Bird Box, like The Happening and It Comes at Night, is one of those horror movies where the film’s central beast never actually materializes. While there’s a very good reason the apocalyptic entity in Bird Box couldn’t be easily portrayed on screen, there was actually an attempt to produce a physical manifestation of a being that takes the form of a person’s deepest, darkest personal fears.
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Sandra Bullock’s character, Malorie, clearly has mothering-issues (specifically, she seems unable to forms bonds with the children in her charge) so when she finally sets eyes on the monstrosity, it looks like a demonic, snakelike, baby-man. It may sound terrifying, but it apparently caused Bullock to burst into uncontrollable laughter. So, it’s probably a good idea the creature was nixed from the final product.
While some fans have created their own artistic interpretations of what the entity looks like based on Bullock’s description, Bird Box special effects studio SFX Atlas have released actual pictures of the fabricated entity via Instagram. Have a look below.
When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is certain — if you see it, you die. The survivors must now avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their worst fears. Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary. To make it, they’ll have to cover their eyes from the evil that chases them — and complete the trip blindfolded.
Bird Box is directed by Susanne Bier; Eric Heisserer penned the screenplay based on the novel by Josh Malerman. The film stars Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, and John Malkovich.