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Don’t Breathe is Rated R for “terror, violence, disturbing content, and language including sexual references.” Yep, that’s our kind of movie! Better yet, it’s smartly written, deftly directed, well-acted and beautifully shot. After a super-successful theatrical run, Don’t Breathe is… Continue Reading →
- Staci Layne Wilson
Earlier this month, Daily Dead was invited, alongside a group of fellow journalists, to attend a special luncheon with the filmmakers behind Don’t Breathe, including co-writer/director Fede Alvarez, co-writer Rodo Sayagues, and producer Sam Raimi, in celebration of the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release on Tuesday, November 29th.
Over the course of a few hours, we had the opportunity to speak in depth with the trio about their experiences working together on both Don’t Breathe as well as Alvarez’s directorial debut, the 2013 remake of Evil Dead, and a myriad of other topics that came up during lunch. Here are some highlights from the luncheon, and be sure to bring home a copy of Don’t Breathe this week, too.
Fede Alvarez on the challenges of making original horror movies: I think it’s necessary with movies today, to have a concept that is clear and ideally, »
- Heather Wixson
Immediately judging a person just on their appearance is an erroneous trait that many people take on, as they’re encouraged to follow society’s lead of not thinking they should appreciate others for their personalities more than anything else. Swiftly being placed in dangerous situations that reveal people’s character as they struggle to protect themselves ultimately proves whether or not those instant intuitions are indeed accurate. Director and producer Fede Alvarez, who wrote the script for the horror film, ‘Don’t Breathe,’ with his frequent co-scribe, Rodo Sayagues, stunningly proved that people’s natural reactions in times of despair offer the most accurate insight into their temperament. The crime drama, which is now [ Read More ]
The post Interview: Fede Alvarez Talks Don’t Breathe (Exclusive) appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Karen Benardello
Here’s some bad news for desperate criminals looking to make an easy score by breaking into homes belonging to elderly blind soldiers: Fede Alvarez’s thriller Don’t Breathe is probably getting a sequel. We don’t actually know if it’ll involve more people foolishly pissing off a blind badass like the first movie, but Alvarez and co-writer Rodo Sayagues are at least pretty sure that the movie is going to happen. Speaking with Coming Soon, the two revealed that they’re developing a Don’t Breathe sequel and that they “know exactly where it goes,” but they wouldn’t say much more beyond that. If we had to guess, we’d say the sequel will be called Can’t Breathe and it’ll involve criminals evading a blind man while in space or underwater, but that’s just wishful thinking.
We probably won’t be seeing this »
- Sam Barsanti
When Sony sat back and looked at the spreadsheet for “Don’t Breathe,” they were likely quite pleased. Fede Alvarez‘s late-summer horror/thriller cost under $10 million, but received strong reviews and won over audiences to the tune of $152 million worldwide. That’s quite the return on investment, and it’s not a surprise the studio felt confident giving the director keys to “The Girl In The Spider’s Web.” But they also know potential franchise material when they see it, and we’re going to be getting a follow-up to “Don’t Breathe.”
“There’s…going to be more ‘Don’t Breathe,’ ” Alvarez’s producer and co-writer Rodo Sayagues told ComingSoon.
Continue reading Fede Alvarez Confirms ‘Don’t Breathe’ Sequel In The Works at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Without a doubt, Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe was one of the very best horror films of the year. With strong reviews across the board and a resectable box office take, it’s no surprise that we’re getting a sequel. There’d been murmurs of one for a while now, and while chatting to Coming Soon to promote the film’s Blu-ray release, Alvarez and producer Rodo Sayagues finally confirmed it.
“Is it all true?” says Alvarez. “Yeah, it’s true. We’re putting together the story right now. Obviously, there’s a book and there’s a script that’s great. Because we write everything I direct, we’re working on that part right now to make it our own and put our imprint in it so it feels like it’s part of our filmography.”
“There’s also going to be more ‘Don’t Breathe,’” adds »
- Josh Wilding
The film follows Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister. She agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. But when the blind man turns out to be a more ruthless adversary than he seems, the group must find a way to escape his home before they become his newest victims.
What was your favorite part about working on a low budget thriller like "Don't Breathe?"
Fede Alvarez: My favorite part? Its like any the book was amazing. »
- Kellvin Chavez
2016 has been a very good, or at the very least profitable, year for mainstream horror movies. Near the very top of that list of solid and profitable horror movies is Don't Breathe, a thriller that managed to debut at number one at the box office in its first two weeks of release and wound up turning a very healthy profit for Sony, all while receiving very positive reviews from critics. That being the case, director Fede Alvarez is already working on a sequel.
