Cloverfield (2008) Script


lt's 6:42 a.m.

Beth's Dad's place.

He's out of town.

And it's already a good day.


— Rob, what are you doing? — Nothing.

— Well, then stop. — Nothing.

— That's… — Stop it.

She's shy. l could just see this ending up on the lnternet.

Well, fine, cover up. See if l care.

— l'm interested in other things. — Like what?

Like you.

— Oh, man. — That was close.

Do it really… l'm scared of it.

— lt's only 30 minutes out. — Shut up. l've never been.

You've never been to Coney lsland?

Oh, how have you never been to Coney lsland? l don't know, l just… l've never been.

Oh, that's… lt's so much fun. l'm taking you. We're going.

Oh, my God. You're so excited about this.

— Yeah, l can't wait to… — Give me this.

What are you doing? What?

Oh, all right. Well, then from the neck up, okay?

That's the only way l consent to this.

Oh, please, Rob, nobody's paying for that online.

You've never been to, have you?

— Okay. What else? — What else, what?

Other than cotton candy and Tilt-A-Whirls?

— What do you want to do today? — lf l answer that…

— All right, is this thing on? — Look out!

Babe, it's not my camera. l don't know if it's the on button or the zoom button.

All right. Here, here, here. l think l got it. ls this on?

Oh, perfect. And now we can have a nice record of you getting run over. ls that funny?

What time is everybody starting to show up?

— lt's getting late here. — A couple hours.

— That's why we have to hurry. — Where are we going?

We're going… We're just going around the corner to the store! l want you to go around with your brother's camera and get testimonials from everyone.

Why? l mean, it's not like this is a wedding. l know it's not a wedding. l said like a wedding. l can't get this. l don't get… l mean, l don't understand why l have to do it.

'Cause, l mean, l don't… l don't even know how to work this…

— That's what l think is gonna happen. — No, l'm not!

— You totally are. You… — You have no clue!

Okay, well, let me ask you a question.

Can you see me through the viewfinder?

Yeah. Got you.

Good. Now can you see me trying to carry these bags all by myself?

You're doing a great job.

Here, practise doing two things at once.

— That's good! That was good. — Thank you. l'm not lugging this thing around

— all night long. — He is your brother.

This is important. Stop freaking out. l understand that, Lily, but it's a shit job!

— No, it isn't. — Yes, it is! l'm not doing it!

Jason, l have been planning this for two weeks!

— All l want you to do is help me. — Okay, babe, babe.

Okay. All right? l'll do it. lt's fine. l really pissed her off.

Babe, come on. l was just kidding! Come on!

Hud? Hud, listen to me. l got a job for you. l already have got a job.

— l'm doing the sign, so… — Yeah, no. l see that, but this is more important than the sign. You know how, like, at weddings, people give testimonials to the camera, right?


All right. You're gonna take the camera and just, you know, go around the party and film people wishing Rob good luck. l don't know, man.

— That's a lot of responsibility. — This is important.

And then you have to do it the whole night… And Marlena's gonna be here.

— She is? — Oh, yeah. She is.

— So you're gonna take that. — Oh, hold on.

— And you're gonna talk to her… — l didn't…

— For Rob. — l didn't say l would do it.

— Just try it out. — All right, l'll do a few.

You can, just do mine…

— Are you ready? — Yeah, go.

All right.

Rob, l don't even know what to say, bro.

Best of luck in Japan. l love you so much, and l'm proud of you.

— That's it. — That's it?

— Yeah. Easy enough. — Yeah. lt's actually kind of fun.

— You enjoy it, Hud. — Thanks, man.

Yeah, l'm doing… Hey, what's up, man?

Hey, guys? Hey.

— What do we say? — Anything.

Bon voyage, Rob. Or however you say that in Japanese.

Yeah, good. Oh, yeah, all right. Oh, yeah…

— Hud, what are you doing? — l'm documenting the night.

But l thought l asked Jason to do that.

Oh, yeah, well, Jason asked me to do it, so l've been doing it. l've been doing it really well.

Well, are you gonna take it seriously, though?

Because it's really important.

No, of course. l've been taking it really, really seriously.

— Very seriously. — You promise?

Yeah, you wanna do your testimonial now?

— Okay. — Yeah, do it right now.


Okay, just open up to him, 'cause this is gonna be

— the last thing he sees you… — Okay, Hud, l got it.

Robert Hawkins, l can't believe you're leaving me to look after your brother by myself.

Oh! Easy, easy. l mean l'm obviously standing right here… And l know we're not officially family, yet, but…

— Not fair, 'cause l'm gonna… — Dude.

— Okay. — l'll cut him out later.

But l think of you as my brother, and l hope you think of me as a sister.

So, you better call us.

Now that you have this job, you can afford to call us, so…

— Hud? — Yeah.

Yeah, sorry. No, you're good. You're good. You're good.

— That was good! — That's it? l thought that was really, really good.

Yeah, but you weren't even paying attention for…

Okay. Okay, you can do this.

Yeah. You got this, man. You got this.

— What's up, man? — Hey, what's up, dude?

What's up?

Excuse me! Hey, Marlena?

— Hey, what's up? — Hi. Hi.

Hey, did you know that l'm going around the party and l'm… Do you know Rob's leaving?

— Like it's his going-away party. — Yeah. Yeah.

Cool. Hey, so we're taping, l think, people talking about him.

Oh, no, thank you. l barely even know Rob. l'm just coming to say hi to Lily, so it's a little weird, if l'm even on it, l think, but thanks.

Okay, cool, except l'm supposed to get everybody.

So have you ever been to a wedding?

No, l get what you're doing. l just… l don't want to do it, but thank you.

Okay, cool. We'll just do a short one real quick.


Hey, Rob, Marlena. l think we've met, like, probably three times before, total, and every one of those times l was really drunk, so l don't really even know what to say.

But you have a cool job! That's something!

— Like you're president of something! — Vice president!

Also really cool.

So good luck with that and we're gonna be here keeping New York really safe and fun for you when you come back.

