Over the past few days, my Twitter timeline has been filled with endless memes about Netflix's newest original horror film, 'Bird Box'. The film has received a lot of good reviews, with some people being so freaked out that they have to stop watching halfway through.
A lot of horror movies rely upon the appearance of the villain to shake audiences up. 'Bird Box', however, is different - this is one of the few horror films where you don't actually get to see the "bad guy', leaving it totally up to you to imagine what the characters are running from.
Apparently, there was one point when one of the producers insisted upon including a scene where the monsters are unveiled. A film was then written, filmed, and added to the movie, but was ultimately deleted. I don't know about you, but I was expecting a pretty horrific description of these creatures, but that's not what was given... at all.
When Sandra Bullock was asked to describe them, she said, "It was a green man with a horrific baby face. It was just a long fat baby." Huh? Although seeing that on the big screen would definitely shock me, I think it would elicit a more comedic response than a fearful one.
Apparently, I'm not the only one who feels this way, as the anticipated comedic response is the reason why the scene was cut from the film. When asked to comment, director Susanne Bier said,
"At first, [Bullock] was like, 'I don't want to see it' because she thought it was scary. Then it was like, 'Don't show it to me because [I'll laugh]. Every time I [saw] it, I was like, 'Shit. That's a different film.'"
Although the deleted scene hasn't officially been released, let's all hope that we can one day get our hands on it and have a good laugh to temporarily forget just how scary 'Bird Box' actually is.