Don’t Breathe will leave you scared breathless. Stephen Lang as the Blind Man is the toughest and most frighting bad guy to come along in years. At first you cheer for him as a blind Iraq War veteran who is only protecting his home from 3 invading young robbers. But as Don’t Breathe progresses we come to realize that he is the incarnation of unimaginable hatred and violence.
Director Fredrico Alvarez has created a horror film with multiple twists and scares. Jane Levy is “Rocky”, a beautiful young woman who teams up with her nasty boyfriend, “Money” (played by Daniel Zovatto) to rob houses. They are joined by mild mannered Alex (Dylan Minnette) who is really more interested in Rocky than the robberies.
The Blind Man is rumored to have a large stash of cash from a court settlement hidden in his house. The 3 robbers think stealing from him will be easy. However, they have overlooked the fact that The Blind Man is a tough as nails combat hardened soldier with a stash of weapons and a vicious dog. The robbers have also not thought about what happens if the lights go out.
Stephen Lang as the Blind Man does not speak at all for at least two thirds of the movie. When he does, the things he reveals about who he really is are unimaginably horrifying.