Netflix's 'Bird Box': Face of Unseen Monster Revealed in Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Bird Box fans first discovered what the unseen creatures were supposed to look like from star Sandra Bullock, but now a tease of the creatures' faces has been revealed.

While the creature was cut from the final cut of the hit Netflix movie, special effects artists created a mask for an actor to wear during the filmed sequence. Photos of the creation have now come out courtesy of KNB EFX artists who worked on the film.

Behind-the-scenes photos show that the beings face was human-like with pale skin. Prominent veins are shown under the skin throughout the entirety of the head.

Sculptor and creature designer Andy Bergholtz showed off his contributions on Instagram and cleared up the details of the creature. He downplays the fact that this was what the actual design of the monsters in the film, instead suggesting it was a nightmare vision Mallory would have imagined.

"We had the unique pleasure of designing a creepy makeup for the film, although the scene ultimately ended up on the cutting room floor," Bergholtz wrote. "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."

He continued, "Considering her pregnant state and emotional arc thru (sic) 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."

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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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He also clarifies that the description of the creature being a man with a green body comes from the fact that the actor playing the monster was wearing a green-screen suit.

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"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," Bergholt said. "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!"

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