Three friends (Dylan Minnette, Jane Levy, and Daniel Zovatto) plot to end their money woes by burglarizing the home of a blind recluse (Stephen Lang), but the heist quickly goes awry when they discover that their target is concealing a horrifying secret -- and that he isn't as harmless as they had thought. Directed by Fede Alvarez (the 2013 Evil Dead remake). ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi
Director: Fede Alvarez
Cast: Dylan Minnette, Jane Levy, Stephen Lang, Katia Bokor
Release Date: Aug 26, 2016
Rated R for the Language, Disturbing Content, Sexual References, Terror and Violence
Runtime: 1 hr. 28 min.
Genres: Horror, Suspense/Thriller
Don’t Breathe is the kind of stripped down thriller that doesn’t seem to get made much anymore. The film is being sold as a horror movie but it’s really just a straight forward thriller with some slight horror tendencies. Fede Alvarez carefully sets up his setting and delivers some genuine scares and tensions the full run of the film. It’s an interesting piece of cinematic alchemy with large portions of the film moving along with nary a word of dialogue. The cast does it job with the home intruders delivering a decent amount of terrified looks. The most memorable thing about them is Jane Levy’s odd fashion choice of pantyhose with shorts and sheer top for a home invasion. Stephen Lang is appropriately intimidating but I get the feeling he could pull that off on a bad day.