Film Theory: What is the Bird Box Monster? (Bird Box Netflix)

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Bird Box is one of the BIGGEST horror movies right now. It's inspired dozens of theories trying to answer the BIG question. What is the Bird Box monster? Today Theorists, I'm throwing my hat in the ring and I think we've hit on something big! You see, the monster in Bird Box has left a lot of clues for a creature we never see. I've gathered the evidence and you are going to want to hear this! Let's go!
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The Nifty Lynx
Could it be that blob (without arms) from monsters vs aliens? He would not be able to open doors? Humans are scared of him so just give him the power like the monster. He also sets of car alarms
They have a picture of the monster... They were gonna show it but deleted the scene
Salvatore Pellitteri
Worst thing I ever seen
Anthony Diaz
Anthony Diaz Hour ago
First I thought the monster is Medusa but Medusa turns you into stone and the birds box makes you commit suicide
Kai Shutt
Kai Shutt Hour ago
It is a image of t series passing PewDiePie
Frances O'Connor
So basically the monster is a boggart
Games Review
Games Review Hour ago
I do think that he worked hard on this theory and or theories and I think they’re good but to get to heaven you have to believe, trust, understand and love the lord. You don’t have to be “the right material”. So that theory on why only criminals don’t die can’t be right. By the way, this is just my opinion, so if you don’t believe in God you don’t have to believe me. I just thought I would point that out to my beliefs.😉👌🏾👍🏽
Joseph Crouse
Joseph Crouse Hour ago
Do an UP theory
Jonah Miller
Jonah Miller Hour ago
that wasnt 1st Thessalonians, Chapter 1.
Zombie Fool
Zombie Fool Hour ago
You totally failed trying to weave Christianity into this. Bad theorist, bad!
Angel Piper
Angel Piper Hour ago
Bird box-Cant look A Quiet Place-cant speak Don't Breathe-cant breath Hush-can talk a little
sa mi
sa mi Hour ago
wait - do you guys know the game catherine? the first mythology creature stands for lust? SOMETHING IS ADDING UP-
Max Plite
Max Plite Hour ago
Its obviously an SCP-096...
JTD25 DA G.O.A.T 2 hours ago
And they said I’m not gonna die then the monster pulled out a uno reverse card
JTD25 DA G.O.A.T 2 hours ago
The actual monster is Matt from the wii everyone got salty they keep losing
sabrina martinez
sabrina martinez 2 hours ago
my theory is that the monster is something that makes the person see their worst nightmare its like making them suffer and the only way for them to end it is by suicide. criminals do not care because they already have the urge to kill other like fish fingers someone mentions he is a criminal and so does Gary its something that makes people sad or scared like when the girl that gets in to the car that is on fire says "mom" and her husband says her mother died A couple of years ago so in conclusion there is no monster only illusions that make them commit suicide
hewo daw
hewo daw 2 hours ago
So....... God is the monster..... what
Owen Liss
Owen Liss 2 hours ago
8:28 song?
amir ghanem
amir ghanem 2 hours ago
The monster is the thought of not finding a toilet after eating Taco Bell
the Savage dinosaur
The monster is a teacher Lol
Creios Gaming
Creios Gaming 2 hours ago
Ima Christian so when Matt quotes scripture I was like “FINALLY”
Johnathan Pierce
Johnathan Pierce 2 hours ago
Elephant-Face also looks like Sans and Gaster from Undertale.. Hmmmmmmmm.... #doggos #DirectDogman #DirectDoggo #TobyFox If you know who those borfs are, say BORF. Also, if you do, kibble points to ya'!.......................................................................... also borf
Aaron Sookoo
Aaron Sookoo 2 hours ago
I hope I kms after finding out what it is
Super SpaaceGuy
Super SpaaceGuy 2 hours ago
17:58 oh thats where polititions come from
Mad Jack
Mad Jack 2 hours ago
Hey Matt Patt. You’re wrong. Lydia’s mom has been dead for 10 years not five. Check the time 1:43:24
HeroOfHyrule407 2 hours ago
U say it’s like an octopus Jesus, maybe it’s the Anti-Christ, the Bible says that people will think that is Jesus and people will worship him and maybe it will have its own profets, saying it is beautiful
ntreacy91 2 hours ago
I think the rapture part is too much of a stretch I don’t think that it has anything to do with that but more like what you said about them being a cult of Cthulhu. And they think the entities are beautiful because of their devotedness to them and figure they’ll either join the cult or just be killed off if not accepted by whatever entity they’re looking at. As for the mom I think she was just being tricked by on of the creatures to walk into the burning car, because you make the argument that they are able to trick people which I think is correct.
