Can you call The Invisible Man a “must see” movie? I can!
How to describe Universal’s Dark Universe? Awful? Yeah. Awful about sums it up. From Dracula Untold to The Mummy, the effort to resurrect golden age monster mash movies has gone over like a turd in the Black Lagoon. This year, I’m hoping The Invisible Man turns that trend around.
Unlike other entries in the Dark Universe, Invisible Man isn’t looking to be a big action blockbuster. Instead it’s looking to be creepy as hell. And timely. Banking on Elizabeth Moss’ cultural cachet when it comes to communicating women’s fear and anger, The Invisible Man looks to deftly reinterpret the material to deal with abuse, stalking, and gaslighting. I can’t wait.
The Invisible Man (2020).
Cecilia (Elizabeth Moss) flees her controlling and abusive relationship to a wealthy scientist. Soon, she learns that her ex has committed suicide, and left his estate to her. Instead of feeling safe, Cecilia begins to believe that her ex, unseen by those around her, is still stalking her.
Video on Demand.
Rocker Glenn Danzig directs a horror anthology based on stories from his comic book line.
After a lifetime of abuse and manipulation, Anna returns to her childhood home to take on those who sold her into prostitution.
Disappearance at Clifton Hill.
Abby returns to her family’s old motel near Niagara falls after the death of her mother. She becomes haunted by a childhood memory of seeing a young boy abducted from the woods near the property.
Blood on Her Name.
Leigh kills a man in self-defense, but fearful of losing her son and business, hides the crime.
All the Bright Places (Netflix).
Two young people touched by mental illness find a chance at understanding and love in each other.