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Things From The 'Bird Box' Book That Were Too Intense For The Screen

Updated 2 May 2019 7.4k votes 2.0k voters 118.8k views10 items

List RulesVote up the passages that send chills down your spine.

Netflix's original film Bird Box is a bona fide cultural phenomenon. Based on the equally successful book of the same name by Josh Malerman, the movie - which stars Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Trevante Rhodes, and John Malkovich - has spurred numerous memes, fan theories, and an ill-advised blindfolded "challenge." 

The post-apocalyptic film centers on Malorie, who must shepherd her two kids down a dangerous river toward a sanctuary with enough food and supplies to last them several years. She must do so completely blindfolded, as there are creatures lurking about that, if looked at, can drive a person mad. The story also features flashbacks to five years prior, detailing Malorie and a band of other survivors' attempts at learning as much as they can about the monsters causing chaos outside their walls.

Malerman's novel follows much the same narrative path, though there are several scenes within the pages that were too intense for the adaptation.

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