A movie review: By Lee Sonogan
(2016) R/1h28min/Crime, Horror, Thriller
Three thieves get away with a lot of cash from homes and then decide to break into a sick man’s house, but he is not as helpless as he seems. The main bad guy in this movie is a blind man played by Stephan Lang. With a budget of 9.9 million budget, this movie managed to make 141.5 million in the box office. This horror/thriller movie keeps you on your toes. The film was originally titled “A Man in the Dark.”
Director/writer Fede Alvarez, writer Rodo Sayagues, producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, composer Roque Baños, and actress Jane Levy all worked on the 2013 Evil Dead before this movie. Fede Álvarez got the inspiration for this movie on growing up in Montevideo, Uruguay. Stephen Lang only has about thirteen lines of dialogue in the whole movie most of which comes near the end of the film. He wore contact lenses that greatly restricted his vision, particularly in low light. The other actors, in the scene taking place in the dark, wore lenses that made them look like they had dilated pupils but also greatly restricted their vision.
Overall, the main characters of this movie shouldn’t have entered the blind man’s house. This is a definition of a horror movie, with many chase scenes and plots to develop the blind man’s character. The music is in time with the jump scares to make the chase scenes. The ending is very satisfying at the end as only what you could assume happens. I recommend this movie to fans of the creator of the Evil Dead and people who want original ideas for horror movies.