Time To Close Your Eyes For A “Bird Box” Selfie!
Yes, the latest social media phenomenon is this one: “Bird Box” selfies!
These pics are showing up outside the house used in the great new Netflix horror hit!
Sandra Bullock stars as a woman who must lead a pair of children through a forest and river blindfolded! Why? Because a mysterious force makes people commit suicide when they see it. Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, BD Wong, Sarah Paulson, Colson Baker, and John Malkovich also star – a great cast holed up in a house that is now a social media star!
Here is the trailer to “Bird Box”:
The success of the film has led to a Southern California “selfie” phenomenon!
As ABC7 reports:
“Rabid fandom for Netflix’s smash horror hit “Bird Box” has inspired a new online challenge: People wearing blindfolds, just like Sandra Bullock’s character in the horror film.
And many of the fans are also making the pilgrimage to Monrovia – to a house featured in the movie.
Outside the picturesque home people keep stopping by and covering their eyes to take a photo.”
ABC7 goes on to report:
The owner of the 110-year-old home says filming went on for three days inside her home. She says she doesn’t mind its newfound fame or the visitors that have been flocking by all day, every day.
Neighbors, whose homes were also used off-camera during the shoot, don’t seem to mind either.
“It’s kinda funny,” said local resident Mark Christensen. “Some people put the blindfolds on.”
“You can see right now – there’s a whole bunch of people over there and I don’t think there’s a half hour that goes by where there isn’t somebody out here taking pictures.”
While this house will stay iconic to everyone who has seen the film – a huge success out of the gate for Netflix – even more people are doing the “Bird Box Challenge” all around the country!
The Hilarious – And Dangerous – “Bird Box Challenge!”
It’s exactly what you think it is – people blindfold themselves and try to do everyday things, like taking an escalator in a shopping mall!
Netflix has had to warn people against this, as injuries have been reported!
Also, sight-impaired people have complained that it is insensitive to make fun of not being able to see – a very valid point.
There was another huge movie hit this year that also used a similar device:
John Krasinski’s terrific thriller starring his wife Emily Blunt was another horror hit from 2018 that involved a family desperate to survive monster by not making a sound, while “Bird Box” has no sight – what’s next, no smell?
Here is a look at the great thriller “A Quiet Place:”
Let me know if you’ve seen the terrific “Bird Box!”