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Oct 30, 2012

Rundle: Cloverfield comes true as Sandy strikes

Remember Cloverfield? The movie is playing out across the east coast of America today, as the so-called Frankenstorm strikes major metropolises.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle


Remember Cloverfield? Found footage filmed of ancient monster taking its revenge on narcissistic hipster New York, the whole thing a deliberately unreal proposition to focus on the fear and fragility of the whole city and way of life? Preposterous, right?

Well, at the moment there’s a huge crane hanging loose atop Manhattan, the lower parts of the island in darkness, as rising waters fused transformer stations and the electricity company shut the whole thing off.

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