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Super 8 is a science fiction film currently set for release in summer 2011, written and directed by filmmaker J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, Abrams, and Bryan Burk.

To date, Abrams has refused to reveal the plot of the film as he wishes to keep it a mystery and let the images speak for themselves. All that has been confirmed is that it will be set in 1979 and will be paying homage to Spielberg's science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s with the mystery and supernatural feel from Abrams works. Based on the two released trailers, the plotline appears to revolve around the escape of a creature from Area 51, an event which is filmed by a group of kids with a Super 8mm camera.

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The Mystery Began on...

May 7th, 2010 when a YouTube video filmed on opening night of Iron Man 2 of the teaser trailer for Super 8 was found and posted around the web.


Near the end of the trailer, a super 8 camera lens can be seen. Inside the lens, several letters can be seen moving past in a movie reel fashion. With an analysis of each frame, the letters S C A R I E S T T H I N G I E V E R S A W emerge. Analysis of the letters led to the discovery of the first viral website in the Super 8 Experience/ARG, Scariestthingieversaw.com.

  • Follow all the clues in our Timeline of the campaign.
  • See the secret identity of the boy in the Trailer.
  • Check out the second Trailer that aired during the Super Bowl.
  • See the latest Extended Trailer.
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Jeffrey Jacob Abrams, commonly known as J.J. Abrams, born June 27, 1966 in New York City, New York is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, director, actor, and composer who is directing, writing, and producing Super 8. He is the founder of Bad Robot Productions, and is an Emmy and Golden Globe award winner, who created or co-created the television series "Felicity," "Alias," "Lost," and "Fringe," - directed the films "Mission: Impossible III" and "Star Trek"(2009) and produced the film Cloverfield.
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Melissa28245 Melissa28245 14 December 2011
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Girl scouts

Just got back from a Girl scouts meeting, it was fun!

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Beastly 14 Beastly 14 4 September 2011
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Super 8 Review

I'm going to give this film 4.5/5 on the rating scale. Overall the movie was phenomenal and easily the best movie of the summer, but some moments are really predictable and clearly a homage to Spielberg's classics. Other than that, every moment made…

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Beastly 14 Beastly 14 3 August 2011
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'Cooper' V. 'Clover'

Alright, here's the bottom line: who would win if 'Cooper' and 'Clover' got in a fight (if they were the same size)? Well, here's what I think: Cooper; cause he's more robust and powerful, and with 8 legs, he's pretty agile. But his real advantage i…

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Ausir-fduser Ausir-fduser 13 June 2011
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Super 8 tops box office charts

With names as big as J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg behind it, few people doubted that Super 8 would do well in box office. On Friday it earned $12.2 million, and Hollywood Reporter estimates that over the whole weekend it would gross $35 million i…

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