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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  • - Xevernia -
    - Xevernia - 18 hours ago

    im sad that you didnt find out about the release of the sculptures of the monster to what the original idea is, we know the appearance which couldve been a great way of identifying the monster

  • Mikayla Eckel Cifrese
    Mikayla Eckel Cifrese 18 hours ago

    Pondering infinity is supposed to make you go mad? I mean, I can see where this is coming from, as infinity is certainly paradoxical, but that's a stretch even for hyperbole. You might as well say all quantum physicists are mad, as QM is far more paradoxical than infinity.

  • Riley Redpath
    Riley Redpath 18 hours ago

    I beg you to do happy death day

  • my moms breadstick
    my moms breadstick 18 hours ago

    we are farmers

    dum dum dum dum dum dum dum

    DEARtoGAME YT 18 hours ago

    scarecrows gas on steroids boom done

  • Alexander
    Alexander 18 hours ago

    just a theory on the criminals what if the reason why they go around trying to get people to see is because they need to fill a quota before they to go heaven. I mean the concept of doing a number of tasks that are often tough for a divine reward is a staple in alot of mythology and religion so what if because they were criminals they are considered unworthy but they can be worthy by sending a number of souls up to the rapture?

  • Isaiah Hollis
    Isaiah Hollis 18 hours ago

    Watches this video....
    Only heard "Isaiah...."

  • Not That guy
    Not That guy 18 hours ago

    I don't get why censor genitals in the artistic depictions shown in the video, feels like going to a museum and seeing David of Miguel Angel is now wearing pants because someone's got offended.
    Come on USclip(as yt is the one giving the strikes) have some culture.

  • Bryce Chapman
    Bryce Chapman 19 hours ago

    Idk what version of the Bible you have Matt, but I can tell you it was heavily reformed in the apostasy.

  • Blank
    Blank 19 hours ago

    No, it’s just Nyarlathotep the crawling chaos, God of a Thousand Forms,
    it fits his profile.
    “And where Nyarlathotep went, rest vanished, for the small hours were rent with the screams of nightmare.”
    H.P. Lovecraft from Nyarlathotep.
    Out of all the Lovecraftian gods he is the odd one out since he has...well a personality and simply wants to drive mankind mad. If any of them would be willing to pick us off it would be him.

  • dalton meredith
    dalton meredith 19 hours ago

    What if birdbox and quiet place are linked in the sense of the saying, see no evil hear no evil speak no evil..

  • DERPY :/
    DERPY :/ 19 hours ago

    The monster is logan paul

  • Hamish Walker
    Hamish Walker 19 hours ago

    What if the idea was that god is an eldritch monstrosity, and seeing something like that as part of the rapture is what drives them made?

  • FinnelAT
    FinnelAT 19 hours ago

    Probably the 1st movie worse then twilight!!

  • Willyam Champagne
    Willyam Champagne 19 hours ago

    I mean it’s obviously the gnome meme

  • eddie barnes
    eddie barnes 19 hours ago

    plague, death, war, famine. the fatal 4...

  • Arthur Morgan
    Arthur Morgan 19 hours ago

    The real monster was themselves

  • Nicky J
    Nicky J 19 hours ago

    *For those of you who don’t wanna waste 18 minutes*
    It’s some monster that the movie producers created. So no one knows. But that’s just a theory, a *film* theory

  • Elliott Berryman
    Elliott Berryman 19 hours ago


  • Jessica L
    Jessica L 19 hours ago

    Not really sold on the whole rapture thing since tbh the bible is half metaphor

  • Bubble Master
    Bubble Master 19 hours ago

    You got swastikas in your video 4:10

  • Corey Powers
    Corey Powers 19 hours ago

    They actually have a canon appearance, but it was cut because nobody could take it seriously. They're basically just giant snakes with the head of a baby.

  • richard hester
    richard hester 19 hours ago

    Isn't the thing chasing rick and morty the Cthulhu
    After watching this and picking the audiobook the call of Cthulhu
    The thing in the opening credits of Rick and Morty looks like the description given of Cthulhu

  • bigmangina
    bigmangina 19 hours ago

    medusa eyed dementors

  • The Dire Wolf
    The Dire Wolf 19 hours ago

    With the rapture concept, angels are regarded as terrifying in some contexts, which may be why the depictions are horrifying. Perhaps the creatures are some form of angel that is sent forth to bring humans to God.
    Just a thought.

