This post contains spoilers.
The post-apocalyptic film was adapted from the novel by the same name and stars Sandra Bullock as Malorie Hayes, a mother trying to avoid a suicidal death which comes if you look into a monster’s eyes. To avoid eye-locking, characters move around with blindfolds, making escaping to safety that much more difficult.
And it seems to have quite a bit of a cult-like following already, complete with memes.
The best Bird Box memes (so far)
Scared to even see bird box AGAIN !! But Love It 🗣🤯 pic.twitter.com/iERbh2CLq0
— Cheyannerenee🍒 (@Cheyannerenee20) December 25, 2018
For many on Twitter, the movie has become a mix of fear and obsession. The memes riff on the plot lines from Bird Box, often with hilarious results.
Like whenever Malorie hears anything.
— Shan (@shanuddin889) December 26, 2018
— SierraWhite (@UniqueChinaRob) December 25, 2018
— Huey Freeman (@bread_maker7) December 24, 2018
And whenever they are outdoors.
— 💛🖤 Tasha Maree 🖤💛 (@tasha_bermudez) December 24, 2018
— Yareli Arroyo (@yareli_jelly) December 24, 2018
— ⋆✰ ANGELINA ✰ ⋆ (@angelinaschule) December 24, 2018
— im baby (@MiichelleLund) December 25, 2018
Or these tributes to the most gullible girl ever, Olympia. We’re still wondering what she was thinking.
— STUPID LUV (@BadRihmance) December 26, 2018
— MiddyMid 🏄🏽🖤 (@AhmidTheKid) December 24, 2018
— QUI🌻🤴🏾 (@Timberlandjo) December 24, 2018
In the end, when the kids finally don’t have to be called boy and girl anymore, Twitter was in its feelings.
— Lamar Washington (@la_mar2) December 26, 2018
There were also tweets about how being blind turned into an advantage in the film.
The blind people in #BirdBox while everyone else is dying:
— bobbycheeks (@shutyourmouze) December 25, 2018
— K 🪐 (@Kaelonii) December 24, 2018
— ortiz_64 (@Supra_Ortiz) December 24, 2018
Some even highlighted the ways life can never be the same after watching the movie—especially when there are birds at the window.
— torrence shepardton xvi (@TSWIZZYTWEETS) December 23, 2018
— . (@Jae__Jay) December 24, 2018
— Khalilah (@TomBoyDivaLeela) December 23, 2018
The movie has been criticized for its insensitive portrayal of mental health. It’s rated R and not suitable for children, but its monsters and “hopeful” ending have captured the social media zeitgeist this holiday season all the same.