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Bilboring Read Here

    by SomaPill

    This site is somehow connected to the movie.. Apparently Slusho is a drink in the Show Alias.. and charachters in the preview are wearing slusho shirts. http://www.slusho.jp/index.html

  • July 10, 2007, 11:14 a.m. CST

    And to think...

    by strosmer

    I had no life. You all have way too much time on your hands. It's summer, unless you're browsing the net at work, get outside for a little while! Fanboys. God. No wonder we're on our way to hell in a handbasket.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Thanks SomaPill

    by BilboRing

    If it is amonster flick the creature is obviously from the ocean. Lady Libery's head removed. Manhattan being an island. Etc. I know nothing about Cthulhu but from what I have seen, it's a pretty cool base for a movie.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Good Christ

    by rxsheepxr

    I don't know how many people are going to post the same info over and over... does anyone actually READ the TB's before posting?

  • July 10, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Rxsheeper

    by SomaPill

    Heh.. yah your right.. but the problem is theres a hundred posts to read here, and theres a ton of sites out there with incomplete information, better to repeat it then to leave it out..

  • July 10, 2007, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Bah!

    by rxsheepxr

    I guess I'm just bitter because I spent an hour of my day re-reading the same shit over and over while trying to figure this damned thing out. Granted, I SHOULD be working... so I've got no right to be mad.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:21 a.m. CST

    The Wh-Wh-Wh-Whew noise made by Lady Libertys Head..

    by HitchCock'n'Balz

    Sounds to me like the noise made when something spikey..like the crown on her head...spins at tremendous speed thru the air...kinda like a helicopter ...except way faster..could be wrong..probably am..

  • July 10, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    ParasiteMovie.com

    by Crimson_reaper

    This site is linked to 1-18-08.com and it has a countdown on it. Is this website a part of this?

  • July 10, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Noise when the Lights go out

    by SomaPill

    During the trailer: Just as the lights go out, theres a strange noise.. so help me it sounds like words.. but I cant make it out.. anyone know about this? Also abrams has said theres a ton of sites out there noones found yet..

  • July 10, 2007, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Wilbur Whateley

    by RKO Classic

    Dunwich.....N'gah r'lyeh...

  • July 10, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    i am one of the girls in he picture . . .

    by zoomddy

    . . . and I'm really getting a kick out of your nerdy arguments

  • July 10, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    zoomddy

    by rxsheepxr

    That's nice. Thanks for contributing.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Contributing?

    by zoomddy

    Nothing has been contributed thus far . . . just inane nerd arguments over hair demons, giant lions, and little yellow men . . . <p> titter . . . tee hee . . . giggle . . . </p> <p>dorks

  • July 10, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    zoomddy

    by thinboyslim.

    go back to montana

  • July 10, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST

    ok lets keep track here

    by noisemeup

    can someone post every known site related or possibly related to this...

  • July 10, 2007, 11:42 a.m. CST

    quick question about the parasite movie site

    by ian216a

    Does the countdown equate to 12:36 GMT for you guys in the states too? If not, this would again indicate it is bollocks as the reveal would be different for everyone and the film hasn't been plugged here in the UK yet, so why would it be set to reveal in GMT?

  • July 10, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Empty Cup

    by KenobiFan

    I emailed some 'feedback' to the Slusho folks but no response yet.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    on the ethan hass was right site..

    by HitchCock'n'Balz

    I've unlocked the video, and have figured out the alphabet they're using, anyone got past the second puzzle..moving the letters around on the little ball thing...I tried EHWR (ethan haas was right) but still got nothing..perhaps Im retarded..or just not so good at puzzles..little help?

  • July 10, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Hag.

    by rxsheepxr

    We're dorks, yet you sat there and read all this just to pretend you're connected to the film to mock people who are having fun with the viral campaign? First and foremost, if you WERE connected to the film, you would have had to sign confidentiality forms... so right off the bat your credibility is ill structured... Also, if you WERE connected to the movie you would be GLAD people are talking about something you had a part in, instead of being a bitch and mocking people for trying to solve whatever puzzles Abrams has put forth. You're just some schlub who likes being the one douchbag who comes into threads to lie and be all, "I'm with the movie...bow to my knowledge" when you're just another dude in the basement calling out to his mom for another round of Tang. God forbid people have some fucking interest in something. Sure, the arguments about hair demoonry is silly, but I'd much rather see people argue about this than politics anyday... this is escapism at it's best, barring drugs, and people like you, who get off on trying to spoil people's fun are what's wrong with the world. I'm done with you, and this thread, until I'm sure you're not hanging around.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    noisemeup

    by Little Mike

    It's been posted a few times. Nothing is confirmed other than 1-18-08.com but possibly the ethanhaaswasright.com and the ethanhaaswaswrong.blogspot.com site. Then there's the parasitemovie.com but that's got to be a fake. I think they're capitalizing on traffic about Abrams because if you look at the source code they even have like freeware counters on it and whatnot. Very amateurish. In either case, that's pretty much it for now.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Are these the legit websites mentioned by JJ?

    by xage

    URL Link#1 http://www.SledRiding.com URL Link#2 http://www.sledriding.com/cloverfield.html URL Link#3 http://parasitemovie.com/ URL Link#4 http://www.tossinggames.com/ And what is the word "buzz" to do with it if we seach google.com?

  • July 10, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Merlox and the JJ Haters...

    by xcornealiousx

    Shut up! Lost hasnt failed. Do you watch the show?, or have you quit? <p> The viral marketing, is not anything more than an extra for fans to get involved. If you dont want any part of this marketing strategy, go elsewhere! Go ride a bike or something. <p> JJ as well as other people in the entertainment field have noticed the power of the internet and media sources. Look at the Nine Inch Nails viral marketing plan for Year: Zero. FANTASTIC. Its a cheap, exciting way to connect with fans, and create buzz. If you want to just see the movie, tv, or listen to a cd...then do that, but dont hate on artistic people attempting to add an additional sourse for fans to connect and help create a buzz.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    um,...the answers are already here

    by wedgeisred2

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33104 It's a monster movie about something called "The Parasite" for now.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    xage

    by Charles Martel

    "Buzz" means just that - buzz. As in, internet buzz. As in people talking about something endlessly, promoting whatever it is they're talking about cheaply and broadly. Basically, what we're looking at with this tossing games thing is someone whose site doesn't get traffic suddenly getting traffic. I looked at the Mindstorm website, and the game, Alpha Omega, fits in very nicely with all the Ethan Haas and Mezin Source nonsense. Oh, and its a table-top game from Canada. Damned Canukies . . . So, really, Abrams wasn't bs-ing about the Haas sites having nothing to do with this, in all likelihood.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    RXSHEEPXR

    by xcornealiousx

    HAHA..Tang. Im not even gonna lie..tang is awesome. HA. For real though. The monster in the hair is a stupid comment, but yeah...its all harmless. Why do people need to be so pessimistic? They want to hate, yet they cant leave, they need to sit on these talkbacks and talk crap...whose the pathetic one, the one who is having a good time, or the one who is bitter, and has nothing better to do, but talk crap on the people doing something fun?

  • July 10, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    rxsheepxr

    by Woggie

    Are you new? zoomddy's comments are typical banter in a talkback forum like this one. If you weren't so geeked out about this whole thing maybe you'd be able to lighten up a little. I think its time to take a step back and go for a 20 minute walk so that your brain can recover from its monitor ray overexposure. <p>Back on topic though, since there is the discussion of "little yellow men", maybe this is a viral campaign for AOL. Or maybe that "Little Yellow Man" you see is actually the girl on the right from the other pic.

  • July 10, 2007, noon CST

    Sheeps got it

    by TaskFDX

    Let the folks have their fun. Coming on here and doing nothing but insulting everyone else...well, apparently some losers are bigger than others. As for the film, who knows. JJ had me with the first season of Lost....and lost me on the second, no pun intended. Perhaps the smokey chain killing machine monster from Lost took a holiday to Manhatten, this could explain its mysterious absence for like an entire season of the series.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    TaskFDX

    by Little Mike

    I made that same joke at the top of this TB about Smokie. Smokie Takes Manhattan! That would be interesting :P

  • July 10, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Little Mike

    by TaskFDX

    Hehe. So I'm not so original, or we're both original and I'm entirely too lazy to ready all these damn posts. :P

  • July 10, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST

    just so you all know

    by McLuvin

    1-18-08 is the date of an upcoming solar eclipse. might be significant

  • July 10, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    eclipse???

    by HitchCock'n'Balz

    maybe this has something to do with HEROES?? Eclipses and whatnot..maybe this is the long awaited Cap'n Crunch movie, where the Soggies are attacking New York, and trying to make all the cereal in the world mushy!

  • July 10, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Maybe another Website? www.abz3293.com

    by TomWaitsForNoOne

    I'm thinking not, but weird coincidence...it's the licence plate of the SUV in the trailer.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    I think it is pretty obvious that this is Cthulhu

    by Razorback

    Not even sure why anyone would think otherwise. The coordinates, monster, relation to water (attacking the Statue of Liberty which is surrounded by water), date etc. It all points to it. I hope it rocks.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    McLuvin

    by Fuzzy_Mcrunfast

    Got a link? I couldn't find anything about an eclipse.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Razorback, the coordinates of R'lyeh are in the Pacific

    by Abin Sur

    ...not the Atlantic. What coordinates are you referring to?

  • July 10, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Woggie

    by rxsheepxr

    No, I'm not new to the Talkbacks, I just post very very rarely... because of crap like this. I get enough stress in my day and it sucks to spar with people verbally, especially when they're stubborn and are just here to hate. We've all got opinions, sure, but I just don't get the pessimism. I'll likely go back into exile after today because I just can't sit here and not say anything when there are people who take it upon themselves to try and ruin shit for everyone when they're having a good time.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST

    The Drink Has Spoken...He Wants Your Children!

    by KenobiFan

    Here's the response I got back from the Slusho site: Slusho! loves your mails!! You Can't Drink Just Six!!!

  • July 10, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    xage here for another url link

    by xage

    This url is in reference to the guy who suggest to go check out the top of the building (he is wearig slusho) and here is what I found out as another url link http://slusho.jp

  • July 10, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Smart...

    by rxsheepxr

    Since AICN takes about 3 weeks to catch up, here's the trailer for Get Smart... actually looks promising... http://tinyurl.com/39u6ax

  • July 10, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST

    TaskFDX

    by Little Mike

    I'd go with the second answer. I know that if I didn't get in on this TB from the beginning, there was no way in hell I was going to go through all these damn posts :P

  • July 10, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Cthulu

    by ye olde shiza

    Cthulu would be a great movie for JJ's sensibilities. If he loves King enough to buy the rights to Dark Tower, he probably reads Lovecraft. Can't that be assumed? Out of all the theories here, I find the Cthulu theories the most interesting. The rest of the stuff with pictures being shopped, it's just boring, no matter how much time someone's spent on it. The Ethan Haas site was boring, too. For now ... I'm still going with Cthulu. But who has the rights to Cthulu? Anyone know what studio or person? That'd be a quick way to figure out if this is Lovecraft-related or not.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    I cracked it, bitches!

    by snakeeyes82

    This is CLEARLY a trailer for Honey, I Blew Up The Kid 2! Rick Moranis FTW, no0bs!

  • July 10, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Whatever!

    by radjac33

    The "Get Smart" teaser is out! http://tinyurl.com/2df6ca

  • July 10, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Why the girl in the "Switzerland" jacket running by?

    by Doctor_Sin

    At least, the white type on her red jacket looks like it says "Switzerland."

  • July 10, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Again, regarding Rense.com

    by James Westfall

    Said this before but it was probably missed - Rense.com is NOT part of this viral marketing campaign. That's the website for Jeff Rense, a very real guy who has a radio show and who has been around for a long while. He's like Art Bell but off the reservation - he's more like Alex "America Was Behind 9/11" Jones.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Dorks Rule The World!!!!

    by SomaPill

    A few things: 1) A response to the poster up top, that called us dorks for having this debate.. yes.. we are dorks.. and yes we now control the planet.. so either join us or face the consequences! 2) Ethan Haas right or wrong, is in NO way connected to this JJ Abrams thing.. so get over it.. It is ARG for an RPG game coming out sometime in the future.. (which actually looks pretty cool) 3) As far as I can tell the ONLY websites discovered associated with the JJ Abrams picture are: http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/11808/ - The Teaser Trailer and http://www.slusho.jp/index.html (Im not completely sure about this, but the reference in the trailers to it is to enticing.. plus if you READ THE HISTORY section it gets all sorts of creeped out and weird. My final thoughts for this post are: As much as I wish this was something to do with Cthulu.. Im gonna bet its a Godzilla rip off of some sort.. if not the Big G himself. What Id love for folks to focus on is finding other sites connected to this movie.. Abrams did say that there are sites out there that people HAVE NOT found yet. Good Luck everyone!!!

  • July 10, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    I hear Slusho tastes like monkey...

    by Spikes Brain

    And why can't you drink just six? Wouldn't there be brain freeze? Oh, BTW, the Parasite site is definitely a fan site--several sources are reporting...

  • July 10, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    1-1808 eclipse

    by The Gline

    1-18-08 is NOT the date of an upcoming solar eclipse. See http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html for an eclipse calendar. Nothing listed for that day -- the nearest is 02-07-08.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Aren't you all gonna feel like cock-knockers...

    by snakeeyes82

    When it turns out to be Hello Kitty: The Movie?

  • July 10, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Its in the email

    by cudcud

    Ive been following this, and i have to say, i think that it is wierd what JJ left in caps in his email ASS FOUND THAT (AICN) Also, in the video, theres a piece of paper on the fridge(in the trailer), thats mostly covered up, but says (caps for definite letters, small for what i am guessing): Your LIFE HAS nothinG ??

  • July 10, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Radjak.... beat you by 4 posts...

    by rxsheepxr

    Suckaaaaaaaa.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST

    I just drank six!!!!

    by SomaPill

    Change.. overcoming me.. urge to kill rising..strange tentacles sprouting from ears... neeeeddddd..slllussshooooo...

  • July 10, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    cudcud???

    by SomaPill

    cudcud you totally lost me? Are you talking about the autoreply from the slusho email site?

  • July 10, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Anagram for ASS FOUND THAT

    by rxsheepxr

    I've cracked the code... an anagram for ASS FOUND THAT is Shaft Anus Dot. Fuckin pay me.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Ok, Get Smart looks pretty damn funny

    by Doctor_Sin

    I'm sold

  • July 10, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Lol

    by SomaPill

    Hahahahah.. So Shaft Anus Dot drinks slusho?

  • July 10, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Soma

    by rxsheepxr

    He's talking about the letter Abrams sent Harry, the words ASS, FOUND and THAT were all written in capital letters.... while I assume he capitalized them for dramatic or emphasizing effect, some people think it means something. These people are grasping at straws, methinks.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    snakeeyes82

    by Little Mike

    You're close. The movie is clearly about Hello Cthulhu! Sponsored by Sanrio.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    rxsheepxr. The Smart trailer has been on the site

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    all day! lol <p> Suckaaaaaaaa

  • July 10, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Ha(as)!

    by KenobiFan

    Awesome...we've gone from a movie revolving around Cthulhu to soft-drink style suppositories.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    SLUSHO!

    by ye olde shiza

    The site is funny as shit. I hope SLUSHO turns everyone in the United States into big fish. If they can keep this shit up, I will buy a six-pack of Slusho in attempts to turn myself into a fish. <br><br> Lovin' it.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    OMG!

    by Little Mike

    Slusho is made of people - the scary yellow people!

  • July 10, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Preparation C

    by KenobiFan

    LMAO...Maybe that's why Lady Liberty's head seems smaller.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    1-18-08.com

    by McDee

    I've had the site up for awhile, and the photos are definitely turning and now the one time stamped 12:01 am is vibrating. Also, www.abz3293.com was posted already, the site states "I am in need of the driver of an SUV - New York Plate ABZ 3293 He has an item, that is considered a family heirloom. If you know who this person is, or where I could find him please leave a comment."

  • July 10, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    LMFAO

    by kotic

    @ Hello Kitty: The Movie

  • July 10, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Slusho Conspiracy!!!

    by SomaPill

    If you reverse the spelling of Slusho you get: Ohsuls.. OHSULS!!!! Oh Suls??? Ohhhh Sulllllss!!! Oh Sully? Sully sounds like Bully.. Bullys pick on Dorks.. Dorks rule the world.. World.. sounds like Swirl.. Swirls of Fruit Flavored goodness are found in Slushies.. Slusho is a slushie.. dear god I just fried my brains.. do you see how it all relates????

  • July 10, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Also on the Slusho site

    by Spikes Brain

    A horse, breathing underwater, dreaming of an oven mitt. (It's on the History page.) Sounds like something you see when you're high... OMG, Slusho is liquid peyote!!

  • July 10, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    I seriously want a Slusho

    by SomaPill

    Is it just me.. or does that frozen drink look appetizing?

  • July 10, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    For those...

    by BlackNacht

    Who are hating on this taking place in NYC and who wants to see monsters destroy NYC again, blah, blah - Who said that NYC is the only location this giant monster/demigod destruction is taking place? We see these handful of people for 30 second but what if they are just a small part of the movie? Or if they are even in the movie? If it is a Cthulhu-esque story (and I hope that it is) this could and should be some world-wide shit! And other kind of "duh" but worth reiterating and considering points - if whatever it is, is smacking the shit out of the Statue of Liberty's head all the way into midtown Manhattan then A) it's coming from the water and B) it's a least a few hundred-feet tall considering the size of the statue and depth of the water she is in as one would hope a respectable Cthulhu would be. Unless of course it's flying...

  • July 10, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    JJ must be wringing his hands with glee...

    by KillaKane

    Whatever your opinion of the trailer and the 1-18-08 site, this viral strategy with it's cryptified content will only gain more momentum; providing that is, the intent to actually reveal something is there, otherwire Abrams may well invoke the ire of many of his targeted ticket buyers. My biggest bug-bear with Lost is the lack of any significant resolution to the multitude of plot strands that wickedy keep propagating. Inspite of this or even because of it I remain hooked, it's the sense of mystery and some phantom conspiracy that drives the show - but the real trick is to conceive of a fitting pay-off to it all, one that does'nt leave the audience feeling short changed. Anyhow I hope that this 'nameless' flick is what most think it to be, a Lovecraftian doomsday potboiler. I like the tack Abram's has taken with this advance promotion, certainly more interesting than the SOP marketing that floods the net, and it did'nt do the original Blairwitch any harm.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Another coincidental link

    by merchantofdeath

    if you rewrite the date in UK form it becomes 18-1-2008. A quick google of 1812008 gives you the following (probably coincidental...) link. http://allpoetry.com/poem/1812008 entitled Hell Will Be Here by Ellis... The unsaved will be consumed by fire. I believe what God's Word has to say. After the Rapture and Tribulation dire 1,000 year Reign, and Judgement Day... Volcanoes erupt everywhere on earth. Fire and brimstone melt the present earth's crust. God's rebels meet second death, not birth, And -PERISH- back into everlasting dust.

  • July 10, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Tigh

    by rxsheepxr

    When you're right, you're right. I still beat that other dude to it, at least. ......fucking aicn, making me look like a dick when you KNOW I'm right in saying they're generally WAY behind.... for most things... of course they'd pick the one day I decide to post to fuck me over. Bitches. :P

  • July 10, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Hrmm... Leviathan?

    by SomaPill

    Ok so if I recall correctly, from my catholic school upbringing, when the end of the world comes, one of the beasts released is called Leviathan a sea creature that runs amuk and such, while not lovecraftian, still pretty creep.

  • July 10, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    Abarat.... I wish...

    by rxsheepxr

    Clive Barker also talks of creatures from the Deep raining destruction on the Earth in Abarat... but this is definitely not that. Not even remotely. But the creatures in the water would fit perfectly.

  • July 10, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    Drink your Slusho children.

    by BillyPilgrim

    Father Dagon awaits. <p> That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die.

  • July 10, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    TomWaitsForNoOne

    by Tidmore

    That website wasn't functional last night, my guess someone bought it and set it up real quick to mess with us.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    The Pictures Rotate

    by dixieflyer

    If you leave the 1-18-08 site up for a while the pictures start rotating. heh creepy

  • July 10, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    SPOILER

    by Billy Caspar

    The creature is a 100ft Red Herring that broke out of the Lost writers room.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Slusho.com

    by Chef Scooter

    According to the e-mail I got, Slusho loves my mail. Fat load of help that does.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    ABZ3293.com

    by Chef Scooter

    Although this is an interesting little place to visit...

  • July 10, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Street with No Name

    by Kayberry

    The street in the movie doesn't exist. It's a composite of different areas of Broadway and East 5th Avenue so they could have the Empire State building in the shot, along with the yellow textiles sign that actually exists near 401 Broadway, and the Saga America billboard at the intersection of Broadway and Grant Street, two blocks north. Still trying to find that pesky "___ of joy ____ rub" awning. Slusho's special ingredient seems to be methane-hydride, a compound found at the bottom of the ocean which forms in high pressure and cold temperatures. And if you happened to eat any of it you would probably inflate to the size of the whale as the gases are released from the ice-like material. ASS, FOUND, THAT, and AICN are an anagram for FANATIC THOUSANDS. Wishful thinking.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST

    www.abz3293.com

    by The Devilled Backscribe

    ABZ? Maybe Abdul Alhazred, author of the Necronomicon?

  • July 10, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Kayberry

    by SomaPill

    How did you find out about the secret ingredient in Slusho? A theory based on what they say in the history or did you actually find some sort of ingredient list on the slusho site?

