Okay, now things are beginning to get a tad creepy. It seems the viral marketing has begun for this mysterious J.J. Abrams-produced "Cloverfield" flick. We already brought you the teaser website earlier today, and now two new sites have popped up. (Note: Did you notice the creature in between the two girls in that website photo? What the hell is that thing?) First, there's a blog that exists solely to point out how some dude named Ethan Haas was wrong. I'm not sure what it is he's wrong about, but the author seems obsessed with debunking anything Haas has to say. Now, once you're on that site, there's a link for another one -- EthanHaasWasRight.com. That site opens up to a graphic of a partially concealed ball (is that the so-called monster inside?), which features a number of odd symbols on its outer shell. There's also a city skyline in the background. Wait, there's more!
This isn't just a ball, it's a game. If you click on the ball, six symbols will pop up. Memorize the order in which the symbols pop up, then go back and click on those same six symbols. If you screw up, it will just repeat the pattern for you. Once you get that right, a grainy video featuring some guy (named Dan?) in a baseball hat appears. In it, he talks about how Ethan Haas predicted all this was going to happen, and that since we found the video, we're obviously in on the whole thing too. There's something about August 1st being an important day (missed that part), and then the video ends. Afterward, another game pops up; one that's a lot more intricate. There's three stars in the sky and some sort of oval-shaped puzzle (filled with symbols) in the center of the screen. If you wave your cursor over the star located on the far right, you'll see a sequence of symbols pop up on screen. That's as far as I got, as I'm not sure how to fit those symbols into the oval-shaped thingy.
I have no idea how this all fits into the film (I assume Ethan Haas will be a major character), but I do know that I'm having a ball with the little pieces they're unveiling each day. Most of the time the marketing turns out to be better than the actual film, but I'm hoping that's not the case this time. Head on over to these sites and definitely let us know what you think. Oh, and if you make it further than me, do share tips with fellow readers in the comments section below.