Blind Army dude vs obnoxious teenagers.

It’s not quite Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus but this is a surprisingly tight contest!

Locked inside a house they were intending to burgle, Jane Levy and her criminal friends tip-toe through the dark in a tightly wound cat and mouse thriller.

With its morally-suspect, unsympathetic protagonists, Don’t Breathe interestingly subverts the ‘home invasion’ sub-genre.

An eyebrow-raising revelation steers the film off into a weird tangent and suspension of disbelief is stretched very thin at times.

However negatives aside, Don’t Breathe is gorey and tense throughout with enough surprises for even hardcore horror-hounds.

 

7 out of 10 rating