Cloverfield Monster Is Free Willy With Pubic Lice

The monster in the J.J. Abrams-produced Cloverfield movie has had everyone speculating about what it could be. For months people have been wondering if this was a new Godzilla movie, a return of the Loch Ness monster, or something more sinister.

We've found out that it is a lot more sinister than that. In fact, it's a giant humpback whale with legs, with a bad case of poor hygiene. No wonder the denizens of New York City are running in fear. A giant marine mammal that we've been hunting to extinction grows mutant huge and can't scratch? You'd probably be pretty mad too.

We're not quite sure what's weirder, a whale with legs or the fact that whale pubic lice is for real. While we certainly hope that the monster is a lot cooler than a big whale, this animated image from the trailer that shows a glimpse of the monster has us still wondering.

Spoilers for 1:18:08 Cloverfield [XGenStudios]