That said, there is a difference between horror and terror. Terror precedes an experience and fills you with dread and anxiety, whereas horror shows you the fright and lets you deal with the aftermath. Don’t Breath is a terror film that keeps you tense for the majority of it’s running time. It’s much more difficult to enjoy that kind of film, especially on repeated viewings, so while its a well-made film, I don’t think it’s one that I would want to see again.
Don’t Breathe is a smart home invasion movie turned on it’s side. While filled with dread, it avoids the more brooding, sadistic nature of these kinds of films with steady action, incredibly stylistic camera work, and a strong cast. It’s not an enjoyable film per se but rather one to endure and geared towards a very niche audience.