Every once in a while, a film comes our way that simply fulfills every expectation. Don’t Breathe is one of those films. It’s simple yet extremely well crafted, leaving you on the edge of your seat for an entertainingly efficient ride, clocking in at a perfect 88 minutes. For once, audiences actually understood that they were offered a gem of a horror film, and it was a massive success in theaters. In case you missed it on the sliver screen, Don’t Breathe just released via OnDemand, so now you have no excuse not to see it.
The premise is simple: in an abandoned Detroit neighborhood (quite a fitting location considering what happened yesterday), three friends decide to rob a blind war veteran (played by Stephen Lang) who’s supposedly sitting on half a million dollars. What seems like the perfect plan quickly turns into a fight for survival when it becomes clear the blind man is anything but helpless. To make things worse for the trio, it turns out that the blind man also happens to be rather sadistic. You’ll never look at a turkey baster quite the same way after watching this film.