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    Apocalyptic low-budget horror film delivers a big scare

    “10 Cloverfield Lane” is, at least in namesake, part of the JJ Abrams produced Cloverfield franchise. Unlike the original Cloverfield movie which used “found footage” to recount an alien invasion of New York, this film forgoes the loud, overblown, elaborate alien action, and instead keeps the situation simple, smart and incredibly thrilling. The underground space in which the majority of the movie takes place is expertly utilized and the movie’s dramatic tempo is truly spectacular. This film is a sparkling example of what a simple horror movie can be, and proves that sometimes a creepy smile can be much scarier than a gargling alien perched on the top of the…