— Cool, that was a really good one. — Yeah?

Yeah, we can do another one if you want.

Do you actually have, like a card or something?

Well, my agency… We're leaving. We're going on this stupid retreat and they like all this video, — like, bonding crap. — Oh, yeah. l'm actually…

— l'm not a professional. — What?

— l'm not a professional. l'm Hud. — Hug?

No, no, no, Hud. l'm Rob and Lily's friend.

— We met, like, several times before. — Oh, yeah, yeah.

Yeah, you have the camera in front of your face, — it's probably why l didn't… — Okay, here. lf l move it?

— Oh, yeah. What's going on? Totally. — Yeah.

Yeah, cool. lt's nice to see you again.

— Really good to see you. Really good. — So what have you been up to? l actually… l'm gonna just go grab some food, but good luck with the… l could still do your agency's retreat if you wanted… He's coming up the stairs right now. Everybody get ready. Get ready.

Can someone turn down the music, please?

Surprise! Surprise!

No, no, no, no, no, no!

How did you guys plan all this?

Easy, you're naive. Let's go.

— Hey. How are you? — Take this. Take this.

— l'm sorry. Yes. Thank you. — What's up?

Oh, hey. Yes. Good.

— What's up, man? — Speech!

— Yeah, speech! Speech! — Speech! Speech!

— Oh, this is very surprising… — l hope so.

— Obviously. — lt's a surprise party.


But it's very sweet. So thank you. Lily? lt was everyone. lt was everyone.

No, thank you, everyone. Thank you. lt's… Oh, it means a lot, so… That's it. That's all l got. l don't know.

— Have a good time! — Yeah, party!


— Hey, man. Were you surprised? — Yo. l was, like, not even surprised.

No? Can you describe your current emotions right now? l don't know. l would say blase. Like, l'm a little… l'm just a little bored.

— No, you're not. Well, congrats. — No, man, that was awesome, dude.

What are you doing with the video camera

— by the way? — l'm documenting the night so that you can take it to Japan with you.

Oh, can l watch it every night

— when l get there? — Jason asked if l…

— Yeah, you could. — Oh, good.

All right, thank you. Cool.

Hey, Hud, do you know if Beth's coming tonight?

Yeah, l guess. l'm sure Lily invited her. Why wouldn't she be here?

So how are you gonna survive without Rob?

— He's like your main dude. — Yeah, l know.

Hey, how am l gonna survive without you?

— l don't know. l'm like your main dude. — Straight up.

— As l make my… l'm not here. — Hi, Hud. l'm just documenting. Not here.

That was my biggest problem is that she picked him… You know what. No, but when he said My Fair Lady…

— I love My Fair Lady. — l was like, «Really?» That was wonderful. But, l mean, it worked out, right?

Beth, hey! You made it. lt doesn't matter, dude, you're here. All is well.

Oh, no, it's good. lt's good.

— Enjoy it. Have fun. — Oh, l will. l'm just gonna go say…

— Who is that guy? — l don't know. He's random.

Here, l'm gonna go check it out. Look out, documenting.

Oh, thanks.

— l missed your surprise. — Oh, that's okay. l'm sorry. No, we had cab problems. l'm really sorry.

— That's fine. — Decorating's mine.

— No, that's fantastic. — Rob, this is Travis.

— Hi. — Hi. Oh, pleasure. l've heard a lot about you.

— Congratulations, by the way. — Thank you.

— Vice President. That's fantastic. — l love your dress.

— Thank you. l love yours. — Yeah, thank you.

That's really amazing.

— Should we… — Yeah, there's a buffet.

Hey, l'm documenting the night. l'm Hud.

— Okay. — So, there's tons of sake.

Yeah, just help yourselves, enjoy.

— Enjoy, everybody. — lt's good to meet you.

— Have a good one, yeah. — Thanks for coming.

— l think he just said l was cute. — Are they dating?


— Hey, is everything cool, man? — Yeah, everything's cool.

Okay, because… l don't know, because you been over here kind of… ls that my camera? l don't know. Your brother gave it to me.

Did you switch the tape? Because l had a tape in there. l don't know. Was… Roller-coasters are fun, but, like, any kind of tea-cuppy thing… Tape was in here when l got it. Why?

— Rob, why? — No, it doesn't matter. lt doesn't… lt's stupid.

Okay, are you sure you're cool? Because you're really weirding me out.

Like, we haven't been hanging out or anything.

— Here. Here, man. Come on. — All right, cool. That's more like it.

Excuse me. Sorry. Excuse me.

— What's wrong with you? — Hey, Beth! Beth. Beth. Beth.

Hey, l'm filming goodbyes for Rob. Do you want to say something?

Oh, Hud, l don't know. lt's not a really good time right now.

Come on, he's leaving.

— l mean, can we… — l know.

You're not gonna be able to talk to him for a while. lsn't there something you wanna say?

You know what? Travis, can you get me a drink?

— Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah, of course. — ls that… Okay.

Cool, thanks.

Okay, let's… Right here? l don't…

— No, we can do it in the kitchen. — Okay, perfect.



l didn't want to do this on camera.

But, l just… l just want you to know how happy l am for you, because l know how hard you've worked for this job and l know how much it means to you and…

And l'm really gonna miss you.

Hey. Can l talk to you for a second?

Jason? There's something totally weird going on with Rob and Beth.

— What are you talking about? — l'm serious. They're right outside.

— Hud! Not now. — Okay. l'll check it out.

You never even called me, Rob!

You go and bring some guy to my party?

Hold on! You haven't talked to me in weeks!

— Hud, man! Come on! — Sorry!

— What? What? — l got it. l got it. Hud, get back inside.

— But l'm documenting! — Not this.

Lily, do you know what they were fighting about?

Lily, if you know, you have to tell me. Lily! l'm not telling you. l really should know, as the guy documenting this.

She was the one who brought me back inside.

— Okay, fine. We'll go find out. — l'm positive. l promise.

— We'll ask her. We'll go find out. — She's in the kitchen.

— What? — Lil!

