The Invisible Man manages it all, tension, scares and absolutely terrifying horror thanks not only to Whannell ’s spot on direction and Moss’ stellar performance, as it’s a film truly firing on all cylinders in pitch perfect tune & harmony.
Being a big fan of Whannell’s Upgrade I was considerably excited to see what we would get with The Invisible Man. Initially from the trailer I was getting some Hollow Man vibes (looking much better executed), but that didn’t quite prepare me for when I sat down to watch.
What we do have here is a full blown Horror film, perfected to such a great degree. The Invisible Man is terrifying many times throughout and is my favorite film of the year so far.
Elizabeth Moss as usual puts in a powerhouse performance as Cecilia, a woman who is seemingly being mysteriously haunted by her ex partner. That’s all Ill elaborate on since where’s the fun in spoiling the film?
Whannell directs with absolute precision and confidence, with his horror chops coming into play here, using absolute silence, slow unrelenting camera moves and stunning sound design, The Invisible Man had the audience holding our breath as the smallest of creaks and lingering shots had my heart skipping a beat.
The score by Benjamin Wallfisch, in line with the rest of the film is great stuff, it manages not to drown out moments of silence & tension but is still deafening when it needs to be, absolute perfection here.
It’s amazing to think with such a small budget that this film looks and feels amazing, a true testament to what you can do with a comparative small budget. Be sure to go see this amazing film in cinemas! Utterly floored by it.