  • July 10, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    How come that Get Smart link

    by Tidmore

    How come that Get Smart link doesn't have a trailer when i click on it?

  • July 10, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Exit mystery st.

    by banbury

    it says "exit mystery st." a few times on the fridge in the trailer, could that be something? looks like it also says "LIFE" and "HAS" on the fridge.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    If you Geeks want all the answers, head over to:

    by TheBloop

    zetatalk.com. ZetaTalk leads you through the vast amount of information being relayed by the Zetas in answer to questions posed to their emissary, Nancy. Nancy became aware of her contactee status in 1993, and the potential for being a communicator of the Zeta message, in the midst of a full life with a family and a full time job. As a contactee, Nancy participated in the hybrid program, and met one of her hybrid children. In preparation for her communicator role, Nancy was given life form introductions and introduced to MJ12 at an early age. Nancy expends her retirement time and money on getting the ZetaTalk message out. Requests for interviews take top priority. She quit a professional job in California in 1999 to move to Wisconsin to walk the talk. Born in Wisconsin, Nancy returned to her grandparent's homestead, where she first met the Zetas in the woods as a young girl. There, she gardens, saves seed, raises chickens, and tries to be an example of how people should prepare for the coming changes. A script written by Nancy in 1997 to depict the Passage is being considered for development into a movie, with a companion documentary on ZetaTalk. A ZetaTalk book was produced in 1998, and the basic message remains the same. A CD compilation of lectures is also available to the public.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    More clues from Zeta Talk: Earth Farts!!

    by TheBloop

    That is what that explosion was, an "Earth Fart". On Monday, Jan 8, 2007 there were reports of what appeared to be a monstrous gas leak in New York City and nearby Jersey City. No gas leak was ever found. Rochester, NY reported 4 broken water mains during this same time frame. Marine tankers report their alarms for methane going off, but no leaks found. About a dozen people were taken to hospitals complaining of breathing problems. Then the reports from around the world started pouring in, all seeming to be happening simultaneously. Italy evacuated people from Genova and Bologna due to gas leaks, an explosion killing one. London closed their tube lines due to suspected gas leaks, smells. Australia had water main breaks in Adelaide, and gas smells evacuated a mall in Perth where several were hospitalized as a result. No gas leak was ever located. Here in the US reports came in from Ohio smells, and a factory explosion, cause unknown. Nashville, TN, gas line leak. Mobile, AL gas leak. Blue Springs, MO gas leak with explosion and evacuation. Dallas, TX smells and in Houston a factory fume leak, cause unknown, and in Austin dead birds, cause unknown. Iowa, a pond bubbling. Albuquerque, MN city evacuated due to gas smells. Half Moon Bay, CA evacuated due to smells, Santa Barbara marine tanker alarms due to methane, no leak found, and Oxnard freeway closed due to gas main break. So what is causing this sudden release of methane, along with obvious gas and water main breaks and factory explosions. Also, is this methane from the Earth making people sick, and killing birds? www.zetatalk.com/index/zeta349.htm

  • July 10, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node /33104

    by Freakemovie

    wedgeisred2 is right...looks like we already got info on this movie.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Never Post Zeta Talk again...

    by SomaPill

    Ok seriously.. that lady is a nut.. a quack.. and people will probably take her seriously.. just like that Hale Bop Cult that committed mass suicide to take off with their alien buddies.. do not propigate this lunacy

  • July 10, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    A remake of "The Stuff"???

    by Doctor_Sin

    You drink this shit, you grow into a huge anthromophic blob of indescribable, shuddering horror???<br><br>Dear god - we're doomed.<br><br>Slusho better be served in the theaters.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Mystery Street

    by Spikes Brain

    Is an old movie starring Ricardo Montalban. I knew it--Khan!!

  • July 10, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Not Cthulhu

    by Ageoffroyi

    It's obviously Boogie Nights 2, and the monster is none other than Dirk's Prosthetic Diggler run amok.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Here's a bunch of anagrams

    by Doctor_Sin

    A Chaos Distant Fun<br> A Chaos Stand Unfit<br> A Chaos Infant Dust<br> A Chaos Infant Stud<br> A Chaos Titans Fund<br> A Chaos Taints Fund<br> A Chaos Taint Funds<br> A Chaos Titan Funds<br> A Chaos Taunts Find<br> A Chaos Taunt Finds<br> <br> Beware the CHAOS TAINT!!!!!!

  • July 10, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    More ASS FOUND THAT anagrams

    by Doctor_Sin

    A Chant Fustians Do<br> A nudist oaf chants<br><br> Goddamn evil nudists!!!!

  • July 10, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    www.ganu.net

    by BillyPilgrim

    Ganu is the son of Noriko according to the Slusho history page. He took over the buisness. www.ganu.net is under construction and was last cashed by Google on July 3 2007. Maybe this is another eventual clue Scooby!

  • July 10, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Prayer

    by Cellar Door

    Ia iak sakkakh iak sakkakth Ia shaxul <p><p><p>Ia kingu ia cthulu ia azbul Ia azabua<p><p><p> Or maybe not...

  • July 10, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Somapill

    by Kayberry

    Conjecture, from their description of the special ingredient in their History, and the fact that methane-hydride is similar in description, in method of discovery, and in needing to keep it ice-cold so it doesn't start melting and releasing its gas. <p> I'm doing the best I can to pound on the trailer for whatever other secrets it holds, including what brand of Chinese green tea is at 00:24 on the computer monitor. It popped out at me because the box is similar to one I have myself.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    http://www.tribbleagency.com/

    by rng23

    this was linked from the abz3293.com site ... reveals the airloom is a "special book"... both sites have a loop of links that change upon refresh (abz in the top right and tribble at the bottom)...

  • July 10, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    18 = 6+6+6 ...Satan?

    by PROF IKAMONO

    I'm surprised nobody else came up with that yet

  • July 10, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Hurm.

    by Kragmose

    .ЯR.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    if abz3293.com has anything to do with this...

    by Little Mike

    Then maybe the heirloom is the Necromonicon. Hello Cthulhu by Sanrio will devour your soul!

  • July 10, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    The date in the movie is NOT 1-18-08

    by wmstewart66

    The temperature is 63 degrees(in NYC??) and everyone is dressed in summer clothes. 1-18-08 is simply the release date, nothing more.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    ganu.net...

    by Spikes Brain

    is registered to a guy in Malaysia, slusho is registered to a guy in Japan. Dates don't match either--may be unrelated...

  • July 10, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Japanese People Are Crazy

    by SomaPill

    Ok so on a random seach I tried http://www.yoshidagroup.com/index I doubt it connected but the wackiness of the people involved in this company might lead me to think its connected to SLusho.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    The knife in the Cthulhu's back!

    by BillyPilgrim

    TOO SOON!!! There is already a Cthulhu movie coming out late 2007. Starring......TORI SPELLING! Whooo HOOOOO!!!!! <p> http://www.cthulhuthemovie.com/ <p> Ahhh hahahahaha the madness of the Old Ones has already come!!!!

  • July 10, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    ABZ site

    by Dinkin Flicka

    I don't think it was up last night. Actually I'm pretty sure it wasn't.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    re: abz3293 already being up...

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ... the thing is dated July 10 2007 - long after the trailer's been up... sorry

  • July 10, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    ABZ site

    by Dinkin Flicka

    I don't think that was up last night. Actually, I'm pretty sure it wasn't.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Kayberry God Bless you!

    by SomaPill

    Keep up the digging man, Im following leads that .. well lead me nowhere.. good luck!

  • July 10, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    TheParasiteMovie.com site changed

    by ShurekRO

    First looked at the site on Sunday and now the appearance has changed slightly. Now, it's got an image of New York City and the "EH" intials at the bottom which linked to tossinggames.com before now is "???.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    TomWaitsForNoOne

    by QuinnTheEskimo

    I just want to say that yours is the best username I've ever seen.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell will kick this monsters ass!

    by SomaPill

    Boomstick in one hand.. Ice Cold Slusho in the other.. 'nuff said.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    White Male

    by kotic

    "White Male - about 25 Years old" Could that be our very own Rob?

  • July 10, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    What is the point of this "article"?

    by ScamsAndFlams

    Again, what is the point of this "article"?

  • July 10, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Tribble Ad Agency/ ABZ 3293

    by Tidmore

    Well Tribble not only has a spot mentioning the heirloom is a book, but a few spots down mentions that "Paramount Pictures Mediaedge:cia Mediaedge:cia has been awarded the $900 million Paramount Pictures International and Paramount Home Entertainment global media account." Maybe a connection after all, I left a comment about the book to see if I could get more info.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Yoshida

    by ye olde shiza

    The Yoshida Group is completely real. I know. Weird. But I live in Portland, and although I haven't seen the building itself (big city), the newspapers and press matches, and I even remember reading an article about this whack job guy a year ago ... <br><br> In other news, I was bored and found more random coincidental stuff that I'm 99.9% sure, has no relevance.<br> The Smallest Whale, which is what they called Noriko Yoshida according to the SLUSHO site, is also a book by Elisabeth Beresford. When you look up Noriko Yoshida on IMDB.com, you come up with a Japanese screenplay writer who had two films that starred a Satoshi (the guy you email on the SLUSHO site). One of which also starred Sonny Chiba. Ha. <br><br> On the license plate site, in the upper righthand corner, there are links to other people who have linked to it or visited it (can't understand). One of which was some advertising company that also had a note about how they were looking for a person who stole their family heirloom. They added the fact that the person would be around 25 years old. <br><br> All the talk of a family heirloom/recipe sounds like a good idea for someone stealing the SLUSHO thing and trying to bring it to the public's attention. Maybe the hero guy who everyone is cheering as he goes away (to where?). But now ... I must go do real life shit! It's been fun being a shitty detective with all of you.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Greg Grunberg

    by Dinkin Flicka

    is the monster.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:55 p.m. CST

    The top photo looks somewhat like scat porn...

    by Stalin vs Predator

    And the below reminds me a little of a yellowed version of Nolan's Nonjoker. It looks much better and infinitely more impressive than the Nonjoker, though.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Anagrams

    by Little Mike

    You can spend all day on anagrams of ASS THAT FOUND AICN. Here, take a look. There's fish and santa and the Nassau FTC all in there :P http://tinyurl.com/yw7ltw

  • July 10, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Tribble

    by ye olde shiza

    Was reading through some advertising blogs, when I found that the Tribble Ad Agency is really just a spoof of Ad Agencies ... it even says so on the site. Why they are posting the license plate - who knows. Posts are written by 'TheFounder'

  • July 10, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Hey you. Yes you.

    by Gobias Ind.

    Not that I really buy into this theory, but does anyone know the official airdate of 'Lost's return? I know it's January and it could, in theory, time out to coordinate somehow.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Retelling of ...

    by decypher44

    This is most likely a retelling of The Incredible Mr. Limpet.

  • July 10, 2007, 2 p.m. CST

    SPOILER ALERT - MONSTER REVEALED!!!

    by wimps pimps psychos and sexfiends

    Divinus mystery solved!!! Behold the destroyer of Earth http://tinyurl.com/2lep8k

  • July 10, 2007, 2 p.m. CST

    Possible Website

    by Paulbg2000

    I could be wrong or this may have already been discussed (forgive me, I'm new to this Cloverfield stuff) The Website 01-18-08.com is registered to... In Hoc Signo Vinces This is a Latin Translation of the Greek phrase... in this sign you will conquer InHocSignoVinces.com was registered back in 2004 with a 10 Year Registartion and is parked... INTHISSIGNYOUWILLCONQUER.COM Was registered Last Year and Expires June 2008...This domain is also parked.

  • July 10, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST

    more on tribble

    by rng23

    Under the March 27 archives TheFounder links to a blog which, if you click on his name when you enter it, shows that he's posted news items about "Cloverfield"... hard to tell if he's just a fan or part of the campaign...

  • July 10, 2007, 2:04 p.m. CST

    MI:3 - Don't blame JJ for this mess...

    by wimps pimps psychos and sexfiends

    ...he had to work with Paramount and Grand Thetan Cruise. Cruise always brings in his own script writers to "improve" the script and had his grimy Scientology hands all over MI:3.

  • July 10, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Zeta Talk > SomaPill

    by TheBloop

    Is that lady a nut, maybe. Just remember, there is fine line between a lunatic and moron. Zetatalk.com, read it, live it, love it!

  • July 10, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Zeta what? This Nacy chick is a loon.

    by kinghenryVIII

    I am going to check out her site though - strictly for shit's and giggles purposes but still. From what's written above .... loon.

  • July 10, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    if Divinus Sphinx is the Enemy who can save us?

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ...only this: <p> http://www.janipurr.com/ <p> Hail Bringer of Good Fortune!

  • July 10, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    bow down before DIVINUS SPHINX...Chief Brody says...

    by wimps pimps psychos and sexfiends

    I think we're gonna need a bigger kitty litter tray!!!

  • July 10, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Hello? Tribbles? JJ Abrams?

    by animal666

    Doesn't anybody else see a connection?

  • July 10, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Gobias

    by Tidmore

    Unless ABC moved Lost to Fridays, which is a dead night so not likely, then it's not the return of Lost

  • July 10, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST

    The destroyer of worlds

    by Dinkin Flicka

    Fluffy: http://thelastminute.typepad.com/blog/fluffy.jpg

  • July 10, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Hairless cats, Tori Spelling...

    by Spikes Brain

    This was all in the Book of Revelations. Game over, man!

  • July 10, 2007, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Donkey and oven mitt

    by ccampbell

    Anybody have any ideas on the Donkey thinking about the oven mitt on the slusho site under history?

  • July 10, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Monster: A Zeta Human hybrid.

    by TheBloop

    So says Nancy of zetatalk,.com: ZETA-HUMAN HYBRIDS, MANKINDS NEXT LEAP FORWARD. Many contactees, women, report visitations where babies are placed in their arms, babies they understand to be theirs. There are emotions of love and anguish as the babies are taken back. Other women report times when they are sure they are pregnant, the pregnancy even confirmed at the doctors office, then disappearing. This is often presented, particularly by Budd Hopkins, as a traumatic event, abduction and forced pregnancy with removal of the fetus. But the accounts belie this, as why present a baby later, for a loving contact? I, Nancy, participated in the development of Zeta-Human hybrids during my teens and early twenties, recalled under hypnosis.

  • July 10, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Monster: A Zeta Human hybrid.

    by TheBloop

    So says Nancy of zetatalk,.com: ZETA-HUMAN HYBRIDS, MANKINDS NEXT LEAP FORWARD. Many contactees, women, report visitations where babies are placed in their arms, babies they understand to be theirs. There are emotions of love and anguish as the babies are taken back. Other women report times when they are sure they are pregnant, the pregnancy even confirmed at the doctors office, then disappearing. This is often presented, particularly by Budd Hopkins, as a traumatic event, abduction and forced pregnancy with removal of the fetus. But the accounts belie this, as why present a baby later, for a loving contact? I, Nancy, participated in the development of Zeta-Human hybrids during my teens and early twenties, recalled under hypnosis.

  • July 10, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Another Clue! - Timbalanmusic.com - from Xage

    by xage

    Check out Timbalandmusic.com since the background techno/hiphop music was from timbaland's "The Way I Are" single from "SHOCK VALUE" album

  • July 10, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    TIMBALANDMUSIC.COM

    by xage

    I posted a wrong spelling

  • July 10, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    ETHAN HAAS WEBSITE = "D-WAR" Website

    by diehard045

    Ethan Haas is a character in that silly new dragon movie. GOT IT!!!

  • July 10, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST

    I figured it out

    by Dinkin Flicka

    Dragonball Z the Movie

  • July 10, 2007, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Website is for D-WAR

    by diehard045

    Ethan is the main character's name

  • July 10, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Ethan Kendrick not Ethan Haas D-War

    by xage

    Hehehehe... what the heck is going on?

  • July 10, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Well done, Diehard...

    by Abin Sur

    I'm assuming D-War is a Paramount production? That would explain why they took the videos off of Youtube...

  • July 10, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    D-War

    by diehard045

    In still think the Ethan Haas website is for D-War. Looking at it and the D-War official site - I see too many similarities.

  • July 10, 2007, 2:37 p.m. CST

    This makes the most sense

    by dirtsandwich

    Not Cthulhu, not Godzilla, or a Host remake. "I saw it, it's a liar, it's huge!" He's referring to a giant Uncle Sam walking around the streets bombing and smashing up NY. Just like he did on 9/11. Nothing could terrorize that city more then our own government. He's pissed. What was he really doing with her head before he tossed it?

  • July 10, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Paulbg2000

    by heywindsor

    I saw alot of the stuff you did, maybe you'll be interested to read what I've culled so far. http://www.jasonwindsor.com/blog

  • July 10, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    In Hoc Signo Vinces

    by Woggie

    The anagram that makes the most sense of this phrase is "convincing he is so". Not sure if that means anything but...

  • July 10, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    No...NOT D-War

    by wedgeisred2

    The character in D-War is Ethan Kendrick not Ethan Haas, as somebody else pointed out. Therefore the Ethan Haas website has nothing to do with D-War. Also the guy in the videos on the Ethan Haas website is named Van, he is only refering to Ethan Haas, usually in past tense...ie, he's dead. Lastly, somebody stated that the Ethan Haas site is for a game not a movie. Sheesh some people need to read what has already been posted.

  • July 10, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    That's pretty obvious bait, dirtsammich...

    by Abin Sur

    But you're still a commie fucktard.

  • July 10, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    rng23

    by henrydalton

    I just picked up on that too. Hmm, this whole thing about not being able to tell what's a genuinely useful site is annoying, but I guess it's exactly what the advertisers want...

  • July 10, 2007, 2:56 p.m. CST

    irtsandwich, that right.

    by TheBloop

    All the islamic bombings all over the fucking world are done by the US gov, yes sir. There is isn't any islamic terrorism that real. Now shut the fuck you toad, can we please keep on the topic of giant monsters, slusho, and zeta talk?

  • July 10, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    shitsandwich, that right.

    by TheBloop

    All the islamic bombings all over the fucking world are done by the US gov, yes sir. There is isn't any islamic terrorism that real. Now shut the fuck you toad, can we please keep on the topic of giant monsters, slusho, and zeta talk?

  • July 10, 2007, 2:59 p.m. CST

    I hope you're all wrong...

    by spud mcspud

    ...and that it turns out that the city we see in the Cloverfield trailer is a tiny community of people being fucked around by Jack from Lost, who is Gulliver to their Lilliput. They dared to call him a whiny bitch, so he knocked the head the hell off their Statue! Yeah!<P> Seriously, we've only got a roaring sound to go on and a fucking maddening unsolvable puzzle site. Yes, you're all talking about it, but according to you it's gonna be anything from the Great Cthulhu (it BETTER BE!!) to a 100 foot red herring that escaped from Lost (very good ;D) to a fucking lion (A LION?!?! Are you people REAL?) to a Voltron (whatever the fuck a Voltron is).<P> It SHOULD be Cthulhu, but I'd go with Godzilla. Anything but these mad half-assed theories.<P> Just FUCKING TELL US ALREADY!!!!!

  • July 10, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Website Registry

    by dp4m

    1-18-08.com is registered to Kelvin, Henry (hnryklvn@yahoo.com) @ +1.3104504620 (Address: 1424 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10003). There is no such address as 1424 East 9th Street so perhaps another clue. Also, I believe calling the number is another clue perhaps.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    I hope JJ is not having an "OH SHIT" moment right now

    by Abin Sur

    ...thinking "Dammit! Maybe it should have been Cthulhu" Please do not let it be some Cthulhu rip-off...there have been SO MANY of those, but never the main man!

  • July 10, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    1-18-08 Site revelation

    by rxsheepxr

    Anyone else notice that you can't "Right Click" Play or Show all or anything on that 1-18-08 site anymore?

  • July 10, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    I'm willing to bet that we

    by wedgeisred2

    ...never see the monster in the 1-18-08 movie. Knowing JJ, this would probably be his preferred method of doing things.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    RAMPAGE

    by Ebolarama

    I buy the RAMPAGE theory. People drink Slusho, turn into giant monsters, and wreck cities.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    this damn movie

    by imnofx

    you damn lion hearing people are smoking something that guy says i saw it in the light its alive its huge

  • July 10, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    The pictures move when you click on them

    by FordPerfect

    and you can move them around. It looks like a demon or a statue of one between the girls. You all aren't just now figuring that out are you?

  • July 10, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    dp4m

    by rxsheepxr

    I called the number just now... got nothing but a single tone, then nothing....

  • July 10, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Take a look

    by dirtsandwich

    Notice there's a paper on the frig between some photos that to me looks just like the writing on the EthanHass site. JJ said that there's no link to that site. And also there's a paper that says "your life has meaning".

  • July 10, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    FordPerf

    by rxsheepxr

    No, it's been like that all day, and the "demon" is just hair... unless you're really grasping at straws :P I think everything BUT the one little thing that no one's identified has already been mentioned.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    called it

    by fakestevejobs

    Got some air traffic control report for the santa monica airport....

  • July 10, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    1-18-08 is only ripping off The Cherry Tree

    by CherryTreeFan

    Well, not ripping off exactly, but check out this On The Lot submission that's basically the same thing: http://films.thelot.com/films/18730

  • July 10, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Layer the pictures

    by isaidcut

    and you get an interesting result. http://tinyurl.com/2z2h9a In the center of the image where the hair of the girl meets the shoulder of the man an object is formed. It appears to be a horse and if you follow the mane(hair) down then the creature mentioned earlier begins to make sense. Are we looking at perhaps death riding its horse? if you look at the shadow on the girl to the right it looks like a bent arm which extends just above her eye and forms a sickle at the end with her eyebrow. Or maybe i too have fallen in to the hype.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    If you screenshot the pics of the girls and zoom in

    by Johnno

    with photoshop and turn it exactly 18 degrees....<br><br> You'll see Venom reflected in her eye...