Lil, do you have something to tell us?

— No. — You do, don't you?

— What? No. — Hud, you're a genius.

— You're dodging the question right now. — There is nothing to tell you.

— Nothing. — Liar.

Lily, if you know something, you have to tell us.

— No. — Look at me.

— Lily. — l know you. Babe.

Okay, fine, but not on camera. l'm not telling you on camera.

Okay, that's not a problem. All right, no problem.

Why would we say anything?

— We won't say anything. — Rob and Beth slept together.

— Are you serious? — lt happened a few weeks ago.

Beth made me promise not to say anything.

Are you kidding me, Lily?

Rob and Beth sleep together, you're not gonna tell me?

— Why wouldn't you tell me? — Why wouldn't l tell you?

Okay, you guys, don't ask me where l heard this.

Rob and Beth totally had sex together.

— l knew it. — Are you kidding me?

No, l'm not kidding. This is extremely serious.

Hey, Marlena.

— lt's me, Hud, from before. — Hi. Right.

Did you know that Rob and Beth had sex?

— No. — Yeah, isn't that crazy?

— They've been friends forever. — Crazy. l mean, Rob's been in love with her since college.

Well, maybe it was like a going-away present, you know?

Yeah. Wait, were we supposed to get presents?

— They did. They had sexual intercourse. — What?

— Lily told me. — No way.

— No, you are so… — No, l promise.

Why do you make up stuff like that?

— No, l do not. l have a nice car. — You make shit up. l didn't say what kind… Hey.

— Good luck in Japan, Rob. — Good luck tonight, Travis.

Hey, dude. Dude, dude, dude. Are you all right, man?

— Hey. Come on. — This is not the time, Hud.

— What is it, man? — Let him go.

— We should talk to him. — We're not talking to him. l could talk to him now.

Dude, you already talked to the whole party!

— … have to do something. — No. Everyone needs to just calm down

— and give him space. — He's just gonna stay

— locked in his room all night? — Lily, look at you.

— lt's fine, trust me. — lt is not fine.

— lt is fine. — You are his brother.

You are his best friend. Go and make him happy.

So, how do you wanna do this? Do you wanna do most of the talking, or do you want me to do most of the talking?

— You're not doing any talking. — Okay, cool.

We got to talk.

You don't know what you're talking about, — all right? — Okay, well, then tell me. lt was just a spur-of-the-moment thing.

Yeah, well, Beth told Lori that after you guys got together, — you totally blew her off. — l didn't blow her off!

She said you never called her.

Look, l'm leaving, all right? So what am l supposed to do? l don't know, man. She was heartbroken.

Look, there's no «together.» lt's just her and me, two separate things. lt's better if we just stay friends.

… not that l feel like l'm not good enough for her!

No, stop, stop! l didn't say «feel,» Rob.

You're not good enough for her.

That's it. That's fact. That's science.

Beth Mclntyre is, like, from a whole 'nother planet, man.

She's beautiful. She's charming. And you… l love you, but let's face it, you're kind of a douchebag.

And going to Japan is not gonna fix that. She's crazy about you, bro.

— Like, right now, as you are. — And you're in love with her.

— But you got to go after her. — lt's not that simple.

— No, it is that simple, Rob. — Come on, man. Don't be scared. lt's about moments, man. That's all that… You got to learn to say, «Forget the world,» and hang on to the people that you care about the most.

Oh, God. Oh, God. Oh, my God. What the hell was that?

That scared the shit out of me.

Lil! Lil!

Did you feel that? lt was like an earthquake.

— You guys… — Lil, where are you?

— What was that? — What was that?

— Hey. Are you all right? — Oh, my God.

— Yeah, that was really scary. — Did you see anything?

Hey, Marlena! Marlena, are you okay?

Guys, look out!

— Okay. — lt was like a bomb.

All right, here we go. Here we go. Here we go. Here we go.

Wait. Everyone quiet down. All right?

— But now, just approximately… — Shut up, shut up.

— … 1 5 minutes after word… — Guys! Come on.

… of a possible earthquake in Iower Manhattan.

Nearby, in New York Harbour, we're getting word of an oil tanker capsizing in the middIe of the harbour near the Statue of Liberty.

— Once again… — Dude, that's really close.

— … there's no way to know if any… — That's really, really close.

That's true. Do you think we could see something from the roof?

— l don't know. Maybe. — J, wanna go to the roof?

Let's go see if we can see something on the roof.

Come on, Jason. We're not going up to the roof.

— Yeah, let's go up there. — l don't think we should.

— No! — That was really… What do you think? Think it's another terrorist attack?

— lt's insane, man. — Watch your step.

lt was shaking everywhere, man. Just like tremors.

— Yeah, it's on the news downstairs. — ls this the only lights that went out?

— l think they blew up the trains. — No, a couple did.

— Some stayed on. — Oh, man. What is going on?

Maybe you should've left town a little bit earlier, right?

Shut up.

Oh, my God!

No, no, no.

Go, go, go, go, go, go, go!

Hud. Move. Hud!

Oh, God.

— Rob, you got a set of keys? — Get out of here!

Right, did you look back? Did anybody get hurt?

— Did anybody see Jason or not? — l don't know.

Did anybody see Jason? Has anybody seen Jason?

— Did anybody see Jason? — ls he inside?

Oh, my God! Oh! Oh, shit!

Oh, Jesus Christ!

— Oh, God! Oh, God! — Oh, my God! Oh, my God! Oh, my God!

Oh, my God!

You gotta take your stuff and we gotta get out of here, man! l'm telling you!

— l'm so sorry. — Where were you?

Hey, did you guys see that? Did you guys just see that?

Go! Let's go!

— Hey, get down! Get down! — You all right? You all right?

Yeah, did you guys see that?

— Did you guys see that? — You all right?

There are people still out there.

Rob! Rob! Hey, Rob, l saw it! Rob!

— Rob. — What?

— Rob, l saw it! — What?

— What's he saying? — lt's alive.

Stay down, Lily! Get back!

He's going away now.

