“Adrian’s true genius was how he got in people’s heads . . .”
The Invisible Man will be one of many movies hitting digital release early due to the quarantines sweeping the US. I was lucky that my little brother encouraged me to see it before the Covid-19 crisis was on either of our radars. It is an amazing movie, one that deserves its place on the big screen. But even if you can’t make it to the theatre, it’s worth a watch.
What’s more scary than a monster? A monster only you know about. A monster you have to confront with no one else’s support. Adrian Griffin is a beloved optics scientist, but his ex-girlfriend Cecilia knows the truth: he is a manipulative narcissist. When he is reported dead, she begs everyone to believe her that he is still alive and tormenting her using his optical breakthroughs. But that’s crazy right? There can’t be an invisible man.
I think we all have had, to varying degrees, an experience with someone who was far different than their public image. This horror movie has an important message: think carefully before you disbelieve someone’s narrative, it could be that they are facing a monster only they can understand, and they just need someone, anyone to believe them.
Some monsters never die. The original Invisible Man novel came out in 1897, but with some new ideas, it’s a monster that can terrify even today.