Blurry, bleak, desolate and foreboding is the backdrop of this modern day fast-paced fright flick that opens with a man dragging the body of a young woman down the street.

We’re thorrorhen introduced to the heart of the film, Rocky (Jane Levy), a fresh-faced, determined twenty-something who promises her very young sister that she would take her away from their alcoholic mother and her mean boyfriend, and Rocky’s two male friends, Money (Daniel Zovatto), a trash-talking dude, and Alex (Dylan Minnette) a meek, easily manipulated guy.blind man-stephen lang

In a dead-end existence with no jobs to speak of, these three pals make their way by breaking into the homes of wealthy people. When Money hears about a blind veteran (Stephen Lang) who won a major settlement following the death of his only child, he convinces Rocky and Alex that this money would be easy takings. After all, the blind man lives alone in a rundown house in an abandoned neighborhood with the cash stashed in a safe in his basement.

And the fun begins – starting with the Rottweiler guard dog outside. Then, once inside, the young thieves must fight for their lives after making a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless blind victim. But there’s more to the tale …

DON’T BREATHE kept me wincing at the gore and on the edge of my seat throughout the brutality and death … and oddly enough, left me with a shake of my head and a big broad smile as I exited the theater. I guess, I totally enjoyed this riveting movie.

Stars Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang
Directed by Fede Alvarez
Produced by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Fedi Alvarez
Written by Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues

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