Mostly we learn more about how everyone got here: Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) gets in a car wreck, Howard Stambler (John Goodman) is a nutty survivalist who pulls her from the wreck, and John Gallagher Jr.’s character broke his arm trying to get into the bunker where most of the movie takes place. That said, Goodman’s character obviously has a problem or two, something the trailer only underlines in ways we won’t spoil.
Just to muddy the waters further, we see a little bit more of Michelle’s attempted escape, and we get a glimpse of what, exactly, is waiting outside the door of the bunker. And no, it’s not what you think, but it makes this movie even more intriguing, especially as it’s equally clear that there’s something going on over their heads, and it might be much uglier than we think.
Thankfully we won’t have to wait long to see just what’s waiting outside Mr. Stambler’s hidey-hole. 10 Cloverfield Lane arrives March 11.