The leaves changing color is a clear sign that autumn is finally here. It also means that it’s the perfect time to start watching horror movies. Don’t Breathe is an acceptable movie to watch during this time of year.
Directed by Fede Alvarez, Don’t Breathe is a horror movie unlike any other. It’s not about scary monsters, ghosts or zombies. Everyone in this movie is human. It is about three young adults who make a living in Detroit by breaking into the houses of some very wealthy people. One day, they find out about their next target, a blind old man who lives alone in an abandoned neighborhood. This old man has a boatload of money in his house from receiving a huge cash settlement after the death of his only child. He may be blind, but he surely doesn’t need to see anything considering his hearing is far beyond perfect. With the layout of his house mapped out perfectly in his head, he quickly turns the intruders into prey. He seems harmless to them, but they will soon realize that they are the ones in danger.
The title of the movie fits so well. While watching Don’t Breathe, I found myself doing just that. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. This movie contained heart-racing moments, good scares, and great characters that you will feel attached to. For a while, it was difficult to figure out who I should really be caring for. The cunning young thieves, or the “harmless” old man living alone in his big house.
By the end of the movie, I was beyond satisfied. Don’t Breathe holds a great story, wonderful cinematography, and a ton of suspenseful moments. It’s a movie that nobody should miss this year.