When you splash your hard-earned cash on seeing a horror film, you expect at the very least to be creeped out - and The Invisible Man seems to be thoroughly delivering in this respect.
The sci-fi horror follows a woman (Elisabeth Moss) who, after the suicide of her abusive boyfriend, believes she is being stalked by him.
The movie is written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Upgrade, Insidious: Chapter 3) and is a loose adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel of the same name.
It was only released a few days ago, but it has already been heaped with praise and currently has a 90 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
But judging by the reaction on social media, you should only go and see it if you're partial to receiving the heebie-jeebies:
the entire audience at my screening of Invisible Man when that scene happened pic.twitter.com/bwONfltmYv
- stevie (@abbafag) February 28, 2020
There's a scene in THE INVISIBLE MAN that ranks among the scariest scenes in recent memory and it contains no jump scares, INVISIBLE MAN FX shenanigans, or gore. Just one character delivering a piece of information to another character. Absolutely chilling.
- Scott Wampler:tm: (@ScottWamplerBMD) February 29, 2020
The Invisible Man is a brilliant, nerve-shredding Gaslight-style update of the classic horror story. Bold and thoroughly unnerving. I'm delighted but still vaguely stressed out by the film itself, which is the ideal horror experience!
- Simon Barrett (@Simon_Barrett) February 28, 2020
In particular, Moss has been singled out for praise for her portrayal of protagonist Cecilia Kass:
When your monster can't be seen, you need a performer who can conjure it in our imagination with their reactions to it. And that's exactly what Elisabeth Moss does in THE INVISIBLE MAN. Some killer suspense sequences, but the movie belongs to her.
- A.A. Dowd (@AADowd) March 1, 2020
The Invisible Man is awesome. Elizabeth Moss destroyed. Bravo @LWhannell :ok_hand:
- Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) February 29, 2020
some thoughts after seeing The Invisible Man tonight: Elisabeth Moss is one of the best actors working right now, Aldis Hodge should be a bigger star, & the film's sound design + Benjamin Wallfisch's score are powerfully effective in creating the most tense atmosphere imaginable
- priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) February 28, 2020
So if you're feeling brave and you fancy a thrill, put on two pairs of underwear and head on down to the cinema.
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Topics: TV and Film, Horror