— Jason, what are you doing? — Jason, where are you going?

Lily, just wait.

— Jason, don't go out… — Jason, don't!

Lily, just wait here!

Hey, Rob! Rob! Where's he going, dude?

— Jason! — Rob. Rob!

— Oh, my God. Marlena? — Oh, God.

Are you okay? Wait, come here. Come here. Sit down.

lt walked right through that street over there.

That's what l'm trying to tell you. lt walked right over my head.

— What? — That's the sound it's making.

You said you saw something, right? So what did you see?

— You said it was alive? What was it? — Who cares what it… l don't know, man. l don't know. l mean, l was taping. l can show you.

Hey, you guys! l have it on tape!

— Well, then rewind it. Rewind it. — Yeah. Here, here. Let me rewind it… lt's gonna be a great opportunity for you.

Yeah, but l don't even speak the language.

Oh, come on. How hard could it be? lt's Japanese. lt's Japanese-hard.

— lt'll be fine. — Do you really think l should go?

— Oh, my God. — That makes no sense.

— That makes no sense. — Did you see it? l don't know what it was, of course! lt was giant. lt was like… Did you see that thing?

— l'm not yelling at you, all right? — Yes, you are!

Hey, guys, guys, come on! Everybody just calm down!

— Quiet, guys. — All right. Come on, just shut up!

All right? We don't know what we saw! The point is it's still here!

All right? So we need to get the hell out of Manhattan!

— Now. — Yeah, yeah.

And out to the Brooklyn Bridge. l think it's the best plan.

— lt's a straight shot to Delancey. — Just take the Williamsburg.

No. Do you know how far that is? Brooklyn is right there.

No, no, no, dude. lt's so much closer. lt's right here.

— Centre Street's like a block away. — What's going on? l think we're gonna get out of here. ls she okay to… Okay, yeah. Yeah, okay. Marlena, we're gonna get out of here, okay? lt was eating people. lt was eating everyone.

We gotta go! Go! Let's go!

Okay, come here.

— Go, go, go, go, go. — l don't think… Don't even look.

— ls anyone's phone working? — What?

— Hud, is your phone working? — What?

— No… — Shit! l left it in the apartment.

— There's no signal. — You're not getting a signal either?

No, no, come on.

— Hud, come on! — What? Okay.

lt's all right.

Let's go.

We need an lV.

— Calm down, please. — Let's go, people.

— Let's go. Let's go. — Excuse me, Officer.

Do you know… What was that thing? What was it?

Look, if you're not injured, you got to keep moving, man.

Let's go! Let's go, people! Let's go!

Yeah, once we get to the bridge, we'll be safe.

Hey, how are you? ls she doing better?

She's okay. She's gonna be fine.

— Marlena, you saw it. What was that? — Not now, Hud.


Please go in an orderly manner.

Continue moving south towards Brooklyn.

— Just keep going. — Yeah, l don't know. lt got hit.

Once we get over there, l'll go to my cousin's house.

She has a condo. She's out of town.

l repeat, do not stop. Keep moving.

There wiII be instructions on the Brooklyn side… Get across the bridge. Move in a quick and orderly fashion.

— You still filming? — Yeah.

People are gonna wanna know how it all went down.

Well, you can just tell them how it all went down, Hud.

No, that wouldn't work.

People need to see this, you know? This is gonna be important. l mean, people are gonna watch this.

— Beth? Beth? — Rob!

Beth, l've been trying to reach you. Are you okay? Hello?

Wait a second, you guys! Look, hey! Lily, stop! l'm sorry. lt's really loud here. Can you speak up?


— What? — Rob got a hold of Beth.

Wait! Jason, wait!

— Rob's got Beth on the phone! — What'd you say?

— What? — Hey, y'all, come on.

Rob's got Beth on the phone!

Okay, Beth, you're gonna have to calm down, okay?

Where are you? What do you mean, you can't move?

— What? — l repeat, no panicking.

Did you see it?

— Jason! — Can you see anything?

No, l can't get over there! l can't… l can't see anything! Can you see it?


— Why did you stop? — Jason!

— What? — Jason, watch out!

Jason! No, Jason! No!


— No, no! God! No, Jason! Jason! — Lily, come on!

Jason! No!

Go, go, go, go!

Lily. Lily, wait. Stop! Turn around and listen to me right now.

Would somebody please, please tell me what just happened?

— l don't know. — l mean, it came out of nowhere!

And he was there and then he was gone!

— My God! Jason! Jason! — Lily, l'm so, so sorry.

Rob. You got to listen to me, man. l am so sorry about your brother. l'm sorry, man. l'm so sorry. Are you okay? Rob?

Oh, shit. Oh, shit!

— Rob. Rob, dude. — We can't stay here.

— We can't. — Rob. We got to get out of here, man.

Listen to me. We got… We got to get moving, man.

We go to the Manhattan Bridge, you know?

We got to get out of here. lt's not safe here.

Okay, we can go to the other side. We can try and get to the Lincoln Tunnel. l don't know, man. l don't know, but… Dude, we got to get out of here. lt's not safe here.

What are we gonna do, Rob? What are we gonna do?

Do you know? Hey!

Look… Hey, Jesus. Rob. Hey, Rob?

— No. — Rob!

— My battery's dead. — Yeah, dude, l… Well, listen, we got to get out of here, man. You know?

— Rob! Rob! — Well, where's he going?

Where are you going?

Oh, God. l'll go get him. Hey, Rob!

Rob! Dude! l can't take all this running, man!

Hey, Rob.

Excuse me. Hey, Rob! The store's closed, man!

— Rob, Rob! — … burning right now.

The bridge was filled with pedestrians travelling across.

— lt has collapsed. — Holy shit.

No word on injuries yet, but… Oh, God.

We continue now with our breaking news story in lower Manhattan.

We are getting some truly extraordinary live images here in the studio.

For those of you justjoining us, Iower Manhattan is in an absolute state of siege in what has been…

This is a mandatory evacuation.

Proceed south immediately.

Get out of the city in an orderly fashion.

