You May Not Want to Watch This First 'Don't Breathe' Trailer

You May Not Want to Watch This First 'Don't Breathe' Trailer

May 13, 2016

We're going to guess that Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez isn't a huge fan of the first trailer for his new movie, Don't Breathe. When we chatted with him at the film's SXSW premiere earlier this year, he was so happy that festival's audience got to see the movie without even having seen a single picture from it or having even gotten a full synopsis. Having absolutely no clue what's going to happen gives so much more power to the movie's many gnarly punches.

Obviously no major studio is going to release a movie without a trailer, though. You have to sell something to general audiences. That said, you can definitely cut a more considerate trailer for Don't Breathe than the one that just hit online. It's not that it spoils the entire movie. It definitely doesn't have all of its money shot moments, or even come close to explaining the context for a lot of what's in it. But as someone who has already seen - and really, really liked - the movie, the trailer has one too many moments that make me go, "Awww, why would you show that?"

So just keep that in mind before you press play on the trailer below. If you like intense horror movies, you can trust us when we say Don't Breathe easily gets the job done and you can seek it out without ever having seen a trailer. But if you're the kind of person who wants to watch trailers purely because you want to know as much as possible before going in, have at it.

Don't Breathe hits theaters on August 26, 2016. You can read our spoiler-free interviews with Fede Alvarez and his cast here and here.


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