March 20, 2009 by Paul Curtin
What’s in the box? I have no idea, but I definitely want to find out! This week a 9-minute short film titled What’s in the Box? – Test Film 2009 appeared on YouTube and has been creating all sorts of buzz. The video is shot similar to the movie Cloverfield and has everyone on the internet wondering where it came from. Many are wondering if this has anything to do with the Half-Life video game series and is some form of viral marketing.
The video also uses the musical score from the television show Lost. Watch closely when the character puts on the Computer Brain Interface, one of the the news stories scrolling across the bottom states, “NO NEWS FROM DISASTER AREA – LARGEST SINGLE COLLAPSE IN HISTORY SINCE BLACK MESA” which is referring to Half-Life. Whatever it is, it’s worth watching, especially if you’re a fan of Cloverfield-style productions.
The YouTube video’s information says “This is a early temp version. Will be deleted soon.” There is also link to a website with the tag line “Soon the world will find out” and secret hidden messages displayed in the credits when putting the mouse over the box.