This Day in Halloween: "Cloverfield" opens across the U.S. in 2008. / Illustration by Victoria Diaz.
Cloverfield opens across the U.S. in 2008. The movie, directed by Matt Reeves, brought giant monsters back to American movies while pushing the found-footage horror movie to a bigger scale. The film’s success inspired a wildly different sequel 10 Cloverfield Lane in 2016.