Don't Breathe ★★★★½

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Home invasion horror movies have always been the one kind that can shake me to my core, it's a very real thing that can happen to anyone regardless of who they are. That's why I've always given The Strangers (2008) probably a little more credit than it deserves because it's a near perfect execution of the subgenre until it falls apart not knowing what to do at the end.

In the years since I've always wanted another home invasion film that could replicate that and stick its landing, and I've never quite been able to find it. Until now. This one does all of that, *and * flips everything about it upside down.

This should have been getting the praise and notoriety the Evil Dead remake got, because it's better in every imaginable way. It doesn't particularly reinvent the wheel, but I don't remember the last time I felt so stressed out by every passing scene.