Among the many things that made the Netflix’s Bird Box a hit was the fact that the audience never really got to see the film’s main monster.
The only thing that we really had to go on was that looking at that thing caused its victims enough psychological distress for them to commit suicide.
So it’s either the creature made people relive their deepest darkest moments or that they were simply too horrifying to look at.
Judging from the final designs of the monster, I’d have to go with the former.
Practical effects studio SFX Atlas revealed the supposed look of Bird Box monster on Instagram yesterday, stating that the creature was scrapped from the final cut of the film.
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The unseen creature from Bird Box created at @knb_efx that was sadly cut from the final film. Andy Bergholtz @andy_bergholtz sculpted and pre-painted the prosthetics. Stephen Prouty @proutyfx went to set and applied the makeup on actor Dirk Rogers @thehalloweendirk. Reposted from the amazing Howard Berger (@hoops511) ''It’s always a bit disappointing when so much effort goes into something that ends up in the cutting room floor, but I get it and it’s always what is best for the final product" @birdboxmovie @netflixfilm @knb_efx — #makeupeffects #sculpture #birdbox
The monster itself was designed by KNB EFX Group, another special effects studio which has done work on movies and shows like The Walking Dead and The Chronicles of Narnia series.
Designer Howard Berger expressed his disappointment with the decision to cut his creation from the film.
‘It’s always a bit disappointing when so much effort goes into something that ends up in the cutting room floor, but I get it and it’s always what is best for the final product’.
TBH, it seems the decision to exclude the creature was a good one, seeing that the design isn’t really anything special.
Besides, the look reminds of a certain Merc with a Mouth