LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures, in association with Ghost House Pictures, announced the title today for their upcoming (previously untitled) Fede Alvarez thriller: DON'T BREATHE. The film had its world premiere at SXSW in Austin over the weekend to a packed house as part of the Midnighters series at the festival, where it was received with frenzied, positive buzz from critics and festivalgoers. The movie will open in theaters nationwide on August 26th.
Critics at SXSW were unanimous in their praise for the film. Perri Nemiroff at Collider.com called it "a masterful combination of suspense and violence that'll have you squirming in your seat and enjoying every minute of it," while Eric Vespe at Ain't It Cool News said it was "a tense Hitchockian thriller."
In the terrifying thriller DON'T BREATHE, a group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they'll get away with the perfect heist. They're wrong.
DON'T BREATHE stars Jane Levy (EVIL DEAD), Dylan Minnette (GOOSEBUMPS), Daniel Zovatto (IT FOLLOWS), and Stephen Lang (AVATAR).
Many of the same team behind 2013's EVIL DEAD are back, including director Fede Alvarez, writers Fede Alvarez & Rodo Sayagues, producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, and executive producers Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake, and J.R. Young. In addition, Fede Alvarez is serving as producer and Erin Westerman and Mathew Hart are executive producers.
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ABOUT GHOST HOUSE PICTURES
One of the most successful partnerships in Hollywood, Ghost House Pictures is a leader in the horror thriller genre with seven #1 box office hits including THE GRUDGE and EVIL DEAD for Sony Pictures Entertainment. Ghost House Pictures was formed in 2002 by filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake to create a production label dedicated to the financing, development and release of films in the horror thriller space.
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