If you’re like me, or several other people who saw “>Cloverfield (review), then you’ve probably got some questions about the film’s monster. What is it? Is it a baby? Were the parasites offspring? What was with the tiny arms on its underbelly? Why did it change size?
The interview revealed something I’m pretty sure we didn’t see in the film. Does this mean there will be lots of deleted scenes featuring the monster using certain body parts that played no role in the theatrical release?
Tagruato: The appendages on the creature’s underbelly have been a source of great speculation. Hasbro’s description of the toy includes, “creepy people-sucking underbelly.” Director Matt Reeves also made reference to “feeding tubes”. You mention the creature has more than one way to eat. Can you shed some light on the form and function of this or any other aspects of the creature?
Page: The “feeding tubes” are basically elongated, and articulated external esophagus with the business end terminating in teethlike fingers. The reason for this feature was actually driven by the need for more personal interaction from a story standpoint. If Clover’s hands were to reach down and grab someone, it would not be unlike someone reaching down to grab an ant. The scale is so disparate that there would almost be no connection to the horror. So, we felt that there needed to be a feature that would be “relatable”. Sadly, the scenes for this were cut.
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