Coming Soon received confirmation from the director and his co-writer Rodo Sayagues that they are already working on the sequel to Don't Breathe. In addition, they confirmed that Fede Alvarez plans to return to the director's chair for the next installment. Sony has not given the project the official green light yet, but with the original creative team already working on it and with the success the first movie enjoyed, »
Last November, we reported that Sony Pictures is finally moving forward with a sequel to their 2011 adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, entitled The Girl In the Spider's Web. However, this follow-up was being set up without director David Fincher or stars Daniel Craig (Mikael Blomkvist) and Rooney Mara (Lisbeth Salander). A report surfaced earlier this month that Don't Breathe director Fede Alvarez is being considered for this project, and today the director confirmed that he has signed on, and it will be his next project.
Fede Alvarez confirmed that The Girl In the Spider's Web will be his next project during an interview with ComingSoon.net. The studio decided to skip over author Stieg Larsson's remaining two novels, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, instead opting to adapt The Girl In the Spider's Web, a follow-up to Stieg Larsson »
Even though Halloween is over, that doesn’t mean the horror genre is slowing down for the month of November, as fans have a bunch of great movies hitting VOD to look forward to this month. Uncork’d is getting us into the holiday spirit early with their November 1st release of Krampus Unleashed, and the very same day, the slasher-inspired thriller Last Girl Standing makes its way to VOD platforms as well.
Don’t Breathe and Abbey Grace get their digital releases on November 8th, and the latest from The Strangers director Bryan Bertino, The Monster, arrives on VOD November 11th, along with Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog, featuring Nicolas Cage. November’s VOD releases conclude with the cable VOD release of The Similars on the 15th (a film I’ve been looking forward to) followed by an iTunes and Digital release on November 22nd, and M. Shawn Crahan »
- Heather Wixson
by Seth Metoyer,
The critically acclaimed box office hit Don't Breathe debuts on Digital November 8 and on Blu-ray & DVD November 29.
Bonus materials include eight deleted scenes with Director’s commentary and more.
Check out the official details below.
From The Press Release
From director Fede Alvarez and the twisted minds behind Evil Dead comes the terrifying, critically acclaimed film, Don’T Breathe, debuting on digital November 8 and Blu-ray™ and DVD November 29 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed as “the best American horror film in twenty years” (Jim Hemphill, Filmmaker Magazine) and Certified Fresh (87%) on Rotten Tomatoes, the film debuted at #1 at the box office and remained in the top spot for two weekends in a row. Starring Jane Levy (Evil Dead), Dylan Minnette (Goosebumps), Daniel Zovatto (It Follows) and Stephen Lang (Avatar), the film follows a group of thieves who break into a blind man’s home thinking »
In case you missed it in theaters or want to experience its intensity within the wall-shaking confines of your surround sound system at home, Fede Alvarez's Don't Breathe will be released on Digital and Blu-ray / DVD this November, complete with deleted scenes, an audio commentary, and more.
Press Release (via Why So Blu?): From director Fede Alvarez and the twisted minds behind Evil Dead comes the terrifying, critically acclaimed film, Don’t Breathe, debuting on digital November 8 and Blu-ray and DVD November 29 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed as “the best American horror film in twenty years” (Jim Hemphill, Filmmaker Magazine) and Certified Fresh (87%) on Rotten Tomatoes, the film debuted at #1 at the box office and remained in the top spot for two weekends in a row. Starring Jane Levy (Evil Dead), Dylan Minnette (Goosebumps), Daniel Zovatto (It Follows) and Stephen Lang (Avatar), the film follows a group »
- Derek Anderson
Warning: There are major Don't Breathe spoilers below. Last week I wrote about Don't Breathe's instantly-notorious turkey baster scene, in which the psychotic "Blind Man" (Stephen Lang) ties Rocky (Jane Levy) up in a harness, cuts a hole in her pants and announces his intention to impregnate her with a turkey baster full of his semen. When I first watched the film-- which just topped the North American box office for the second week in a row -- the brutally-tense moment had me physically squirming in my seat, which is obviously the reaction Alvarez intended to provoke. As Rocky screams and struggles in horror, the Blind Man also, incredibly, announces: "I'm not a rapist." Which, of course, he is. Since Don't Breathe's release, the baster scene has been widely lauded by critics as a daring bit of provocation by the film's director Fede Alvarez, and for better or »
- Chris Eggertsen
Director: Fede Alvarez. Writers: Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues. Cast: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto. Fede Alvarez's Don't Breathe is still playing in theatres. Debuting with a 26 million dollar weekend, this film fan was curious to see what this Evil Dead (2013) creator had come up with, now. Don't Breathe is an exciting home invasion thriller, with the protagonists struggling to make intelligent decisions. In the film's story, three robbers hope to find some easy cash, but they find something strange in the basement, instead. This genre has become more and more prolific as real life privacy has continued to decrease, thanks to a number of sources. In the end, Don't Breathe has a compelling, character driven story to tell. Money (Daniel Zovatto), Rocky (Jane Levy) and Alex (Dylan Minnette) are three robbers, in search of a better life. They prowl Detroit, Michigan, in search of sellable goods. »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
Remember the fourth installment of Evil Dead? The first one in the franchise not to be directed by Sam Raimi? Well, it was directed by a one Mr.Fede Alvarez, the same ‘twisted’ brain behind Don’t Breathe (Well, the movie’s poster calls him exactly that) . The film has Avatar star Stephen Lang in a pivotal role along with Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto in lead roles. Co-written by Rodo Sayagues, the film’s cinematography has been handled by Pedro Luque.
