Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic thriller film directed by Susanne Bier.

Official trailers

Netflix on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 released the trailer:
Bird Box | Official Trailer #2 | Netflix.

Story intro

In a post-apocalyptic world, Malorie Hayes advises two young, unnamed children that they will be going downstream on a river in a rowing boat. She strictly instructs them to not remove their blindfolds, or else they will die. From this point, the film alternates between two stages of Malorie's story, separated by five years, until they conjoin: her attempt to navigate the river and the events that led to it. Five years earlier, a pregnant Malorie is visited by her sister, Jessica. A news report is being shown on television about unexplained mass suicides in Romania that are quickly spreading across Europe. Malorie has a routine pregnancy checkup with Jessica accompanying her to the hospital. When leaving the hospital, Malorie sees a woman bashing her head into a glass panel followed by others panicking as chaos quickly erupts throughout the town. Malorie realizes the "violence" that was spreading across Europe had already reached North America. Malorie and Jessica attempt to drive away from the violence, but Jessica witnesses the phenomenon affecting the masses and sees the entity, loses control of herself as she drives, and the car ends up overturning. An injured Malorie then witnesses Jessica walk into the path of an oncoming garbage truck, killing herself. Malorie attempts to flee on foot through the mass chaos on the streets. A woman, Lydia, invites Malorie over to a house for safety, even though her husband, Douglas, disagrees. However, right before she reaches Malorie, she goes into a trance, begins talking to her dead mother, and casually climbs into a burning car, which subsequently explodes. Malorie is rescued and brought into their house by Tom, a fleeing passerby. While recovering at their base, Charlie, one of the survivors who seems to have somewhat comprehensive knowledge of what could be happening, theorizes that demonic entities have invaded Earth, taking the form of their victims' worst fears and driving them insane before causing them to die by suicide. At the insistence of Tom, they cover all windows in the house and blindfold themselves whenever they must venture outside. Later, Greg volunteers to tie himself to a chair while monitoring the surveillance cameras to see the entity on TV as it approaches but ends up killing himself by rocking his chair violently and slamming his head into a hearthstone after seeing it.


Sandra Bullock
Trevante Rhodes
John Malkovich
Danielle Macdonald
Sarah Paulson
Jacki Weaver
Rosa Salazar
Lil Rel Howery
Tom Hollander
Machine Gun Kelly
Felix (credited as Colson Baker)
BD Wong
Pruitt Taylor Vince
Vivien Lyra Blair
Julian Edwards
Parminder Nagra
Dr. Lapham
Rebecca Pidgeon
Amy Gumenick
Taylor Handley
Happy Anderson
River Man
Kyle Beatty
Elder Marauder
Ashley Alva
Female Marauder (as Ashley A. Alvarado)
David Dastmalchian
Whistling Marauder
Keith Jardine
Yelling Marauder
Kristopher Logan
Older Man
Shirley Butler
Woman in Entryway
Aden Calderon
Chanon Finley
Frank Mottek
News Anchor
Danny Max
Radio Newscaster
Debra Mark
Radio Newscaster


Principal photography began in California in October 2017.

The film Bird Box was scheduled to be released on November 12, 2018 (AFI Fest), on December 14, 2018 (United States) and on December 21, 2018 by Netflix and Picture Perfect Auto Glass.

The duration of the film is 124 minutes. The film's budget is $19.8 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Bird Box got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: Bird Box

Wikipedia: Bird Box (film)

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