  • July 10, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Probably irrevelevant then,

    by cameradude

    but I just noticed Ethan Haas has a myspace account. www.myspace.com/ethanhaas

  • July 10, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    1 18 08

    by tailgunner111

    weird thing, now I don't get to zoom in or out anymore on the site, to duplicate photos, I can only move them around. what's that about?

  • July 10, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    piccolo

    by TheyCallMeBruce

    A Titan Funds Chaos

  • July 10, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    drop the space on the Cherry Tree link above

    by CherryTreeFan

    http://films.thelot.com/films/18730

  • July 10, 2007, 3:15 p.m. CST

    TheBloop

    by habitcat

    I'm sorry, I was not aware that Nutty Nancy and ZetaTalk were part of any topic in the general conversation.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:16 p.m. CST

    piccolo2

    by TheyCallMeBruce

    Chaos Funds A Titan?

  • July 10, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    YES!! OH GOD YES!!!!!

    by Toulon

    Don't you all SEE!!?!? IT'S THE INHUMANOIDS!!!!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In hu manoids

  • July 10, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Hmmm... re: that phone number...

    by dp4m

    ... it's for the ATIS service at Santa Monica airport. ATIS (in this case) is Automatic Terminal Information Service, BUT it can also stand for Adventure Thru Inner Space which was a Disney attraction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventure_Thru_Inner_Space I don't really see how it correlates, especially with it being a Disney property and not a Paramount one but it's something. It's also possible that there's something in the air traffic control hint to indicate that something crashes into the water near the Statue of Liberty in NYC rather than simply rising up from underneath it at the beginning.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Gulp!

    by KenobiFan

    It's kind of interesting that Slusho comes from the sea, is hit upon in the form of dream that is imparted by a giant sea creature. Of additional interest is the fact that this 'dream' is imparted to anyone who ingests this stuff. Dreams, ocean depths, and offspring...interesting.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Slusho shirt.

    by Xraven92

    this is a 100% confirmation for Slusho being connected to the movie http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/Xraven33/SLusho.png on his shirt, bottom right

  • July 10, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    The Slusho T-Shirts

    by habitcat

    Damnit, now I really want one.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Santa Monica Municipal Airport...

    by dp4m

    ... interesting side-note. There's a website here: http://www.pilotage.com/airports/smo/home.html which lists one of the companies at the airport as Cloverfield Aviation & Jet Center... curiouser and curiouser or just a communist herring? You decide!

  • July 10, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    I got yer anagram for ya

    by Blackbyrd

    THAT ASS FOUND = STFU HAAS DON'T Ethan Haas don't mean shit, I take it.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Actionscript for the swf

    by sknowlton

    here is a link to the actionscript for the photos swf on the 1-18-08 site http://tinyurl.com/2helw4

  • July 10, 2007, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Liberty's head

    by dirtsandwich

    The head from chin to cranium is 17' tall. From ear to ear is 10'.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    by sknowlton

    Girls http://tinyurl.com/yo975c Drinking http://tinyurl.com/yquoqf

  • July 10, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    These phone number findings

    by kotic

    These phone number findings reminded me of this post... heywindsor also found something pretty interesting by Doctor_Sin Jul 10th, 2007 12:37:40 AM As he says, Google the phone number in the whois result for the official site registration info takes you to a website for a hangar at the Santa Monica airport. The airport is near the Bad Robot HQ. BTW, the Santa Monica airport was originally called Clover Field.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Here are 2 images' links

    by sknowlton

    Girls http://tinyurl.com/yo975c Drinking http://tinyurl.com/yquoqf

  • July 10, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    www.subject137.com

    by Dr. Questions

    www.subejct137.com I don't know but could this be a primer for his film? Seems interesting, going low tech. Could be a back story or set up for something big.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    wow - more and more clues

    by glancingblow

    http://www.theweeklydonut.org/index.php/2007/07/10/devils-food/

  • July 10, 2007, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Sorry

    by Dr. Questions

    it's www.subject137.com typo in the post but not in the subject line.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    I AIN'T BUYING INTO THIS FUCKIN' SHIT!!

    by SouthSide_2010

    I'll wait until January 18 to see what all the hype is about. I like the teaser trailer but this JJ Abrams Production aint gonna get none of my cash until I can see a whole lot more! So fuck them if they ain't gonna show ME a real trailer...

  • July 10, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    corrected link

    by glancingblow

    http://www.theweeklydonut.org/ index.php/2007/07/10/devils-food/

  • July 10, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    DEVIL'S FOOD

    by glancingblow

    <a href="http://www.theweeklydonut.org/index.php/2007/07/10/devils-food/">DEVIL'S FOOD</a>

  • July 10, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Cthulhu

    by dodgethis

    there is already a movie scheduled to release in 07 called Cthulhu starring Tori Spelling, so there goes that theory. Look it up.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    WeinerPenis

    by Secretagentnumber6

    I actually mentioned that The Class reference earlier, I found it kinda funny too.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    1-18-08 IS JJ ABRAMS NEW PORN MOVIE

    by BringingSexyBack

    1 + 1 + 8 + 0 + 8 = 18<p>18 / 3 = 6<p>18 / 2 = 9<p>6&9 = 69<p>JJ Abrams does a 69 with Tom Cruise in new porn WOW

  • July 10, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Forbidden Directory on 1-18-08.com

    by Kayberry

    http://www.1-18-08.com/i mages/ <p> In hindsight, it seems so obvious now. Now to play guess-the-filename with the server.

  • July 10, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    .....

    by IlllIllllII

    First off I love the people posting about how much they hate this trailer and hate these websites and stuff yet they post about it and what it all may be... Second has anyone noticed before the head hits the building the big sign that says 401 Broadway on the side of the building... Im familiar with the building but can't remember if theres actually a sign on the side of it. Could be a clue 401broadway.com just has the words 401 broadway and a few dots on it... Also the statue's head looks no longer than the car it rolls by (I don't know if anyone else has been in the head of the statue but I could'nt fit in that one).... And if the head actually was thrown into a building would there really be a giant explosion?

  • July 10, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    tribble agency

    by rng23

    removed the part about the heirloom being a book...

  • July 10, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    pic_1.swf

    by sknowlton

    pic_1.swf is the format for the names of the 2 files it loads, like this: http://www.1-18-08.com/images/pic_2.swf

  • July 10, 2007, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Cu-Cu-CaChoo

    by KenobiFan

    Please note, that the nature of this story, should it be about Cthulhu, has next to no relationship to the story by Lovecraft entitled 'Call of Cthulhu'. They could easily be released at the same time without any duplication in plot or title.

  • July 10, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    http://www.1-18-08.com/1-18-08.jpg

    by heywindsor

    One of them is also found here.

  • July 10, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Ethan Haas stuff must be Paramount related

    by oceanic86

    As others have said, Paramount has the Ethan Haas stuff taken off of YouTube, so therefor, they must have something to do with the site. So if it's not related to Cloverfield, what the hell is it?

  • July 10, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    sknowlton

    by Kayberry

    Thank you, saved me tons of time guessing actual image formats.

  • July 10, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Oh, and correct me if I'm wrong...

    by oceanic86

    But didn't Lovecrafts writings, or at least Cthulu mythos stuff, go public domain recently? <p>Also, just because Brian Yuzna is doing some DTV Cthulhu movie doesn't mean shit. <p>(Yeah, I'm obviously still holding onto the slight hope that this is, in fact, a Cthulhu/Lovecraft-inspired movie... pleaaaase J.J., you could make a fan out of me with this.)

  • July 10, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Hasbro

    by Toulon

    Really? No reaction for Inhumanoids? Another property owned by Hasbro with a character called Tendril that looks SPOT ON for a Cthulhu creature? First shown as a trailer for Hasbro's biggest line of TF? No one? Surprising.

  • July 10, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    No there shouldn't be an explosion

    by dirtsandwich

    from the head hitting the building. They just want it to look cool. Did this creature carry the head that far or knock it off and it sailed from the statue. Or is it a didn't head all together?

  • July 10, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    The best scenario for me...

    by crackerfarmboy

    Would be if JJ simply made a giant monster movie that was ONLY about the main characters trying to survive/deal with the situation. No explanations, no super scientists, no black magic, or any of that shit. Just a handful of people trying to cope with this bizarre situation.

  • July 10, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    So cool.

    by heywindsor

    I think it's either Lost related or it's a completely new monster/threat, not a remake or a sequel or whatnot.

  • July 10, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    crackerfarmboy

    by wedgeisred2

    I'd be willing to bet that we never see the monster/alien/whatever in JJ's film.

  • July 10, 2007, 4:23 p.m. CST

    I called the number

    by AdrianVeidt

    And yes it's the airport, just speaking about visibility and other code speak. I understand none of it, but it's all just a dead end... i think.

  • July 10, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    wow

    by bamboogrove

    this must be the most cross-examined teaser trailer in history (including Transformers, The Phantom Menace, Return of the King and Spider-Man)

  • July 10, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    New Pictures on Site

    by AdrianVeidt

    No, there aren't any, but do you guys think they'll add more as the week goes on?

  • July 10, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Inhumanoids is the heat!!

    by TheBloop

    Bring them on!!

  • July 10, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    what is

    by imnofx

    that room 137 site is kinda weird

  • July 10, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    On Excite.com....

    by FeloniousQ82

    The reverse lookup for the phone number goes to "United States Government, Santa Monica, CA"

  • July 10, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    habitcat, zeta talk has all the answers!!

    by TheBloop

    If the nerd herd here is really trying to figure this puzzle out, who better to seek wisdom from the lady who alien dna in here brian. zetatalk.com

  • July 10, 2007, 4:37 p.m. CST

    habitcat, zeta talk has all the answers!!

    by TheBloop

    If the nerd herd here is really trying to figure this puzzle out, who better to seek wisdom from the lady who alien dna in here brian. zetatalk.com

  • July 10, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    FeloniousQ82, the phone number...

    by dp4m

    ... is the ATIS service for the Santa Monica airport as posted above. Don't know if it means anything or if the Disney ATIS comes into play at all.

  • July 10, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    dp4m

    by FeloniousQ82

    I see that. Are all airports in the end owned by the government? (FAA?)

  • July 10, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Fat guy in a little coat

    by IlllIllllII

    Does anyone notice how out of place the fat guy eating icecream on the left is literally the instant you can see anything (7 seconds into the movie)

  • July 10, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Jensen? Jason?

    by Little Mike

    Rob screams it out just before the Statue of Liberty's head comes crashing through the building. Girl: What is it? Is it coming this way? Guy: I saw it! It's alive! It's HUGE! Rob: Anybody seen Jensen? (Jason?) Anyone else catch that? Could be important.

  • July 10, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    The pictures

    by RokurGepta

    don't seem to rotate anymore.... i want some fucking god damn answers

  • July 10, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Maybe...

    by kotic

    Jensen / Jason is "like rob's main dude"?

  • July 10, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Was the fat guy

    by BillyPilgrim

    giving someone a chest bump?

  • July 10, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Genesis? Jason? Jensen?

    by Spastic Jedi

    It seriously sounds like "Genesis", then real qucikly, "Jason" "Anyone seen Genesis" "Anyone seen Jason" Weird

  • July 10, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    What is

    by BillyPilgrim

    the Genesis Project!!!!!

  • July 10, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Slusho History

    by DeathCabForCusi

    If you read the Slusho history page, this whole thing starts to make alot more sense. There's a whole story on that site about a mysterious "ingredient" found on the sea floor. The guy who found it didn't know what to do with it. Then, one night he had a dream where he was a tiny fish and drank the liquid and turned into a huge whale. Now, combine that with the guy running away in the trailer who most definitely says "It's a lion; it's huge," and I think it's obvious that this about a mysterious substance that makes living things grow into tremendous sizes.

  • July 10, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    I feel like "Iron Man" should accompany the teaser

    by Doctor_Sin

    "Iron Man lives again!!!!!"<br><br>"Kills the people he once saved," indeed.

  • July 10, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    First "roar" or "voice"

    by Spastic Jedi

    Ok, fo rthe record, I think the dude says, "I saw it, it's alive, it's huge." BUT the first "roar"/"voice" sounds like a womans voice saying, "The Weather...., but more like The Weathaaaaaaaaaa -> into a roar." "In like a lion, out like a lamb" has been said about weather, and weather is also a powerful force seen weilded by god. I don't really know, I'm just trying to watch the trailer and piece togther what ever I can. That first voice/roar is really creepy though!

  • July 10, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    i know I'm late to this

    by Briannicus

    my theories about the 1_18_08 pics, same girl with different lights sources on each half of her face 9trust me, the face DOES line up) About the yellow person, has her tongue out and once again, she's probably close to a "yellow" light, let's not overthink things shall we?

  • July 10, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    whos gonna find something new

    by imnofx

    or is everyone convinced its voltron the movie

  • July 10, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Someone recap

    by ye olde shiza

    the stuff that "makes sense," because this mumbo jumbo is a wild chase if there's no coordination. <br><br> No one says "lion." Lions ... not even, or ever, a possibility. <br><br> The only "official" lead is SLUSHO and 1-18-08. Those sites add to the story. So, it's about something from the water? A soft drink that dares people to drink more than six. From Japan, while this main hero guy is taking a trip to Japan, and everyone's having a going away party for him. Why? <br><br> Then the timeson the photos. 12:01 am. 12:36 am. The stickers on the fridge. Mystery Street. Other than the old 1950 noir detective movie, I don't know anything about mystery street. <br><br> And let's get off of the photoshop the two faces trail, too. If not, we'll just keep running around in circles ... FOREVER!

  • July 10, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    JJ Abrams is re-inventing

    by RokurGepta

    Star Trek, and (drumroll.......... <br> <br> <br> <br> Ghostbusters

  • July 10, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Lets figure this thing out....

    by Jingles

    I made a forum so we can organize ourselves instead of cackling on like the view on steroids. http://haasclover.jconserv.net/index.php i split it into those who still want to solve the ethan haas mystery and those who wish to solve the colverfeild/1-18-08 mystery. Enjoy it guys!;]

  • July 10, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Another Time?

    by Toulon

    Think there's any meaning to the clock on the shelf behind the girl at 28 seconds into the trailer? The time looks like 11:15 to me, but I'm not sure. Would fit in with the 12:01 and the 12:36 timeline, just earlier at the party.

  • July 10, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    More like: JJ Abrams is blatantly lying to Harry.

    by Novaman5000

    Come on, that Ethan Haas website has production values far too high to be anything other than official film publicity. It's cool JJ, I'm a fan and all, but you are totally lying. Can't say I wouldn't do the same thing if i was in your position, though. Maybe you just shouldn't have mentioned it?

  • July 10, 2007, 5:47 p.m. CST

    myspace sites

    by JacenSolo

    If ethan haas has nothing to do with cloverfield, the ethan haas peope are definitely trying to piggie back, or other people are just fan-fueling the fire... myspace.com/ethanhaaswasright myspace.com/ethanhaaswaswrong

  • July 10, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    NOTES

    by Det. John Kimble

    :26 - There's a box with kanji characters on it in between the fan and the wine rack that looks like a gundam toy - don't think it means anything, but hey... :34 - Sticker on freezer door says "Exit Mystery S4(could be SP or S9) :39 - just before the "creature" moans there's a woman's voice saying something like "the wind" TV news report is at 12:32AM

  • July 10, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    ...just do it

    by Jingles

    http://haasclover.jconserv.net /index.php lets put our heads together people!

  • July 10, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Morons, he says, "It's alive..."

    by pencil-man

    Can't you dumbasses just get that straight?

  • July 10, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Use of 'all caps' in his message.....

    by ribbitking

    This is for those who really like reading into stuff.... 'ASS' 'THAT' 'FOUND' ...are all-caps in his message..... not one of them seems like it used all-caps as a punctuation. 'FOUND'... = LOST movie? i doubt it... if they made a movie abrams would most likely direct...and i'd guess they'd wait till the show was cancelled/finished. Have fun with deciphering this crap.

  • July 10, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Ethan Haas is a GAME!!!

    by SomaPill

    It really is! Its an ARG for an upcoming RPG title...

  • July 10, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    there has got to be some significance

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    to the arrangement of the full/empty drink cups at the bottom of the Slusho! page. Also, has anyone translated the Japanese along the bottom? We assume it's the slogan in Japanese...but we don't know...

  • July 10, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST

    subject 137

    by cudcud

    i had a look at that site, and funny, that you can rearrange his name- maria ail -- i am a liar...now thats cheap, using a trick from harry potter. I like the idea tho- nothing to do with this film tho

  • July 10, 2007, 6 p.m. CST

    merf

    by Jingles

    the forum is for both ethan haas and 1/18/08 (they are split into two different catagories)

  • July 10, 2007, 6 p.m. CST

    The caps in his message...

    by kotic

    I think they're just to get the effect of how he's saying it, like the caps are a sort of italics. I'm 98% positive they mean nothing.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:01 p.m. CST

    ETHAN HAAS IS AN ARG TEASER FOR A VIDEOGAME!!!!

    by SomaPill

    Seriously, stop with the Ethan Haas its an ARG that is going to be connected to a video game RPG that will be coming out.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST

    SomaPill

    by RokurGepta

    I love your user name

  • July 10, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Heh.. yah I love it too..

    by SomaPill

    =)

  • July 10, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST

    GeneralJack - Slusho site translation

    by human2

    The buttons are basically what they appear to be, in Japanese. While my kanji is very rusty, I can still read katakana and hiragana, and the Japanese writing is basically correctly translated. <p> I'm personally awaiting additional features to be added to the slusho site first. I haven't found any significance to the slusho cups on the bottom of the page yet, but their placement seems numerologically significant.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Will they explain why the cameras stay the whole time?

    by Mike_D

    Just a thought, that always bugged me why in the blair witch project they decided to keep the cameras rolling ALL THE TIME.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Use heads, stop rushing

    by Count Screwface

    Stop mentioning Voltron. The only reason that surfaced is because someone thought the dude said "lion." Even if he did say that, the mecha Voltron would not be attacking New York; he always fought in space. Onward, I believe JJ is telling the truth about it not being Haas-related. Probably wants to tear people away from whatever the hell that is, and bring us to discovering his websites and mysteries. Focus on the trailer. Shit's got to be there. As far as Cthulhu, I guess it could be. If it is, the sense of aweful dread just isn't in the teaser. I can't believe I solved those damn Haas puzzles to get at Reeves' project. Wish I would have known it's not related.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST

    are people still fighting about the alive/lion thing?

    by RockLobster800

    think about it people-how liable is it in a project of such secrecy that they are onna just tell people he thing is a lion? seriously like, what are the chances of them making a movie about a giant fooking ion or even someone casually runnin from it and briefly saying "its a lion". Think about it-how stupid would all that be? Does him sayin "its alive" not keep the shroud of mystery up a bit more? For fucks sake....

  • July 10, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Count Screwface

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    I, too, will be truly pissed if Ethan Haas really has nothing to do with Cloverfield. Also, Human2, thanks for looking out!

  • July 10, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    been curious if

    by rob5d4

    Abrams is the one responsible for naming so many Lost characters after Pinback songs or if Hurley, Rousseau, and Penelope were just coincidences.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    -_-

    by Jingles

    why are you guys still talkign about it here?There's a forum now for both the haas thing and the 1/18/08 thing!! http://haasclover.jconserv.net

  • July 10, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    alpha omega game

    by JacenSolo

    the game that people are connecting with the ethan haas sites is a table top RPG game not a video game, which makes it seem somewhat unlikely that the ethan haas stuff is connected to Alpha Omega, but who knows maybe table top RPGs are still popular and worth doing such an ad campaign...

  • July 10, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    http://haasclover.jconserv.net

    by kotic

    Lol. Not for long.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    The Slusho! site is where it's at...

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    I think we need to be trying to figure out whatever clues are on there: 1. What's with the weird shit the animals are thinking about?; 2. What's with the cups at the bottom?; 3. Can we find anything interesting elsewhere by entering the names in the history section into Google?

  • July 10, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    RockLobster...

    by Little Mike

    is right on the money with that one. Like I said earlier, it doesn't make sense for the line to be "lion" for many reasons. One is what he just said. Another is that even ignoring the fact that it would give something away, does it make sense for the person to say lion? Even if it was a lion, he'd say something like "I saw it! It's some kind of lion!" Because obviously it's not a real lion if it's 100 feet tall, so he wouldn't just call it a lion anyways. You see where I'm going with this? Jeebus people, please drop that line of thought and let's get to figuring out Abrams' damn websites.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:19 p.m. CST

    http://haasclover.jconserv.net

    by Jingles

    what do you mean?

  • July 10, 2007, 6:19 p.m. CST

    I'm not sold it's a game

    by wedgeisred2

    The only game that ships the 1st of August is Quake Wars, which does not need a marketing campagin like this to make an impact.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST

    http://haasclover.jconserv.net

    by kotic

    It kept telling me "Database could not be found. I thought it crashed. My bad.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    free spinning 1-18-08 pics

    by The Rondo Hatton Blues Explosion

    I lined up the original and the copy of the two girls, looks like the same chick to me, also. Is anyone else getting a slow spinning effect from them, too? It seems to be random, but who knows?