What is it about?
Well, somehow Don’t Breathe got associated with being a ghost horror prior to release »
Ryan Lambie Published Date Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 06:33
If you or any of your friends are criminally-inclined, take them to see Don’t Breathe; we guarantee you it’ll put just about anyone off burglary for life. This is the second feature from Fede Alvarez, the Uruguayan director of the slickly violent Evil Dead remake - a movie that was far better made and fun than it had any right to be. Don’t Breathe leans heavier on suspense than outright gore, but it remains a convincing showcase for Alvarez as an adept genre filmmaker.
The premise is as simple as an archetypal cabin-in-the-woods horror: a trio of disadvantaged early 20-somethings break into an old blind man’s house, expecting to find a life-changing haul of cash but instead find themselves face-to-face with a deadly adversary - and his equally terrifying hound.
We’ve seen the burglars-in-peril scenario in horror before, »
Chicago – The horror genre can be a complex creature. The great films can show you the difference between ‘horror’ and ‘terror’. Some horror is all shock and no substance, while terror can be all fear, but no shock. The difference between them is so nuanced that only a skilled director, like Fede Alvarez, can show you the difference in his latest film, “Don’t Breathe.”
You don’t need a worldwide zombie apocalypse or some other pandemic plague to create an enveloping sense of dread. Sometimes all it takes is the confines of a room, house or even cabin. 90% of “Don’t Breathe” happens within the walls (sometimes literally) of a single house, but it uses this stifling sense of claustrophobia to its advantage. This isn’t writer and director Fede Alvarez’s first time confining his horror to a house, but it remains as effective as the first time. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Chicago – The horror genre in film is always looking for a shot in the old fear factor, and the new release “Don’t Breathe” delivers that injection (heh-heh). The second film by director Fede Alvarez (“Evil Dead”) features character actor favorite Stephen Lang – he prefers “Slang.” The film opens nationwide on August 26th.
Director Alvarez – he also co-wrote the story with Rodo Sayagues – creates an atmosphere of dread by pitting three twentysomething burglars (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto) against a blind war veteran (Slang) on an abandoned street in Detroit. You would have thought that the threesome would remember that a vet would know how to robbery-proof a home, but no! There are more twists and turns than a pretzel, and the film is a satisfying scare fest.
Photo credit: Sony Pictures Releasing
Stephen Lang is a total actor, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
'Don't Breathe' movie: Dylan Minnette is a burglar who discovers that blind man Stephen Lang is not quite like former blind film victims Audrey Hepburn ('Wait Until Dark') and Mia Farrow ('Blind Terror'). 'Don't Breathe' movie review: Fede Alvarez succeeds with horror thriller-love story mix Horror filmmaker Fede Alvarez avoids the fate of the sophomore curse with his second feature film, Don't Breathe, which establishes the director of the 2013 remake of the iconic Evil Dead as the real deal when it comes to genre films that keep audiences on the edge of their dampened theater seats. Co-written by Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, at only 88 minutes Don't Breathe is not only meticulously paced, but also remarkably clever in how it handles its characters and their motivations, and its audience and their expectations – titillating, but never quite letting either have exactly what they want. »
- Tim Cogshell
Saturday Am Update: With an estimated $10 million on Friday, Screen Gems' Don't Breathe took the #1 spot with ease and will breeze through to a weekend win around $22 million. Meanwhile, Jason Statham's Mechanic: Resurrection pulled in an estimated $2.6 million on Friday and is expected to bring in $6.5-7 million for the three-day weekend. Roadside and Miramar's Southside with You brought in approximately $1 million on Friday and is expected to bring in $2.6-3 million for the weekend while the Weinstein's Hands of Stone brought in an estimated $624k and should finish right around $1.5-1.8 for the three day. You can check out our chart of Friday estimates right here and we'll be back tomorrow morning with a full recap of the weekend. Friday Am Update: Screen Gems and Stage 6 Films' Don't Breathe brought in $1.875 million from Thursday night screenings in ~2,500 theaters. This is just ahead of the $1.8 million Lights Out »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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