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Source: netflix

'Bird Box' Was Originally Supposed to Show the Monsters

By Mustafa Gatollari

Bird Box is one of those films that isn't particularly good from a critical standpoint, but the premise creates so much tension, no matter how dumb, that it's difficult to not enjoy it. Plus, it's about protecting kids from monsters and making them believe happy things can actually happen to people, even in the face of horrible circumstances. You'd have to be some kind of monster yourself to not enjoy that.

And while we're on the subject of monsters, the film made a compelling choice not to reveal the unspeakable evil that causes people to go so mad they are compelled to kill themselves. It's like the golden briefcase in Pulp Fiction or the tiny monkey Daniel Day Lewis always kept in his pocket in Gangs of New York: the audience never sees it, which makes the unseen thing that much more intriguing.

But this wasn't always the original idea with Bird Box. In fact, there was a dedicated special effects team tasked with creating the evil beings that wreaked all this havoc on humanity. The movie was originally supposed to show the monsters hell-bent on destroying everyone's minds.

Makeup EFX concept art and sample prosthetics recently made their way to the internet, revealing what those demons might have looked like, along with some interesting facts about the "direction" the filmmakers had planned to take with the  monsters.