This might be one of the best movies of 2020. I purchased this when it was available on-demand. It was a whole vibe and a scary one at that. Listen, Leigh Whannell knows how to make some horror. Do you understand me? This man has written for two of my beloved franchises; SaW and Insidious. His take on H.G. Well’s The Invisible Man is bone-chilling and disturbing. I have to say that if you’ve seen or been a victim of domestic abuse, this might be triggering to watch.
Elisabeth Moss is no stranger to playing resilient characters. She stars in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, where she is constantly on the receiving end of physical and emotional punishment. It is no different in this movie, as she takes on the role of Cecilia, a woman being hunted by a malicious force no one can see. She is written off as unstable by loved ones. It is difficult to tell when she is paranoid or actually being preyed upon.
The atmosphere is foreboding! Whoever did the sound design is a genius. A lot of the scares come from the noises you hear as well as the cinematography. Invisibility is not shown the same way it is in other forms of media. Such as an outline or iridescent cloak. I think that is why the movie so damn scary, you are along the journey with her. She doesn’t see anything and neither do we, but one thing is clear, the woman is getting fucked up. No one around her is safe either.
You will be on the edge of your seat watching this. The jump scares aren’t relied upon too heavy. Subtly is the name of the game. A lethal object floating nearby or a door slamming on its own. With Halloween growing closer, this rated-R thriller will satiate your hunger for fright. This is a must watch. The Invisible Man is one of the best takes on a classic Universal monster. I give it a 9 out of 10.