Bird Box fans have scoffed at the unseen monsters in the Netflix movie — after finally seeing them on Instagram.
The smash hit horror, which had 45 million streams in its first week, sees Sandra Bullock and her fellow humans blindfold themselves to avoid seeing an evil force.
People at home also couldn’t see the monsters thanks to a last minute decision to bin them from the movie, but fans have been desperate to know what they look like.
And now they do — they’re glad they didn’t see them, The Sun reports.
Photos of the bald, toothless creatures have been shared on Instagram and fans are far from impressed.
Creature designer Andy Bergholtz explained on Instagram: “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.
“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.”
Since seeing what the monsters would have looked like to Sandra Bullock’s character, many viewers have mocked the prosthetics.
“Looks like me when I wake up,” one person scoffed.
Another added: “Would have turned the whole movie into a comedy”
Others reasoned that the invisible monster was always going to be more terrifying.
“Although the monster design is pretty cool, I think the mystery behind a creature that is invisible and takes on the image of whatever can drive a person mad in the end was a better choice,” the viewer commented.
The special effects artists behind the monsters admitted they are disappointed their efforts were wasted.
‘’It’s always a bit disappointing when so much effort goes into something that ends up in the cutting room floor, but I get it and it’s always what is best for the final product,” Howard Berger wrote on Instagram.