Haunturz 2 hours ago
“Let’s call him horny”
pepper952 2 hours ago
My only issue with this episode is that the guy was just listing off various spirits that have been listed off in history not what could possibly be behind the event.
pug 1020
pug 1020 2 hours ago
Horny tenicall face and the other one the horny one is funny
Kevin Reese
Kevin Reese 2 hours ago
One thing you have to remember is that in end time rapture times, there will be something beautiful to the human eye that will fool them into worshipping the entity itself . If you think outside the box the entity itself is a demon trying to get people to kill themselves because they’ll know that the human soul will be damned to hell if they committed suicide. In that sense isn’t the demon working directly under the control of the devil ? Just a theory .
The JoJo’s Company
What was the monster? My first thought: *ur mom*
Jester Cat
Jester Cat 3 hours ago
I KNEW from the moment I saw this video that it was gonna be good ol' Cthulhu
Rainbow Unicorn
Rainbow Unicorn 3 hours ago
i knew what the monster was before i even watched this *i Be FlOsSiN*
Radgamerzx 3 hours ago
Couldn't it have been Nyarlathotep?
Island Princess
Island Princess 3 hours ago
16:26 I see you matpat!
Wis Kaleifa
Wis Kaleifa 3 hours ago
The monster was an Enderman...
Mathieu Bardoux
Mathieu Bardoux 3 hours ago
There is no monster . Its only spiritual . Its visions they have that turn them suicidal or fanatic . There is no monster is and energy a spiritual forces that you cant fight .
Yichen Zou
Yichen Zou 3 hours ago
you will lose sans if you look at the old gods
Lauren Perry
Lauren Perry 3 hours ago
did he really just say Caribbean instead of Caribbean
Isaac Huetter
Isaac Huetter 3 hours ago
Bird Box was better than AQP.
Frexie 3 hours ago
Cthulu is that you?
Jonny King
Jonny King 4 hours ago
Don't look at the invisible thing
Arcion 4 hours ago
The actual monster is the demiurge. This has been confirmed.
David Rice
David Rice 4 hours ago
096. That is all
Paul Accuardi
Paul Accuardi 4 hours ago
The bird box monster is ALITA BATTLE ANGEL ads.
Bluebarrie Gaming
Bluebarrie Gaming 4 hours ago
Maybe the directors dont even know what the monster is so thats why you dont get to see the monster is or know what it is
Superriley’s Adventures
What if the monster is just Charlie’s ghost?
Minimeow06 M
Minimeow06 M 4 hours ago
6:10 narutos Jinchuriki
Jacob Francisco
Jacob Francisco 4 hours ago
The monster was Matt from wii sports they killed them self's because they didn't want to face him
Aether Veilborne
Aether Veilborne 4 hours ago
So we basically just have a case of plagiarism with a few minor tweaks...
jaytherogue 4 hours ago
I get that you are saying that some concepts of the rapture could have influenced the creation of the monster, but you took a lot of the ideas about the rapture out of context and misapplied them here.
Nelly Anaya
Nelly Anaya 5 hours ago
You should do a theory on bandersnatch
祝KookieDough 5 hours ago
You mean like Naruto?
Mason AKA Crash
Mason AKA Crash 5 hours ago
It was metaphorically about depression. But this works too I guess.
Oh Snap!
Oh Snap! 5 hours ago
Ur going to hell PERIOD
Gwen Who Doesn't Really Care
It could also be inspired by the Nachtkrapp and the wendigo. The nachtkrapp is a south German bird man, who if you look in its eyes you quickly die (not really specified how), but if you see the holes in its wings you get infected with a sickness. This explains the two effects. It is also shown in the movie that the creature started in the Northern Europe area and moved east through Asia and then into America. The wendigo is the ultimate hunter, able to mimic voices of others and move faster than humans can see. Although you can also see it as there is no myth it is based on, but rather a creature of his own design, that simply has elements inspired by various creatures. It seems to also be inspired by vampire lore, unable to enter a building without permission, for example.
