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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Don't Breathe (2016)



Tonight after catching the end of the Steelers game because of a high school softball game, I decided to kick back and finish review the movies I caught last night at the drive-in. Honestly, this was one of the better double features to play in some time with Blair Witch and Don’t Breathe. Since I did Blair Witch last night when I got home, it is time for arguably one of the best films of the year (in any genre) Don’t Breathe.


Plot/ Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who is not as helpless as he seems.


I had heard a lot of hype about Don’t Breathe and was unsure what to expect from such a simple premise. However, this one was one of the best thriller/suspense films I have seen in some time and does show what can be accomplished by a studio when they support an original idea of horror. This movie has everything that a horror fan should appreciate, featuring a intense atmosphere that builds throughout, solid performances from the minimalistic cast, and a storyline that offers enough complexities to keep the viewer interested. Sure, there are a couple clich├ęd moments and there may be too many plot twists sprinkled in, but the outstanding characters and powerful visuals easily shroud those flaws. In the end, this movie is one that must be seen to appreciate fully and is another example of what horror can be if studios would embrace original ideas instead of attempting to make a quick buck with a remake or reboot. If you have not seen it, you should definitely watch it (if for nothing else to see the turkey baster).


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