I have no doubts that “Don’t Breathe” will end up on my top 10 list for best horror of the year. It wasn’t a a straight up horror movie. It is primarily a thriller. An Excellent thriller. Director, Fede Alvarez, offers something that is like Alfred Hitchcock directing an early Wes Craven script. It is a tightly-wound, tension-inducing thriller that will have you biting your nails from beginning to end.
The story revolves around a 3 kids who specialize in breaking and entering. When they discover that a certain house has a lot of cash contained within its walls. They decide to break in, not knowing that they are setting themselves up for a night in a real-world hell.
” a tightly-wound, tension-inducing thriller
that will have you biting your
nails from beginning to end.
The direction, cinematography and sound combine to make the holy trinity of keeping you on edge of your seat and it doesn’t relent. The direction of photography, in particular is awe-inspiring. This could easily be one of the best-looking horror movies this year.
The film is impressive in a variety of ways. As the scenes flashed across the screen I couldn’t help but recalling a variation of them in other films. After it was over I realized that Don’t Breathe was pieced together with moments that either mirrored or winked at films that I loved. So, I made a list. I’m sure I missed some. But, for the most part I think I got em all. I won’t go into the descriptions or exact scenes, for obvious spoiler reasons, but keep your eyes open for some awesomely influenced moments.
Make sure not to miss this one when it opens in theaters Sept. 26.
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