Don’t Breathe (2016)
The string of pretty good, if not great, horror films of 2016 continues. Don’t Breathe is of the “pretty good” variety. A realistic setting (miserable Detroit affected by poverty and population decline) and a simple, but effective story (“white trash” youths want to rob a blind veteran in his home) make for an intriguing premise.
Don’t Breathe didn’t need sensationalist elements or the promotion of spectacular violence in order to draw in viewers. (Even though there is a pretty sick and uncomfortable scene not alluded to in the trailer.) Over $20 Million on its opening weekend shows there is a craving for solid, suspenseful horror thrillers beyond the franchises.
Besides that, there is nothing more you need to know going into this movie. If you like tension and you like to be scared, you’ll like this film.