  • Cameron Johnson
    Cameron Johnson 19 hours ago

    what about the girl who saw her mom hun

  • wolf gamer360
    wolf gamer360 19 hours ago

    hey what about the blind can they die when they look at the thaning

  • Detoneguy
    Detoneguy 20 hours ago

    (serious mode on) if the thing was Jesus this is a great example of how God can turn criminals into people who are trying to help other people make it to heaven. (serious mode off)

  • Mathew Culver
    Mathew Culver 20 hours ago

    It probably needs you to see it so it can feast on your soul

  • Romeinlegacy shut down
    Romeinlegacy shut down 20 hours ago

    Jesus can shape-shift sooo

  • Detoneguy
    Detoneguy 20 hours ago

    is it bad/good that my heart rate went up when matpat said "now it my turn"

  • Shawn Julian
    Shawn Julian 20 hours ago

    Bloodborne anyone?

  • Mathew Culver
    Mathew Culver 20 hours ago

    A robot that's programmed to kill humans who see it

  • Karon pad 2.0
    Karon pad 2.0 20 hours ago

    The monster is

    USclip rewind

  • Joseph Brodsky
    Joseph Brodsky 20 hours ago

    Guys I figured it out.

    The monster is people who put pineapple on their pizza.
    It terrifies most people enough to kill themselves, but a few of the sinners who like it think it's beautiful. The weird pattern that it makes in your eye resembles slices of pizza. It all fits...

  • Kissof Cherry
    Kissof Cherry 20 hours ago

    not even gonna watch the video read the fucking book tells you the monsters are demons and they take the shape and form of your worst fear and drive you mad

  • Let's Read Textbook
    Let's Read Textbook 20 hours ago

    Eh I believe your early theory is easier to digest:
    "Chinese fox thing 2 op pls nerf" = this movie

  • laura k
    laura k 20 hours ago

    You should still do bandersnatch

  • B K
    B K 20 hours ago

    What about the sirens from Greek Mythology who's voices drop many to insanity. Their singing (if I remember it correctly) mimicked voices and Gave visions.
    Let's say they can control said visions. They could possibly give visions that drive people insane, which may be a back up for when the singing doesn't work

  • Bodee H
    Bodee H 20 hours ago

    Can’t be the rapture

  • Bodee H
    Bodee H 20 hours ago

    He who lies above, shall not experience or be aware of the land below

  • lilredpsycho
    lilredpsycho 20 hours ago

    The monster is Big Chungus

  • Dustin Cooley
    Dustin Cooley 20 hours ago

    Her mother had been dead for 10 years not 5. Just a correction

  • Cheezyoverlord27 Hi
    Cheezyoverlord27 Hi 20 hours ago

    I have a few theories of my own I make up backstories based on what I have seen in the movie could you please check that out I would love to hear your thoughts

  • AmusedBlade 474
    AmusedBlade 474 20 hours ago +1

    I think the entity is the grim reaper, because think about it, the grim reaper is the god of death and can shape shift into anything with the voice of the dead ones. And sometimes the if someone looks at the grim reaper the grim reaper makes them kill there self.

  • Emerald Bro 2.0
    Emerald Bro 2.0 20 hours ago

    The end as we no it but in a horror movie

  • PowĕrŞ Čļúb
    PowĕrŞ Čļúb 20 hours ago

    Horny is very horny

  • Rap Opera for Kids
    Rap Opera for Kids 20 hours ago

    I heard more preaching in this video than a Sunday-morning service on Easter.

  • kangjohan78
    kangjohan78 20 hours ago

    It's not Who Lai Jing.

    It's Who Lee Jing.


  • Silly Savage
    Silly Savage 20 hours ago

    What happens if some people are blind

  • Maafa 1619
    Maafa 1619 20 hours ago

    I think the monster was Gandalf. You non-reading motherfuckers do know that Gandalf was a spirit pretending to be an old man, right?

