A Popular Netflix Movie Has Inspired a Challenge That Could Injure You

Published January 4, 2019 at 3:16 pm


Long gone are the days where watching Netflix was just a fun and relaxing leisurely pastime. 

Now, binge watching your favourite TV show may result injuries. Well, at least if you watch one specific movie and decide to act on a challenge inspired by said film.

Bird Box.

The Internet erupted with enthusiasm when this drama, horror, and sci-fi film was released (it made its way onto Canadian Netflix on Dec. 21, 2018).

The movie, which stars Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, and John Malkovich, takes place five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide. The film follows a survivor and her two children as they try to reach safety.

So, where does the danger for viewers come into play?

Like most popular things on the Internet, the hype of Bird Box has resulted in a new challenge dubbed ‘The Bird Box Challenge’.

With this challenge, people blindfold themselves and attempt to complete their everyday tasks (something the characters have to do in the movie).

However, although seemingly harmless, this challenge has and can result in injuries.

And recently, Netflix took action. 

What do you think of the Bird Box challenge?

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