Films: Cloverfield (2008)
Type: Unknown, possibly Alien or Natural
Location: Ocean/Civilized Area
Height/Weight: That of a skyscraper.
Summary: Have you ever wondered how all those little screaming people feel when a kaiju makes landfall? No? Well too bad, because that's what this is all about. And believe us, it's every bit as horrifying as it sounds...
History: No one knows where this monstrous beast came from. All we do know is that at some point, something fell from the sky, and it awakened an infant from its slumber. That's right. This is a baby, and it's spooked as Hell. Soon, all of Manhattan will be crushed under this scared creature's heel. And worse, it's carrying parasites. Hungry ones.
Notable Kills: The parasites' bite is...not pretty. Not at all. Also, we get to see Clover devour a person from the human's perspective.
Final Fate: In time, the monster is slowly weakened by all of the firepower from the army. But alas, the only way to guarantee its demise is the HAMMERDOWN Protocol. In other words...all of Manhattan is reduced to a ruin. And there's no guarantee that there isn’t more of its kind out there...
Powers/Abilities: Clover is exceptionally resilient, and is carrying parasites that deliver a poison capable of causing immense swelling to the point of rather gory explosions.
Weakness: HEAVY artillery. The parasites can be killed via conventional means.
Scariness Factor: 4.5-It's already bad when you have a kaiju running amok. But by making it a baby that lashes out at everything AND make it carry man-sized demon lice with deadly bites, you've got yourself an absolute apocalyptic nightmare. Literally the only thing that holds this titan back is that all things considered...it looks kind of cute.
Trivia: -The beast's species (perhaps its mother) makes a last-minute appearance in "The Cloverfield Paradox", which connects both it, "10 Cloverfield Lane", and several other realities with the classic theory of the multiverse. Presumably, in this reality at least, the monsters all rose up at once and forced mankind underground.
-This film was infamous for its marketing campaign, which kept the monster's true form out of focus at all times. The beast became synonymous with the frustrating ambiguity of modern movie monsters kept in the dark before their film gets released, as well as the disappointment some feel when it's finally revealed.