10/11/16 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #11 – Don’t Breathe.

dont-breathe

Every year I like to put one or two movies on this list that you can check out in the theater as movies were meant to be seen. I’m actually kind of angry at myself for not including this flick a little earlier on the list, considering how quickly films leave the theaters now. But regardless, hopefully you can still find a place that’s showing this one because it’s a doozy. Don’t Breathe is one top notch suspenseful and twisted experience. It’s about three thieves who break into a rundown house in Detroit because supposedly there’s a huge amount of cash hidden inside. Plus, the tenant is blind so it should be a piece of cake, right? Wrong. SO effing wrong. Once inside, let’s just say the tables are turned, and now the thieves find themselves hunted down by a maniacal madman that can hear, and sometimes even smell, their every move. It’s essentially a cat and mouse terror that takes place entirely inside one small house. But what’s great about Don’t Breathe is that it doesn’t leave well enough alone. I don’t want to ruin anything but let’s just say that it goes to some seriously disturbing lengths, some of which you just do NOT see in mainstream films. The acting is good across the board, but this movie belongs to Steven Lang. He’s an amazing character actor that most people know as the main villain in Avatar. His performance as the blind man is absolutely terrifying. But to me the main star of this film is the director, Fede Alvarez. This movie oozes with flair and style. Some of the long establishing shots travelling through doors and even under beds are absolutely breathtaking. He is a man that knows what he’s doing and it shows. I really has a blast at this movie, and as long as you don’t mind a few gaps in logic (as almost all movies do, I mean come on), you will have a blast at this movie as well. It’s as suspenseful and armrest gripping as it gets. See it in a theater before it’s gone.

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