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Today in Nerd History | January 18

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on January 18th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

CLOVERFIELD | 2008

In 2008, Cloverfield premiered in theaters. Cloverfield is a found footage monster film that follows six young New York City residents fleeing from a massive creature and its offspring that attack the city during a farewell party they were attending.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • The movie was inspired by Godzilla, as J.J. Abrams wanted to create an iconic American monster. The monster’s design was not influenced by Godzilla, but by a water creature with a tail and parasites.
  • The parasites that attacked the characters in the subway tunnel were created digitally, but the special effects department also built puppets for them.
  • The movie’s title was kept secret until the release date, and the filmmakers used code names like Slusho! and Cheese.




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