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Bird Box madness sparks dining challenge in NY

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A SCENE from Netflix’s movie Bird Box.

NETFLIX and grill.

Netflix Inc.’s much-hyped movie Bird Box will be on the menu at the Milleridge Inn on Long Island, New York on Friday.

The film is a psychological thriller based on Josh Malerman’s 2014 post-apocalyptic novel. Set in a world where a mysterious force causes people to kill themselves when they see it, a woman and her children find themselves having to seek safety by going on a dangerous journey — blindfolded. The film, directed by Susanne Bier, stars Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, BD Wong, Sarah Paulson, Colson Baker, and John Malkovich.

In keeping with the film’s post-apocalyptic theme, diners will eat blindfolded with the movie’s soundtrack playing and the fear of supernatural monsters gnawing away at them. Their goal will be to finish the meal and be allowed into a safe area where they may remove their blindfolds and, probably not for the first time, watch the movie.

This isn’t the first Bird Box challenge, and memes have garnered notable attention. But pawing through drive-throughs or toppling down escalators doesn’t come without risk, as anyone stumbling around in the dark will testify.

In something of a first for a movie distributor, Netflix tweeted out a warning on Wednesday advising fans to be extra careful out there. — Bloomberg

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