Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ has become a meme factory

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This post contains spoilers.

Netflix’s latest horror-thriller Bird Box dropped last week and everyone pretty much feels the same way about it: terrified.

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)

https://twitter.com/Cheyannerenee20/status/1077404395724247040

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.

https://twitter.com/bread_maker7/status/1077230393399672832

And whenever they are outdoors.

https://twitter.com/tasha_bermudez/status/1077035197252726784

Or these tributes to the most gullible girl ever, Olympia. We’re still wondering what she was thinking.

https://twitter.com/AhmidTheKid/status/1077109664876240896

https://twitter.com/Timberlandjo/status/1077065560448552960

In the end, when the kids finally don’t have to be called boy and girl anymore, Twitter was in its feelings.

https://twitter.com/Lamar_623/status/1077766300804407297

There were also tweets about how being blind turned into an advantage in the film.

https://twitter.com/KaeloniBoyd/status/1077102881675726848

Some even highlighted the ways life can never be the same after watching the movie—especially when there are birds at the window.

https://twitter.com/im_mylesaway/status/1077036318218174464

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.

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Elizabeth VanMetre

Elizabeth VanMetre

Elizabeth VanMetre is a reporter based in Wyoming. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, and her work has appeared on ETOnline, the New York Daily News, Yahoo Travel, and more. She hosts a local morning show in Wyoming.