Horror reigned supreme at the box office this weekend, with the home-invasion creeper Don’t Breathe taking the top spot. The film grossed more than $26 million, almost triple its $9 million budget, and dethroned Suicide Squad which had been #1 since its release on August 5th. Don’t Breathe is directed by Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, 2013) who co-wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues; the film stars Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, and Dylan Minnette.
Don Sumner, Editor and Chief of Horror Freak News saw Don’t Breathe and reports:
Don’t Breathe is a well-made film, with an interesting storyline and some good plays on the typical roles of hero and villain. The film would have been much better, however, if the filmmakers would have picked things up a little in the first half, and cut about 80% of their pet social causes out of the script. Hopefully they will read this review and have an epiphany, exclaiming, “that guy is right! By trying to cram everything down my audience’s throat I don’t achieve my goal of mass manipulation at all!” But they likely won’t. Well maybe they’ll read it… no epiphany. Still, Don’t Breathe can be safely watched and enjoyed, and you really should.
Read his entire review, HERE.