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Review: 'The Invisible Man' Will Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat

by Ken Tasho
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Tuesday May 26, 2020
Review: 'The Invisible Man' Will Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat

Successful producer Jason Blum ("Get Out", "Halloween") continues to claim his crown as the King of the Horror Movie Remake. This time around, Blum helps to unearth the 1933 classic "The Invisible Man," a film ripe for a reboot/remake. Instead of a silly or farce-like retelling of the old invisible man story, 2020's version empowers its terrorized female lead character.

Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid's Tale") has left her abusive boyfriend, seen in the nail-biting opening sequence. Soon after learning of her ex's untimely death, Cecelia begins to suspect that he's not dead after all.

She moves into a friend's house and begins to be tormented by an unseen force. Cecilia unravels the mystery of whom and what The Invisible Man wants.

Accolades go out to the filmmaker and writers for not dwelling on an elaborate or convoluted Invisible Man backstory.

"The Invisible Man" 2020 is the rare horror film that's actually well-acted while keeping the viewer on the edge of their seat. Director Leigh Whannell ("Saw," "insidious") does a tremendous job of mixing suspense, terror, and even comedic moments for a successful horror film. Finally, a remake that does it right!

After getting pulled from theaters too soon, it's nice to see "The Invisible Man" on Blu-ray so quickly. Besides deleted scenes and a feature-length commentary from Whannell, there are four other bonus features to view:

"Moss Manifested" — an interview Elisabeth Moss who discusses playing the character of Cecilia

"Director's Journey with Leigh Whannell" — some brief behind-the-scenes footage from the 40 days of filming are presented

"The Players" — a look at each of the actors and the characters they play in "The Invisible Man"

"Timeless Terror" — a comparison of the 1933 film and the 2020 version

"The Invisible Man"

Ken Tasho is a Corporate Drone by day and Edge Contributor by night. He has a love for all things ’80’s and resides in the Wayland Square area of Providence, RI...but would much rather be sharing an apartment in NYC with ’80’s rock goddesses Pat Benatar and Deborah Harry.

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