This Is What Sandra Bullock's 'Bird Box' Monster Would Have Looked Like
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The scene was ultimately cut from the hit Netflix horror movie.

Netflix subscribers never caught a glimpse of the monsters in "Bird Box," but now you can see the horror that Sandra Bullock faced in a scene that was cut from the hit movie.

Special effects artist Andy Bergholtz posted images of the monstrous prosthetics he created for the film on Instagram over the weekend, and spilled that they were worn by an actor in a "dream/nightmare sequence" in which Bullock's character confronted the mysterious creatures she was desperately averting her gaze from while awake.

"Considering her pregnant state and emotional arc thru the movie, the producers felt Sandra's nightmare would have something to do with a twisted, demonic baby creature attacking her (that's as much as I could gather about the context of the scene anyway)," he explained. "I sculpted at least 3 or 4 variations on the design before it was approved, which began as a more aggressive, monstery look and was revised to be a bit more subtle in the end. I also had the pleasure of painting the finished prosthetics before sending them to set."

"It's funny, I read an interview recently where Bullock described the creature as a 'snake-like, green man with a horrific baby face,'" he added. "Many folks have speculated what the creature may have looked like, but they fail to realize the "snake-like green man" portion was simply Dirk in a spandex green-screen suit Everything from the neck down was intended to be a giant CGI creature/body added later."

He concluded, "In the end, I actually really liked the movie and think it was better off NOT showing the makeup. Kudos to the director for sticking to her guns on that one."

Keep in mind the following monster design is representative of only what Bullock's character may have seen if she looked at the creatures destroying humanity. It is not a depiction of the fictional species as a whole.

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*Some spoilers ahead for BIRD BOX, continue reading at your own risk!* We had the unique pleasure of designing a creepy makeup for the film, although the scene ultimately ended up on the cutting room floor. Keep in mind, the fatal "vision" that each character saw would most likely be different for each person (you'll understand if you've seen the film), and this makeup appeared in a cut "dream/nightmare sequence" with Sandra Bullock's character. Considering her pregnant state and emotional arc thru the movie, the producers felt Sandra's nightmare would have something to do with a twisted, demonic baby creature attacking her (that's as much as I could gather about the context of the scene anyway). I sculpted at least 3 or 4 variations on the design before it was approved, which began as a more aggressive, monstery look and was revised to be a bit more subtle in the end. I also had the pleasure of painting the finished prosthetics before sending them to set, to be worn and performed by the one and only Dirk Rogers @thehalloweendirk, applied by the great @proutyfx. It's funny, I read an interview recently where Bullock described the creature as a "snake-like, green man with a horrific baby face". Many folks have speculated what the creature may have looked like, but they fail to realize the "snake-like green man" portion was simply Dirk in a spandex green-screen suit 😄. Everything from the neck down was intended to be a giant CGI creature/body added later. In the end, I actually really liked the movie and think it was better off NOT showing the makeup. Kudos to the director for sticking to her guns on that one. Still a fun project to be a part of, thanks Howie! @hoops511 #netflix #birdbox

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He may have been referencing a Bloody Disgusting article published on Dec. 21, but it's unclear if the horror blog conducted the interview or was aggregating quotes from another source.

While describing the nightmare scene and the monster in it, Bullock said, "It was snake-like, and I was like, 'I don’t want to see it when it first happens. Just bring it into the room. We’ll shoot the scene.' I turn and he’s like this [growling at me.] It’s making me laugh. It was just a long fat baby."

Director Susanne Bier added, "It so easily becomes funny. We actually shot that and spent a lot of energy on, but every time I saw it, I was like this is not going to be tense. It’s just going to be funny. At first, Sandy 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 did it, I was like, 'Shit, that’s a different film.'"

"Bird Box" follows a blindfolded mother (Bullock) on her journey through a post-apocalyptic world plagued by monsters that make humans kill themselves if seen. Sarah Paulson, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Rel Howery, Jacki Weaver, Danielle Macdonald and Rosa Salazar round out the rest of the ensemble cast.

The movie is so popular, it broke a record on Netflix and has inspired a viral "#BirdBoxChallenge," which is basically just fans blindfolding themselves while performing normal tasks. Netflix had to discourage viewers from participating because they can accidentally hurt themselves in the process.

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