This is a mandatory evacuation! We need everyone out of this area now!

Rob? Rob! Hey, dude!

Actually, l think we need to get out of here, like, right now!

Do you know what l'm saying? Because there's some serious shit going on outside! Rob? No, like, you know what l mean?

Rob, like, there's some strange shit going on! Rob?

Donna MarteI is near the scene at City HaII.

What's going on?

Can you teII us what it Iooks Iike on the ground there?

Well, Bob, the military will not let us get too close, but from what we can see, there's clearly a sizable mobilisation of troops and equipment, and they're trying to get everyone to Ieave the area… To be honest, Tom, your guess is as good as mine at this point.

There appears to be something coming off of it.

And the ground seems to be covered in debris… lt looks like there's something falling of it, doesn't it?

Yes. Yes. Yes, it does.

There are pieces falling aII over the street.

— Oh, my God. — Whatever they are, they are moving.

— Oh, my God! They're… — Donna!

— They're right there! — Oh, shit.

— Donna, can you hear us? — Hey!

What are you doing? We got to get out of here! Where is he? l know, that's what l've been telling him.

— Rob! Rob! — l've been trying to do that!

Rob. Rob. We gotta go right now, okay?

— The military's evacuating everyone. — Hey, Rob, listen to me, okay?

We gotta get out of here.

— lt's time to leave the electronics store. — Rob, come on. We got to go.

— Just come on. Let's go… — Just stop it!

Okay? Stop, wait!

To listen to your messages…

Rob! Rob! I can't… Oh, God! l can't move. lt fell. My apartment… The whoIe waII feII on me! l'm bleeding! l'm bleeding. l can't move.

Oh, my God.

Help me, Rob.

To delete this message…

Rob, wait up! Rob! l got your message, and l'm on my way there, okay?

Hey, Rob, listen. You got to think this through, man.

Okay? Beth lives in Midtown. Midtown is that way.

— Guess what else is that way? — Will you wait up?

— Some horrific shit is in Midtown! — This is insane, okay?

We're not gonna go near that thing, okay?

We're not gonna go to the middle of the city!

No, we're not. You're not coming with me.

Look. Fall in with the military. Fall in with the crowd.

Let them gonna escort you out of here.


— Rob! — l'm sorry. l got to go.


— Rob! Listen! — Rob, wait a minute!

One of us is gonna have to tackle you, and that's gonna be very uncomfortable for everybody involved!

Listen, you can't talk me out of it, okay?

Look at me. This is not me crazy. All right? l know what l'm doing.

And you can't talk me out of it.

— So turn around, go… — l'm coming. l'm coming with you.

Lily, you don't have to do that.

— No, l want to. l'm coming. — Guys, did you not hear her message? l mean, even if we get to Beth's, there's a chance

— that she's already… — Shut up.

Guys, this is insane.

— Rob! — You know what l'm talking about, right?

You can't possibly think that this is a good idea.

Rob! Rob!

— Rob! — Hey… Hold…

l'm sorry, l don't understand you.

Yeah, but l don't understand you. Rob, hold up!

Look, l'm sorry. Hey, listen to me. Man.

— Hud! — l'm so sorry.

Hey, Rob! Wait up, please!

Rob! Have you tried maybe calling 91 1 , — see if somebody else can get there? — Yeah, l tried!

Okay, well. l mean, what about police? Fire department?

— l couldn't get through! l tried, l… — Okay, it just seems a little…

— Oh, shit. — Oh, my God!

Oh! Oh, my God.

Oh, my God! Oh, my God!

Rob! Rob! Hey, Rob!

— Hud! We're gonna go this way! — l can't hear you!

— Subway! — What? What?

— Oh, shit! Oh, shit! — Come on! Come on!

This shit is crazy, dude!

Oh, Rob, dude. There's like…

Hud! Hud!

Are you okay, man? You all right?

— Yeah. Yeah, l'm all right. — Come on.

— Okay. Okay. Oh, God damn. — Oh, shit.

What the hell was that?

— Oh, shit. Oh, shit. — Did you see that?

— Oh, my God. Oh, God. — Did you see that?


Hey, look. We can just cross… We can just cross to the other platform, then go up the stairs and see if the other side of the street… Rob, the other side of the street looks the same as this side!

We can wait for there to be a lull, and then make a break for it!

Rob, the air caught on fire! Okay? There's not gonna be a lull!

But if we wait on the other… Listen to me, man, l am with you, okay? l really, really am. l'm just saying, you gotta listen to what's going on up there.

— We can't… — Rob, he's right, okay?

We have to wait. We have to wait.

This is insane.


— Oh, God. — What? Rob, what?

Hey, Mom.

Yeah, no. l'm okay. Okay, yeah, we are.

We're being evacuated right now. The army's here.

We're being evacuated, so don't worry. Okay, but Mom… Mom, listen.

We tried to get out of the city, and we took the Brooklyn Bridge, and we were right there when it hit.

Jason's dead. Jason's dead, Mom.

l don't know what to say to him.

You know?

Like, l feel like l should say something, but l don't know what to say.

l'm not even supposed to be here.

You didn't have to be. l mean, you had your chance in the alley.

You could've left us.

Yeah, you were supposed to meet up with some friends or something, right?

Yeah. l'm sorry.

— This isn't a bad idea. — Just walk.

— Wait, so then… — What's going on? l don't know.

— … just go across here. — That's good.

Yeah. This is the six.

Rob, l don't think the trains are running right now, man.

— No, we can just walk the track, see? — Yeah.

Look. Beth lives here, Columbus Circle.

We can just walk down the six to Lexington and then walk down

— Central Park South. — You want us to walk in the tunnels? lt's either that or stay here.

l'll walk the tunnels.

l can't see.

— lt's kind of freaking me out, you know? — l think there's a light on the camera.

— Let me see. — There is?

Yeah, right here. See?


Ocean is big, dude.

All l'm saying is a couple of years ago, they found a fish in Madagascar that they thought

— had been extinct for centuries. — So what? lt's been down there this whole time, and nobody noticed?

