PG-13 | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.
The movie is viewed primarily from the point of view of Hudson "Hud" Platt, the character who uses the camera the most. H.U.D. is also short for "Heads-Up Display", a method for overlaying information onto a view of one's surroundings such as ... ...
It's 6:42 AM. Beth's dad's place. He's out of town. And it's already a good day.
In the theatre, it is obvious that the footage is of very high audio-video quality, including multi-channel surround sound and ultra-high-resolution video at 24 frames per second, typical of movie productions, as opposed to 30-frame-per-second digitally compressed video with stereo sound that can be created with most consumer video. However, this is a necessary and deliberate change on the part of the crew, and not an error. Producing a movie with "authentic" quality based on the equipment Hud is carrying would have produced a very poor result when projected onto hundred-foot screens, and incompatibilities in frame rate between a 30-frame-per-second recording and the 24-frames-per-second provided by movie projectors would have created a movie which was unusable to most theaters.
During the Paramount and Bad Robot logos, the creatures footsteps can be heard growing louder and louder as the titles progress.
AUD 2,541,318 (Australia) (20 January 2008)
$80,048,433 (USA) (10 April 2008)
Dive deep into IMDb Picks, Scary Good, TV, and more.