Based on the characters and plot of the eponymous H G Well’s novel, the 2020 science fiction horror film is written and directed by Leigh Whannell. The movie is produced by Kylie du Fresne and Jason Blum, who is the founder and CEO of the famous Blumhouse Productions which has produced horror franchises such as The Purge (2013–2021), Paranormal Activity (2007–2015), and Insidious (2010–2018). The plot revolves around Cecilia Kass, played by Elisabeth Moss, who escapes her abusive relationship with her husband, optics engineer and businessman Adrian Griffin. Things take a turn when her husband dies of suicide as she experiences a series of events that make it seem as though she is being haunted and lethally taunted by an invisible force. Apart from Elisabeth Moss, the cast includes Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.
One of the rare psychological horror-thrillers that should come with a trigger warning, ‘The Invisible Man’ subverts many genre tropes to keep you looking over your shoulder well after the credits roll.
Elisabeth Moss, she of the vulnerable face and the moist eyes, is shouldering her first solo-lead here. And she does a commendable job with what she gets, which is mostly staring at seemingly empty corners and lurking around quiet houses.
The sci-fi horror follows a woman who is convinced she is being stalked by her abusive partner though he is believed to be dead.
The Invisible Man works because its message is timely, its scares legitimate, and its truth undeniable.