  • July 10, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    wedge...

    by Little Mike

    Tabletop RPG, not PC/Console

  • July 10, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    http://haasclover.jconserv.net

    by Jingles

    it's a free forum so if u get any errors keep refreshing the site. It works great but it can be a little wobbly at times :]

  • July 10, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Little Mike

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    Save your breath, dude. They will not stop saying they heard the guy say "It's a lion" until the movie comes out and it isn't a fucking lion. For, like, three straight days now I have been trying to tell people that he isn't saying "lion". There are people on both IMDB and YouTube who have played with the audio in the trailer--removing backgorund noise, slowing it down, etc.--and the word "alive" is unmistakeable. I am just as sick of hearing that this is the "Rampage" movie. I mean, c'mon...RAMPAGE? You have got to be fucking kidding me. Look, this is most likely a new monster, although it is certainly possible that it is "inspired" by Lovecraft or any number of other, existing properties. But I would be willing to bet my left nut that it isn't about a giant lion of any kind and that it isn't the Rampage movie (or any other video game adaptation), either. Also, let's put to rest the whole "It's a demon behind the two girls in the picture" bullshit and the "weird, yellow, floating head" crap while we're at it. If we are going to waste our valuable time on this shit, let's at least waste it trying to find the sites that JJ claims are out there...and let's also figure out what the fuck is up with all the weird shit on the Slusho! site. Stop chasing bullshit "clues" that stem from bad hearing, etc., and let's start to figure this shit out.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Rondo

    by Little Mike

    That spinning effect is a bug in Flash. I can confirm that for you. And they are not the same person. Look again. I don't care how lined up they are, that's intentional, I'm sure. One of the girls is black and the other is white. Look at the shape of the eyes and the nose, they don't match up. Unless she's some sort of mongoloid hybrid mutant thing with two different skin tones even. :P We need new info people! We're spinning our wheels on the same things. We need to move on and figure some of this out. Where is the AICN geek detective squad?

  • July 10, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST

    The motherload of sites connected to this!!!!

    by originalskoobx

    http://www.ethanhaas. org/ Remove spaces and thank me later. Or damn me if you are wasting as much time on this as I am.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST

    IT'S A LION = NIPPLES, FLAMES AND LIPS ON OPTIMUS

    by Pennsy

    Heh.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    It could be a lion but

    by IlllIllllII

    It could be a lion but nobody says its a lion.. it could be anything.... who the fuck knows.. he definitely says I saw it it's alive its huge!.. and the 2 girls are not the same... 1:27 into the video it shows both girls together outside right before the picture was probably taken....

  • July 10, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    General Jack

    by Little Mike

    I think you're right, brutha. I am wasting my breath. I completely agree with you - no demon, no weird yellow floating head, no lion, no voltron, probably not Cthulhu (though that would rock), and no Rampage. Let's put our heads together and get these clues uncovered! But later for me. Time to leave work and go home :P See you all in a bit, I'm sure. Damn TB's always draw me back in. Haha

  • July 10, 2007, 6:38 p.m. CST

    http://haasclover.jconserv.net

    by Jingles

    *bump* :P

  • July 10, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    the pictures

    by RokurGepta

    I still have the first window I opened from the website http://www.1-18-08.com/ the version that would let you zoom in, and out, and play. anyway, the pictures started of vibrating, now they are REALLY SHAKING.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Train of thought

    by cameradude

    Cloverfield; Cloverleaf; 4 Leaf Clover... The Bog Hound from The Real Ghostbusters cartoon!!! More plausible than Voltron.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Kurzinski Valentine

    by originalskoobx

    Kurzinski Valentine <p> Found that site earlier, and was excited about it. Did not have time to read all the posts here, and missed some earlier reference to it. Excuse me for offending you, oh Holy asshat of the AICN talkbacks. Get out of your mother's underwear, and thank a fella for trying to help out, even if it was already posted. Some people may have missed it, as I did, and may see my short concise post. BTW, idiots who try to flame others for trying to help should develop some type of social skills, and not just try to regulate the internet.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Wierd voice...

    by Xraven92

    at 00:39 in the trailer right before the first explosion, you hear a girls voice...can anyone figure out what she's saying?

  • July 10, 2007, 6:52 p.m. CST

    It's Todd Mulcahy the guy from Felicity who got

    by CopOnTheEdge

    run over by a bus. Coincidence? I think not.

  • July 10, 2007, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Outward explosion...and small note on writer...

    by ribbitking

    (i hope someone already posted this so i piss off kurzinski) The major explosion seems to be spreading outwards in all directions... just to debunk a Godzilla movie... i believe his blast was more directional. Then again it could be just another crappy action movie where physics mean nothing. Anyway, small probably unimportant fact, but the writer was raised in Los Alamos where they did the 'manhattan project' oh, and i believe someone already asked the question... did the 'monster' carry the statue of liberty downtown before tossing the head? Certainly looks like it's coming from an odd direction. How many times are trailers going to try and duplicate the impact of the first 'Twister' teaser trailer?

  • July 10, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST

    http://haasclover.jconserv.net

    by Jingles

    *bump* hey why not talk about what you think in a more organized manner?!

  • July 10, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Picture is the same girl

    by morph1138

    Why can't people see that the girl is the same? One's white and one's black is the stupidest arguement. There is no way people could change someones skin color on the internet is there? Oh God no! Of course not! The pictures completely line up. The lips and nose are identical and the eyebrows only look a little diff. because of lighting.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Cthulu

    by RokurGepta

    The Real Ghostbusters cartoon did an episode on Cthulu

  • July 10, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    The Oddness of it all...

    by Mighty_Messenger

    I just think that this campaign doesn't make much sense really. I mean, first we have a teaser wich look very much like an Independence day film or maybe a monster movie ala Godzilla, secondly we have the two photographs which looks a bit like some horror/suspense stuff which is an entirely different genre Imho. What do you guys think?

  • July 10, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    mighty_

    by mill67

    what are you talking about....watch the trailer...the photos are taken directly from the trailer.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Comic-Con

    by morph1138

    JJ is going to be at Comic Con in San Diego for a Paramount panel... Maybe he'll give some new insight or some clues to all of this

  • July 10, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Solved!

    by ChomskysLoveChild

    When all the people are running off the roof, I hear someone say "Ahhhhhh"!!! I slowed down the video, examined the audio and I've got it. It's Divine Secrects of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood II. Yessss!

  • July 10, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    You Can't Drink Just Six

    by DeusExMachina

    Lets look at what we know now. So it has been said that this movie is about some parasite. On the Slusho site, it says that the makers son, Ganu, discovered a deep sea ingredient and had a dream that after drinking lots and lots of this ingredient, he went from a small fish to a whale. This ingredient has to be kept in extreme cold in order to survive. Everyone who drinks Slusho tastes Noriko's dream and becomes a small whale like Noriko because you want to drink huge amounts of Slusho. And then the site says, "Bet you can't drink just six." So I'm going to guess and say that when you drink more than six of these things it will turn you in to a monstrously hidiously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    mill67

    by Mighty_Messenger

    Really? I didn't notice that. Gonna watch it again.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Hold it, guys, hold it for a second...

    by ballsmcretard

    do you hear that? shh...hold on...ITS FUCKING GODZILLA! HE PICKED UP THE STATUE OF LIBERTY'S HEAD ON HIS WAY IN FROM THE OCEAN! or Voltron...

  • July 10, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST

    BIGGEST CLUE EVER!!!!

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    if you look at the pic on 1-18-08 of the guy drinking and zoom 425% on the 3rd picture that makes up the first 'S' on the "Miss You" sign, you can clearly see that it's a picture of JJ wearing a shirt that reads "Fanboys R Stoopid"... so how's that for a clue?

  • July 10, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    She says

    by dirtsandwich

    I hear a girl say around the 40 sec mark. "It's sounds like a lion". ..........................No I hear her say "It sounds like an animal."

  • July 10, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Lard Lad

    by bgart13

    I'm thinkin' he's come to life again, and this is just extra hype for the Simpsons movie. Just sayin'....

  • July 10, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    http://haasclover.jconserv.net

    by Jingles

    *bump bump* remember things get solved better with teamwork....and booze.....well maybe not the booze.....

  • July 10, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Cups and Numbers on the SLUSHO SITE

    by DarthRazor

    18 cups total on every page 5 of the cups hve SLUSHO in them 13 are empty The number 6 starts off the Japanese line under the slogan 8 seaweed tentacles on the history pages Other observations - The horse is the only creature that does not cycle in the hstory animations The Cousin in the history is the only family member mentioned but not named. The ingredient is found under amazing pressure in the extreme cold - anyone know where on the ocean floor this would be - highest pressure and lowest temps? Ganu assumes his mother dies but this is not expressly stated in the history.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Morons, that is NOT the same girl!

    by finky089

    the faces hardly line up at all. What the fuck kind of mirrors do you look in at home? Seriously, the teeth don't work, the nostrils are slightly off. The folds of skin below the eyes aren't the same. There' are plenty of other clues out there. Get off this red herring already.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    It's alive!!! It's alive!!!

    by Mighty_Messenger

    That line just don't make much sense.. Unless the film takes place the day after Godzilla was defeated and all of New York is busy celebrating and suddenly the stuff in the trailer happens. An I'm not supporting the It's a Lion theory, It really sounds like It's alive imho. But that does not change the fact that The "It's alive" line only makes sense if the guy is seeing something that should be dead and isn't...

  • July 10, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Cups and Numbers on the SLUSHO SITE

    by DarthRazor

    18 cups total on every page 5 of the cups have SLUSHO in them and 13 are empty The number 6 starts off the Japanese line under the slogan 8 seaweed tentacles on the history pages Other observations - The horse is the only creature that does not cycle in the hstory animations The Cousin in the history is the only family member mentioned but not named. The ingredient is found under amazing pressure in the extreme cold - anyone know where on the ocean floor this would be - highest pressure and lowest temps? Ganu assumes his mother dies but this is not expressly stated in the history.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    It's a remake

    by RokurGepta

    of "The Stuff" HILARIOUS

  • July 10, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Clues & Links to Sites

    by magusjosh

    First time poster, but I had to throw my two cents in. An open-minded friend of mine suggested that we don't necessarily need to be looking for NEW sites, when clues could come from existing ones. So, at 47 seconds, "AKM", try http://www.akm.com. At 1:12, "2004 ACE", try http://ace2004.isr.ist.utl.pt/ . They might be a stretch...but they also seem related to one another. Probably barking up the wrong tree, but wanted to throw the idea out into the wild. Thoughts?

  • July 10, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    the two pictures...

    by Mighty_Messenger

    Are definetly not in the trailer, so I still think that this is a weird combination of Giant monster film combined with suspense/horror(the two pictures). If it wasn't for the big monster thingy in this trailer I would say that this looks most like some asain horror remake (because of the handheld camera combined with spooky stuff)

  • July 10, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Mighty_Messenger

    by Little Mike

    It could be something that we normally don't think of as being alive. Like a giant bowl of Jell-O or something. Haha.

  • July 10, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    This hatred of lawyers is just tiresome.

    by SalvatoreGravano

    "I saw it... It's a lawyer. And it's huge!" - that quote from the trailer is simply below the belt. Whatever have the lawyers done to you, J. J.?

  • July 10, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Little Mike

    by Mighty_Messenger

    Exactly! Beware of the giant Jell-O It will destroy...Your teeth with it's Sugar..Ray? :D

  • July 10, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Mighty_Messenger

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    Dude, I hope you are the last person who raises this as an issue, because this is at least the third time I've presented this theory: If this is a "realistic" movie about some kind of giant monster, then you have to figure the people are going to behave "realistically". Now, in the real world, I have absolutely NO concern for giant monster attacks. So little concern, in fact, that if I witnessed what everyone was seeing in the trailer, I would probably assume it was either a meteor or some other naturally occuring space-born object striking the earth or some kind of insane terrorist attack. Given that assumption, imagine my surpirse when, after approaching ground zero, I saw some sort of huge, unidentifiable living animal/creature shambling around. Now, I am no pussy, but I will tell you right now that I would be scared shitless under these circumstances. I would, of course, start running for my fucking life. I would also try to do the decent thing and at least attempt to warn all the curious people who were trying to catch a glimpse of what was happening...which is why, although I wouldn't slow down enough to thoroughly explain the details of the situation, I would definitely scream some sort of warning. Under those circumstances, "I saw it (whatever is causing all the destruction)! It's alive (a living creature as opposed to a meteor/bomb/etc.)! It's huge!" makes perfect sense to me. I mean, sure, the guy COULD have screamed "I saw it! It's a giant fucking monster!"...but maybe they thought it might be a bit more cryptic this way, hmm?

  • July 10, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Probably just a Monster Movie (but a good one!)

    by epevensie

    I’d love for the plot to involve a religious apocalypse, and do not ignore the possible “clues” which would support this notion which MIGHT be present in both photos on the 1-11-08 site: the “demon imp”/lock of hair which some have discerned between the faces of the girls), and the garish, nasty smirking yellow demon imp adorned with the number “6" which lurks in the background in the second picture. Additional “clues” include another use of the number 6 in the hyperbolic sales pitch, “Bet you can’t drink just SIX!”; the rising of the roaring beast from the sea and the “alive” v. “a lion” debate (i.e., the sea beast of Revelation 13, which has the feet of a bear, THE MOUTH OF A LION, and the body of a leopard with 7 heads and 10 horns); numerology interpretation of the date 1-18-08, in that 18 “symbolizes materialism trying to destroy the spiritual side of nature” and 18 is the added number of 666, which is the traditional “number of the beast”; etc.<p> Unfortunately, the Slusho! website suggests that the film might merely be an ambitious of the mad-scientist creates giant-monster movie, with metaphysical overtones.<p> Clearly “Slusho!” is a dangerous and possibly parasitic product. On its website, the bizarre “history” of Slusho! is cheerily acclaimed a story “of magic and triumph.” We are told that a young girl named Noriko “dedicated her life to refreshment!” Alarmingly, as a child, “her classmates called her ‘the Smallest Whale’ because she would DRINK ENDLESS AMOUNTS of beverages at every meal.” She was so devoted to loving and drinking “libations,” in fact that she shunned ordinary friendship and fun to instead concentrate her time and attention on combining “fruits, vegetables and other natural ingredients...to make great new beverages.” Although apparently anti-social, “her deliciousness” made her beloved throughout her community.<p> Noriko, however, was “NEVER SATISFIED” and yearned to create a new flavor so unique that it would best her every prior concoction. She left behind her son (a budding scientist with a similar interest in experimentation) to search the globe for “the GREATEST, TASTIEST INGREDIENT in the world.” Tragically, she disappeared “and was never heard from again.”<p> In his mother’s absence, Noriko’s bereaved son Ganu attempted to carry on her life’s work, but ultimately abandoned the tasty-flavored-drink business to become a leading marine scientist. Later, however, in a twist of fate, “he and his teammates discovered a unique “DEEP-SEA INGREDIENT.” While pondering the use of this material, Ganu had a dream in which he was a “tiny fish” who meets with “a whale” who instructs him to drink the substance. In his dream, he goes on to drink “LOTS AND LOTS” of the ingredient until he “grows into an ENORMOUS WHALE.” Ganu awakens from his dream convinced that he has found “the MAGIC INGREDIENT” that his mother had hoped to discover. <p> Thereafter, Ganu determines that he will “make his mother’s DREAM live” by making “the TASTIEST DRINK” on earth. In order to manufacture the drink in a “fresh” state, the material would need to be removed from the very deep, very cold, highly pressurized ocean floor in its “near-frozen state.” <p> Having conceived this plan, Ganu returned to his mother’s business to create a drink comprised of this “new ingredient” - Slusho! <p> The “history” ends with the happy admonition that “EVERYONE WHO DRINKS SLUSHO! TASTES NORIKO’S DREAM AND BECOMES A SMALL WHALE LIKE NORIKO - BECAUSE YOU WANT TO DRINK HUGE AMOUNTS OF SLUSHO! BET YOU CAN’T DRINK JUST SIX!” <p> Seemingly “Rob” is moving to Japan (in a probable homage to traditional giant, city-destroying monsters awakened from dormancy by mankind’s rapacious treatment of the planet). In a “twist,” Rob may be moving to work with the company producing “Slusho!” (If so, the movie may become too cute for its own good...) The apparent sea monster seemingly enters the city from the harbor (as evidenced by the destruction of the Statute of Liberty), and is probably a mutated Noriko, or Ganu, or some other Slusho!-slurping soul. (Maybe only a “little whale” preceding the climactic appearance of Big Mama Whale...) Assuming that Slusho! actually plays a significant part in the finished film and is not merely a red herring, it seems likely that ingestion of the “special ingredient” can cause the drinker to mutate into a monster (become an “enormous whale”) and become part of a “hive-mind” (taste the dream). <p> Someone mentioned Larry Cohen’s “The Stuff,” and that certainly seems to be a relevant antecedent. In Cohen’s horror-satire, miners discover a mysterious white substance bubbling up from the underground which, on tasting, is highly delicious. Unfortunately, it is also highly addictive, alive and parasitical, and eventually turns its users into zombies with a desperate craving for more of the product. (Taglines included: “Enough is not enough,” “It’ll change your life forever,” and “What are you eating? ...Or is it eating you?”) A similar plot was used in an episode of “Futurama,” concerning a similarly-addictive and tasty “libation” called “Slurm,” which featured an product logo which is remarkably similar to “Slusho.” The selling phrase, "Bet you can't drink just six" is more than a little over the top; again, however, maybe the entire "Slusho" site is designed to distract us from the bibical/cthulu/traditional apocalypse which are the real concerns of the film. In any case, I'm not yet buying the "Ethan Haas" denials... <p> I love the trailer because you don’t see the bad stuff coming, and the camcorder gives an immediacy to the moment which is never belied by bad special effects. When the Statute of Liberty’s head becomes recognizable you immediately understand that you have a ringside seat at world’s end. <p> By the way, based on the Parks Department website, the SOL’s head is 17 feet tall, measuring from the bottom of her chin to her cranium (top of her head), and is 10 feet wide, measuring from ear to ear; accordingly, it would seem they got the proportions right.

  • July 10, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    More clues from zetatalk.com

    by TheBloop

    The magnetic N Pole of Earth, the flow of magnetic particles out of the N Pole of Earth, will attempt to merge with the N Pole of Planet X, flowing in the SAME direction. For the Earth, this is certainly not UP, it is sideways. Planet X is hosing out into space, almost directly away from the Sun, as it is lying horizontally at present during its roll. As the Earth is not yet tipped, physically, into the 3 days of darkness, the flow of magnetic particles thus emerges, out into space, from points below the Arctic. Nancy has noted that the HAARP system, located in Alaska near the magnetic N Pole of Earth, has registered flat, likewise. HAARP has been located next to the N Pole as this is where flux in the magnetosphere is most dramatic, evident. IERS likewise looks to this source, as elsewhere on the globe, flux in the magnetosphere is more flat. In that the magnetic N Pole of Earth has currently moved, they are both registering flat! [Note: new ZetaTalk IERS Flatlined, written July 9, 2007.]

  • July 10, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    More clues from zetatalk.com

    by TheBloop

    The magnetic N Pole of Earth, the flow of magnetic particles out of the N Pole of Earth, will attempt to merge with the N Pole of Planet X, flowing in the SAME direction. For the Earth, this is certainly not UP, it is sideways. Planet X is hosing out into space, almost directly away from the Sun, as it is lying horizontally at present during its roll. As the Earth is not yet tipped, physically, into the 3 days of darkness, the flow of magnetic particles thus emerges, out into space, from points below the Arctic. Nancy has noted that the HAARP system, located in Alaska near the magnetic N Pole of Earth, has registered flat, likewise. HAARP has been located next to the N Pole as this is where flux in the magnetosphere is most dramatic, evident. IERS likewise looks to this source, as elsewhere on the globe, flux in the magnetosphere is more flat. In that the magnetic N Pole of Earth has currently moved, they are both registering flat! [Note: new ZetaTalk IERS Flatlined, written July 9, 2007.]

  • July 10, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Ive cracked it!!

    by RockLobster800

    It turns out the secret code was the same nursery rhyme he told his daughter! Incidentally, said rhyme had nothin to do with Lions....

  • July 10, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Xraven92

    by finfangfoom

    The first time i watched the trailer in (glorious) quicktime, i thought i heard that as well. After further examination (or, watching the trailer 40 fucking times) i think what we heard was a high pitched growl.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Kurzinski Valentine

    by Mighty_Messenger

    I know. But I just think that it worked better if he had just said I saw it! it's huge!. That would have made the mystery much more... mysterious, because then we would not know if it was dead, alive, organic, or maybe a nuclear bomb. Now we are all focused on that living thing.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Slusho Downloads

    by JacenSolo

    Now open to get your slusho desktop and aim icons though nothing really seemingly important otherwise...

  • July 10, 2007, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Mighty_Messenger

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    But since this IS a giant monster movie, letting people think it was about a nuclear bomb, etc., would not have been a very effective way to hyoe this film...even though, I admit, it's still pretty fucking mysterious.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST

    TheBloop

    by DarthRazor

    Please stop posting these irrelevant entrys

  • July 10, 2007, 8:11 p.m. CST

    GeneralJackCosmo

    by Mighty_Messenger

    Well, your are intitled to have your opinion, but if they really wanted to make this film mysterious, they would n't have made that guy say anything. Then we would really have to use our imagination... You know, make up our own minds about it...

