This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Mary Elizabeth Winstead, right, and John Goodman in a scene from “10 Cloverfield Lane.” (Michele K. Short/Paramount Pictures via AP)

Dave Itzkoff – New York Times

J.J. Abrams was explaining recently how he is no great fan of what he called “jump scares”: Those moments in horror films that rely purely on surprise, and what is just out of view, to make you leap out of your seat.

Still, that philosophy did not stop Abrams from giving audiences a good jump scare back in January, when, without warning or fanfare, his production company, Bad Robot, and Paramount released a trailer for a previously unknown movie called “10 Cloverfield Lane.”

» Read full review at » Find showtimes for “10 Cloverfield Lane”