Sure. Maybe it erupted from an ocean trench, you know?

Or a crevasse. Crevice. lt's just a theory. l mean, for all we know, it's from another planet and it flew here.

— Like Superman? — Yeah, exactly like… Wait. You know who Superman is?

Oh, my God. You know who Superman is?

— Okay, l'm not… — l'm, like, feeling something.

— Are you aware of Garfield? — A lot of people think he's from a planet that he's not actually from. l just can't stop thinking about how the last thing l said to her was, «Good luck tonight, Travis.» She knows you didn't mean that.

When l think of some of the things l said to Jason…

— No, that's different. — Why?

Jason knew you loved him.

Hey, do you guys remember a couple of years ago, when that guy was lighting homeless people on fire in the subways?

— Jesus, Hud. — What? lt's maybe not the best topic for conversation down here.


l just can't stop thinking how scary it would be if a flaming homeless guy

— came out of the dark right now. — Hud, seriously.

— Seriously. — l'm just saying. Sorry.

— What was that? — Let's just keep moving.

Holy shit! Oh, God, this is nasty.

This is disgusting.

They're all running in the same direction.

— Yeah, like they're running away. — From what?

Hey, how much farther? l don't know. Let's get out at the next station.

— Okay? — Yeah.

Did you guys hear that?

— What is that? — Just listen. l don't see anything. Do you guys?

— Oh, man, this is the worst. — Will you be quiet for five seconds?

— Oh, turn on the night vision. — What?

— What do you mean? — lt's right here. l got it. lt's right here. There.

ls it on?

— Oh, shit. — What? What?

— Run. Okay, run. Okay, run. — What?

Hey, let's start running! Just run! Just run! Just start running right now!

Start running now! Run, run, run! Run! Just run!

— Lily! — You guys!


Oh, God! Help! Please help! You guys, help!

Marlena! Here!

Come on. Let's go! Let's go! Let's go! Let's go!


— … there you go. — Totally not what l was thinking…

How are you doing over there, Marlena?

You okay?

You tell me.

How does it look?

Looks like it hurts.

What do you mean? You're saying this isn't attractive, like, at all?

A little bit.

— Here. Here, here. You can wash it off. — Thanks.

Here. Did it get you, Hud? Did it bite you, man?

No, it didn't get me.

Okay. Okay.

Hey. Hey.

So those things came out of nowhere, right?

— Yeah. — Oh, man.

That one that grabbed me, it was trying to drag me away.

What's up with that?

— Maybe it liked you, Hud. — Yeah.

Maybe it was trying to make me its queen.

Hey, thanks for coming back and helping me out, you know?

What? You think that l'm the kind of person that wouldn't do that?

No. No. l know you aren't. l was just saying, like, l'm glad you did.

Otherwise, l would have been totally dead.

Right? lt's okay. You just got bit.


Marlena's hurt pretty bad, you know?

Well, we could wait here for a little bit, l guess, and just hope those things don't make it through the door.

— Yeah, okay. What's the next option? — Well.

Okay, we could see what's out through this way.

— Maybe find another tunnel. — No, no more tunnels.

Then, l don't know. We try our luck up top.

Okay, just to be clear, so our options are die here, die in the tunnels, or die in the streets. ls that…

— Yeah, pretty much. — … pretty much the summing up of it?

But wait, we don't even know where we are, right?

So, let's just go up and look around. See if we recognise anything.

Do you think you'll be okay to walk?

— No, l'm fine. l'm fine. — Here, l'll help you.

— We're at 59th. — We're at 59th.

— Yeah. — We're at 59th.

That's weird.





— What's wrong? — Are you okay? l'm really… l'm dizzy.

Yeah. Do you wanna sit down for a second?

— No, l'm fine. — She needs a doctor.

— You sure? — l'm totally fine.

You know, 'cause we could sit down if you want to.

No, l'm fine, l'm fine.

We've got civilians! Are there any more of you?

— No, just us four. — lt's just us.

We got four civilians here.

— Okay, bring them in. — Roger.

— Let's go, move. Move it. — Okay, okay.

— Let's go! — Okay, okay.

Excuse me, sir? Sir? Excuse me.

Listen, we need your help. Our friend, she's hurt. She's trapped in her building right by here, at Columbus Circle.

That is not where you wanna be right now.

Do you guys know what it is? Out there? Do you know what that thing is? lf they know, they ain't telling me. Whatever it is, it's winning.

— What's up? — We got another bite here.

Don't look at that. Gross.

— Please, we can't stay here. We have… — Hey, not now.

— Copy that. — Sir, we have two F-1 8s on route from Selfridge. Four more are arming up, — maybe 30 minutes out. — Roger that.

Listen up, people. Rack them and pack them.

— We're phantoms in 1 5. — Sir.

— Where the hell did you find them? — They were in the tunnels.

Yeah, we had to walk all the way from Spring Street.

Get them ready for transport, put them on the evac chopper.

— Yes, sir. Let's move. Move, move. — No, wait. Wait.

— Listen, our friend is very badly hurt. — Move it.

— Move. Move. — We have to get to her.

Sorry, son, can't help you. Get them on the chopper.

No, but, please, listen to me. Let go! Just listen for a second, please!

Turn that goddamned camera…

— We've been trying to get to her all… — Make our own way.

— No, do you have a… — l am not jeopardising this operation, — or my men. — l don't want your help.

You are getting on that chopper now. l just need you to listen to me for one second, sir.

— You have no idea what's out there. — l don't care what's out there.

Listen to me. She's dying.

There is nothing l can do about that now.

The girl that l love more than anything is dying and it's my fault.

She should have been with me tonight, and l let her go and… And l get it, okay? You have your hands full. l get that. l get that, but we're gonna go after her, and if you wanna stop me, — then you're gonna have to shoot me. — Hud.

— l don't feel so good. — Oh, shit.

— Bite! We've got a bite! — Marlena.

— Hold on a second. — Get her moving.

Keep moving!

Hey, Marlena, are you okay? Hey, what are you guys doing?

