Cloverfield 1-18-08 Monster is the One-Eyed Man?

i.e. the King in a world where even well established sites like DeadCentral, /film and now DarkHorizons appear to be the blind leading the blind with their highly reliable sources feeding them confirmed but conflicting(?) reports. To recap in brief:

DeadCentral - August 17th, 2007

You see that giant monster that emerges from the ocean to begin laying waste to New York City ... it didn't come alone.

According to "Mr. Slusho", much of the movie will revolve around the characters fleeing for their lives, not from the big one stomping the city, but from the "raptor-like" smaller versions hunting them down.
/film - August 21st, 2007

Last week DreadCentral reported a rumor from an e-mail spy that claimed to know the identity of the Cloverfield / 1-18-08 / Overnight monster(s).


We didn’t publish the report because our sources told us not to run with it. We have now verified with a second source that the report is completely untrue. We love DreadCentral. They have had some good scoops in the past, but this appears to not be one of them. Both of my trusted sources have assured me that raptor like creatures are meant to be in dinosaur movies, and not 1-18-08. So fear not, Cloverfield will not be a repeat of the often mocked American Godzilla film.
DarkHorizons - August 22nd, 2007

Reports yesterday of there being small raptor-like monsters appearing in the big J.J. Abrams-produced monster movie opening in January are correct it seems. Two agency sources today have sent along the following confirmed MAJOR SPOILER tidbits from the highly anticipated release:

- All the monsters are carnivores and eat people throughout.

- The smaller monsters grow from scales shed by the big monster.

- There is no back story as such like for "Godzilla" or "The Host", the big one simply emerges and the present script draft has it ultimately vanishing back into the sea.

- Also don't expect much in the way of survivors at the end, literally anyone can be killed at any time, including the leads.
Edit: Apparently, the one thing not in short supply where 1-18-08/Cloverfield is concerned is restraint.

Try this again...

Apparently "restraint" can be added to the list of things having to do with 1-18-08/Cloverfield that are in short supply.

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