Don't Breathe -- The Old Man Calls The Cops, Who Somehow Don't Notice His Rape Dungeon
Presumably pitched as "Home Alone if Kevin McCallister was a sinister old blind man," Don't Breathe is the horror hit that tapped into America's thirst for movies about victimizing old people.
At the end of the movie, our hero Rocky (if you consider a girl who robs blind people a "hero") manages to escape the house by hitting the blind man over the head. Nice. This sends him falling down a flight of stairs, whereupon he shoots himself for good measure.
It's the dark turn the producers of Mr. Magoo never had the stones to take.
As Rocky and her sister are at the train station preparing to start their new life, the seemingly happy ending is interrupted by a news report. Surprise -- the old man is alive! And the media is portraying him as a hero who had to fend off two nasty burglars -- that would be the corpses of Rocky's friends and accomplices. This understandably freaks Rocky out, because it means this may not be over after all.
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The Problem is...
Well, there's another, twistier twist earlier in the movie. Perhaps anticipating that the audience won't root for teens trying to rip off a kindly, Mr. Rogers-esque old man, the filmmakers replaced cardigans and friendliness with rape and torture. It turns out this particular blind man had kidnapped and imprisoned a young woman. She had earlier run over his pregnant daughter, so he's now keeping her prisoner so he can impregnate her.
Again, shame on the producers of Mr. Magoo for never exploring this.
Now think about that ending -- the cops came to the scene, attended to the old man, tidy up some dead bodies, and somehow don't notice the basement rape dungeon? Don't you poke around a little when you've got bodies on the ground? "Hey, what's behind this creepy fucking door, sir?" The lead story on the news should have been "Creepy Old Asshole is Going to Jail," because there's no way the police wouldn't notice what was going on. Maybe the ending was a metaphor -- maybe, just maybe, everybody's blind.