Thursday, August 25, 2016
Don't Breathe Review: Invades with Intense Thrills!
Don't Breathe centers on three teenagers: Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex (Dylan Minnette) and Money (Daniel Zovatto). The trio have made a living robbing houses of their valuables so they can leave Detroit; particularly Rocky whom wants to get her sister away from her deadbeat parents. Luck comes the group's way when Money discovers a home with over 300k inside, and the only resident in the house is a blind man (Stephen Lang). Sure enough the three break into the home in the middle of the night expecting a simple score; but it turns out to be nightmare for the group as they discover that there is more to the Blind Man then meets the eye.
The story to Don't Breathe turned out to be effective given the concept behind this horror film. The plot established a solid set up by giving enough backstory to the characters and establishing the main heist. Yet as soon as the three enter the house is when the story becomes a nonstop thrill ride. The story uses its fast pace to be thrilling as well as exciting; all the while giving moviegoers enough time to catch their breath. Along with the story's fast nature was a twist that was quite...well twisted. While this plot point may not have have been shocking to come out of a horror film, it was still managed to effective for Don't Breathe's thrilling plot.
It may not change the game but Don't Breathe is a one of a kind horror film. From story to technical aspects, this movie uses familiar elements in a dynamic fashion which only helps to makes this flick stand out from the rest. Along with its effective scare tactics and direction, Don't Breathe is a thrilling time at the movies that brings a new a meaning to both home invasion flicks and horror itself.