First Trailer for DON'T BREATHE

I can't quite figure out what the consensus around the Evil Dead re-make is, but I rather liked the film for lack of a better word. I'm not sure if one can necessarily "enjoy" a movie where people are murdered in gruesome fashion by demons and angry spirits, but from what I remember of the single time I've seen the film-I liked it. What stuck out most about that film and what I still recall is the distinct visual prowess that director Fede Alvarez brought to the proceedings. With his follow-up, Don't Breathe, it looks as if Alvarez is once again keen on capturing the creepy through means of some fairly spectacular visuals. The tone and intensity to go along with it are apparent right from the get-go in this first look at the film that already premiered at the South by Southwest Festival earlier this year. The early word out of SXSW was strong and though it is easy to see why a film like this would play like gangbusters at that particular film festival it seems as if that strong word of mouth is well warranted as I was hooked by this trailer and the simple, but engaging premise immediately. Only being halfway through the year at this point all we've received are pretty crap horror pictures (I just caught up with The Boy this weekend and it was more or less a waste of time, but still better than The Forest). Still, I'm hopeful that this summer might deliver a few quality horror flicks by way of The Conjuring 2 and The Purge: Election Year, but I'll go ahead and add Don't Breathe right alongside Lights Out as possible indie thrillers that could break out. At least this way we are guaranteed a few new gems to watch once Halloween rolls around and these summer releases are making their way onto home video. Either way, the film looks solid and the cast featuring Evil Dead's Jane Levy, Goosebumps' Dylan Minnette, and a menacing Stephen Lang all look to be at the top of their game. Don't Breathe is scheduled to open on August 26th, 2016.

Synopsis: In the terrifying thriller DON’T BREATHE, a group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong. DON’T BREATHE stars Jane Levy (EVIL DEAD), Dylan Minnette (GOOSEBUMPS), Daniel Zovatto (IT FOLLOWS), and Stephen Lang (AVATAR).

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