Don't Breathe (2016)
In this age of media over-saturation, avoiding trailers has become an important part of the devoted movie-going experience. Before an audience has even had a chance to see a film, odds are solid that they've been subjected to so many different cuts of a trailer, that they have practically seen the entire film (cough cough Suicide Squad cough cough). When it comes to horror movies, however, skipping trailers is paramount to actually having any chance of enjoying yourself once you sit down in the theater.
So if you've seen the trailer for Fede Alvarez's Don't Breathe, stop. Don't watch it again. And try to forget what you saw already. The best thing you can do is go into the movie blind (pun intended), like I did, because Don't Breathe is like absolutely nothing you've seen before.
In the best possible way.
The Story: Rocky (Jane Levy) is desperate to take her little sister and get the hell out of Detroit (duh). In a last ditch effort to escape, Rocky, her boyfriend Money (Daniel Zovatto), and friend Alex (Dylan Minnette), opt to rob a blind man (Stephen Lang) who is apparently hiding $300k in his house. But it doesn't take long for the trio to discover the blind man is a hell of a lot more than he seems, and getting out of the house with the money may be the least of their worries.
|"He's like a blind Michael Myers," said one audience member.|
|EVERYONE is afraid of the dark. Don't lie.|
Revenge Honey Rating: 4 turkey basters out of 5
Don't Breathe opens in theaters on Friday, August 26th, with preview screenings on Thursday!
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