How different would the experience of watching Netflix hit Bird Box have been had the movie’s monsters not been invisible? That is the question we’ve been left asking ourselves after special effects make-up artist Andy Bergholtz shared images of a prosthetic monster head from a “dream/nightmare sequence” that got left on the cutting room floor.
Check out Bergholtz’s veiny-headed demon baby below.
The horror movie is about an invisible force that, when seen, drives people to suicide, with each person apparently seeing a different but equally affecting vision related to their own lives. The monster Bergholtz shared was going to be seen by Sandra Bullock’s central character.
“Considering her pregnant state and emotional arc thru the movie,” Bergholtz explains in his Instagram caption, “the producers felt Sandra’s nightmare would have something to do with a twisted, demonic baby creature attacking her.”
Bergholtz worked on three-to-four variations of the monster, writing that the project was a “unique pleasure.” Whether having it in the film would have added anything, however, is completely subjective.
Do you think Bird Box would have been better or worse if the monsters were visible? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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