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Mary Elizabeth Winstead was the only choice for the role of Michelle.
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The name of the gas station Michelle stopped at to refuel, is named "Kelvin". This is an Easter Egg J.J. Abrams slips into all his projects, a tribute to his maternal grandfather Henry Kelvin, who owned an electronics company and influenced Abrams as a boy.
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On a featurette that appears on the Blu-Ray for 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), one can briefly see a map of the "Valencia Bunker" alongside a timeline of its construction. According to this timeline:
  • In 1992, Howard and his pregnant wife moved to the farmhouse.
  • By 1993, when their daughter Megan was six months old, Howard had built the air lock, the main exit staircase, the mud porch, his bedroom/bathroom and an adjoining room denoted as "original 2nd escape."
  • By 1999, when Megan was six years old, Howard had built the main space, the kitchen, the original generator room and a second bathroom that is "used as storage" by the time of the movie
  • By 2008, when Megan was 15, he had added the new generator room, which connects to the main area via the duct that Michelle crawls through; the "current 2nd escape," where she finds Brittany's bloody earrings; the storage hallway; Michelle's room; and "Kyle's nook," which on the map corresponds with where Michelle first meets Emmett - suggesting his character's name was once Kyle.
  • In 2010, Howard's wife and 17-year-old daughter left him.
  • 2012 is denoted with the words "Megan Prime," presumably referring to Howard's abduction of Brittany
  • The timeline concludes in the year 2015, with the words "NOW Megan is 22 & in college"
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Emmett (John Gallagher Jr.) handles a VHS tape of the fictitious movie "Cannibal Airlines." This is an Easter egg, one of a series of satirical VHS packages created by Writer Rob Schrab and used as decorations at Producer J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production offices.
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Michelle's network carrier on her phone is "BRT". This is a shortened version of J.J. Abrams' production company, "Bad Robot".
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Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) doesn't speak until ten minutes into the film.
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All of the visual effects were done in-house by Kelvin Optics at Bad Robot studios.
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead is barefoot throughout the movie. In an interview, she stated that in a lot of the close-up shots that did not show her feet, she was wearing slip-on shoes or flip flops.
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John Goodman was wearing a Missouri shirt through part of the movie. He was born and raised in Missouri.
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The first trailer for this film was screened before 13 Hours (2016), a Michael Bay film. Cloverfield (2008) also had a secretive production and marketing with its first trailer being released before Transformers (2007), another Michael Bay film.
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In one scene, for a brief second or two, you can see an envelope delivered to Howard. His last name, along with his address can briefly be seen. 10 Cloverfield Lane, Lake Charles, Louisiana.
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead drove a Volkswagen Bora in this film, which is identical to the car she drove in Final Destination 3 (2006).
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The trailer for the film, attached to the theatrical release of 13 Hours (2016), was released and publicized only two months before the film's own U.S. theatrical release, an unusually short time for advertising and promo for a film released by a major studio.
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead appeared on Fargo (2014) season three, which also featured a character named "Emmett", and on episode three, "The Law of Non-Contradiction", an antagonist named Howard.
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In Spain, the film was released in two hundred fifty-nine theaters on two hundred sixty-four screens. The film was projected in a dubbed version or a subtitled version in twenty-five theaters.
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Cameo 

Bradley Cooper: Provided the voice of Michelle's boyfriend Ben on her cellphone.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Although they take place in the same universe, the film has few connections to Cloverfield (2008). However, Producer J.J. Abrams has stated that the studio has a plan to tie the two films, as well as possible future films in the franchise, together.
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The cast members weren't told the title of the movie during production (preserving the secret as long as possible).
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The film's life began as a script called, "The Cellar" (which had nothing to do with the Cloverfield universe, and was at one time also known as "Valencia"). The script was acquired by J.J. Abrams' production company, Bad Robot, and adapted to become this movie.
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During a conversation with Michelle, Emmett mentioned Howard's theory about space worms. This directly foreshadows the physical appearance of the alien lifeform Michelle encountered in the film's ending.
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The slush brand "Slusho" from Cloverfield (2008) appeared in the window of a convenience store in this film.
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The film was shot in chronological order, aside from a few re-shoots, mostly insert shots. For example, in the shot of Howard asking Michelle "How's it going?" through the vent in the air shaft, John Goodman was wearing a fake beard because he had shaved it off.
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According to J.J. Abrams, this is considered a "blood-relative" to Cloverfield (2008).
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A letterhead is seen with "Bold Futura" and "Tagruato, Inc." on it. This is tied directly with the film's viral marketing campaign and Cloverfield (2008), as SLUSHO! and Bold Futura are subsidiaries of the fictional company Tagruato. Howard worked with satellites for Bold Futura in this film, Rob was going to Japan to work as Vice President of Marketing for SLUSHO.
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In the third installment of J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield franchise, The Cloverfield Paradox (2018), the character Mark Stambler is featured on a screen discussing the consequences of a failed Shepard's Particle experiment. He calls this the 'Cloverfield Paradox.' In this film, John Goodman' character, Howard Stambler also talks about his conspiracy theories. It is noted that Howard worked on satellites for Tagruato, a name which is seen multiple times aboard the spaceship in The Cloverfield Paradox. Fans have theorized that Mark and Howard Stambler are brothers, given their similar opinions.
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The plotline of someone being held inside a bunker under the pretense of the air outside being polluted was also used in the second season of Lost (2004); in both instances, the deceiver eventually dies during an altercation with the deceived person. This movie and Lost (2004) were produced by J.J. Abrams.
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Body count - 3 (All of which happen off-screen).
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Had a similar plot to Metal Hurlant Chronicles: Shelter Me (2012). A young woman, Michelle Ryan, wakes up to find she's in a bunker with a man, James Marsters, who has told her it's the end of the world. That episode was based on a story of the same name by Daniel R. Wickline and Mark Vigouroux in the anthology comic magazine Metal Hurlant, issue #9 cover-dated November/December 2003.
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