  • July 10, 2007, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Time Flies?

    by Kayberry

    At 00:10 in the trailer, when Rob and his one man entourage enter the room, there's a small white analog clock above the door, which reads a little after 11:00 At 00:28 in the trailer, the same clock is seen in the background, with the time displayed approximately 11:10ish. If the time on this clock is accurate, it means that Rob arrived at the party well before midnight, when one of his buddies forces a shot down his throat in 1-18-08.com's second image...then about 30 minutes after downing the shot all hell starts to break loose. I think I've mined this trailer for all I can, at least for now until something jumps out at me that might have relevance.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:19 p.m. CST

    I'll say one thing...

    by RockLobster800

    this shit better be worth analysing...I mean if people are making this much effort to conjure up theories and it turns out to be two hours of a monster attacking new york or anywhere else and thats IT....I mean it better have a kick ass storyline, great characters, good writing and build a solid mythology worth getting invested in (Im not arsed about how cool the CGI monster is)for THIS amount of effort. Long story short, if this is released with a Transformers atitude where the reviews say "yeah, the plots balls, theyve got one good actor but the cgi monster rocks"...well then I give up on Hollywood....

  • July 10, 2007, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Mighty_Messenger

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    I definitely understand where you're coming from on this, but we have to remember that, above all, this is meant to successfully hype this movie. The fact that it IS about a giant monster is what makes it special...we Americans don't get to see this kind of movie that often...whereas we get all kinds of natural disaster movies all the time. The fact that they let the cat out of the bag makes the movie's unique nature immediately apparent. I mean, honestly, I have no doubt that most of the movie fans who frequent this site would have concluded it was a giant monster based on the Slusho! site, the roaring in the trailer, etc...but do you think the general public is so savvy? And besides, there's no guarantees that we'll ever really see the beast, so who's to say we won't have to use our imaginations to fill in the blanks after all?

  • July 10, 2007, 8:31 p.m. CST

    akm

    by f0zzy

    Maybe the frat paddle in the back has something to do with it? AKM are the initials.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:32 p.m. CST

    GeneralJackCosmo

    by Mighty_Messenger

    Well you got a point there. Maybe I am expecting too much of the general public. Anyway, let's see what will be revealed august 1st. Peace out :-)

  • July 10, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Its the beast of Craggy Island

    by RockLobster800

    instead of a mouth it has four arses...

  • July 10, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    RockLobster800

    by Mighty_Messenger

    LoL! And MAN it's sour!! :D

  • July 10, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    grr

    by f0zzy

    or the 2004 ace graffiti'd on the window (you can see it when the explosion happens and they're running inside). im not even sure what im looking for anymore.. words? objects? even the license plate on the car i thought was an idea...

  • July 10, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Kurzinski Valentine

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    "They probably don't want to fuck up like PRIMEVAL where they tried to sell it as a 'serial killer' movie, when it was a giant crocodile movie the whole time. Everyone knew it was a croc beforehand, and those who didn't got really pissed off and complained about being tricked." EXACTLY!!! Everyone on this site knew exactly what that piece of shit was about, but John Q. Public, who has a huge, throbbing boner for both the term "serial killer" AND the phrase "based on a true story", got all hot and bothered until they saw the movie and realized they were at a fucking giant croc flick.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Kurzinski...

    by Little Mike

    Don't forget the guy says "I saw it, it's alive, it's HUGE" right AFTER the girl says, "What is it? Is it coming this way?" I don't think it has to do with suspense or reveals, it's just part of the dialog. Someone asked what it was and he answered.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Little Mike

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    Good point.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST

    I think I got it...

    by kotic

    ...all it is is that we're a media expierement in the making. Seeing how quick word spreads. Both 1-18-08 and slusho.jp have google-counters, watching where we come from and where we go to. They're checking all the forums / boards / etc. "yeah, we're doing some -FUN STUFF- on the web. But, obviously, if the movie doesn't kick some massive ASS, who gives a rat's about what's online?"

  • July 10, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Thanks General

    by Little Mike

    I just want to try and get us all to focus on the more important things, like clues as to the other websites. I think those lines are just that - lines. Nothing important as far as the viral marketing campaign goes. I'd swear that the fraternity letters means something but I can't find a damn thing. I looked up AKM and it's a real fraternity - Alpha Kappa Mu, but it looked like a dead end.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:46 p.m. CST

    GeneralJackCosmo

    by Mighty_Messenger

    Heh, luckily for me I have never stumbled upon that movie. But I guess it could have been fun if Bruce Campbell had been in it, kicking the scales off that werecroc thingamajig's ass! :D

  • July 10, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST

    kotic...

    by Little Mike

    The urchin.js is the Google Analytics Traffic Monitor. If you've ever used AdWords before, it's used for site analytics. It puts a cookie on the visitor's machine to track where they came from, where they went on the site, most visited pages, etc. It can also be easily blocked, so I don't think it's being used for anything important on those sites other then maybe as a hit counter.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Little Mike

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    This is all I've got on that: Kappa is a Japanese water demon; Mu is a lost continent a la Atlantis. So I won't say it has NOTHING to do with this...

  • July 10, 2007, 8:50 p.m. CST

    RockLobster800

    by Kayberry

    We were in New York... Everybody had...CAM-corders!<p> Somebody panned to get in a shot... And there they saw...a LION!!!<p> <p><p> ...but it wasn't a lion...<p> ...it was a ROCK LOBSTER!!!<p><p> Just letting off some steam after all of that staring at the trailer. However, if an 80-foot lobster started destroying New York City, I would be entertained for an hour or two.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:51 p.m. CST

    lord, please EVERYONE read this...

    by BadMrWonka

    the posts in this TB fall into the following categories<p> 1) people debating the same things that we have already talked about 50 times. (the 2 different girls who are 2 different actors and 2 different races and are standing in 2 different points in space...surprisingly...are not the same girl. even if it somehow were so, it tells us nothing. drop it. similarly, there is no demon in her hair. drop it.)<p> 2) people making dumb jokes. (I heard on 0:45 in the trailer, he says, "LYYYING!!!" ha ha, he's a liar!!! ha ha ha) eat your pudding and shut the fuck up.<p> 3) people shilling for awkward websites that have nothing to do with anything. (Zeta)<p> 4) people TRYING to get out new information, but no one is listening/responding<p>5)Mighty_Messenger<p> 6)brain dead people posting things like, "hey, have you guys seen the website 1-18-08.com...I think it may have something to do with this!!" yes, I know there are a lot of posts on here. yes it takes a while to read them all. and YES, you should read them all before you post. otherwise, you are wasting your own time, as well as ours. this does not apply to you if actually are functionally retarded in real life. then we will cut you some slack. just type a big 'R' before your post, and you're fine. a retarded scarlett letter, if you will.<p>bottom line, there are no devils in the hair, the pictures move, don't move, shift around, and now they don't. PERHAPS that is a sign that we should NOT be focusing on that, and SHOULD be focusing on finding new websites from clues in the trailer.<p>the biggest clue so far is that JJ went out of his way to talk to Harry and get him to debunk the link to Ethan Haas. there is NO reason for him to have done that other than the fact that he doesn't want people to get upset when they find out it's not part of the movie's ad campaign. think of how upset you would have been to find that shit out weeks from now?<p>the other HUGE clue is the fact that the pictures are no longer rotating/zooming or whatever they were doing. don't you think someone in charge probably saw all this retarded photoshop bullshit and said, "fuck they are way off, they'll never find the other sites, they'll just keep flipping these pics around and jizzing until January", and so they altered the site to make it static.<p>you guys have to think not just about the filmic reality of the movie, but the reality of this marketing campaign, and what it will take for it to be successful. the clues are there, we just have to look in the right places, and not get focused on assinine, irrelevant bullshit.<p>search on, nerdlings.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:52 p.m. CST

    GeneralJackCosmo

    by Mighty_Messenger

    Oh my, now I'm begging to think about The possibility Of a Cthulhu movie again..

  • July 10, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    General

    by Little Mike

    Possibly, but I think that it's only a subtle reference to what you said if anything and nothing more than that. It doesn't point to a specific website because the fraternity has been around since like 1937 or something like that and each chapter has their own site. So like I said, maybe a bit of an inside joke on Abrams part, but not a clue to one of the sites.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Finding Out The Truth

    by DFWPhotoGuy

    Ok squad, lurker turned poster now that this bomb has been lit in my brain. First step...start contacting the actors that have been announced to be in this movie. Emails..lets see if the can confirm or deny anything. Second step...break down every thing possible in the trailer. The going away poster well miss you rob--possible anagram. I have not found anything yet but need help looking here. Blonde Girl interview with wine bottles behind her..there is a box/book on the shelf..zoom in. What does it say? They are eating sushi..does that mean anything? The pan shot with the fridge. I know we are talking about the Exit Mystery Street sticker..not sure if that means anything. HOWEVER..the photo is two females that look JUST like the girls in the picture on the 1-18-08 site. Once the noise is hear there is a hanging "paddle" on the wall with AKM. Leads??? The News Station is called New York 1. Any one looking here. Once the explosion has happened they are running from the roof. There is graffiti on the wall by the door. It clearly says something or has intials, but damn if my stupid monitor cant see anything. Also..when panning around the words 2003 ACE are clearly seen on the other side of the door. http://www.nist.gov/speech/tests/ace/ace04/index.htm goes to a govermental site, not sure its anything but... When they run out onto the street, a female in a maroon track jacket has something written on the back. What does that say? Next on the pan with the smoke while you look down the street..a sign says A C A. Also..a sign clearly shows Time Textile. That lead me to this site.http://www.timetex.net/ Anything yet folks? ABZ-3293 the license plat of the vehicle on the street. Any more hits besides that site about the lost family artifacte? Does that go anywhere? Once the statues head has rolled past on the back of the sign something is spray painted. The first word is Dead. What does the rest say? I think that most people are not focusing on the trailer itself. Lets start there before we go any where else. Let me know if this helps or what ever. Thanks!

  • July 10, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Mighty_ not directly from the trailer....

    by mill67

    pic 1 has a guy drinking a shot...the same guy who is the subject of the party in the trailer; pic 2 has a young black woman and a young white woman hudling together in fear...the same women are in the trailer from 1:26-1:30. therefore the photos are clearly taken by people also attending the party.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Sorry for No page Breaks

    by DFWPhotoGuy

    How the hell did that happen? Sorry like i said, new to posting on the page. Tell me next time how to do breaks.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:59 p.m. CST

    BadMrWonka

    by DarthRazor

    Rock on - now if only people would listen.

  • July 10, 2007, 8:59 p.m. CST

    kayberry

    by RockLobster800

    Alright you rumbled me-its actually me, hungover trashin New York cos I couldnt my keys...I have a short fuse I admit....but that Rob guy offended me with his "its huge" comment-Im not fat, Im festively plump!

  • July 10, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    BadMrWonka

    by Mighty_Messenger

    Hey! I'll take that as a compliment ;-) Anywho, GoodBeirut all I'm a sleepy nerd now! :D

  • July 10, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    SoylentMean

    by BadMrWonka

    you're right buddy, all a waste of time. man, some people are entertained by the weirdest things, aren't they? why the hell should they have fun in whatever way they want to? I"m assuming since you are too good for this, that you'll be leaving us, right?<p>or do you want to post 5 more times about how posting here is stupid?<p>asinine, indeed...

  • July 10, 2007, 9:08 p.m. CST

    New York 1

    by JacenSolo

    appears to be an actual station, I'm in california so wouldn't really know, just basing it off of www.ny1.com

  • July 10, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST

    DFWPhotoGuy

    by Little Mike

    NY1 is a real website and news show in NYC. The graffiti says something like Crazy or Craze or something like that. The track jacket reads "Switzerland" That's all I got for ya :P

  • July 10, 2007, 9:14 p.m. CST

    BadMrWonka

    by RockLobster800

    I agree with your rant, but...can I still post irreverent posts that contain no actual relevant information to the proceedings that I alone find amusing? Or is that a catergory you missed out? Because I study film as part of my degree and seein as theres not enough here to analyse on sub textual/socio political, technical way that wont just turn out to have nothing to do with the final product, Im just gonna let other people analyse and I'll read that while I stroke my goatee and go "hmmm". Once the film is there Il analyse it to death mind you....providing its not balls...

  • July 10, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield

    by Skankardly

    Lion? http://www.artbrokerage.com/artdataretail/nechita/nec_cloverfield22x22ser2001.jpg

  • July 10, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    The mystery word on the trailer at time 00:00:38

    by TheGoodDoctor

    Right after the the line "I don't know. I'm like your main dude." At approximately 38 seconds into the trailer (just before the lights go out) a word is discernible. I believe if you listen closely (and I'm sure there will be debate on this) the word sounds like R'lyeh. The pronunciation seems to be "rill-YEH" which may not be exactly as hardcore Lovecraftians would have it. Thoughts? Turn your sound up....the word is there.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    r'lyeh

    by JacenSolo

    most likely you're hearing part of the timbaland song playing in the background which has the "yeah" in the track much like in "sexyback"

  • July 10, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Okay some other stuff from the fridge

    by Little Mike

    The sign behind the pictures written in what looks like crayon says "Your life has" and then the bottom is missing or cut off. Below it is a menu? Something that says "Ding Dong" Then there's something to the right under a hand drawn picture of a guy with a goatee and I can't figure it out. It looks like it says Aqua or Squae or something. There's definitely a qua in there

  • July 10, 2007, 9:26 p.m. CST

    JacenSolo

    by TheGoodDoctor

    I don't know. I'd need to listen to that song on its own to decide fully. The word seems disjointed and separate from the song. I've listened to it with headphones and it sounds deliberately edited in (and separate from the background song). I could be wrong.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    It is a duck...

    by The Dum Guy

    I already said this on another thread, but I'm sure it is a giant duck.<br><br>Possibly, even, a giant duck with a machine gun and/or machete (both giant to us, but normal size for the duck).

  • July 10, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    timbaland song

    by JacenSolo

    is "the way i are" and of course the parts with "yeah" in the track is not in the sample on itunes...

  • July 10, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    R'lyeh? spoken by woman before hell breaks loose?

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ...It does kind of sound like it... some have thought "linear"... to me it sounds like the way a Japanese person might say R'lyeh... <p> ...there is something oddly Japanese in the intonation... could she be speaking in Japanese? The closest thing in Japanese I can think of that that sounds like would be "ren-ie" ren meaning "party" or "group", and ie meaning "no", that sort of fits the situation here... But who is the speaker? Noriko Yoshida? The Small Whale herself? (!)

  • July 10, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    ?...

    by The Dum Guy

    I wonder if this thing turns out to be another "The Relic", where the chica (as per the Slusho sight) is really the monster?<br><br>At this point, any guess is as good as the next.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST

    question

    by atomic_robo_kid

    so, i think that a lot of us agree that this is already getting a lot of hype for something that is a january release - a time when the theaters get the post holiday left-overs - usually bad stuff. and i think it's pretty obvious that j.j. abrams will be hiding clues and messages throughout this viral campaign. so starting with the basics, maybe the release date is some kind of clue. i've never seen lost, but as far as i know there are ideas in that show that suggest that j.j. abrams is really interested in codes and numerology, right? every time i look at the release date written out as 1-18-08, it just looks like it was chosen very intentionally. i know some people have been looking into passages from revelations and stuff like that which correspond to these numbers, which is an interesting idea. the trailer suggests a doomsday scenario, or something like that, so a text that is religious in nature like revelations seems like a logical place to look. i'm thinking of other ways in which numbers and letters could relate in case the number 1-18-08 is supposed to mean something. i was wondering if anyone knows anything at all about gematria or hebrew numerology? like in the movie pi? because there are languages that relate closely to numbers. in hebrew, i know that the number 18 relates to the word "chai" which means "life," but that's about it. i'm wondering if 1-18-08 could be put together to make a word that i don't know that might mean something else. just a random thought... maybe i'm reading way, way too much into it, hahaha. i'm sure j.j. abrams is eating up all this ridiculous speculation.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST

    SoylentMean

    by BadMrWonka

    "Are you people really trying to decipher clues that may or may not be hidden in a fuckin' trailer? For a $30 million movie? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA"<p>that sounds a lot meaner than my sarcastic rant.<p>and I'm a terrible swimmer. I almost failed an elective swimming class in college because I couldn't figure out the butterfly stroke. I tried and tried but I couldn't go anywhere. and at the time I could run a 4:45 mile, so it wasn't like I wasn't in good shape. it was just impossible! you kick out and raise your arms, and some such nonsense. and in the end, you're right back where you started.<p>and to make it even worse? my girlfriend at the time had been a state swimming champ in high school. (she used to come to my swimming classes under the guise of doing homework, but really she just wanted to laugh at me.)<p>I hate swimming.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:48 p.m. CST

    I know I made fun of people for doing this...

    by BadMrWonka

    but you guys HAVE to see this. if this doens't make you laugh, you might be dead...<p>http://tinyurl.com/yrz4gx

  • July 10, 2007, 9:48 p.m. CST

    the release date

    by JacenSolo

    isn't as horrible as people think it is...yes it's january, but monday the 21st is Martin Luther King day so they get a longer weekend out of most people...one of the first things I thought of when I saw the release date, and that the movie is release on my birthday

  • July 10, 2007, 9:51 p.m. CST

    If you're looking at the release date Biblically ...

    by ye olde shiza

    I would think it meant 1st book, Chapter 18, verse 8. That verse is, according to King James: <br><br> "And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set [it] before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat." <br><br> Not too much there that's really happening. <br><br> Then there's 18:8 in Revelations, which seems like a more happening book ... <br><br> "Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong [is] the Lord God who judgeth her." <br><br> By her, I would think Noriko Yoshida. Or Statue of Liberty ... or the Earth, ala Mother Earth. I dunno.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Ganu is NOT a Japanese name...

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ...it's not even a Japanese word as far as I can tell...

  • July 10, 2007, 9:56 p.m. CST

    The Bloop

    by The Dum Guy

    I heard about the thing when I was in high-school, and after reading Lovecraft (and the Wikipedia page on him), I kinda wondered what it could be, some way a large creature or possibly multiple creatures causing a wave of sound. The only thing I've wondered, is if the "bloop" comes from a really deep part of the sea, wouldn't that mean that whatever made it couldn't surface, since it would have to have evolved living under such a large amount of pressure from the water.<br><br>I also wonder who in the hell made that Ethan Haas sight, and if it has something to do with another movie.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    More Cloverfield Sites...

    by L. Austin Space

    So I've been looking into all of these hidden sites that JJ Abrams mentioned in his email. After taking the lead from www.slusho.jp , I decided to google "Noriko Yoshida" , the woman who was said to be lost at sea in the history section of the slusho site. I came up with the following site, ccs.cla.kobe-u.ac.jp/GenBun/ny/ny.html , supposedly a personal website posted through Kobe University. It cant be a coincindence that the image on the front page is Matisse's "Les betes de la mer". Translated, the title of the painting is "The beasts of the sea". The image was just put up today.

  • July 10, 2007, 9:58 p.m. CST

    The growl/animal noise/whatever...

    by Little Mike

    I think I saw this on Youtube, but did anyone try throwing it into a spectrum analyzer? Aphex Twin actually put his face into one of his songs that way. Sick stuff and I wouldn't put it past Abrams to do something like that.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Ragnorak

    by Buck Naked

    At Vigrid the great island battlefield where the final conflict of Ragnarök will be waged. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar%C3%B6k Vigrid is at about Zero Degrees Latitude New York is at about 73 Degrees Latitude “Co-ordinates are off, suggest recalibration by 73 degrees” http://www.nzgamer.com/news-all-1810 This is Ragnorak!!! “The earth will shudder with earthquakes…” http://www.pantheon.org/articles/r/ragnarok.html

  • July 10, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield Does Not Equal Lost, But...

    by L. Austin Space

    I, for one, don't believe that Cloverfield has anything to do with Lost. But I'm fairly certain that JJ Abrams is throwing in some deliberate coincidences in these sites. In Noriko Yashida's site - ccs.cla.kobe-u.ac.jp/GenBun/ny/ny.html If you dig a little deeper something even more interesting pops up. I don't speak Japanese, but when you're searching through the links if you the fifth link down on the right you will find a list of a syllabus. Hit the top link in the second set of characters and you get a 404 not found message. At the bottom of the page there is a list of links. I went to the Graduate School of Human Development and Environment and found this info: "The Graduate School of Human Development and Environment was established in 2007, through the process of re-organization of the Graduate School of Cultural Studies and Human Science into two graduate schools. The main mission of the graduate school is to develop fundamental and practical research on various issues concerning human development and the environment supporting its development, in order to organize "Human Community," a civil society where people with various standpoints can collaborate with one another toward resolving the issues.". Sound a little like a certain show on ABC?

  • July 10, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST

    That Kobe University site

    by Little Mike

    The text on the front page translates to: <p> The kobe university international cultural university departments and graduate schools comprehensive human science postgraduate course Yoshida Noriko laboratory</p> Something like that. I just used Google's translation tool. Nothing too exciting so far.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:07 p.m. CST

    That website ...

    by ye olde shiza

    Who can read Japanese? Searching through it, there are a few blurbs in French, which I also don't speak. Though, genetique popped out at me ... genetics, in other words, and some blurbs about tissue and Madama Bovary. Diablorie. And Aloysius Bertrand, who wrote 19th century fantastical poetry. <br><br> All this ... a dead end? Dunno ... but that painting is too much.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:07 p.m. CST

    RagnorROK

    by Buck Naked

    Sorry for the mis-spell Also when pasting the links, delete the blank spaces

  • July 10, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST

    I think I found something. seriously.

    by =PxPx182=

    I don't usually post here but i read alot and this hunt seems fun, so I typed in www. bad robot.com and saw what was there. Nothing. SOOO, I did a who is and got three yahoo directory listings, one is for some band who got a review off of badrobot.com anyway, hopefully this is a start I just got into it and have yet to delve. Discuss amongst yourselves...

