Don’t Breathe (2016) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

Don’t Breathe (2016) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Don’t Breathe is actually really rather good.  A paired back, tense (and at times) brutal home invasion film with a difference, it’s limited budget, limited locations and stand out cast put this up there as one of 2016’s best horrors.  And whilst you may or may not like the Blumhouse style filming on display here (Blumhouse are not directly involved with the film – this one’s from Rami’s Ghost House pictures), his influence on the genre as a whole shines here – simple premise, low budget, small cast, tense and brutal.  This new wave of horror films are delivering both commercially and critically.   A must see.

Best Bit: Basement

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Green Room, The Purge, The People Under The Stairs

 


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A Quiet Place (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

A Quiet Place (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
A Quiet Place is one of the most tense films I have seen in a very long time.  Such a simple premise (creatures attracted to noise stalk the area that a family reside in) enables the filmmakers to really explore the films and ideas. Every scene is filled to the brim with tension.  My heart was pounding throughout the film as it jumped from one set piece to the next with some very unexpected moments along the way.  This is a MUST watch in a cinema if you can or at least in a house with the windows closed, the blinds drawn and the kids in bed.  Highly recommended.

Best Bit: The nail

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: Hush, Be Afraid, Don’t Breathe

 

Hush – A Quick Capsule Review

Hush – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
For some reason some critics take offense at Blumhouse’s paired down high concept horror films.  I don’t. For the most part I’ve enjoyed the hell out of them and Hush is yet another hit.  Effectively a home invasion film with a twist, Hush takes it’s concept and runs with it leaving us with a creepy, tense and often violent film.  The effects are great, the performances strong and the script stays on the right side of silly.  Highly enjoyable.

Best Bit: He’s behind you!

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Don’t Breathe, Insidious, The Purge

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Author: Phil Hobden

Don’t Breathe – A Quick Capsule Review

Don’t Breathe – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Don’t Breathe is actually really rather good.  A paired back, tense (and at times) brutal home invasion film with a difference, it’s limited budget, limited locations and stand out cast put this up there as one of 2016’s best horrors.  And whilst you may or may not like the Blumhouse style filming on display here (Blumhouse are not directly involved with the film – this one’s from Rami’s Ghost House pictures), his influence on the genre as a whole shines here – simple premise, low budget, small cast, tense and brutal.  This new wave of horror films are delivering both commercially and critically.   A must see.

Best Bit: Basement

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Green Room, The Purge, The People Under The Stairs

IMDB Rating: 

 

Author: Phil Hobden