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The real-life house from Bird Box has become an impromptu tourist attraction
Like the path of destruction carved by the strange creatures in its story, Bird Box spread quickly as a pop culture phenomenon. The Sandra Bullock-starring horror film about a world in which seeing the wrong thing could spell death has attracted droves of fans since its December release on Netflix, and some are so passionate that they've made one of the film's most prominent locations into a tourist attraction.
After Malorie (Bullock) finds herself in the middle of the chaos inflicted by the film's hidden creatures — which can drive anyone who sees them to near instantaneous suicide — she is drawn out of the street and into a house with a group of fellow survivors, including Tom (Trevante Rhodes), Douglas (John Malkovich), and later Olympia (Danielle MacDonald).
The large house, with its distinctive stone steps and landscaping, serves as a haven for many of the film's characters for a large portion of its runtime, and Malorie and her fellow survivors begin to learn more about the creatures and how to avoid them while they try to stay safe and gather supplies along the way. Other than the river Malorie must navigate, it's probably the most iconic location in the film.
Thanks to the success of Bird Box, the real exterior of the home — in Monrovia, California, near Los Angeles — has become an impromptu tourist attraction for fans. The owner of the home told TMZ that a "handful" of people have been showing up daily since the film's release to take pictures outside, with some of them even knocking on the door to ask permission to photograph it.
The owner told TMZ her house has been featured in films before, though she couldn't recall which ones, and said she was paid $12,000 for the exterior shots. She also noted that she won't be watching the film, because she doesn't use Netflix.
Plenty of other viewers are still streaming the thriller, though, and that means the internet is still buzzing about it, and eager for every little bit of extra content we can get. There's good news on that front, as composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross just dropped an extended, 13-minute track for their ominous score for the film, featuring music we didn't get to hear in Bird Box. Check it out:
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