  • July 10, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Noriko's website

    by ye olde shiza

    Seems like a dead-end, or we may be giving a lot of hits to a real student. I've been translating shit on her site, and she seems like a Japanese student who lectures about French literature. She also did some work with a book of Matisse's pictures ... which would explain the painting.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:18 p.m. CST

    At 1:20 in the trailer

    by dixieflyer

    there is something on the back of the shirt of the guy to the right of "Rob" but i cant tell what it is.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST

    guy's shirt

    by JacenSolo

    first thought it was like a flashlight but there are two of them look like glow in the dark rings one pretty center on the back and a second lower to the right...

  • July 10, 2007, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Dixie...

    by Little Mike

    It looks like an "O" or a paint splotch or something. Here, take a look:<p> http://tinyurl.com/3amvqu</p>

  • July 10, 2007, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Don't bother Noriko...

    by Arguendo

    Shiza, I'm pretty sure your right. Don't worry about the French -- they're not blurbs, it's a reading list, and the "Génétique" refers to the composition of Zola's novels (I would assume Emile, as far as I can translate). Mr. Zola did like to right about social classes and novels that span generations -- if you want to chew on that, feel free. Not sure if it will get you anywhere, but AICN talkbackers amuse.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST

    NY1 News

    by thwip33

    The new station that they watch on tv has a website, seems to be a real station. http://www.ny1.com/

  • July 10, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST

    thwip...

    by Little Mike

    That was covered just a few posts ago by myself. I know there are a lot of posts in here, but please try and read the last few because we've covered a lot of ground but have gotten nowhere so far. :P So far as far as official websites go, we only got 1-18-08.com and slusho.jp. Dig for clues!

  • July 10, 2007, 10:35 p.m. CST

    You are all idiots

    by I Eat Spam

    Its the new Chuck NOrris Movie. Apparenlty he is pissed off that his barber messed the lines on his beard up and revealed another fist where his chin should be. He grew to massive size and decide to reign terror of biblical proportions on the world starting with NYC. He never did like the statue of liberty. JJ told me.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST

    D'oh

    by ye olde shiza

    This is why people were begging folks to read the posts above them? Sure, it takes a while, but the websites you listed ... been there, done that! Save yourself the detective energy ... read the thread before searching!

  • July 10, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the clip Wonka!

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ...I knew you had a sense of humor... I've seen your films. <p> I hope some of the idiocy I've posted on these TBs hasn't annoyed you too much... mainly I meant to mock sillier people than myself... like the flat-earth society of "he said Lion!" <p> ...oddly enough that cute little horse at the end of Chris' clip looked a lot like the cute little horse that thinks of oven-mits at Slusho.jp ... <p> are there any real coincidences? Chaos theory anybody?

  • July 10, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    THOSE PICS DON'T MEAN SHIT.

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    IMHO... there's no big riddle here. The only purpose for those pictures is to entice curiosity, since we have a lot of people celebrating at 12:01, then half hour later two girls looking scared as hell to something way bigger than them. I bet there will be more and more pics, each one of them showing a little bit more of the fatidical night of january 18, 2008. I think that's the catch on the movie, it is prophetizing an apocalypse for the very night of its release. So, when everybody is on the theater by the night of 1/18/08, they'll feel as the world outside is coming to an end as the movie says, thus making the film experience more visceral.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    flat earth/creationism/"it's a lion"

    by BadMrWonka

    you're right, sir, it all smacks up the same inability to face reality and admit falsehoods.<p>that video really is too hilarious for words. the guy's website cutewithchris.com is pretty funny too. but he's never done anything as great as the T-Pain parody. I already sent it out to JumpTheShark...

  • July 10, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    oh and

    by RokurGepta

    to the idiots that say this movie doesn't take place in January, oh well then why are the photographs time stamped in January, eh? So the veritable shit hits the fan on January 18th.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    ImpulseCaper

    by BadMrWonka

    I know you're trying to goad a reaction out of me. first with the posting of the 1-18-08 site, all excited, just like I poked fun at earlier.<p>and now with a ridiculous claim that a movie about plants making people sick could somehow tun out to be a giant monster that terrorizes a city.<p>sorry bud, I got your number...no one could be that dumb. you have to be subtler next time... ;o)

  • July 10, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    So I come back 24 hours later

    by SkeletonParty

    and you guys still don't know a damn thing. <p>I'm officially bummed out.

  • July 10, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Kurzinski Valentine

    by BadMrWonka

    but they aren't able to be doubled, or saved anymore, as they were...no you can just move them around and that's it. sorry for being unclear...I was on a bit of a rant...

  • July 10, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    SkeletonParty

    by BadMrWonka

    that's not true. we've finally figured out once and for all that not only are there no demons in the photos, and the 2 women are seperate people, it turns out that it never mattered in the first place!<p>sorry bud. now help us find the sites since that's what really matters!

  • July 10, 2007, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Noriko Yoshida's webpage compared to actual Kobe U site

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ...here is the website for Kobe University which Noriko Yoshida is allegedly on the faculty: <p> www.kobe-u.ac.jp/en/ <p> searching the site I cannot find Noriko Yoshida... Furthermore on Noriko's webpage it states she is on "Faculty of Cross-Cultural Studies, Kobe University" <p> this is the page listing all the depts. at the university including all the faculties: <p> http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/en/about-kobe-university/departments/departments.htm <p> there is NO "faculty of cross-cultural studies" listed here! <p> interestingly enough there IS a Japanese film and television writer named Noriko Yoshida...

  • July 10, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    ImpulseCaper

    by BadMrWonka

    you know you were just trying to get a rise out of me, and I figured you out, so I joked about it...<p>now you're frothing at the mouth? calm down, brother. I'm not giving myself credit for figuring anything out, I'm only giving myself credit for figuring YOU out. you read my post, and you tried to get a little attention by posting all the stuff you thought would get me mad.<p>but in the end, when I didn't go for the bait, YOU got all upset.<p>relax bud, it's all fun. no need to get excited and insulting...

  • July 10, 2007, 11:06 p.m. CST

    oh, yeah, and MrBadWonka is still griping at everyone.

    by SkeletonParty

    I had blissfully forgotten Snarky McSnippyBitch. <p>Same girl. No doubt.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Seriously...

    by Arguendo

    "You can't eat more than 6?" Everyone knows you drink slusho. Unless you put it in the freezer, and then mash it up a bit to make slusho icecream. Mmm... I hear soylent green is the new slusho flavor, that or cherry garcia.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST

    IF ETHAN HAAS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT...

    by kirttawesomio

    ...Then why is the 1-18-08 and Slusho site linked to the abz and haas right/wrong sites?

  • July 10, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Parasite aka Cloverfield

    by Drwho1300

    http://www.parasitemovie.com/

  • July 10, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Illuminati?

    by Don Lockwood

    The George Washington image. The Switzerland thing. Could it be something to do with the Illuminati?

  • July 10, 2007, 11:11 p.m. CST

    And why does it say Ethan Haas- The Cloverfield Diaries

    by kirttawesomio

    And why does it say Ethan Haas- The Cloverfield Diaries? And who really cares unless it's a great Cthulhu/Revelation 666 movie.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST

    kirttawesomio

    by BadMrWonka

    maybe because they WANT people to believe they are associated with it. if they truly were, there would probably be a link TO the abz and haas right/wrong sites FROM the 2 official sites, right?<p>think about it, if my name were Ethan Haas, and I had my own website. then this shit went down. I could easily put in a link to the official 1-18-08 site. and people would use it to justify the link, as you have. but there never was one, was there?<p>this is basically the same thing. some entrepeneurial young people bought the sites up quickly just to be a part of this whole thing. or perhaps in the hopes that they'll get bought out later. or both.<p>either way, JJ Abrams is in the business of getting us on the right track, because that's what this marketing shit is about. so if he says Haas has nothing to do with it, and people have pointed out that it's probably part of a video game coming out soon, that's almost assuredly what it is.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Noriko Yoshida's webpage

    by Arguendo

    I would reiterate that I think the website is legit. As suggested by someone earlier, here you go: <p> http://tinyurl.com/23axxb <p> Translated for your enjoyment. If she was related, I'd assume her background would be much more interesting, but everything about her points to being a French instructor.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:17 p.m. CST

    True.

    by kirttawesomio

    good point, I just thought they could control who links to there sites for some reason.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:17 p.m. CST

    ImpulseCaper

    by BadMrWonka

    still mad...tsk tsk...lighten up!! you wanted attention, I've given you like 3 or 4 posts! there you go!

  • July 10, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    That said, I think there's some clues at...

    by kirttawesomio

    ... http://www.kirtburdick.com/bulletproof/. Couldn't translate. What is the thing with the map?

  • July 10, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    go to www .ethanhaas. org then...

    by spoonz

    when you get there click on the cloverfield diaries. It flashes up some kinda number / symbol I hit print when it did and got a good image of it but also there is some hidden writing that printed off with it

  • July 10, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST

    http://www.kirtburdick.com/comics.html

    by kirttawesomio

    check it out, I think it has something to do with the film.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    The Class

    by Maclovin

    Ethan Haas is a character out of the CBS show THE CLASS played by Jason Ritter(The Wicker Man). Lizzy Caplan who plays Kat Warbler on THE CLASS is attached to 1-18-08. She's the blonde one who says "Rob's awesome, I'm gonna miss him" with a mouthful of food...

  • July 10, 2007, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Don Lockwood...

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ... I have touched on this before, but there are two actual connections between this film to the Illuminati... <p> ...first the whole Albert Pike thing... the technical contact of the 1-18-08.com is listed as Albert Pike... the name of a notorious Confederate Freemason and Klansman believed by some to be a Satanist and Illuminatus... <p> secondly as all good Eris-worshipers know... Jan 18th is Robert Anton Wilson's birthday (and mine!) Wilson wrote the Illuminatus! triliogy of course...

  • July 10, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Rift??

    by Here for the ride

    In the teaser at 0:38 you can clearly see the word "rift" written, not once, but twice on the wall behind the bar. Not sure if it's significant, but... There it is.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Kobe University Cross-Cultural Studies

    by Arguendo

    Also note, from the official Kobe University site link posted earlier, click on the "Kobe University Repository Kernel" link at the left. Then click on the "Faculties / Research Institute" link under "Index" at the left. Second item down is: "Faculty of Cross-Cultural Studies, Graduate School of Intercultural Studies". Or you can just use this link: http://tinyurl.com/yq692e

  • July 10, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST

    I hope it's Legend of the OVERFIEND LIVE ACTION...

    by kirttawesomio

    XXX... AFTER THE 1ST 15 BLISSFUL MINUTES THE FILM DESCENDS INTO 2 AND 1/2 HOURS OF UNISEX TENTACLE RAPE WITH A CONFUSING PLOT.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Something I discovered about the Slusho wallpaper..

    by Arguendo

    ... it's surprisingly not bad, and color coordinates oddly well with the default Windows XP color scheme.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Re: Lovecraft Copyright

    by Charles Martel

    Whether or not the copyrights have expired is still a matter of question. Believe me, this film would NOT be made for only $30 million if Cthulhu was involved. The legal wrangling over rights would probably have been in the papers and, thus, very public and very, very expensive. Given the fact that there is another Cthulhu movie coming out this year with Tori Spelling, I have serious doubts that this is Cthulhu. I would also like to point out that the real thing about the cry of "It's alive!" is that whatever the guy sees, it has to be questionable as to whether or not it's alive. A giant squid type creature probably would not be the kind of thing that would generate such a question.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    I just visited the set of Cloverfield

    by I am a machineee

    They are under the name of Chocolate. I just sent Harry the story with some shitty pics. They were filming some military scenes at my local mall near Pasadena. If you don't believe me...well shit to you buddy.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    arguendo ... you are correct...

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ...going back to the Kobe University site I found on the page I linked to a dept. of Intercultural Studies... clicking on this link I found in a sub-category under "visual culture" Noriko Yoshida listed as faculty. <p> So this Noriko is not our "Smallest Whale"

  • July 10, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    if you go to imdb it gives a rough synopsis of the film

    by kirttawesomio

    It seems it's title might be "The Parasite" and going to be Blair Witch/9-11/Japanese Monster Movie. I'm still excited and I think there's even more clues at http://www.kirtburdick.com/comic s.html

  • July 10, 2007, 11:43 p.m. CST

    the Japanese girl's name "Noriko" means...

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ..."child of principles" or "child of law"... BUT using a different Kanji it could mean "child of seaweed"!!!

  • July 10, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST

    68 degrees in NYC at night in January?

    by dixieflyer

    I'm sure someone has hit on this, but doesn't that seem odd?

  • July 10, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST

    dixie...

    by Little Mike

    Yea we touched on that one. Though not really unusual considering that this year in NY it was 70 degrees, breaking the record set back in 1950. But yea, it did seem odd. Oh and just to clarify, it's 63 degrees, not 68. Don't know if the actual number is significant or not, though.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    More clues

    by Hellboy700

    Hey ya'll, Whatever this things is, its after rob. At 00:39 the roar is the creature calling out to Robert. Speed up the roar and you will hear the name. Robert is visibly shaken and he immediately looks in the direction of the roar. Does he recognize his name? Does he know more than we are lead to believe. At 1:01 you can see he is worried. More so than others. At 1:04, you can see the creature approach from the SW. And since he tore the head off the statue of liberty, it means he came from the sea, and moved in a NW direction. This is confirmed since the statue is in the SW part of the island and since the head of the statue hits the 401 Broadway sign. Google mapped it and the evidence points to its path. At 1:39, you can see 2 tenticles writhing in the background behind the red car hit by the head after it flips for the 1st time. Its not smoke from the accident, there are 2 grey green tenticles. At 1:38 and 1:39, the back of the sign to the right of the statue head has these words, DEAD DEAD Cheers

  • July 10, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    This is fun.

    by kirttawesomio

    Who cares about the movie. Maybe it will simply be a continuing ad campaign that slowly unveils a story over years and years of viral interpretation. Who needs the film when you have clues to what the film's about. remove the spaces http://www.kirtburdick.com/bul letproof/

  • July 10, 2007, 11:50 p.m. CST

    ImpulseCaper

    by jfp2007

    If Wonka is the dad, then you must be the mom. You're the bitch.

  • July 10, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Primal Rage movie?

    by KongMonkey

    just a wild guess...

  • July 11, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    the silliest theory yet!!!

    by PROF IKAMONO

    check out this guy's "discovery": <p> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLlo_PYVgkY <p> oh. my. god. And they were based in Sydney right? another JJ Abrams connection... what's more it was a lion after all!!! (well at least one of them was...)

  • July 11, 2007, 12:07 a.m. CST

    kirttawesomio

    by BadMrWonka

    have fun getting banned...I'd say...within 12 hours...<p>spamming for your lame comics under the guise of participating in the TB's? not looked well upon...<p>plus, at least use tinyurl.com...you're fucking FIRST NAME is in the site name! you can't afford to operate under the assumption that we re all as dumb as you are, brother...

  • July 11, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Bloop Clue

    by Assur Rh Lluria

    listening to the Bloop was scary, yes, but it also led me to another interesting site. similar to Bloop, Google "Slow Down" and "NOAA" w/out the quotation marks. it's another unidentified aquatic abyssal sound. i don't know but...it sounds an *awful* lot like that moaning sound in the trailer

  • July 11, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    I figured out a couple things...

    by kirttawesomio

    1. Rob knows a lot of babes. I hope he had sex with at least one. If he's just a reeeaal good friend to all of them that might be why he's kinda pissed in the teaser. No pun intended. 2. Rob's party is strikingly similar to the Lava Life commercial for the lavalife phone dating company. I think I see "Bob", who makes up for his two left feet in the kitchen, and Ken, who's a fire fighter. will post when more clues discovered.

  • July 11, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Hey, where's your sense of humor...

    by kirttawesomio

    ...lighten up. But, I guess I had it coming. So, um, whatever.

  • July 11, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    George Washington...

    by kotic

    Don lockwood... the second address in the whois os for the george washington masonry monument. Something like that

  • July 11, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Cthulhu, other works are most likely public domain...

    by jaga

    ...and have been published in their entirety on the web in various places, notably: http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/ read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft#Intellectual_property

  • July 11, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    hellboy700

    by BadMrWonka

    I like the idea of Rob somehow knowing a little more. that might be interesting, but much higher concept than we've been led to believe.<p>as for the monster saying his name, can you upload the audio of it sped up somewhere? I'd be surprised if it were true. I suspect it may be a case of "hearing what you want to hear", no offense.<p>as for the "tentacles", I'm not seeing them at all. why would they be there anyway, the creature is blocks away, judging from where it tossed the head from. I think you're seeing the broken rods from the bent spikes that were in the statue of liberty's crown. they're sort of wobbling and dark. good call on the sign though. DEAD DEAD, indeed...

  • July 11, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    could "SLUSHO" be an anti-American insult?

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ... could what appears to be a tasty drink be a code word for the attack on a beloved symbol of American Freedom? <p> ...consider: SL=Statue of Liberty US=US (of course) and Don Imus can tell you what HO means! Statue of Liberty U.S. Ho... those foreign bastards!

  • July 11, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    What is this message board written in...

    by jaga

    ...that it cannot handle line breaks properly? You guys want some help fixing it? Seriously.

  • July 11, 2007, 12:21 a.m. CST

    So here you go.

    by kirttawesomio

    check out http://tinyurl.com/3amdxa. Thanks for telling a noob like me how to do it right. I'll missed being banned but did you really have to say my comics where crap. I mean, come on.

  • July 11, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Oh and FUCK YOU!

    by kirttawesomio

    Oh and FUCK YOU!

  • July 11, 2007, 12:23 a.m. CST

    this guy is an UBER-nerd

    by BadMrWonka

    and he LOVES Cthulhu...<p> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwiTWjXcHkY <p>he's so exasperated when he describes it, and at 1:17 there is the most awkward video segue I have seen in a while...hilarious<p>thank you Prof for that other one, that was good for a huge laugh. the best are the comments supporting him! unbelievable!!

  • July 11, 2007, 12:24 a.m. CST

    kirt, I didn't even look at them, brother

    by BadMrWonka

    that would be doing what you want...spam does not taste good...

  • July 11, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    but you may have a point

    by kirttawesomio

    I'm confused.

  • July 11, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    jaga

    by BadMrWonka

    you can use < p > and < br > (without spaces of course)...<p>ain't that good enough? what else do you need for line breaks?

  • July 11, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Alright alright. it was cheasy, but come on...

    by kirttawesomio

    All these website posting. I gave into my darker elements. But... ... if you go to IMDB you'll get the basic jest of this film.

  • July 11, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    AICN, BadMrWonka, I officially apologize.

    by kirttawesomio

    Still, I think I found a clue... ...check out http://tinyurl.com/3amdxa. All right bring on the ban.

  • July 11, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Line breaks...

    by jaga

    Most web form systems like this one should be able to handle a quick swap of control characters reading into and out of the database. Meaning, you should be able as a user to simply hit <return> and make line breaks that the web server scripts will interpret for you rather than having to insert your own HTML tags for very basic things manually. <br> This is very common in modern software suites for this type of site, and even if the guys here wrote this site by scratch, a couple of regex substitutions in their code could make it work for them very easily.<br> I spent many years writing this kind of stuff so sometimes little things like that stick out at me in terms of users and usability. Anywho, if anyone on the backend cares, my offer is pro bono.

  • July 11, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Wonka did you see the one about telling his parents?

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ...or the one about his fat cat? Or the Jean-Luc Picard cartoon sung to Jack Black? Wow. Matthew Bott aka "Kingreader36" takes nerdity to a level approaching an art-form...

  • July 11, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    I can answer your questions

    by Isaac Shankem

    I actually worked on the movie and I can get in a lot of trouble for letting out information to the public but I want you guys to get to the next clue. The reason the guy in the trailer yells out "It's alive, It's huge" is actually a very important part. As someone stated earlier, he's yelling out it's alive because it's something that you would think was dead and he yells out it's huge because it's bigger than it would normally be. The huge, alive, thing is.....Chris Benoit. He is back from the dead and a giant. He put the Statue Of Liberty in the Crippler Crossface and ripped the head off. Then he laid a bible next to the body. Please don't tell Mr. J.J. Cockgobbler that I gave you this info. I'll give you more clues as time goes on. Shout out to Charlotte NC!!

  • July 11, 2007, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Sites from the trailer...

    by je1330

    Just about any URL you try will end up at a catch-all site with worthless crap on it, but I thought it interesting that the first two I tried using phrases from the movie went to the same one... www.wellmissyou.com www.themaindude.com It's probably nothing though.

  • July 11, 2007, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Here's another website...

    by PROF IKAMONO

    www.findsatoshi.com <p> ...it's probably not actually related (it seems related more to Hitchhiker's Guide than anything else) but there are some odd correspondences... <p> Satoshi is the name of the email contact at Slusho.jp <p> ... the number six keeps coming up... <p> ...once again there is a French/Japanese connection... <p> ...well that's enough speculation for me tonight... no matter how late I get to bed Bob the Cat will awaken me at the same time tomorrow... Oyasumi-nasai and Bon Soir...

  • July 11, 2007, 1:11 a.m. CST

    noriko

    by tailgunner111

    interestingly, her translated page has a painting by Henri Matisse. Guess the title... It's "les betes de la mer", i.e. the beasts of the sea. Coincidence?

