Cloverfield (released in Feb 2008)
“Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.”
Produced by J.J. Abrams (from Lost/Alias).
At least this time, they’re telling the story in less than 3 hours, instead of four or more consecutive seasons.