Sam Raimi Movie Trivia - Don't Breathe

Don't Breathe

Sam Raimi Movie Trivia - Don't Breathe
Don't move, Say nothing, and for chrissakes, try not to fart.
10.  The films plot is vaguely similar to an episode of Arrested Development in which Dr. Tobias Funke breaks into Maggie Lizer's house to steal legal documents.

9.  The title of the film, "Don't Breathe," was not revealed until its premiere at SXSW 2016.

8.  A wall in one of the bedrooms has letters on it that spell "Emma". Which implies the name of the Blind Man's deceased daughter.

7.  This film was originally titled "A Man in the Dark."

6.  The hair accompanying the contents of the turkey baster was director Alvarez's idea. He said he cut it from the assistant director's head, planted it there, and felt it added to the realism. Director Alvarez has said that  he used the same contents the x-rated film industry uses.

5.  In Brazil and South Korea the film is called "Man in the Dark", which was the original English working title.

4.  The street where the old man lives is called "Buena Vista". In Spanish this translates to "Good Sight". The old man is blind.

3.  Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette, both starring in the movie, share the same birthday (December 29).

2.  The dog was played by three different dogs: Athos, Astor, and Nomad.

1.  The character of Rocky was featured on PopSugar's list of 18 "Final Girl" Halloween Costumes Only Badasses Can Pull Off ranking at number 4.


Stephen Lang wore contact lenses that greatly restricted his vision, particularly in low light. The other actors, in the scene taking place in the dark, wore lenses that made them look like they had dilated pupils but also greatly restricted their vision.

The creators of the film initially had an even darker ending in mind. Rocky (Jane Levy) was not supposed to make it out of the house. Instead, the Blind Man (Stephen Lang) locks her up in a cell, and even though the police come to investigate the burglary, they miss the door to her cell. The writers thought that this ending was too downbeat, so they changed it to Rocky escaping, but the Blind Man getting away with his crimes.

Throughout the movie you can see areas in the house where crosses used to be but have been taken down. Later in the film The Blind Man states that men can do anything once they've accepted there is no god.

In contrast to his previous work on Evil Dead, director Alvarez decided this movie would have less blood, an original storyline, more suspense, and no dependence on spooky supernatural elements - which he felt was currently overused.

The film's budget was less than $10 million. Two months after release it grossed over $140 million.

In the trailer, the blind man utters the line, "Now you're going to see what I see." In the movie, this line is not said at all.

Exterior shots of the house were filmed in Detroit. Interior shots were filmed 4500 miles away in Pomaz, Hungary - near Budapest.

Christian lore tells of a devil sitting on your left shoulder, whispering evil, and an angel on your right shoulder, whispers good. Money, the bad influence, is standing on Rocky's left when he dies. Alex, who tried to get Rocky to walk away and later tries to save her, is standing on her right, when he dies.

Stephen Lang only has about thirteen lines of dialogue in the whole movie (most of which comes near the end of the film).

The combination to the Blind Man's safe, 2978, is actually director Fede Alvarez's birthday - Feb. 9, 1978

Don't Breathe (2016)
R | 1h 28min | Crime, Horror, Thriller | 26 August 2016 (USA)

Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.
Director: Fede Alvarez
Writers: Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues
Stars: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette