Interview: Fede Alvarez Talks “Don’t Breathe”

Ever since 2013’s Evil Dead, people have been paying close attention to director Fede Alvarez.  His ability to craft unique stories around a single set piece have yearned respect amongst industry professionals, and his films have been well received by fans.

While his newest venture Don't Breathe ventures away from the gore and focuses is on the physiological slow burner of a robbery gone wrong, Alvarez hasn’t lost his ability to give us a unique story with some of the genre’s most complex characters.

Check out our interview with Alvarez as we discuss the art of the single-set film, the recent successes of the horror genre and just what lead him to center his film around a blind man.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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