This “Bird Box” craze is getting batty.
Fans of the hit movie have been flocking to the California house used in the film — blindfolding themselves and their kids, and stumbling through scene re-enactments.
They tracked down the L.A.-area home, which that serves as a safe house for the Netflix horror movie’s apocalypse survivors, some time around Christmas, according to a report.
Now they’re retracing the steps of the “Bird Box” characters, who must cover their eyes at all times to avoid a suicide-inducing monster who has killed most of the world’s people.
Fans have turned up in droves to snap photos and re-create scenes at the property in Monrovia, according to TMZ.
For blindfolds they’ve been using socks, bandanas, ties, scarves and headbands, according to a local paper.
April Le of San Dimas used ribbons to cover the eyes of her kids, Kenna and Karsen, and had them play the part of characters named only Boy and Girl, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported.
“Of course, I have a boy and a girl, so I had to come,” Le said.
“We saw a few posts on Instagram,” she said. “People are posting the directions and how to get here.”
Netflix paid the homeowner, whose name TMZ did not disclose, $12,000 to shoot exteriors there, the owner said, but she’s so jaded by Hollywood, she hasn’t even seen the movie.
The film, starring Sandra Bullock, has been watched by 45 million Netflix accounts, according to the streaming giant, and become a staple of celebrity tweets and morning-show segments since its Dec. 21 debut.
“Watching BirdBox. I really like it. Who has seen it?” Kim Kardashian tweeted New Year’s Day.
Model Chrissy Teigen typed back: “kimberly like everyone in the entire world.”
The film has inspired a worrying, so-called “Bird Box Challenge,” in which people walk around blindfolded while being filmed for social media.
In one alarming clip, two medical workers wearing scrubs and surgical masks over their eyes stumble through the hallways of a hospital, as @Marysoulh tweeted Friday.
One of them ends up running into a corner.
Other devotees get their kids and pets to play along.
A blindfolded man is seen in a video strolling through a kitchen while holding the hands of a blindfolded infant and young girl. The infant walks straight into a wall, as @FleshFire documents on Twitter.
Tweeted Netflix: “Can’t believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE.”
A Long Island restaurant hopes to cash in on the craze by redesigning its space to look like scenes from the movie. And, yes, customers plan to eat there wearing blindfolds, claims the eatery.
In fact, covering one’s eyes is a requirement at the Jan. 11 event, according to a press release from the Milleridge Inn in Jericho.
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