‘Don’t Breathe 2’ Is Rated R Prior To August Premiere

The intense terror and suspense will be back in spades in this summer’s Don’t Breathe 2–and it has the official rating to prove it.

The Motion Picture Association this week tagged the sequel to the 2016 sleeper hit with an R rating for “strong bloody violence, gruesome images and language”, according to movieweb.com. So horror fans should buckle up for another bumpy ride with Norman Nordstrom, aka The Blind Man, when the film hits theaters Aug. 13.

The original Don’t Breathe introduced The Blind Man when three larcenous friends invaded his house looking for an easy score. What they found was a desperate Nordstrom trapping them inside and disposing of them one by one.

Don’t Breathe 2–directed by Rodo Sayagues from a script he wrote with Fede Alvarez (who helmed the original)–will pick up some time after the first film with The Blind Man (Stephen Lang in a returning role) hiding out in an isolated cabin, raising a young girl left homeless by a devastating fire. But when a group of criminals breaks in and kidnaps the girl, The Blind Man sets out on a rescue mission.

Lang said he went the extra mile to prepare for this new film. “Doing the sequel,” he said, “I felt a real obligation to work more specifically on the blindness. So I hooked up with The Northeastern Association for the Blind and worked with their director.”

The actor added that the cast and crew working on the sequel “really strived to get everything we could out of it. It has a kinship with the first film, but in every way, it’s very much its own thing.”

The original–directed by Alvarez from a screenplay he wrote with Sayagues–was a box office sensation, grossing $157 million worldwide on a budget of $10 million.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any future updates on Don’t Breathe 2.


Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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