Review by Monique Thompson
Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex and Money are three Detroit thieves who get their kicks by breaking into the houses of wealthy people. Money gets word about a blind veteran who won a major cash settlement following the death of his only child. Figuring he’s an easy target, the trio invades the man’s secluded home in an abandoned neighborhood. Finding themselves trapped inside, the young intruders must fight for their lives after making a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless victim.
They say when you lose one of your five senses, the others heighten right….Just watch Don’t Breathe. In what’s being called one of the scariest horror films in 20-years, Don’t Breathe is exceptionally great! The genre of “horror” for me is a bit misleading though as this should be categorized as either a suspense/drama or a thriller. When I hear the word horror, I typically associate it with overly dramatic characters doing the dumbest of things to lure the killer to them but that’s nothing like what happens in Don’t Breathe.
Robbing a blind and elderly war veteran should be like sneaking cake from a baby you’d think. The trio of thieves realize they’ve gotten way more than they could have ever bargained for when their plan totally goes left. From the same twisted minds behind Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe is going to keep you on the edge of our seat until the very last moment of the film. Jane Levy, who was also in Evil Dead nails every emotion effortlessly and most importantly naturally.
If you saw the Netflix film Hush under the Blumhouse umbrella (notably the Paranormal Activity and Purge franchises), Don’t Breathe is just as good if not better, and that’s a great comparison considering Hush received a 4.5/5 rating from the leading digital and print horror magazine SCREAM. Don’t Breathe has twist after twist that only heightens the suspense and terror at the same time. With a run time of only 88-minutes, the tension remains constant throughout the film and hands down, this is a sure must-see this fall!
Starring Jane Levy, Stephen Lang, Daniel Zovatto, and Dylan Minnette
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