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We Experienced The Horrors Of "Don't Breathe" And It Was Fucking Awful

This was the worst idea we’ve ever had.

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Hello! We’re Michelle and Caitlin, and we both love horror movies.

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Michelle: Look. I say I love horror movies but that is ONLY when I have at least one other person with me and various things to shield my eyes. Let's face it, I'm a chicken-shit and while I love the thrill through a screen, I collapse in tears when even the thought of real-life horror comes my way.

Caitlin: I typically watch about three horror movies a week. Horror is an escape for me, and I definitely prefer to sit safely at home watching the stories play out rather than experience them in the real world. I love a good ghost story but I do NOT want any Amityville shit happening near me.

In the 2016 film Don't Breathe, three people break into a house to rob the blind man who lives there. But he retaliates by locking them inside the house in complete darkness so they can see what he sees. FUN RIGHT?

Well, because that just sounds like a real party, we agreed to be locked in a ~spooky~ house in complete darkness while being followed by “the blind man”.

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Oh, but they gave us night-vision goggles that didn’t work, of course. Lucky us!


In order to survive the whole thing, we thought it’d be a great* idea to drink as much as possible within a 30-minute time span.

The plan was to do the whole thing by ourselves, but as soon as they locked us inside, we basically clung onto the walls screaming and refused to move until they brought other people in.

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So yeah, we pretty much lost all of our bravery within the first two minutes.


But we still love horror movies (we just never want to go through any of that ever again).

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Caitlin: After this I went home and watched a horror movie. I still love them and will still waste almost all of my time watching them. This whole terrifying experience just confirmed that I don't want to be in a horror film. I'm very happy to be safe and sound, and away from that whole situation.

Michelle: When I got home, I drunkenly got Macca's and forgot what had happened. Then, the next morning, I looked at my phone and remembered everything and it just reaffirmed that while I like horror movies, I don't ever want to fuck with them in real life again.