Don’t Breathe (2016)

Not a breath, but a sigh – 1.5 out of 5

This film had all the hallmarks of a promising horror movie.  A creepy premise, an original twist on a villain, unknown actors that can really draw you into the story.

I went along to the cinemas expecting a hearty romp with some good jumps and a long-lasting chill.

What I got was a lacklustre, low-budget (not that that alone makes a film cruddy) poorly though-out storyline that left me more pissed off and icked out than scared.

What does it take to make a good horror movie?

I don’t claim to know, I am a consumer rather than a connoisseur. But a good start is having at least one likeable, if not identifiable, character. Every single person in this film is a dipshit. It was frustrating that what deaths there were, were really anti-climatic. Worst still, the ‘survivor’ is the most annoying of them all.

One positive – the chase scene in the basement. That had promise – a relatively unseen cinematic technique, classic scare techniques. All good, but this makes up like a 28th of the movie.

The only thing worse than this movie, would be any attempt to make a sequel.

If you plan on seeing this in theatres expecting a good night out, don’t hold your breath.




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  1. Yeah. Really, really underwhelming. I didn’t like the remake of The Evil Dead, and basically the same team made this; so I don’t know why I expected more.


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