Release Date: 30 December 2016
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Stephen Lang
A trio of teenaged thieves (Jane Levy, Dylan Minette and Daniel Zovatto) break into the home of a blind Gulf War veteran (Stephen Lang) to relieve him of a six- figure payout. But this seemingly soft target is far from helpless and the intruders soon find themselves trapped and pursued through his dark and decrepit dwelling. The second feature from director Fede Alvarez (following his respectable remake of Evil Dead) offers a neat reversal on the ‘blind victim stalked by psychopath’ scenario from Wait Until Dark and Blind Terror, mixed with a liberal dose of Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs. If you can ignore the obvious implausibility of a sightless antagonist, this relentless game of cat and mouse delivers a nail-biting exercise in sustained suspense. It also features a gross-out moment that’ll become a major talking point.