The Frantic Man appears running through the alley and speaks urgently to Hud Platt. "Frantic Man" is his listed name in the end credits. He asks for the whereabouts of his family, as he "cannot live without them". However, Hud is unable to understand him and moves on to catch up with Marlena Diamond.
- During the release of the film, IGN.com published an article stating the Frantic Man was foretelling the doom of the city and describing the Cloverfield Monster was a "water God"
- Rick Overton is credited as "Frantic Man".
- He was originally referred to as "Russian Guy" and "Screaming Russian Guy".