We’re glad that monster-horror movies are coming back, and the first trailer for Netflix’s Bird Box proves that people still enjoy the genre that has come a long way since the days of Freddy and Jason. If you’ve seen and were blown away by John Krasinki’s surprise film A Quiet Place earlier this year, we think you’ll enjoy Bird Box.
Unlike A Quiet Place where you have to be silent and stealthy like a Ninja, you’re blindfolded. Why? Because those who lay their eyes on these creatures in Bird Box will automatically lose their minds and kill themselves in a brutal manner.
The film was adapted from the 2014 debut novel by Josh Malerman (who’s also part of American rock band The High Strung). Bird Box tells a chilling tale set in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by monsters and revolves around a young mother trying to get her two children to safety. And how do the monsters look like? Are they zombie-like or more alien face-hugger? Well, from the trailer, a key selling point to the story is that no one has ever seen how the monster looks like–because you know, you don’t want to turn insane and start murdering people and yourself–one look at any of the monsters will make you do so.
That twist makes the film more interesting, to see how these characters will navigate through the wasteland blindfolded because they’re no Matt Murdock, that’s for sure. Like A Quiet Place, Bird Box indirectly comments on society’s need to communicate beyond what we see. Also, there’s that mystery of what the monsters look like to glue us to our seats til the end.
Sandra Bullock stars as Malorie, the mother trying to survive the threat. John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, BD Wong, Jacki Weaver and Rosa Salavar are among the cast.
The trailer looks interestingly scary. Check it out for yourself:
Bird Box arrives on Netflix 21 December 2018.