Hold on a second. Where are you taking her?

Hold on a second. Wait! Oh my God, wait!

— Marlena, stop! Just wait a second! — Let me go.

— Just wait a second. Please. — Let me go.

— Wait! Marlena! — Get out of the way.

Marlena! Hold on a second!

— Just wait a… Let go of me! Stop it! — No.

God! Please, God! Where are you taking Marlena?

Wait a second.

lt's over. There is nothing you can do.

There is nothing you can do for her now. lt is over. lt's over.

— Rogers, clear out of here. — You sure? l'll get them to the choppers from here.

— Let's move out. — Oh, my God.

What just happened?

Let's go. l shouldn't be doing this shit.

— Come on. Come on. — Okay.

— Let's go. Move. — Okay, okay.

Let's go, move. Come on.

You gotta listen to me.

This girl, her building, it's at Columbus Circle?

— Yeah? — lf you wanna go out in this, l ain't gonna stop you. But you gotta know something.

The government's considering the Hammer Down protocol, which means they're willing to let this whole area go.

— You mean Midtown? — No, l mean Manhattan.

Come on. We're taking one last shot at this thing.

— Oh, God. — lf that doesn't work, they're levelling the whole goddamned city.

— Your watch is still working? — Yeah?

All right. The airlifts are leaving from 40th and Park.

Last chopper's wheels-up at exactly 0600. lf you can make it there, then they'll get you out.

— Okay. Okay, thank you. — 58th Street's right there.

— Now, go. Move, move, move. — Let's go.

— Let's go. — Go, go, go.

— This is like a nightmare, you know. — lt all happened so fast, l couldn't even really see what happened to her. l mean, did you see it? Could you see what happened, Hud?

No, her eyes started bleeding, and then they were screaming she was bitten.

And then she wouldn't stop bleeding. And then…


— You okay? — Yeah, l'm okay. l'm okay.

Look, guys, l don't mean to be… But we don't have a lot of time.

Okay, so maybe you guys should just stay here, and l'll go.

All right?

— l'm sorry. l just… — No, no, we're coming. We're coming.

Are you sure?

No, no, man. No, we have to do this, okay?

We're with you. Let's go. Let's go. Let's go right now.

— Oh, my God. Oh, my God. — What?

— Oh, my God. — What is it? What?

— Shit. — That's not Beth's place, is it?

— Oh, my God. — ls that Beth's apartment?

— Oh, my God. — Rob. ls that her place?

— Tell me that's not her place. — That's her place, yeah.

Oh, shit. l don't suppose she lives on the ground floor.

No, 39th.

— Oh, great. — How do we even get up there? l don't know. We just go inside and then see how high we can get. l don't know if l can do that.

Well, maybe we could try going up the other building, and then see if there's a place to cross over onto her roof.

And then we could find some way down to her place.

Wait. No, never mind. No, that's a bad idea.

Hey, that's a bad idea. l take that back.

No one ever listens to me, ever. And now, of course, they listen to me.


Shit. Shit.

Probably not working.

— What's going on? — Not working.

Wait, wait. Let's just… Maybe…

— No? No? — Shit.

Well, why don't you take the stairs?

You guys see that guy's face when Lily asked him what it was? l mean, they have no idea.

— Unless they're, like, in on it. — Jesus, Hud. l don't read the papers.

— Maybe our government made this thing. — Oh, yeah. l mean, you know, maybe it was an accident, — or maybe it was on purpose… — Sure, maybe they did.

— Does it really matter right now? — Yeah. lt matters because l need to talk about something.

Otherwise, l'm actually probably going to shit my pants in this stairwell.

l'm sorry.

Hey, wait, wait. You guys hear that? You guys hear that?

— Yes. — Yeah.

Yeah, l think we're getting close.

Hud, l'm gonna check this floor.


Okay, like, l think it's like, two more up, l think.


Guys, guys, guys.

This one, it's got to be. lt's got to be this one.

Oh, God.

l don't think there's anybody here. No.

— Oh, Jesus. — Oh, my God.

— Oh, my God. — Okay.

Okay, now, we can do this. We can totally do this.

— l don't know, Rob. — Look, it's a straight shot.

— l don't know. l'm sorry. — Lily, Lily, it's a straight shot.

Look, it's a straight shot. We could use… There's pipes there.

We could use the air conditioners. Okay?

Come on. We came this far. We can do it. l'll go first.

— Okay, okay, okay. Yes. — All right? Okay.

— Okay, l'll document it. — Be careful, okay?

— Come on. Come on. — Okay. Okay.

Okay. Hud, come on! Put the camera down! Come on!

Oh, Jesus.

— Okay. All right. Okay. — l'll go first.

All right. lf this is the last thing you see, that means l died.

— Hud, come on! — Okay.

Look out! Oh, shit… Okay.

— Okay. Okay. — Shit.

— Okay. Okay. — Oh, God.

— Yes. Okay. You all right? — Yeah.

We're almost there, come on.

Come on, Hud.


Beth! Beth! Beth!

— Can you get it? — Do you need help?

Do you need help? Or…

Beth? Beth?


Beth? Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

— What? — Shit.

Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Beth.

— Beth. — What?


Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

Can you hear me? Beth.


— Are you really here? — Yeah, l'm really here.


You came back for me.

Of course l came back for you.

— l'm sorry it took me so long. — No, it's okay.

Okay, okay, okay. You're okay. We're gonna get you out of here, okay?

We'll get you out, all right? Hud, put the camera down

— and help me, okay? — Okay, okay.

— lt'll be okay. — Okay, here we go.

— lf we all just lift at the same time. — Hold on, okay. We got you.

— All right? We have to. — Don't do that, Rob.

— Please don't do that. — lt's gonna be over in a second.

— All right? — Okay. Ready, guys?

— No, please. No. — Slowly. lt's okay.

We're gonna do it real slow.

— Easy, easy, just wait. — No, don't.

— One, two, three. — One, two, three.

Oh, God.

— Okay, now, sit down. Sit down. — l know. l know. Here. l know. l know. You're gonna be okay. You're gonna be okay.

