Den of Geek
Home invasion is a familiar multiplex nightmare. It is a well that’s been tapped so often that by the time they’re wearing animal masks or talking about their need to purge, it starts to all feel a little silly. So in hindsight, it’s a bit of a shock that nobody had the ingenious idea of inverting the trope on its head before now. But Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues do exactly that with Don’t Breathe, and in the process create one of the most delightfully intense and unexpected thrillers this year.