If you liked A Quiet Place but were hoping for another version where treacherous forces destroy people when they open their eyes outside, then there is this new Sandra Bullock movie and it is for you!
Netflix’s Bird Box, based on the 2014 Josh Malerman novel of the same name, is set mainly in the aftermath of an apocalypse where an unnamed phenomenon that appears to force people to stare their worst fears in the face then die from it—by crashing their car for instance—has leveled what was left of social order. Bullock plays a mother who must protect her children from the terrifying evil of this world. She is joined by a holy-shit-amazing cast that includes Sarah Paulson, BD Wong, John Malkovich, Jacki Weaver, and Rosa Salazar. Bird Box is directed by Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier (In a Better World, Serena).
Here is the film’s actual logline:
“When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they’ll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.”
Bird Box doesn’t come out until December 21, and can be your “Most Lazy Halloween Costume Ever” for the price of one necktie you already own, probably because it was accidentally left at your place years ago and you never bothered to throw it out. Wrapping an entire sweatshirt around your face is also acceptable.