On a trip through Knoxville this weekend, Jill and I spotted the above billboard, but couldn’t make out the spray painted message as we went by. Of course, a quick Google returns many results and they are quite interesting.
There’s a whole viral site located at find815.com and if you don’t have time to decipher the entire game/site, then read Oceanic Conspiracies for a breakdown of the happenings on the site.
Oceanic Conspiracies lists all of the “in game” websites and has summaries of all the videos, voicemail and other content on the find815.com site.
According to an article in an Omaha newspaper, the billboards appear in cities that LOST fans think are connected to key characters on the show…
Fans of the show believe the billboards have been placed in the area where certain “Lost” characters are from. Kate Austen, who fled to Australia after killing her mom’s lover is played by Evangeline Lilly and in the show is said to be from Iowa. An American marshal captured Austen in Australia and was transporting her back to American before the plane crashed.
The site’s game is set to end on Jan. 31 when the first episode of Season 4 premieres. Here’s hoping that the viral content leads right into the premiere rather than falling flat like the viral game featuring “Rachel” did a few summers ago.
Pretty cool example of the Cloverfield viral marketing kicking into high gear for the movie’s premier on January 18.
Several videos have been found online that “seem” to be news reports from various countries (Spain, Germany) showing the destruction of a Tagruato Oil Rig Platform.
Check out Project Cloverfield’s coverage for translations of the videos.
Slusho! just released a new commercial and as I was digging around the Slusho! site, I searched for some of the other names and terms I saw. It turns out there is a huge viral campaign, very similar to what’s happening for the Dark Knight, for Cloverfield.
Digging around all of the sites, you start to get an idea about the Cloverfield movie and what it may all be about. It all seems very Godzilla like to me (which isn’t a bad thing).
Scientist discover a new (and tasty) organism underwater and begin to experiment and develop things with it. A trigger such as this could easily mutate something (maybe a whale – mentioned many times on the Slusho! site) to gigantic proportions. The organisms within the Slusho! drink –which must remain frozen to stay fresh– could have disastrous effects after long term gestation in a person (the exploding person in the Cloverfield trailer). I managed to find the following sites that are all related to Cloverfield:
- Tagruato – Be sure to read the Deep Sea Drilling and the Yoshida Medial Research (and related) sections.
- Noriko Yoshida’s Website
After I had done a lot of digging, I stumbled upon ProjectCloverfield.com, which has done a great job of logging and following all the viral clues. Definitely a site to keep up with, at least until the film comes out.
Back before Halloween, I posted a link to WhySoSerious.com and wondered what would be revealed when Halloween arrived.
The Internet was abuzz when it turned out to be a location based puzzle that revealed a message. Everyone was expecting the first trailer for The Dark Knight… Instead, we got another picture of Heath Ledger as the Joker and at least two more weeks to wait.
Digging around will lead you to RorysDeathKiss and another viral campaign for others to upload photos of themselves dressed as the Joker. It’s sort of cool looking at all the photos, but the burning candle/rotting pumpkin had me excited, now I’m just interested to see what happens.
SlashFilm had a good writeup of the site and the events that followed on Oct. 31. Just read here and here.