Tonight’s Friday Night Horror Movie was Don’t Breathe. It’s a film I’ve wanted to see ever since I saw the trailer, but apparently didn’t want to see all that urgently as it’s taken me until now to do so.
It’s an excellent example of a high concept chiller–a movie in which the premise can be boiled down to a single line: a group of teenage thieves burgle the house of a blind war veteran, who then promptly locks the doors and proceeds to hunt them down.
There’s a teeny bit more to it than that, but I love an economical horror movie that takes a simple premise and runs with it. There’s also some clever playing around with the concept of victim and villain here; just enough to toy with your sympathies, but not make you feel too cheated at the way things end up.