fredz 5 hours ago
Guys guys you're all wrong it was clearly Kim Kardashians ass only the insane ones think it is nice
LazR Alycs
LazR Alycs 5 hours ago
Its just a prank bro
Jason Bolter
Jason Bolter 5 hours ago
bruh...the guy the treid to kill them all draws the monster I wached this
Tony Sewell ll
Tony Sewell ll 5 hours ago
What if the monster is god and the light
M1MillFL 5 hours ago
''horny'' 😂 7:42
Sir Tueur
Sir Tueur 5 hours ago
Lmonkey115 5 hours ago
It’s not a quit place rip off it’s a the happening rip off
Bonnie Samuelson
Bonnie Samuelson 5 hours ago
Can you do.... It And Jason Vorhee? Thx
eleni lucid
eleni lucid 6 hours ago
It could be slenderman
99slacker999999999 6 hours ago
The monster is the TRUTH about Zionism.
Does anyone know about professor hatekraft from Scooby Doo mystery Incorporated char Gargatha car the beast that has no name
happy duck
happy duck 6 hours ago
Can you make a theory on a series of unforchent events
FaDe AwAy
FaDe AwAy 6 hours ago
Or it’s just another different monster... maybe? Just maybe?
ya boy lucario
ya boy lucario 6 hours ago
If I saw it I won't go insane or commit suicide I'd just say f**k you monster
SaymynameYT 6 hours ago
I know who the monster was.. Mr. Beast
Precious Cases
Precious Cases 7 hours ago
Tuezdie Garcia
Tuezdie Garcia 7 hours ago
So like... has no one noticed the similarity between Skyline (2010) and Bird Box? I mean for no particular reason, creatures not of our kind come to us, control our mental desires, fears, and confusion into a trance towards the object. Thus, the creature killing people. The alines used in Skyline shine off light into the exposed eyes of the human putting them into a trance moving close to the alien. Once close enough the alien kills the human and rips out their brain using it for power. In the movie, it follows a couple inside a group of survivors. The girlfriend of the leading male role is two months pregnant. Skipping somewhat ahead, the leading male role was one of the first to get abducted, however, the girlfriend gets to him soon enough to pull him away and, wait for it... CLOSE THE BLINDS. Now, while being in the trance, the male's eyes changed along with the surrounding skin. An intense smoked out ring around the eyes onto the temples with dark veins exposed and the eyes clouded over. Skipping ahead a few deaths, the leading male and his girlfriend are finally abducted. In the mothership, the long tentacles of the aliens come up to the girl and before killing her, it hears the heartbeat of the fetus in her. The alien sends her to a separate part of the ship with other pregnant women for early delivery. The movie pans over to another part of the ship that is taking the brains and show a red glowing brain. An alien replaced the old brain which was in its head previously and goes AWOL. Turns out that was the brain of the leading male and he now has taken over the alien's body. Before the aliens could force the baby out of the leading female he crashed through the walls of the ship and rips apart the tentacles of the other aliens. Then a heartwarming scene of the tow recognizing each other. [I don't really feel like typing it all out since we get the gist of it lol] Now, if you don't follow that get this. The movie Skyline ends with us assuming that the leading male kills the aliens and setting those who are alive free. Now with the traumatic events that had to happen, you'd think they'd go insane. So, say do. Years later after the events of Skyline, a creature of the unknown appears and starts showing people their mental desires, fears, and confusion... sending them into a trance and doing the only thing that they would find acceptable in a time of unfathomable stress. Suicide. People who were not affected by these creatures were to have previously experienced some type of trauma... how about abduction... Personally, I believe that these two are somehow connected, though I love the theory of Cthulhu and I do also believe it. I still come back to this. I am open to discussion on this but I just thought that I would put this out there. Again, wonderful video!
SquishyWatermelon 7 hours ago
I have a theory (WARNING: This may not make any sense, nor connect to the evidence given, NOR be correct. I am not saying that they are so plz dont bash me for it) What if there are multiple monster thingies. Think about it, Gary had several drawings of all different shapes and sizes. Even so, they were all different. What if they all were the true minions of Mr. Cthulu himself and they were sent on a mission to "cleanse" the world. Look at what he said about the 9 tail guy. What if the Cthulu decided "Hey, I want souls!" and used the humans. But that still leaves questions. What about the birds? Did they truly see the creatures or just sensed it? Would other animals do the same thing? If they truly saw it, would they also lose their minds and kill themselves and/or others? In the movie, the birds also went insane when Charlie's friend began calling out and tried to get the door opened. So, they go insane whenever there's a person who "worships" the creatures. Or, were they just sensing mere danger? We'll never know. Bounce back to my theory, our theorist mentioned that the creature ain't got time for us puny humans, which points back to the fact that he has minions to do his everloving bidding. Idk, what does everyone else think?
