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Netflix's spin-off to Bird Box looks just as horrifying as the original film

Jess Hardiman

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Netflix's spin-off to Bird Box looks just as horrifying as the original film

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The new spin-off to hit Netflix flick Bird Box looks like it could be just as horrifying as the original, with the streamer teasing an ‘even more sinister threat’ for our protagonists this time round.

Watch the teaser trailer for the new film here:

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Bird Box burst onto our screens back in 2018, when it became THE film everyone was watching on Netflix - so much so, in fact, that Sandra Bullock in her blindfold became one of the year’s biggest memes.

The original horror-thriller - itself adapted from the 2014 novel of the same name by Josh Malerman - followed Malorie Hayes (Bullock) as she tried to protect her two kids from mysterious entities that caused people who looked at them to kill themselves.

The malevolent, unseen beings made victims suicidal by taking on the appearance of their worst fears, regrets and losses, meaning Hayes and her fellow group of survivors had to themselves whenever they ventured outside, while covering all the windows in the house. Bleak.

Sandra Bullock in the 2018 film. Credit: Netflix
Sandra Bullock in the 2018 film. Credit: Netflix
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As you can imagine, it was a pretty tense ride, meaning it soon shot up the Netflix charts to become the most-watched film on the site within 28 days of release.

Now we’re back for round two, and this time the drama comes to Barcelona as a father and daughter try to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.

A synopsis from Netflix says: “After a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, Sebastian must navigate his own survival journey through the desolate streets of Barcelona.

“As he forms uneasy alliances with other survivors and they try to escape the city, an unexpected and even more sinister threat grows.”

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The new film lands next month. Credit: Netflix
The new film lands next month. Credit: Netflix

The new film, which lands on 14 July, stars the likes of Mario Casas, Naila Schubert, Georgina Campbell and Diego Calva.

Commenting on YouTube after the teaser trailer dropped, one fan wrote: "Bird Box Barcelona looks insane already. The whole atmosphere just gives you the chills."

Someone else said: "I really enjoyed the first one this one looks just as good. The fact you don't really see the things and know very little about them it gives it a great story."

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Bird Box Barcelona stars Mario Casas, Naila Schubert, Georgina Campbell and Diego Calva. Credit: Netflix
Bird Box Barcelona stars Mario Casas, Naila Schubert, Georgina Campbell and Diego Calva. Credit: Netflix

Others were happy to see the franchise was finding new life as an anthology, as opposed to a straight up sequel or remake, with one saying: "I hope they do an anthology style for a lot of horror films now, it’s a new way to explore the same premise with more excuses for different characters and evils to interact. Don’t get why so many do direct sequels when it’s not needed."

Another agreed: "I wish more movies would do anthologies instead of bad sequels I love this idea."

Watch Bird Box Barcelona on Netflix from 14 July.

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Netflix

Jess Hardiman
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