In an interview with MTV, director Matt Reeves revealed some details about the little parasites that roamed New York’s sewers during the monster invasion. In the film, the character Marlena (Lizzy Caplan) is bitten by one of said creatures. When she is taken in by the army and medical technicians, she is pulled away from her group and explodes in a geyser of blood. The techs seem to know that this is a side effect of the bites. Reeves said: “If you look closely, you’ll actually see a certain guy being flipped [past the camera], and its innards have exploded inside out. … Apparently the venom of these little parasites has a pretty bad effect.”
Reeves goes on to explain what the little parasites are and how they differ from the giant monster tearing the city apart. “We wanted to have an intimate scare that went beyond the stomp,” he said. “Just like we have bacteria on our skin, this thing has parasites.” He went on to say that these parasites don’t eventually grow into the giant monster – they exist as they are. Reeves also shared some details about the parasite’s creation: “The guy who designed the creature, Neville Page, did a really brilliant thing: everything had to be based on reality, and he relied on biology and evolution, even though those creature never existed to try to understand.” This is another piece of the Cloverfield puzzle for fans to obsess over. In addition to the normal fan speculation from the three Cloverfield universe films fans have just received exciting news about the arrival of a new film in the franchise to look forward to.