Director: Fede Alvarez
Writers: Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues
Stars: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Plot: Don’t Breathe is an amazing thrill ride that has all the characteristics of a great horror film. It actually features interesting and well-developed characters. Rocky, who has a more in-depth reason for committing crimes is easy to warm up to. We also get an amazing characterization of the antagonist, known only as the blind man. The blind man rarely talks in the film, but he doesn’t need to because his body language and actions tell a story that leaves a deeper impression than if he were to explain himself. His mannerisms are extremely unsettling. There are small bits of information that we learn about the blind man, but they are few and far between. This serves to make him an even more perfect and horrifyingly evil antagonist. It is easier to make someone out to be a complete monster when you know very little about them.
I actually do not have any complaints about this movie. I think the execution is amazing. The characters are well-developed. And the story is interesting enough to keep you intrigued. If I had to offer any criticism, it would be that the Rocky can be unbearable and foolish at times. But, then again, she is dealing with an awful lot.
Overall Don’t Breathe is an amazing film and I had a fantastic time watching it. In fact, it was so good that I would see it again if I had another opportunity. I highly recommend this for a scary time out. It opens in theatres, nationwide today. Check More Horror Movies reviews and also give yours.