Don't Breathe
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Near the film's climax, Rocky gets chained to the area where the girl named Cindy had been kept. It had already been revealed that Cindy killed The Blind Man's daughter, and as a result, he impregnated Cindy to replace his child, with the intention of setting her free when she gave birth. When Rocky, Alex and Money invade his house, The Blind Man, not being able to see, accidentally kills Cindy, and blames Rocky, telling her "she must be held accountable". He then prepares a semen sample, cuts Rocky's pants and prepares to inseminate her the way he did to Cindy. However, before he does so, he tells her he is not a rapist and that he never forced himself on Cindy.

There are two explanations as to why he chose to do it this way. 1.) He does not want to get charged with the crime of rape. If he decides to turn Rocky free when she gives birth, she could easily claim she was raped by him, and he could be charged if they found the evidence. The same could have happened when Cindy gave birth. Whether this is a realistic motivation is unclear, because even though the Blind Man can claim self-defense if he was questioned about the death of Money, Cindy and Alex, he will nevertheless be guilty of kidnapping Cindy/Rocky, holding them against their will and forcefully inseminating them. Even if a jury believes the insemination story, it will most likely earn him a significant prison sentence, and he will not be able to care for his new child in prison. 2.) While he is crazy and wants another daughter so bad, he does have a conscience and a twisted sense of morality. He believes that Cindy and Rocky simply owe him a child, so he will not go to an unnecessary extreme to get one. He even promises to let them go afterwards, but it is questionable if he would keep this promise, since this would almost certainly lead to prison time for him (as described in 1). While one may argue he is going quite far in forcing someone to carry his child, he mostly wants them to understand what pain is and to see how he feels. As for the killings, he was defending himself and his house when the trio broke in, and not just killing in cold blood.

That seems to be the general suggestion. As the news bulletin says, the Blind Man is considered to be a hero: a handicapped, decorated war veteran who has successfully defended himself against two burglars who brutally assaulted him in his own house. He has also disposed of the body of Cindy and her unborn child, so with most of the direct evidence for his own crimes destroyed, there is little chance that the police will immediately suspect him of anything. Unless Rocky chooses to expose his crimes early on, but that would also reveal her part in the burglary and the theft of the money. She could call it in as an anonymous tip, but that would run the risk of not being taken seriously.

There is still the unresolved matter of the padded room with the restraints and the insemination equipment that are still in the basement, though. Assuming that the Blind Man did not have the time to destroy or remove them all, and that the police will do a sweep through the entire house (as it is a crime scene), they will find them, and the Blind Man will have some explaining to do. Since he kidnapped Cindy, there is little doubt that she has been reported as a missing person. If the police are suspicious enough to look for clues that someone was being held in the basement, they will do a thorough investigation, and find blood stains of both Cindy and Rocky throughout the house, as well as Cindy's decaying body.

So in the end, it comes down to either Rocky coming forward, or the police doing their job well. The audience will have to make up their own mind about the final outcome.

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