  • Some Kid On The Street
    Some Kid On The Street 20 hours ago

    Nice stock effects

  • Acting like A soccer player

    There is no way it would be the rapture, in the Bible says that during the rapture true Christians would be gone in the blink of an eye, and (in my Baptist belief) everyone who did not believe and truly follow God would not go. I believe this is just an original monster based off of all different kinds of lore (which matpat said at the end so don’t mind me👌) no hate, love ur videos❤️

  • Andrew Brown
    Andrew Brown 21 hour ago

    There is no reason why it can't be a different lovecraftian horror. While Cthulhu and some others don't bother with humanity, there are a few who do love to play with humans like they are toys. I don't remember who it was, but this sounds very similar to the shape shifting character from the mythos

  • Entertaining Chats
    Entertaining Chats 21 hour ago

    The movie itself was the monster. What a shitty movie

  • ILoveGacha girl
    ILoveGacha girl 21 hour ago

    Sooo... its octopus jesus. Wooooowww. IVE BEEN PLOT TWISTED.

  • Blake Eggleston
    Blake Eggleston 21 hour ago

    I think that nayarlethatep another Lovecraftian god would fit more than Cthulhu

  • Questo417
    Questo417 21 hour ago

    but if you saw the monster, then you'd want to kill yourself. its a good thing Netflix didn't show it!!!!!!!

  • Author Jim and unknown ffs

    I bet you all my riches (btw I have none😂😂)that they will do the 5 movies whit the 5 senses 👂👃👀✋👅 so far 2 are done yayyyyy that's what happens when *cought* you ran out of ideas *cought* [note the sarcasm in there]

  • Ghost of the Brave Gaming

    Maybe it varies from person to person.
    Like, I might see a creature like an irradiated monster, but you might see a thing like a burnt husk of a human.
    I don’t know, just seems like it would make sense.
    But that could be combined with something like the Elder gods, than that would make a ton of sense.
    I think.

  • Instincts
    Instincts 21 hour ago +2

    Okay, what if he is completely wrong, and the Bird Box creators are just laughing while watching the video

  • Felix Greene
    Felix Greene 21 hour ago


  • Dane Lawson
    Dane Lawson 21 hour ago

    The monster is Shaggy, they look at him and they can not comprehend is extreme power, so they commit suicide.

  • MrMusicalMuffin
    MrMusicalMuffin 21 hour ago

    Matpat -------->
    The point

  • Elisabeth Guirguis
    Elisabeth Guirguis 21 hour ago

    you lost me with the religious stuff

  • Watermelon Films
    Watermelon Films 21 hour ago

    Am I the only one that thought Gary has really pretty eyes...........just me..........okay, I thought so....

  • Felix Greene
    Felix Greene 21 hour ago

    Dude this is sci-fi but nice job famalam

  • ANTonio51006
    ANTonio51006 21 hour ago

    The bird box monster is the people that say “First” or “Like if you agree”

  • Lord Kalki Ravi
    Lord Kalki Ravi 21 hour ago


  • M.N.E Wolf
    M.N.E Wolf 21 hour ago

    Yes happy death day

    ZDUBZ MUSIC 21 hour ago


  • XMckingwill
    XMckingwill 21 hour ago

    Chithulu jesus huh?

  • Liam thefrog
    Liam thefrog 21 hour ago

    You should do one on salad fingers episode 11

  • Yggdrasil
    Yggdrasil 21 hour ago

    oh yeah yeah

  • Riley Bauman
    Riley Bauman 22 hours ago

    There is no monster, everyone started killing themselves because T-Series is catching up with Pewdiepie.
    *Sub to Pewdiepie*

  • JayVi
    JayVi 22 hours ago

    “coming out of the Christian occult ... “
    What..? What false form of Christianity is this coming from ..? Catholicism ?

  • TheMun Talks
    TheMun Talks 22 hours ago +1

    Yaaay! Spoilers! Also it makes sense is that its the Rapture.

  • Octopod Octopod
    Octopod Octopod 22 hours ago

    I know the look. That look before they ended their lives. The monster is the personal embodiment of all that instills hopelessness. Imagine all the things you care about as they immediately become dismantled and stitched together randomly pieces ripped and mangled is all the things you ever loved experienced by the years of love and hope they gave you converted to pure suffering over the time of your lifespan felt inside a single moment.