  • July 11, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Ethan haas stuff

    by historygirl

    Okay, while I accept that the Ethan Haas stuff may not be related to Cloverfield... there is still some interesting stuff about it. THe site developer is "Red interactive agency" (http://www.ff0000.com/) and if you examine their clients list, Paramount Vantage is listed as a client. So my conclusions are... <p> this would explain why Paramount was responsible for having the EH videos pulled from Youtube. It also makes me qu3estions the idea of it being a game, as Paramount is not involed in making vid games, and if the EH stuff were for a game, wouldn't the gaming studio run their own site, especially if the site were games-based? <p> Red interactive say they specialise in online marketing involvine creativity and interactivity... just what the EH site is. so... maybe another movie? <p> and sorry if I fucked up the formatting, my first time posting here.

  • July 11, 2007, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Hey guys, sorry to be a lazy bastard

    by pjdon

    but i've only got a bit of time online today.<p>Saw the trailer yesterday, haven't been following the web trail of clues.<p>Can someone give me a quick summery of what has been found out thus far?

  • July 11, 2007, 1:16 a.m. CST

    oh

    by tailgunner111

    no one has found satoshi yet? that started last year...

  • July 11, 2007, 1:19 a.m. CST

    UberNerds Unite!!!

    by RogueDemonHunter

    Love that giddy nerd vid! There should be a drinking game for how many times he says Cthulhu and Lovecraft...lol

  • July 11, 2007, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Parasite Eve

    by Maclovin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= ucYTsP9i2lk

  • July 11, 2007, 1:53 a.m. CST

    I think I now heard what he said...

    by StarskyandHushky

    He says: 'I saw it! Its a MIME!! Its huge!' Also, you can clearly see that the freak woman in the picture is wearing white face make-up. So there it is. 'Attack of the Giant Mimes'.

  • July 11, 2007, 1:53 a.m. CST

    slusho music

    by JacenSolo

    Either I didn't previously notice, or there is now music on the slusho website...

  • July 11, 2007, 2:06 a.m. CST

    For elimination purposes

    by Melis

    I checked alpha kappa mu as multiple sites (from the AKM on the wall in trailer), no luck. Also tried japanese translation of "smallest whale" as various websites, no luck. Am I over-thinking this?

  • July 11, 2007, 2:29 a.m. CST

    SLUSHO! Website and Thought Bubbles

    by Jackburton800

    There's a Blue Fish floating around the bottom of the "History" page at the Slusho page. When you roll over him, there's a though bubble of a wedge of cheese. I figured, what the hell, could be a clue, and type in cheese.com...and it brings me to the cheese.com webpage. You can look up all kinds of cheese there. Interestingly, there's no cheese from Japan listed. Anyways, i figure, dead end, right? okay, so i try cheese.jp...and it takes me to a webpage in Japan, i guess. And it appears to be some kind of Cheese company. It's all in Japanese, so I can't read it, but what you DO see..when you first get there, in the upper left hand corner of the site is "Yoshida Corporation"...with a telephone and fax number...in any case, if you you've read through the SLUSHO website, and you're familiar with the History of Slusho, the name Yoshida should be familiar to you, as the Family name of the inventors of Slusho....now, this could all be a legit biz site, there really could be making cheese in Japan, and maybe Yoshida is a common name, and it's all coincidence..i have no idea, cause i can't read Japanese...maybe someone out there can figure if this site is connected to all this madness or not....

  • July 11, 2007, 2:37 a.m. CST

    More shit here: http://tinyurl.com/ytg8t7

    by LittleDudes

    http://tinyurl.com/ytg8t7

  • July 11, 2007, 2:37 a.m. CST

    oh boy...

    by IlllIllllII

    So guys from a very reliable source I found the actual plot to be a dissapointment... It turns out "Slusho" plays a very important role... It its a fast beccoming product from japan that is becomming widespread... Rob (a recent college graduate and member of Alpha Kappa Mu which is an honer society fraternity) is moving to Japan to become head of developmental research... It turns out the gas pocket theory as stated before fromt he secret ingredient gives off unpredictable reactions if enough is consumed (possibly six since you cant drink more than six) It is up to Rob to find the problem and put his brain to work.. It is not said what actually becomes the "monster" but it seems almost irrelevant... Kind of a dull plot if you ask me but who knows.... maybe the online part will still be fun...

  • July 11, 2007, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Cheese.jp

    by ye olde shiza

    Here's some of it ... <br><br> Akihito Yoshida seems to be the CEO. <br><br> "It goes back birth of the cheese to ancient former times. When it tries probably to drink the milk of the flask which the Arabic merchant who crossed the desert made with stomach of the sheep, the milk changed shape into the white lump and transparent liquid. Very that white lump prototype of fresh cheese. Ever since milk and the cheese changing the material and manufacturing method delicately, the various variations are produced, are tasty in our dining tables with enjoyment was done plus. Furthermore and even now, exceeding the fence of time and the border, the milk and the cheese give depth to food culture, continue maturing." <br><br> I don't know why I posted that, but what the hell ... I can't find any links to the movie, though. Still perusing.

  • July 11, 2007, 2:59 a.m. CST

    CHeese.Jp (2)

    by Jackburton800

    Thanks for that Shiza...i like cheese as much as the next guy, but i'm not sure if this cheese.jp site means anything...maybe there's a cheese flavored slusho...that would be...gross.

  • July 11, 2007, 3:09 a.m. CST

    "ill-ill" dude with the "oh boy" comment

    by Melis

    So this "source" gives you a synopsis and one of the biggest pieces of info is that he was in that fraternity I just wrote about? I think your plot summary is correct, but I think you're lying about getting it from a 'source'.

  • July 11, 2007, 3:18 a.m. CST

    umm

    by bustab1

    if u go through the video slowly from 1:35-1:37, it looks like some dude flies over the car and moves the couple out the way. no joke

  • July 11, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    The fraternity ...

    by ye olde shiza

    Is a largely African American honor society ... not really the type of fraternity that would hit people in the ass with paddles to induct them. There wouldn't a house on campus or anything. <br><br> So maybe the Greek letters are significant in some way ... but the fraternity itself seems like a dead end, too.

  • July 11, 2007, 3:23 a.m. CST

    It's Not A Remake...

    by Cheif Brody

    It's a spin-off. Stay-Puft Marshmellow Man: The Reckoning. Bill Murray has confirmed a cameo. "What did you think of, Ray?"

  • July 11, 2007, 3:29 a.m. CST

    bustab1

    by kotic

    He really does. That guy flys in from out of nowhere.

  • July 11, 2007, 3:36 a.m. CST

    I've left the 1-18-08 images up and...

    by The Dum Guy

    The one with the girls stays the same as I put it (click and drag, over the party one), but the one of the party keeps rotating.<br><br>I don't know if this means anything, but I wonder if the Slusho sight has something like this, as far as reacting in real-time?<br><br>By the way, has anyone seen Alias? I wonder, 'cause I don't know what the Slusho connection is, and if so, if J.J. is somehow trying to connect together his own "universe".

  • July 11, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Dum Guy

    by dixieflyer

    Slusho is from the Alias universe, but i think it is only mentioned a few times in passing.

  • July 11, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST

    I like the 17 idea...

    by Didymus7

    Transformers was moved back a day, so the Cloverfield trailer officially premiered on 7/3/07. 7 + 3 + 7 = 17. Probably a coincidence, but still cool.

  • July 11, 2007, 3:57 a.m. CST

    +, the who and the what are just...

    by The Dum Guy

    Illusions, the big question is why. Why, would Paramount ask YouTube to take down picture that contain material from their up-coming film and a website that isn't theirs? Why, would someone perpetuate an untruth that links them to something that they are not a part of? Why, would the press and the internet care so much for something that just, as now, amounts to a minute and a half of footage?<br><br>The answer, because this is just what Paramount wanted, I remember Transformers reviews talking about this thing (what if they were plants meant not to entice us to Transformers, but to this up-coming movie?) and thinking that this might be cool...<br><br>I have nothing to add but cliches, like trust no-one, and the truth is out there.<br><br>That's it, I'm going to get at least some sleep.

  • July 11, 2007, 3:59 a.m. CST

    ETHAN HAAS... ETHAN HUNT...

    by lostvegabrother

    Coincidence? Mmmm who knows...

  • July 11, 2007, 4:04 a.m. CST

    No clues here, just some speculation on....

    by ribbitking

    The size and possible pop-culture content (i mean based on anything previously published or produced). Based on the creative team, director, writer, and Abrams..... i do not believe this is any MAJOR property previously seen, i.e. Godzilla, some superhero comic, etc. Seems all their history is t.v. based, and I just don't see a 150 million dollar movie being greenlit with a somewhat green team (green in movies only of course). If a 'blockbuster' budget were given, i'd assume it'd have to be Abrams directing. I didn't like Alias, or MI3, and Lost was okay on a rainy weekend.... but at any rate, i'm betting the 'coolest' part of the finished product is the marketing campaign. I'm guessing there will be a whole lot not seen in the flick, and using 'blair witchy' type techniques to hide the smaller budget. .... okay done ranting, ... oh wait, as far as what the 'monster' is... i'll go with stay-puff taking out his anger on lame ending in Ghostbusters II>

  • July 11, 2007, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Avenues that don't seem to be getting explored

    by Marlow

    the following information has been talked about by other Talkbackers but hasn't been explored much. The Bloop - check out the wikipedia page for "Bloop". It discusses an unidentified sound recorded during the summer of 1997. "Though it matches the audio profile of a living creature, there is no known animal that could have produced the sound. If it is an animal, it would have to be, reportedly, much larger than even a Blue Whale, according to scientists who have studied the phenomenon." Also on this page in the References in Popular Culture section is the following "The site of the Bloop is remarkably close to the site of the fictional city of R'lyeh from H. P. Lovecraft's short story "The Call of Cthulhu", where an ancient undersea monster (Cthulhu) lies sleeping. Lovecraft said that R'lyeh is located at 47°9′S, 123°43′W in the southern Pacific Ocean, with the bloop also being targeted somewhere in that range" So we have references to Cthulhu, who is sleeping and a unidentified sound from a living creatre many times larger than a blue whale....to me it seems there is a link between the Slusho site Histroy and the Bloop. What do you you guys think?

  • July 11, 2007, 5:38 a.m. CST

    you can't drink just six = toxic as industry junk

    by celestamine

    it's an anagram. try it. could this be a coincidence?

  • July 11, 2007, 5:39 a.m. CST

    To followon from my previous post...

    by Marlow

    the wikipedia page links to an article on the CNN website titled "Tuning in to a deep sea monster" there is also a similar article on the New Scientist website.

  • July 11, 2007, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Another Layer of the Mystery

    by Chaucer2097

    Which of those girls has Rob slept with? I think he probably drunkenly messed around with breast girl, because it seems like that's her MO. He probably didn't sleep with the "What is this for?" girl, because, clearly, she doesn't know what the party is about, and seems a little snobby about it, too. I say no to the "Rob, have fun in Japan" girl--she seems like someone's girlfriend who doesn't know Rob very well, and so overcompensates by saying something really earnest. The real question in my mind is the "Rob's awesome" girl. Her flirty undertones suggest they've hooked up a few times--but it could also be that they're just in the same circle of friends, and she's been denying Rob for year. She's just throwing him a bone by saying he's awesome to the camera. In any case, there is clearly a lot JJ needs to clear up here.

  • July 11, 2007, 7:07 a.m. CST

    It's obviously the Black Beast of Aaarrrggghhh.

    by SalvatoreGravano

    Or do you think Abrams meant Camaaaaaaaugh?

  • July 11, 2007, 7:13 a.m. CST

    IMPORTANT!!!. About that 1-18-08.com site...

    by Mistahtibbs

    I havent' read through all of the posts yet so this may have come up already but when I "right-clicked" on the pics and clicked on the flash "settings" it asks me if I will let the 1-18-08.com site have access to my microphone and webcam. Is that a standard question to be asked? Anyone?

  • July 11, 2007, 7:28 a.m. CST

    I wonder if...

    by Arguendo

    the japanese find the Slusho website insulting -- they're like: "our english is much better than that, and even if it weren't we wouldn't make the same types of grammatical errors as those included within the slusho website"<p> maybe...

  • July 11, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Mistahtibbs

    by thinboyslim.

    Yes that is a part of flash, as is the rotating being a 'bug' in flash, the only thing about that site is the images themselves, being able to rotate them may indicate a clue to be found upside down or one overlapping the other.

  • July 11, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    thoughts

    by dececious

    I looked on the flash site and all it says is that you have to allow a website to use those details. I'd have to think of a flashsite thats not cloverfield related to check other sites, but I've never seen it before. SOmeone mentioned that on the crazy tossing games site it mentions googling buzz. Is you google buzz and cloverfield the first site talks about the number of hits that cloverfield sites are getting - seems like a hint to me that he's doing it to get hits. This whole things pretty cool I must say. Lots of interesting things to consider. Do paramount have a right to take down videos on youtube if they're being SAID to be 'theirs' (haas videos) or do they really have to own the content to request it's removal. Maybe they got it taken down because it was being said to be related to cloverfield and thy have the right to that?

  • July 11, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    thinboyslim...

    by Mistahtibbs

    Dang! I was hoping maybe it was some sort of "access" to a deeper level of the pics.... That's just sad, isn't it? Oh well. Back to life. Back to reality.

  • July 11, 2007, 7:39 a.m. CST

    ...

    by MzVamp333

    http://www.ethanhaas.org/

  • July 11, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST

    question...?

    by MzVamp333

    were both pix put up on the 1-18-08 website at the same time...?

  • July 11, 2007, 7:52 a.m. CST

    MzVamp333

    by thinboyslim.

    The picture of the girls faces was posted on that site first, then the party scene soon after. please no more ethan haas stuff.

  • July 11, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    anagrams cont'd, or: to include the inverted comma...

    by celestamine

    it's "a toxic industry's junk" (for "you can't just drink six"). that's fun, but how does it help us?

  • July 11, 2007, 8:04 a.m. CST

    read this on another site but...

    by thinboyslim.

    oven mitt being 'dreamt' by the house on slusho.jp, a make of oven mitt is Orka, Orka is a 24ft tall villian from the Marvel comic Sub-mariner!! is this a sub-mariner film??? it's a huge leap of faith i know but it's the best i've seen so far.

  • July 11, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Hey J.J. remember that party at...

    by johnnyraincheck

    I think if some clues aren't forthcoming soon, interest is going to dry up on this one. I think another another e-mail to Panty Boy is in order.

  • July 11, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Hoofin' It...

    by KenobiFan

    Okay, everthing moving about 'under the sea' on the Slusho history page appears somewhat normal accept for 'the horse'. Uh, what is that about? It's odd enough that the fish and horse are thinking of human objects (blue mitt, yellow cheese) but the fact that there is a horse walking under water is even more strange IMO. It's not even a seahorse.

  • July 11, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST

    The Bloop and Cthulhu

    by rsswope

    Here's the bloop slowed down with Lovecraft text. Creepy and interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmhfA9578Fg Also I did a crappy movie about the same subject as this mysterious movie years ago(warning stupid humour and The Movies! with a Cthulhu stand) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0hX4GzT8CU :p

  • July 11, 2007, 8:59 a.m. CST

    DarthRazor, the ZetaTalk.com update you requested

    by TheBloop

    Since the Earth encountered Planet X in her orbit on Dec 25, 2003, her orbit has stalled, as she encountered an elephant in the road at this point and could not pass. Planet X had been plunging toward the Sun, rapidly entering the solar system in the short years prior to 2003 at a speed close to the speed of light. As Planet X approached the Sun in early 2003, brilliant Second Sun sightings and photos were possible because the Earth was on the opposite side of the Sun from the approaching Planet X, and thus sunlight was reflected off the dust cloud and bounced back toward Earth. Then came the encounter with Planet X in Earth's orbit, and things changed. As Planet X was moving, still, toward the Sun, sunlight now was at its back, bouncing back toward the Sun, and visibility of this dust shrouded planet changed from brilliant and dramatic Second Sun sightings to puzzlement. Like an object in a fog bank, it was lost to view except for those times when its swirling tail and moons caught sunlight and deflected this to Earth. Evidence of the presence of Planet X in the inner solar system, slowly passing the S Pole of the Sun, was reduced to taking the pulse of Earth herself - increased earthquakes, volcanic activity, an Earth wobble evident to those astute enough to take note, and erratic weather accompanying the wobble. The eddy flow created by particles flowing coming from the Sun and thence around the sides of Planet X trapped Earth in her stalled orbit, and held her there in front of Planet X, no escape. As Planet X proceeded past the Sun's S Pole in his sling orbit, he went within the orbit of Venus, and thus likewise trapped Venus in this eddy flow cup when she came round in her orbit to encounter Planet X. The Earth's dark twin, sharing an orbit with Earth, joined this group of trapped planets within months, remaining behind the Earth, likewise stalled in their shared orbit, a dark hunk of black rock reflecting little light and thus essentially invisible to man. This has been the setup throughout 2004 and into 2005, the rapid plunge of Planet X toward the Sun countered by the Repulsion Force into a slow creep past the Sun. This is not a static condition, however.

  • July 11, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Hey TheBloop, remember when...

    by johnnyraincheck

    You were always kicked in the balls as a child because the other kids knew you were a douchebag? then you thought you would try to be cool and you got those spider-man underoos and walked around with them over your pants showing everyone? That only made them kick you harder. Then you developed that hideous public nose-picking habit. I'm surprised you had any testicles left after that. I would have thought you learned something from those days...

  • July 11, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    I love how this thread proves...

    by Mal Carne

    ...that the snarkiest, most dismissive, hating Comic Book Guys are just plain dumb and can't admit it. If you can't understand it, say it's crap, becuase cynicism looks intelligent.<p> I mean, come on guys. Voltron? Even if you were doing a Voltron flick, why on earth would you do it like this?

  • July 11, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    the bloop wiki

    by Kloipy

    To date there has been no explanation as further efforts to research the sound have been unsuccessful, because it has not been heard since 1997. It is possible to identify animals by the sounds they make. Normally, when sounds are unidentifiable, they are given names like Whistle, Slowdown, Upsweep, and Train. The Bloop, although it sounded like a blue whale, originated 4,800 km away, seemingly ruling out any known marine animal. However, some believe that this sound could have been emitted by a whale and carried that distance by warm water currents. Some postulate that the sound may come from a huge and as-yet-undiscovered species of octopus or squid, or possibly a new species of gigantic whale or fish even larger than the blue whale. Others dispute this, pointing out that all known cephalopods lack the gas-filled sac necessary to produce this type of sound, and that a cetacean larger than a blue whale would still have to surface for oxygen, making it susceptible to sightings, unless it had some smaller breathing apparatus, not unlike an elephant's trunk. The Bloop theoretically could have been the product of a machine. The frequency of the Bloop technically is not too low for a machine, but it would be difficult for a machine to produce a sound of such volume.[citation needed] It is also possible that the sound was made by a large number of creatures emitting a synchronous vibration ,or the mysterios Cryptid, Trunko. [edit] References in popular culture The electronic band Dntel produced a song entitled "Life Is Full Of Possibilities," composed of the Bloop recording. In Steve Alten's novel The Loch the main character encounters the Bloop in the Sargasso Sea. It later turns out to be a large and ancient species of eel. The site of the Bloop is remarkably close to the site of the fictional city of R'lyeh from H. P. Lovecraft's short story "The Call of Cthulhu", where an ancient undersea monster (Cthulhu) lies sleeping. Lovecraft said that R'lyeh is located at 47°9′S, 123°43′W in the southern Pacific Ocean, with the bloop also being targeted somewhere in that range [1].

  • July 11, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST

    the bloop wiki

    by Kloipy

    To date there has been no explanation as further efforts to research the sound have been unsuccessful, because it has not been heard since 1997. It is possible to identify animals by the sounds they make. Normally, when sounds are unidentifiable, they are given names like Whistle, Slowdown, Upsweep, and Train. The Bloop, although it sounded like a blue whale, originated 4,800 km away, seemingly ruling out any known marine animal. However, some believe that this sound could have been emitted by a whale and carried that distance by warm water currents.Some postulate that the sound may come from a huge and as-yet-undiscovered species of octopus or squid, or possibly a new species of gigantic whale or fish even larger than the blue whale. Others dispute this, pointing out that all known cephalopods lack the gas-filled sac necessary to produce this type of sound, and that a cetacean larger than a blue whale would still have to surface for oxygen, making it susceptible to sightings, unless it had some smaller breathing apparatus, not unlike an elephant's trunk. The Bloop theoretically could have been the product of a machine. The frequency of the Bloop technically is not too low for a machine, but it would be difficult for a machine to produce a sound of such volume.[citation needed]It is also possible that the sound was made by a large number of creatures emitting a synchronous vibration ,or the mysterios Cryptid, Trunko. References in popular culture The electronic band Dntel produced a song entitled "Life Is Full Of Possibilities," composed of the Bloop recording. In Steve Alten's novel The Loch the main character encounters the Bloop in the Sargasso Sea. It later turns out to be a large and ancient species of eel. The site of the Bloop is remarkably close to the site of the fictional city of R'lyeh from H. P. Lovecraft's short story "The Call of Cthulhu", where an ancient undersea monster (Cthulhu) lies sleeping. Lovecraft said that R'lyeh is located at 47°9′S, 123°43′W in the southern Pacific Ocean, with the bloop also being targeted somewhere in that range

  • July 11, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Anagram Insanity

    by TrailBear

    I've thought about this too much and Im sucking fick of it! But here it be my most likey first and last post on the deal. Working title "Cloverfield" + Creature Code Name "The Parasite" Anagram it up = "I HP Lovecraft Released it". I know it's my own subconscious mind looking for any crazy clue possible. I just wanted to spread the insanity. Would some ggek hurry up and crack this thng already! PLEASE!

