The latest film by the Uruguayan ‘Evil Dead’ director Fede Alvarez hits the big screen this Friday, August 26, with a small budget but a big story to tell full of riveting action and suspense. ‘Don’t Breathe’ will have audiences on the edge of their seats throughout 88 minutes of terror set in a seemingly ordinary house occupied by a mysterious inhabitant.
Disclaimer: Mild spoilers ahead
‘Don’t Breathe’ stars Jane Levy as Rocky, Dylan Minnette as Alex, and Daniel Zovatto as Money. The trio of burglary aficionados decides to go pro by robbing a house where $300,000 are allegedly stored at.
Although Alex is reluctant to the idea at first, his obvious crush on Rocky eventually makes him agree to the plan. After all, the robbery is a ‘good because as Rocky and her little sister, Diddy, are going through a rough situation at home under the rule of their abusive mother.
On top of that, Rocky’s boyfriend Money didn’t get his nickname out of anywhere, as he is as extravagant and greed-driven as they come. With the money from the house the trio intends to get Rocky and her sister out of their house, move to California, and spend the rest as young people do. What they do not know is that an unsuspecting inhabitant lives in the house, a man straight out of nightmares.
Upon closer inspection of the house, the group grows confident of their endeavor as they quickly notice that the man is blind. However, the Blind Man, portrayed by Stephen Lang, quickly proves right the famous saying that goes “never judge a book by its cover” when he instantly murders Money with his gun.
A Persian Gulf War veteran, the Blind Man, might be visually impaired, but his lengthy experience in killing combined with his acute sense of smell and hearing make him a terrifying adversary for the naïve home invaders.
Moreover, the survivors Rocky and Alex soon learn the Blind Man might not be going through the whole ordeal of chasing them around the house just to defend his property and his money. But, he might also have ulterior motives to keep the intruders at bay, or better, six feet under.
This lethal game of cat and mouse soon proves that the seemingly innocent Blind Man also has some twisted secrets and, unfortunately for the protagonists, away with household objects to repurpose them as weapons.
Source: The Verge