Snowed Wolf
Snowed Wolf 7 hours ago
I can't wait to see Us mansssssssss!!!! (Tbh I thought it was called U's ((Ik I'm retardedd)))
Kay yay Reacts
Kay yay Reacts 7 hours ago
It can’t be Christ because the Bible said that suicide is a sin and you can’t go yo heaven with a sin or u will go to hell
Kevin the Lemon
Kevin the Lemon 7 hours ago
Lets call him *horny*
Ed Taylor
Ed Taylor 7 hours ago
Cthulu is mah dad
Kelly V
Kelly V 8 hours ago
Which was the monster you said everyone wasn't
Ana Feleti
Ana Feleti 8 hours ago
Is it more confusing than fnaf
Karter Harris
Karter Harris 8 hours ago
Lord Splynter
Lord Splynter 8 hours ago
*Everyone ask "what is the monster?" but no one ask "how is the monster?"*
JC130676 8 hours ago
5:02 Holy crap, Trump is actually Aka Manah!
John B
John B 8 hours ago
very dumb movie.
Bojko 8 hours ago
Wrath from fma
Aidan Michael
Aidan Michael 8 hours ago
"Tentacle Face" looks like a Mindflayer from Dungeons & Dragons.
miranda madeling
miranda madeling 8 hours ago
Wasn’t it the drawings the crazy Guy drew?
Pagliacci 8 hours ago
This movie was nothing more than a anti white male movie. Notice every single bad guy was WHITE. This was no accident.
kaan özşahin
kaan özşahin 8 hours ago
For me, this bird box monster is more likely an eldritch being than a celestial or divine being(like god, angels, saints souls etc...) But, cthulhu is WAY MORE POWERFUL than this bird box monster. The prayers of cthulhu are driven so mad that, they are chanting in an old and almost impossibly hard to spelling language. The language of great ones. And, cthulhu's madness effect is so powerful that, when he stands on a middle of the street, i guess entire city would... maybe not instantly, but really fast go mad. People would not have a chance to run away. It is the great cthulhu himself for gods sake!... He would corrupt peoples minds with just simply standing there... Forget the blindfold... You would need the protection of spear of the destiny, a prophet's divine aid or something to withstand... Cthulhu has his servants. A fish-frog like race and they are actually interacting people. Bird box monster, for me, is not the great and almighty cthulhu himself. Sounds more likely nyarlathotep. A be,ng, looks humanoid, wonders in the realms, earth, dreams, and realm of old ones, but creates a madness that anybody in earth that "interacts with" or maybe "sees" him. You can "hide" from nyarlathotep. Some of the followers of eldritch beings call this madness "illumination"... You know... Something divine. Nyarlathotep is... a bit of an arrogant b*tch that does not bother opening doors, following people, not not certainly the blindfold... His ability effects people on a different level and he can control it. THose voices that mimicks people might be a thing that he learned in his journeys that just "spice up the things" etc... He will just simply walk over the place, and enjoy the show. And people would do the job for him. This explains both the drawings, requires to "look", being able to hide, and followers that can actually think, make plans, and can hide in the popularity. Why criminals? Because they have more potential than other innocents. They already commited bad actions. They can always do it again. Before saying anything about second chance, nyarlathotep is the judge. So, if he doesn't give a f*ck, than nothing else matters...
doctor mash
doctor mash 8 hours ago
I thought ut was a siren
Jase Lephiew
Jase Lephiew 8 hours ago
The Monster was Racism in America and the blindfolds were peoples' unwillingness to acknowledge it.
Imani Jalalzai
Imani Jalalzai 8 hours ago
Octopus Jesus
Chuyeanne •
Chuyeanne • 8 hours ago
Siege Deadshot
Siege Deadshot 9 hours ago
The monster was me okkk
jerzey deville
jerzey deville 9 hours ago
At least it isn't about some crazy curse ritual.
D M 9 hours ago
conclussion: The movie sucks
Do Plan
Do Plan 9 hours ago
What if there’s more than one monster
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lolwut . 10 hours ago
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