Bird Box leaves audiences with many questions

Ian Duncan & Maddie Westbrook, Staff Writers

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The new release on Netflix, Bird Box, was an instant hit as of December. The movie is about a fictional world catastrophe: “invisible” monsters who when looked at, take the form of your worst fears, your deepest sadness or your greatest loss.
Outside of the show, critics and viewers seem to believe that the reason why we never see these monsters in the movie is because the monsters look different to every person.
The monsters represent people’s personal and individual fears so the reason why we can’t see them is because they would look different to every character in the movie. Another theory as to why we never see the monsters, is to keep them unknown to the viewer to keep suspense and intensify the fear.
The characters in the movie never see what the monsters actually look like, but they can only hear and feel them.
As viewers, we get an understanding of what the characters are experiencing, but not are able to see the monsters.
This could be for different reasons including the fact that they represent people’s different personal fears.
There are many theories about the individual monsters themselves, and many questions, like why can’t they enter houses?
Or, why is there a gust of wind when they are present? We also see many drawings in the movie of the monsters (see picture) and if you have ever read any famous horror books, you probably have heard of H. P. Lovecraft, an American horror-fiction writer.
One of his most famous creation is most likely the cosmic entity Cthulhu. H. P. Lovecraft describes a statue of Cthulhu as “a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind.” Cthulhu has been described in appearance as resembling an octopus, a dragon and a human caricature, hundreds of meters tall, with webbed human-looking arms and legs and a pair of rudimentary wings on its back.
Cthulhu’s head is depicted as similar to the entirety of a gigantic octopus, with an unknown number of tentacles surrounding its supposed mouth.
Now enough about the image, but how is it related to the monsters and their abilities? Both keep the mysterious beings beyond the reach of human understanding.
The “truth” of the cosmos is horror itself. Most people who see these beings are driven to death or madness, thus cannot report what these beings actually are. This fits into the storyline and the aspects of Bird Box.

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Bird Box leaves audiences with many questions