— You're gonna be fine. — No, no, no. l know, l know, l know it hurts. l know it hurts.

What is that?

— God. — lt's a terrible thing.

— Okay. We gotta go. We gotta go. — Okay. Let's go.

— l got you. — Oh, God.

— Oh, God. — All right. All right. Go, go, go.

— Go. — Okay. l got you.

You're gonna be okay. You're gonna be okay, all right?

Just hold on to me. You're gonna be all right.

You're gonna be okay, all right? You're gonna be okay.

— Okay. Hang on to me. — Oh, my God.

— Okay, okay. — Oh, my God.


Oh, shit. Man, this is unbelievable.

— Are you okay? — Just don't look down, okay?

— l can't help it. — You're all right. You're all right.

Oh, my God.

Oh, God!

— Okay, let's go. — Keep moving, just go.

Go, just go. Just go, go, go. Go. Just get to the other side.

Come on, just keep moving.

Oh, my God.

— Oh, shit! — Oh, my God!

— Oh, my God. Did you see that? — Okay, come on.

— Get inside. — Okay. Come on, come on.

— Oh, God. — Go! Go!

Run! Run! Hurry!

— Rob, come on! — Oh, my God.

Oh, my God.

— What the hell was that? — l don't know.

Something else also terrible.

Rob, what time do the choppers take off?

— 0600. — What time is that?

— 6:00, Hud. — Yeah, okay. l knew that.

— Come on, come on. — Okay.

Wait up!

— Did we make it? — We want to get out of here, come on.

Let's go! Let's go!

Keep your heads down.

Come on! Come on!

You guys are on the next chopper.

— No! — Clear this area. Clear this area.

— No, no, wait. Wait. — Lily!

We'll be right behind you, okay?

Wait for us. Wait for us. We'll be right behind you.

We're gonna be okay. All right? We're gonna be all right, you hear me?

Oh, God! Jesus Christ!

Stay low. Stay low. Come on, come on, come on.

Thank you.

— They're starting the bomb run. — Get them out of here. Get going.

Oh, shit. Oh, my God.

Oh, my God. Are you guys seeing this right now?

Are you seeing this right now? Look, look, look.

Are you seeing this shit right now? Oh, my God. Oh, God. Oh, God.

Oh, God. Those aren't gonna hit us, are they?

Oh, my God. They hit it! They just hit it right now!

Look, you guys, they just hit it! They hit it with… Oh, my God!

— Yeah, they hit it, you guys! They hit it! — Oh, he's going down.

Target down. Target down. Target down. He's down. l think they got him.

Yeah, yeah, yeah! That's the shit right there!

That's what l'm talking about… Oh, my God! Oh, no, no, no!

Oh, my God. Oh my God. God, please, God.

Please, God. Please. Please, God and Jesus.

Jesus Christ, l'm sorry. l'm so sorry, God. Please, no.

Help me, Rob!

Rob. Oh, shit. Oh, shit.

This is Hawkeye 6. Target still active. lnitiating Hammer Down. TOT, 1 5 minutes.

Sirens wiII sound two minutes out. lf you can hear those sirens, you're in the blasting zone.

Come on. Come on. Hud. Hud, are you okay?

— Yeah, all right. l guess. l think so. — l can't move my arm.

— This is Duncan-Charlie, return to base. — Help me, you got to help me.

— God heIp us. — Okay. Okay, okay.

Come on, help me.

l know, l know. We're gonna get you out of here. Come on.

Hud, come over to the other side.

You've got to pull him up. Come on, come on.

— Okay, okay. — l don't think l can move.

Yes, you can. Don't say that.

Copy your Iast, we're on the move.

— Here, take his hand. Take his hand. — Good Iuck.

Hold on, l got it. l got it. l got it. Come on, come on.

l got his legs, go!

— My leg! — l know. l know, l know. l know. lt's okay, you're fine. You're good. You're okay. You're okay. l'm gonna have to stop the bleeding, okay? Okay? l'm not okay. l'm not gonna be able to walk.

You are going to be able to walk.

Don't do it.

Okay. All right, listen, we got to get out of here, okay?

Well, which way do we go?

We have to get away from here, because l think it's gonna explode.

— Okay, okay. Okay. — All right? Come on. Let's go.

Let's go this way. Come on. Come on, you can walk. Okay.

Come on. Hold on, wait a second.

— Hud! — Hud!

What? Oh! Oh, no!

— Hud! Hud! — Hud, what are you doing?


Hud! Hud!


He's gone.

— They're all gone. — l know.

We gotta go. We gotta go. We gotta get out of here.

Where? There's nowhere to go to.

We got to go. He's coming towards us.

No, we should just wait here. Just wait here.

Listen, we wait here, they'll find us, all right?

They're fighting him right now. lf we wait here, they'll find us.

No, we can't stay.

lt's okay. lt's okay.

— l'm so scared. — l know. l know. l know.

My name is Robert Hawkins. lt's 6:42 a.m. on Saturday, May 23.

Approximately seven hours ago, something attacked the city. l don't know what it is. lf you found this tape… l mean, if you're watching this right now, then you probably know more about it than l do.

Whatever it is, it killed my brother, Jason Hawkins. lt killed my best friend, Hudson Platt, and Marlena Diamond, and many, many others.

We've crashed here in Central Park and taken shelter under this bridge.

The military has begun bombing the creature and we're caught in the middle.

Okay. Ready?

lt's okay.

— Beth, look at me. — l don't know what to say.

Well, just tell them who you are.

My name is Elizabeth Mclntyre. l don't know why this is happening.

But we're gonna wait here until this passes.

Rob, we're gonna wait here.

Look at me, Beth. Look at me. Look at me.

— l love you. — l love you.

l know what l'm talking about. Come on, admit it.

You are going to miss me a little bit, right?

Yeah, we'll see.

Okay, yeah, all right.

All right, we're almost out of tape. We got, like, three seconds left.

What do you wanna say? What do you wanna say?

Last thing to the camera. l had a good day.

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