If you see them, you're driven to the point of suicidal insanity, so don't open your eyes... no matter what you hear. Based on Josh Malerman's acclaimed 2014 novel of the same name, Bird Box is coming to Netflix on December 21st, and as a holiday gift, the streaming service has unwrapped five minutes of the movie online early, giving viewers a look at the pandemonium during the arrival of the film's enigmatic creatures.

Directed by Susanne Bier from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer (adapted from Josh Malerman's novel), Bird Box stars Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, BD Wong, Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich.

Bird Box will be released on Netflix on December 21st, following a limited theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and London. In case you missed it, check here to read Heather Wixson's highlights of the press conference with the cast and crew, including Sandra Bullock and Trevante Rhodes.

Synopsis: "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. Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock leads an all-star cast that includes Trevante Rhodes, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich in BIRD BOX, a compelling new thriller from Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier."

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