  • Ardin Catish
    Ardin Catish 22 hours ago

    So in A Quiet Place, making noise is the problem. In Bird Box, it's seeing. What's next? Smelling? Hearing?

  • Tamara Fisher
    Tamara Fisher 22 hours ago

    The monster to the right in 11:46 looks like darkon.

  • Jay Nasti
    Jay Nasti 22 hours ago

    Dude i swear to good i was just thinking i why don't matpat do a video on what the Monster is in bird box.....i turn on you tube and BAM. Bird box video.

  • walrus fish gibbles
    walrus fish gibbles 22 hours ago

    Let's get another SIMPSONS theory!

  • Suribachi
    Suribachi 22 hours ago

    Mat Pat, I think there is one thing you glossed over if you are going with the Rapture angle. You remember those drawings you disregarded of the screaming people? I believe those are significant as to why a criminal or the insane would see it as "beautiful". For a criminal, they are re-living their crimes. For a murderer that enjoys killing, see it over again is "beautiful" to them as most see themselves as artists of the killing craft. For the insane, it could simply be that they are see everyone else suffering in madness with them as, in the end, they just want something to understand what they understand to be true.
    I realize that the insane angle is not as strong as the criminal one, I still feel that all evidence must be considered.

  • godf3
    godf3 22 hours ago

    The one of the good things about the movie is the fear of the unknown, not knowing the monster, which is totally lost in the scene where the leaves start levitating and the it all goes to fisical and gets really shitty

  • Artist Zeo
    Artist Zeo 22 hours ago

    Did he just... did MatPat just make me church?

  • Liam Clark
    Liam Clark 22 hours ago

    I dont think that the christianity part was correct because you cant enter in heaven from suicide because that is not Gods will (and sorry if I offended you if you did

  • SmokyHedgehog33 0
    SmokyHedgehog33 0 22 hours ago

    Octopus baby...

  • Nightingale Productions

    *iT's JuSt A rOaD bUmP*

  • Justin Jays
    Justin Jays 22 hours ago

    This intro gave me HIV

  • Anthony PC
    Anthony PC 22 hours ago

    in comparison, Annihilation really laid all its cards on the table for us.
    at least we got numerous scientists' hypotheses, and we knew where the thing was from: space

  • RadRapper12 _
    RadRapper12 _ 22 hours ago

    Why were you wearing the blindfold inside in the beginning...?

  • Anthony PC
    Anthony PC 22 hours ago

    I was thoroughly engaged by this movie. and I enjoy the suspense of ignorance and leaving SOME mystery left to the imagination after the end...
    But when you conclude your story and I realize you just left us with the JJ Abrams "Mystery Box" treatment, it can feel a bit hollow, or at least arbitrary WTF the whole thing was about.
    especially with the pointless red herrings and complicated set of qualities for this mysterious being/s (didn't even know if it was singular or plural by the end).
    Annihilation at least let us know where the thing was from: space.

  • Mooni Nums
    Mooni Nums 22 hours ago

    What was the point of making a movie about a very dangerous monster if you can't see it?😐😐😐

  • Mr.Messi
    Mr.Messi 22 hours ago

    The monster is the ugly barnacle Patrick the star was talking about in spongebob

  • Claybert Bertinson
    Claybert Bertinson 22 hours ago


  • Rachel Hagins
    Rachel Hagins 22 hours ago

    the second i heard Cthulu i was dead cause... south park

  • Potato Of Darkness
    Potato Of Darkness 22 hours ago

    There is also a theory about that the people that don't kill them selves because they have already lived there saddest life and thats why.....idk just a theory

  • Nameless
    Nameless 22 hours ago

    so if ur blind ur in a big advantage

  • Rachel Hagins
    Rachel Hagins 22 hours ago

    "evil prevails" *it's every day bro playing on t.v*

  • Zach Michaelis
    Zach Michaelis 22 hours ago

    Bandersnatch is Fucking STUPID but you sound like your 15 or 16 so i understand your miss guidance