Finally, the Bird Box creatures revealed but the Internet is not impressed

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Are you scared of them?

For anyone who has seen Netflix's new thriller Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock you'd know that we never actually saw the monster that forced everyone to kill themselves.

Well, the monster has been revealed and fans are not impressed. 

The smash hit horror, which had 45 million streams in its first week had Bullock and other surviving humans blindfold themselves to avoid seeing an evil force.

It was a last minute decision from producers to cut the monsters from the film so viewers at home could not see them. 

Creature designer Andy Bergholtz shared the monster on Instagram along with an explanation of the evil force:

"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."

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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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Then the Internet shared its views with some not impressed with the poster, while others thought it was terrifying. 

The special effects artists did admit they were disappointed their work was not used in the film but ultimately agreed with the final choice:

"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."

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Written By Christina Cavaleri