Cast - 70%
Story - 80%
Music Score - 50%
Effects/Quality - 80%
Originality - 90%
This movie still manages to surprise even seasoned horror fans despite the growing amount of successful titles involving the concept of home invasion in horror/thriller movie genre which is now becoming predictable.
One of the 2016 releases that surprised everyone and really was a fresh take on the familiar storyline. The movie pretty much starts off with a big spoiler which introduces the two main characters involved in this thrilling cat and mouse game. Hard to believe but this home invasion portrays the home owner as the antagonist who squares off against Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex and Money whom are three Detroit thieves who get their kicks by breaking into the houses of wealthy people.
Money gets word about a blind war veteran who won a major cash settlement following the death of his only child. Figuring he’s an easy target, the trio invades the man’s run down yet well secured secluded home in an abandoned neighborhood.
After a brief enquiry the headstrong Money and his apprehensive accomplices find themselves trapped inside shortly after breaking into the creepy house, the young intruders must then fight for their lives after making a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless blind victim (Stephen Lang).
I highly recommend watching it, if it does not jump scare you it will definitely creep you out.
Reviewed on: DVD
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Age Rating: Teen
Release Date: February 2017
The DVD comes with the following bonus content:
- 8 deleted scenes with Director’s commentary
- No Escape
- Creating the Creepy House
- Meet the cast
- Commentary with the director Fede Alvarez, co-writer Rodo Sayagues and actor Stephen Lang
- Man in the Dark
- The sounds of tomorrow