Stalking is taken to a whole new level when Cecilia’s (Elisabeth Moss) abusive ex-boyfriend (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) returns from the dead to terrorize her in the remake of Universal’s classic horror film, The Invisible Man.
I admit, the concept of an invisible man terrifying people is a little corny for 2020. However, when you take the concept into the dark territory of an abusive relationship coupled with gripping performance by the incomprehensible Elisabeth Moss, you get something new and brilliant.
The Invisible Man is a smart remake full of twists and some rather predictable turns. Its suspense is unparalleled thanks to the chilling cinematography by Stefan Duscio. The empty framing and slow panning make the sudden jump scare moments even more thrilling. It’s an anxiety riddled journey and I loved every second of it.
But there was nothing I loved more in the film than Elisabeth Moss’s performance. Tackling the complexities, vulnerabilities and strengths of the tortured Cecilia, Moss commands the screen. Watching her escape the clutches of her abuser and become empowered to stand on her own makes this horror film far more meaningful.
Final Thoughts: Brilliantly acted and filmed, The Invisible Man is a smart remake of a Hollywood classic.