What’s Up In Horror: Don’t Breathe, Stuff and Thangs.

Whats Up in Horror

Welcome to What’s Up In Horror #2. This Friday we’ll be talking about: Don’t Breathe, the Fall Line Up for television, a few great articles, and some other interesting tidbits like horror movies too scary for the casual fan. Also, a MUST SEE 4 minute horror flick from Vimeo. Read on, my fellow spookhounds. Read on.

Movie and Television Tidbits:

In Theatres:

  • Don’t Breathe is proving to be very popular. Over 26 million dollars on its opening weekend. 57 million gross so far. I haven’t seen it yet, but it’s getting enough good reviews that I might have to make room in the schedule to do so. In case you haven’t seen the ads, here’s the plot summary, and I’ve linked the trailer below.

Don’t Breathe: Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. But when the blind man turns out to be a more than he seems, the group must find a way to escape his home before they become his newest victims.

  • Morgan Review: I know we’ve talked about Morgan a couple times on these now. I’ve made my opinion clear, but I wanted to pass on a review I just recently read. Let it not be said that I’m close-minded! Scott Mendleson, writing for Forbes, called Morgan a “thoughtful, engaging, and unexpectedly humane little chiller”.  He seemed to enjoy it, even though everything about his review read “boring” to me. (Not that his review was boring. I just didn’t care for any of the high points he described.) Click here to read that review and make up your own mind.

Coming Soon:

Blair Witch (reboot, triquel…something?) is due to be released September 16th. I still haven’t seen the first one.

What do you think of the trailer?


I’ll go more in depth in our next What’s Up In Horror, but here’s what you all have to look forward to for the Fall Line Up!

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Featured Vimeo Horror Short:

Guys, you gotta watch this. I have to admit, it made me jump! Excellent way to spend 4 minutes!

Horror Short Film : Midnight Story ; เรื่องสยอง 2 นาที : นิทานเที่ยงคืน from ALTERNATE STUDIO on Vimeo.

Horror Books

  • NY Times Best Sellers – Yet again, nada! Imagine that.
  • USA Today Best Sellers (1-20) – An almost-kind of-not really but maybe if you look hard enough whilst drunk book is on the list. I’m talking, of course, about Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. (Yep, another repeat from the last What’s Up in Horror.)
  • Amazon’s Kindle Horror Best Selling Section is topped by Finders Keepers, Mr. Mercedes (books 2 and 1 of a trilogy, respectively) by Stephen King and The City of Mirrors (book 3 in The Passage Trilogy) by Justin Cronin. (Also same as last time. Sorry folks! At least October should be more interesting!)

Interesting Articles

9 thoughts on “What’s Up In Horror: Don’t Breathe, Stuff and Thangs.

  1. I think I’m interested in seeing Don’t Breathe but we usually wait until movies are ready to stream so it will be a few months yet. I’m curious to see what American Horror has in store this year but I have to admit the commercials are a tad disturbing…and I don’t know if in a good way or bad. I like some of their seasons and some not. I really didn’t like the Freak Show year but really enjoyed the witches and last year’s as well. Hubby and I are also planning on checking out The Exorcist and as always, can’t wait for The Walking Dead!

    1. I feel vaguely weird about the fact that AHS does nothing for me. You’d think being a horror fan Id really get into it.

      Hm, the last season of walking dead should be hitting Netflix soon, shouldn’t it? I’ll probably pick up on it then. (The last episode I saw was Glenn under the dumpster.)

      1. It leaves me pretty cold too, actually. My nephew suggested it because he knows how much I love horror. I got about halfway through the first season, Murder House, but then just couldn’t get back into it.

        I think it was partly by the time I stopped some of the revelations and ‘rules’ to their universe just didn’t make any sense to me. Maybe if I had kept watching they might become clearer but I just can’t seem to get up the interest to do so.

  2. I’d like to see Don’t Breathe but I plan on waiting. Even with the ‘twist’ I suspect they have planned I’m not going to feel much empathy for the ‘protagonists’. Even the girl. Ok, she wants to take her little sister out of a crappy situation. Fine. Get a job that can support the two of you. Don’t rob a blind guy. I haven’t seen the movie yet but I suspect they’ll make him a serial killer or something along those lines so we can all feel better about them robbing him.

    I love the first Blair Witch Project. I saw it in theaters when it was still out there as ‘real’ and I’m not embarrassed to say that I believed it fully. I thought the actors did an amazing job of being in the moment with the filming and to me it still is a great movie. It’s what Paranormal Activity wishes it could be. I never got the hype for that.

    Since my movie budget is limited (unfortunately) I only plan to see The Blair Witch Project next weekend.

    Morgan looks interesting but I can wait on that one as well. The only other movie I plan on setting in the theaters is Rings next month.

  3. I’m in Spain at the moment and Don’t Breathe is doing well here too but haven’t caught up with it yet. I’m checking your recommended articles too. Thanks!

  4. I think Don’t Breathe looks really cool so I hope you go and check it out so you can tell me. 🙂 I have to wait till DVD as no extra monies for movie fun. 🙁

    I am not sure about Morgan or The Blare Witch one as I am with you I never watched the first one.

    I am excited about checking out The Exorcist show!

    Also, I was curious if you have read The Jersey Devil by Hunter Shea. I would be real curious to see what you think of it since you read a lot of horror. I am reading it now and I like it, but I don’t read as much horror as you. 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

    1. It’s appeared on my radar a few times but I haven’t got around to reading it yet.

      I’m looking forward to the Exorcist show, too, though I think that’s more out of desperation for horror on tv than anything .

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