Warning: This post contains spoilers about the Bird Box movie.
Sometimes the most frightening monsters that you never see.
Netflix original film Bird Box is a big success. It made an impressive 45 million viewers in the first seven days of release and continued to captivate the audience and scare people. But this is not a traditional traditional party. Bird Box is a psychological thriller with a post-apocalyptic touch where the scariest parts are what you will never see.
What is & # 39; Bird Box & # 39 ;?
The story follows a woman named Malorie who tries to get her two young children to be safe from several types of monsters. The sight of these horrible creatures, whatever they are, is so terrible that it causes people to commit suicide immediately after seeing them. Malorie had to navigate the torrential river to save her children. He was so afraid of loving and losing his descendants that he did not even mention their names.
What are the monsters in & # 39; Bird Box & # 39 ;?
One of the smartest things the producer does for this film is choosing to keep the monsters hidden from the audience. The idea is that anything you can imagine might be more frightening than what will be displayed on the screen. In other words, your monster is personal – and that's really scary.
Screenwriter Eric Heisserer acknowledged that producers almost chose to show monsters, but later decided that it was more frightening to refrain from revealing them.
"There was a time when one producer like," No, you had to see something at some point and forced me to write basically a sequence of nightmares where Malorie had one in that house, "Heisserer said.
What does a monster look like?
It all makes fans ask – what does a monster look like? There is an answer to that.
Sandra Bullock described creatures like this: "It is a green man with a terrible baby face," he said. "It's like a snake, and I'm like," I don't want to see it when it first happens. Just take it to the room. We will film the scene. "I turned around and he was like this [growling at me.] It makes me laugh. It's just a long, fat baby. "
Laughter is the opposite reaction that the film producer wants to convey. Fearing that the audience would think it was stupid or funny, scenes with monsters revealed that they were finally cut off.
Different monsters for everyone
Director Susanne Bier summed it up perfectly when he said,
"Whatever the creature is, they enter your deepest fear. The deepest fear of everyone will be different from others. I think suddenly taking concrete forms to describe the weaker. Where pride is really strong, then try to describe it meaningless, so it's a wrong decision. "
Not showing monsters in movies also has other benefits. Leaving unanswered and open questions, like what will happen to children and what monsters look like, means there may be a sequel to explore this topic. Time will tell if it happens in 2019.