You know how people say that you should never meet your heroes, in case they don't live up to the hype?
Well we just saw the monsters from Bird Box and, honestly, we're feeling more than a little let down.
In case you weren't one of the 45 million Netflix accounts that streamed the post-apocalyptic thriller in its first week, the film follows Sandra Bullock living in a world now ruled by unseen creatures that can cause anyone who sees them to kill themselves.
It means that Bullock - playing mother-of-two Malorie - spends a pretty significant portion of the movie blindfolded in an attempt to avoid laying eyes on the monsters.
But the audience doesn't ever see whatever it is that's causing the mass suicides, either; similarly to how A Quiet Place used a lack of sound to build tension, Bird Box spends close to two hours making you feel like, if you see the monsters, you'll die too.
Which brings us back to our original point: We've finally seen what those monsters actually look like and there's clearly a reason why they didn't end up in the final cut.
Not that they're not creepy. Just turns out that your imagination does a decent enough job on its own, really.
Check 'em out.
"The unseen creature from Bird Box created at KNB EFX that was sadly cut from the final film," special effects company SFXAtlas shared on Instagram.
"Andy Bergholtz sculpted and pre-painted the prosthetics. Stephen Prouty went to set and applied the make-up on actor Dirk Rogers."
The photos, which were re-posted from Bird Box's special make-up effects creator Howard Berger also quoted him as saying that it was "a bit disappointing when so much effort goes into something that ends up on the cutting room floor".
"I get it," Berger added, "and it's always what is best for the final product."