Don’t Breathe


I’m not someone who believes every character in a movie has to be pious or imminently “relatable” or anything like that.  Sometimes the most fascinating characters are the ones who function on total amorality, bordering on sociopathy.  But a good rule of thumb for a horror movie is that the audience is most scared when they don’t want to see something bad happen to the main characters.  Rules are meant to be broken, sure, but in a movie like Don’t Breathe, it’s very hard for me to muster up sympathy for the kind of people who would break into a house and literally spray ejaculate across the floor.  And from a practical sense, who would leave so much semen at a crime scene anyway?  That’s just bad criminality right there.

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