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Don’t Breathe review by Paul Heath, September 2016.
Original thrillers, those of quality anyway, are pretty thin on the ground these days. Occasionally something will come along that will blows you away, but it’s been a little disappointing of late. Bordering on horror, Evil Dead helmer Fede Alvarez‘s latest is a departure from his big Hollywood debut, this time leaving the supernatural world for a thriller featuring a minimal cast and an absolute bastard of an antagonist.
Don’t Breathe tells the story of three young inhabitants of a Detroit suburb – Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex (Dylan Minnette) and Money (Daniel Zovatto). The three are introduced to us in the middle of a home robbery where they set about a property »
- Paul Heath
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, »
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