director: Matt Reeves
producer: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk
writer: Drew Goddard
cast: Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T. J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel
release date: January 18th, 2008
runtime: 1 hr. 24 min.
Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party, but their agenda takes an unexpected turn when a jolt shakes the city. The group watches TV news reports of an earthquake and then rushes to the roof to assess the damage. A fireball explodes on the horizon. A power failure follows. Confusion gives way to panic as the partygoers stumble through the blackout and into the streets. Amid the human screams and one inhuman roar, Rob and his friends must traverse a landscape that has changed, overtaken by something otherworldly, terrifying and monstrous. Their video camera documents their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.