  • July 11, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    in Cloverfield

    by Sigmar25

    the film, Elvis' retarded cousin (played by Glenn Danzig) tries desperately to stop global warming by somehow incorporating 6 cans of Slusho with a twist of Cain.

  • July 11, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    slusho.jp compared to similar real Japanese sites...

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ...www.kasugai.jp a candy company - cute animation - surreal imagery - <p> but what do we see we don't at slusho? A copyright at the bottom of page! All Japanese corporations are very jealous of their copyrights - <p> also too much English and not enough Japanese on Slusho site. <p> cheese.jp looks like a real Japanese corporate site... Slusho looks like a clever imitation...

  • July 11, 2007, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Seahorse ... new directions

    by ye olde shiza

    I've been trying to run anagram programs on the images "horse oven mitt" and "fish swiss cheese" or fish cheese, and my brain's blowing up ... <br><br> So, fuck it. I don't even think this Noriko is a person ... anymore. If you read the Slusho thing, it plainly talks about Noriko as if she IS a whale. It talks about her son, Ganu, being a "lead ocean scientist" and "he was very big." <br><br> Anyone stop to consider that Ganu is a whale already! I mean ... if his crazy ass is doing deep, frozen sea dives, why not? So, he's a whale that accidentally ate the thing that came to him in his dreams ... and well, it made him super whale. <br><br> PLus .... it talks about how Yoshida loved to drink large amounts of liquids everytime she ate ... just like a whale. And I think it's key that it says, right after she was never heard from again ... "her deliciousness made her loved throughout many towns and villages." <br><br> This is a whale story. Ganu's Mom gets killed by a whaler, chopped up, and served. Ganu gets his revenge, baby! And you think I'm joking.

  • July 11, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Trailbear

    by smorgasbord

    if you take the 1-18-08 and substitute for letter, you get ARH. combine that with AKM from the paddle and you get ARKHAM.<p>Something else to do with Lovecraft?

  • July 11, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    On the Whale thing

    by ye olde shiza

    Another important thing to notice, I think, is that it is Satoshi that's on the email for the Slusho drink. It says nothing about Yoshida or Ganu or Niroko ... because those aren't real people at all. They're whales that were given a backstory.

  • July 11, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Did everyone give up on abz3293 and tribbleagency?

    by Agony

    A couple of you talked about these sites yesterday and the fact that they altered the text about the missing family heirloom (it no longer says it was a book), but then no one said anything else. I don't know if it's relevant, but I focused on the linked sites that changed upon refreshing the pages (from abz3293 and tribbleagency). The other sites that also had these rotating links are the following: sqlspace.com, mesotheliomacancers.com, reportingwars.com, mosteligiblebachelors.com, anti-christ.com, and mabus.biz. Some of these seem to have possible relevance. There are several posts on the different sites by the names CrazyHorse and The Founder. The other sites linked that don't have the rotating links seem to be either real sites and/or red herrings. Thoughts?

  • July 11, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    johnnyraincheck, in my childhood memory...

    by TheBloop

    I recall taking lunch money from band geeks like you. Actually I was doing you a favor. If left to your own devices, you would have over-eaten terribly. The depression brought on by the constant rejection of even the ugliest and most fowl of the girls in high school was forcing you to search for new ways to dull the pain of your adolescent, strydex stained life, hence the urge to stuff your face. Better to be a skinny geek than a fat tube of goo, so at least you could avoid developing diabetes later in life. Since we are strolling down memory lane, I will be by later to take your lunch money again, so have a big breakfast. ZetaTalk.com forever.

  • July 11, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Don't read this...

    by KenobiFan

    Here’s what I think… A company in Japan is creating a product of some kind as the result of an ocean based scientific discovery. ‘The Object’ was transported to New York for further investigation and development. It was tested on a variety of creatures (sea and land based), all of which seem to have a positive reaction (maybe it improves the quality, taste, and reproduction). As a result of this object being tested in New York, an ancient creature is awakened – a creature whose intelligence and power far exceeds our own. The object calls to (or releases) this ancient creature. Upon arriving on the shores of New York, it discovers in horror that the world it once knew, is gone. Mankind, considered a mistake during its initial creation, now populates the world like so many ants, covering areas the creature once roamed with impunity many millennia ago. What looks like an explosion, is actually a ball of energy that ignites the air around it. Its purpose is to shoot forth its offspring in search of this object. These sub-creatures fall about the city like meteorites as their parent begins its trek through the city to find the object. The creature’s rage, coupled with its desire to find this object, forces it to tear apart everything in its path. An object revered by mankind as a symbol of enlightenment and superiority is torn asunder in disgust and heaved through the city as a sign that mankind's dominance is over. Unbeknownst to Rob, an object he is taking with him to Japan at the request of his supervisors, is the object the creatures are searching for, leading him and them to an inevitable confrontation. A confrontation that leads to the destruction of everything and everyone around him, perhaps even the world itself. What power does the object contain and can it be used to repel the creature? Is it accessible to humans? Does this creature’s awakening force other, even more ancient creatures, to awaken or return to the Earth as a result? Wouldn't this cost more than $30-mil to produce? Am I even close? Why are you still reading? Ha!

  • July 11, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    The Bloop

    by johnnyraincheck

    You confused the ugliest and most fowl girls in school with your mom. and sorry to break the news here, but she never rejected any of us. remember that mongoloid kid Timmy? He's your real dad.

  • July 11, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Tribble Agency

    by ye olde shiza

    From looking at other sites, is a parody site of a marketing firm that's been around for quite some time, and not tied to the movie. <br><br> The abz site ... well, it's a crapshoot. Sure, it makes sense, but then again, anyone with an Internet connection and a jones to start something can make sense of what we know so far. Until abz either comes out with something new or responds to one of the 8 billion people who have tried to tell him where the heirloom is, I'm leaving it alone. Got better things to do. Focusing on Slusho is one.

  • July 11, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    johnnyraincheck, I recall being home sick one day

    by TheBloop

    And my mom went to school to take your lunch money in my place. That is the closest you and the neard every got to real woman. But, Nancy and Zeta Talk still has love for you though, you just have to be open to it.

  • July 11, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    ok TheBloop...

    by johnnyraincheck

    Are you done with this ZetaTalk crap now? Your insipid posts about this Nancy whore is dragging this whole thread down. It has nothing whatsoever do do with the film in question. Back to the subject... Gojira is a mix of the Japanese word for Gorilla and Whale...

  • July 11, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    rxsheepxr

    by FordPerfect

    Just hair? Really? So the red glowing eyes are just hair? REALLY? Well click on the photos and move them around and be a dick.

  • July 11, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    rxsheepxr

    by FordPerfect

    You are wrong. you Fucking Dick.

  • July 11, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Zeta Talk talks about Giant Monsters

    by TheBloop

    Earthquakes, Explosions, and the end of the world. Very on topic. Sound like you suffer from a case of Zetaphobia, you bigot. As a matter of fact, Nancy just this movie is the remake of the classic british monster film "GORGO" Look that one up imdb.com and stuff it.

  • July 11, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Todays edition of " CTHULHU IN THE NEWS"

    by TheBloop

    CTHULHU OFFSPRING?: HOBART, Australia (AP) -- A squid as long as a bus and weighing 550 pounds washed up on an Australian beach, officials said Wednesday. "It is a whopper," said Genefor Walker-Smith, a zoologist who studies invertebrates at the Tasmanian Museum.Giant squid live in waters off southern Australia and New Zealand -- where a half-ton colossus, believed to be the world's largest, was caught in February. They attract the sperm whales that feed on them. The dead squid, measuring 3 feet across at its widest point and 26 feet from the tip of its body to the end of its tentacles, was found early Wednesday by a beachcomber at Ocean Beach on the island state of Tasmania's west coast, the museum said

  • July 11, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    ATTN: New Yorkers

    by Deon Ares

    Can anyone help figure out exactly where the first explosion takes place? I'm not familiar enough with the buildings surrounding it.

  • July 11, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    abz

    by nothing of value to add

    is the airport code for aberdeen which is the busiest helipad in the world supplying transport to not only oil stations but also, i think, 4 posts that are part of the sonar array that the U.S. Navy uses in conjuction with Oceanic research. prbly nothing.

  • July 11, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    blue mitten yellow cheese

    by thefamousmoe

    from the slusho site, in the history part the animals think about a blue mitten and some yellow cheese. type in blue mitten yellow cheese in google. there is some weird page that talks about monsters. i dont know if thats connected just thought it was interesting.

  • July 11, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Counterproductive?

    by epevensie

    I'm afraid that this "viral" marketing campaign may ultimately be counterproductive, at least for those who traffic this site. In the end, those of us who would hope to see an apocalyptic showdown between the forces of good and evil may have to settle for a much more simple “Blair Witch meets Godzilla” SF thriller in which the supernatural elements are largely confined to the largely irrelevant ravings of stereotypical “religious nutjobs” who will sinisterly connect the appearance of the monster to the beast of the Book of Revelations/Kali Yuga/Cthulu/etc. (Consider, for example, the unfortunate priest in George Pal’s “War of the Worlds” who meets his end marching toward the Martian vessels while reciting the Psalms 23.). As I noted before, unless it is entirely a red herring, the Slusho! element in the film strongly suggests that the movie will be SIMPLY a monster yarn.<p> From what I’ve seen, the trailer seems to have been shot rather unremarkably, in an almost casual verite manner, and was most probably not assembled with the intention that it ever be subjected to a frame-by-frame audio-visual analysis. The few “clues” are obvious - the move to Japan and the Slusho! t-shirt combined with the information set forth on the Slusho! website and the alternative title “The Parasite” pretty much tell us everything we need to know by the time the real action starts.. From this information, we understand the essential “plot” which sets up the real film - a POV documentary-style depiction of the destruction of NYC by a monster (or monsters) and the desperate attempts of some attractive twenty-somethings to stay alive. Perhaps the parasitic aspects of Slusho! will allow for additional plot elements, as the group of dwindling survivors discover that the ingestion of Slusho! renders its consumer susceptible to zombification (i.e, sharing “the dream”) or physical mutation (i.e., becoming “a whale”), and members of their party suffer disconcerting, even monstrous mind and body alterations. If Slusho! has been widely distributed in NYC, the film could morph into Half-life by its mid-section, as Slusho!-drinkers-turned-mutant-zombies pursue our hapless heroes. (Boring prediction - although “Rob” has been chosen to work for Slusho! in Japan, he personally hates the stuff, and so has never consumed the six needed to work its magic...)<p> Again, regarding the possible “deeper” religious/metaphysical elements which may somehow connect to the primary plot, I agree that the recurring numbers six and eighteen clearly suggest some connection with the number of the Beast (666) as set forth in the Book of Revelations. Although I remain intrigued by the possibility, I doubt that religious themes will be significantly featured in the film. With regard to the photos on the website, I fall into the camp that believes the “demon” in the picture of the girl(s) is merely a wisp of hair. (I also feel that the photo shows two girls with similarly beautiful faces, but would not be surprised to find that the photo was simply a doctored image of the same girl; in no case, however, does the lady bear any resemblance to Quasimodo...)<p> A more interesting possibility is that the ugly yellow figure (possibly) emblazoned with a number six who lurks in the background of second photo is somehow demonic. I find it intriguing that she leers towards the camera from behind Rob as he is FORCED to consume a drink of something which might possibly be Slusho!. The expression on her/its face is definitely ugly and disturbing, and seemingly not accidental. (These photos were carefully CHOSEN, after all, to advertise the film.) Does this mean she is a minion of Satan? Maybe.<p> On the other hand, in keeping with the execrable English used on the Slusho! website (done in the style of Asian restaurant menus), maybe the yellow figure is a ham-handed effort to represent demonic Japan. Somehow I doubt it. (But, if the producers really want to test the efficiency of their viral marketing scheme, they only need a few folks to forward a complaint and related links to that photo and the Slusho! website to some Asian-American protection organizations...)<p> Ultimately, though, I don’t think the photos or the trailer offer much in the way of numbers, signs or symbols which could constitute “clues.” Certainly it seems unlikely that there would be "clues" in every frame of the trailer, and most of the things people might isolate and subject to analysis (i.e., wall graffiti, refrigerator magnet writings, license plate numbers, etc.) are probably present merely by happenstance; accordingly, any mystery or import or cosmic significance they might be thought to have is entirely of our own making. For instance, it seems obvious that the film will NOT be released with the title 1-18-08, or that the film’s action takes place on that date; instead, this is simply the release date and the producers want to insure that you know it. Consider that a movie about a giant monster destroying NYC on January 18, 2008 will seem considerably tired on January 19, 2008. Although the photos on the 1-18-08 site are date and time-stamped, this is certainly related only to marketing; again, the important thing is that everyone know this film is being released in mid-January.<p> In addition, I don’t think much should be made of the scenes of destruction which appear in the trailer. The major explosion in the distance seems curious to me, as it appears to resemble a fireworks display, rather than an ordinary destructive explosion; might these be merely preliminary effects which will be altered before the release of the film? <p>Also, while immediately arresting, the sudden appearance of the head of the Statute of Liberty was so startling and memorable that I question its use in the trailer. It’s a genuine Planet of the Apes moment that may have been squandered.<p> In any case, I’m betting that JJ Abrams and the rest of the production team are now going over the trailer and the photos that they had already determined to release, in the hope of finding (and inventing) new ways to capitalize on this scavenger hunt, and/or introduce some of the elements we may be “discovering” into the finished product in order to lend it some geek gravity.

  • July 11, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Nancy Lieder...

    by johnnyraincheck

    Hey Blooper Googled Nancy of ZetaTalk, convicted crackwhore? arrested twice for prostitution? Is that true? BTW, I was thinking Gorgo too....

  • July 11, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Monster Face

    by Psyburn2974

    So far I haven't seen anyone mention the picture of the monster/demon/whatever head that is printed on, I think, a black curtain. I'll have to watch it again, but I think its close to the beginning of the trailer.

  • July 11, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    johnnyraincheck, those are LIES!!!

    by TheBloop

    Created by the NWO to discredit her. The fact that aliens implanted DNA in her brain is something the 'powers that be' don't want the world to know. So they orchestrated a smear campaign agaisnt her and her message of the world in peril! She has gotten a new alien signal that says, the movie is remake of "THE GIANT CLAW!!!!"

  • July 11, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Interest Unwaning

    by KenobiFan

    I've watched this preview a hundred times and I still think its pretty sweet. It seems people are so ready for a let down that some of them seem ready to hit people still excited by it. For those of you already depressed by the excitement (weird), get some therapy. Seriously, its just a movie and its all in good fun. If you can't get excited oversomething that is essentially free of cost, what can you be excited about? Do it up, JJ!

  • July 11, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Bloop, I've got one important question for you...

    by Abin Sur

    Is Nancy hot? If she is, I might listen to some more Zeta talk...

  • July 11, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Abin Sur, the answer to your question...

    by TheBloop

    No she is not. But what a brain!! What do you think? Gorgo or Giant Claw remake?

  • July 11, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Neither, Bloop...it's a re-imagining of...

    by Abin Sur

    Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, from the minds of Sid & Marty Krofft!

  • July 11, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Record effet

    by TheSkyNinja

    I don't have the program for it, but someone should listen to the audio of the trailer backwards and see if it says anything. just a thought

  • July 11, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield=Leprechaun 7

    by Kloipy

    Isn't it obvious? Hail WARWICK DAVIS!!!

  • July 11, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Hatville > Sigmund and the Sea Monsters

    by TheBloop

    Way ahead of its time.

  • July 11, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Kroft Super Show > Sigmund and the Sea Monsters

    by TheBloop

    And the segment with Bigfoot and Wildboy, classic.

  • July 11, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    All this talk has me craving calamari...

    by Abin Sur

    Lunch time!

  • July 11, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Deon Ares

    by secretcylon

    The area being blown up is the south tiip of Manhattan. Battery Park/Financial district. It's actaully about the exact place where the trade center was. If the buildings were still standing, they would be in the shot (first explosion). The Statue of Liberty is also down in that area hence the head being tossed. I think Rob's party is supposed to be in Soho and they're all on the roof looking downtown at the explosion.

  • July 11, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Possible Sci-fic con on 01/18/2008 for

    by Kloipy

    Arisia is a fictional character featured in comic books published by DC Comics. Arisia is a humanoid alien with golden-yellow skin, hair and eyes. She has pointed, elven ears.Arisia is named after the planet Arisia in the Lensman novels by E.E. Smith, due to the resemblance between the Lensmen organisation and the Green Lantern Corps (Smith's Arisians could be compared to the Guardians of the Universe.)

  • July 11, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Does this work

    by Charles Martel

    Let's see<p>yes, no?

  • July 11, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Clarifications for jaga and historygirl

    by Charles Martel

    First, historygirl: the Ethan Haas nonsense is tied to a Canadian group who is putting out a table-top, NOT VIDEO, role-playing game.<p>jagar: Actually, the idea that Lovecraft's works have fallen into the public domain is very much up for debate. Trust, me, I'm an attorney who works with intellectual property. There are a lot of questions dealing with who owned Lovecraft's material and when. As such, given the various forms of copyright protection in this nation, there are a lot of questions regarding whether or not Lovecraft's work is still under copyright protection. And, as stated before, if this WAS a Cthulhu movie, I can guarantee, given its possible fan-base, that any movie made on this scale that didn't get the appropriate clearances would be challenged.<p>So far, the best theory I've seen is the one about a biological substence that mutates people, etc. I'm sure some tree-hugging "don't mess with the world" kinda message.<p>One thing I don't understand, however, is why people would keep filming when running from mass destruction?

  • July 11, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Anata Mo Watashi Mo Slusho!!!!!!!

    by fried samurai

    I wanna see a Pocky type Slusho commercial.Anybody ever eat Pocky or watch those zany Pocky commercials.Stuff tastes good and is very addictive.You cant eat just one.Gotto love the Japanese.

  • July 11, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Kloipy...

    by Abin Sur

    You forgot to mention she's HOT (at least as far as comic book heroines go). ;)

  • July 11, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Don't blame me blame wiki

    by Kloipy

    they forgot to mention her hotness

  • July 11, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    It's a lion

    by GreatJuan

    I'm certain I heard "It's a lion" when I first saw this before Transformers. I'm certain because it struck me as a very odd thing to say. When taking into consideration these lines from the teaser: Party-goer #1: "It sounded like an animal"; Newscaster: "...a thunderous roaring sound"; Party-goer #2: "What animal sounds like that?" Is it really so far-fetched? Now, the interesting thing is that when I listen to the web version of the teaser, I hear "It's alive", clear as day. So, how to explain the apparent discrepancy? Answer: the web version is different from the one shown in theaters. Why? Hell if I know. Perhaps the teaser was subject to a last minute tweak because someone felt the line as originally spoken was a bit too revealing. Let's face it, there isn't much mystery or subtlety in having a character exclaim "It's a lion." We'll see if history proves me right.

  • July 11, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    That's It!

    by DeusExMachina

    Why are people intent on thinking that this thing is a lion? The guy on the street did not say it's a lion.

  • July 11, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    it's mecha-godzilla!

    by ghost toilet

    Obviously, he tried to get it on with the Statue of Liberty and ripped off her head when bitch wouldn't put out. In response to an earlier post, that's not the Empire State Building near the explosion but the Woolworth Building. If they are indeed near 401 Broadway, they're about half a mile away from the explosion facing downtown towards the Wall Street area. And Ground Zero, BTW.

  • July 11, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Noggin'

    by KenobiFan

    Doesn't anyone think the throwing of the Liberty head is anything more than collateral damage resulting from an insane giant man-thing poisoned by a sno-cone?

  • July 11, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Empire State Building

    by DeusExMachina

    Yeah, that's not the Empire State Building. If you check the trailer again you'll see the Empire State Building with its St Patricks Day lights very quickly before the camera is pointed towards downtown.

  • July 11, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    For the LION people...

    by Abin Sur

    A separate blog is being set up at THIS site: http://tinyurl.com/2shuwd. Check there to find like-minded folks that think they heard LION.

  • July 11, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Charles Martel

    by rxsheepxr

    You said "One thing I don't understand, however, is why people would keep filming when running from mass destruction?" My response to that is, have you ever had a camera running and had something really big happen? you kinda forget you've even GOT a camera still running in your hand... and if you DO notice it, people who use cameras a lot and enjoy photography instinctively will continue filming. I know that's true of me, anyhow, I've continued filming through some pretty weird shit.

  • July 11, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    re-cap & speculation

    by Agony

    If you'll recall, abz3293 is a license plate in the trailer. Yesterday, someone found that before the Slusho site was found. It had the clue about the family heirloom (book), which was later altered like the original 1-18-08 site was. This site led to the tribbleagency site, which was surmised as another in-joke since Abrams is allegedly working on Star Trek. So, I wouldn't count these sites out just yet. They led to the other sites I mentioned above, some of which might be relevant, some maybe not; it's hard to tell at this point. If we're to believe that Abrams really contacted Harry, then he says there are MANY sites out there we haven't found yet, not just 1-18-08 and Slusho. I'm not sure we have enough real clues, and it's strange to me that this many people really haven't gotten any closer in the last 24 hours. Like death on a cracker found after I mentioned those sites again, the Anti-christ and Nostradamus sites could be relevant due to the apocalyptic nature of the trailer. Other people have already mentioned Illuminati as a possibility, and this is mentioned on these sites. I just thought these sites could be looked at because the first two sites seem to be cashed for leads for now.

  • July 11, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Ghost Toilet

    by Kayberry

    After carefully looking again, I'll concede it's likely the Woolworth Building, the lighting is similar and I