The unknown creature that was originally supposed to be in Bird Box has been revealed, and it’s prompted quite the backlash from fans of the hugely popular horror movie.
The Netflix movie has attracted over 45 million views in its first week – with fans becoming transfixed by the mysterious creatures that force survivors of the apocalypse to walk around blindfolded.
While the creatures are never actually seen in the film, the visual effects team has now shared a glimpse of their creation that didn’t make the final cut. Posting on Instagram, designer Howard Berger wrote: “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.”
But if the reactions of Bird Box fans are anything to go by, it seems that the decision to axe the creature might have been for the best.
“It looks like a soul trapped inside a testicle with cauliflower ear,” one fan wrote.
Another said: “Yeah…not right for this movie at ALL. Looks like it was recycled from another flick with a totally different concept.”
“Trump with hair”, said a third.
Meanwhile, Netflix recently pleaded with fans to stop the Bird Box challenge in the wake of the film’s popularity. It sees fans undertaking everyday tasks while blindfolded in a bid to emulate the plot.