People are calling The Invisible Man the "scariest horror movie of all time"
3 March 2020, 17:17
Elisabeth Moss's new film, The Invisible Man, is so terrifying that viewers are screaming out loud in fear.
The Invisible Man is out in cinemas now and people are so terrified by it that they're calling it one of the "best" horror movies ever.
Last week (Feb 28), The Invisible Man was released internationally and fans can't get over how petrifying it is. The brand new movie is a modern adaptation of the 1897 novel of the same name. It tells the story of Cecelia (Elisabeth Moss), as she runs away from her abusive boyfriend, Adrian (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), and later finds out that he apparently takes his own life.
However, all is not as it seems. Following Adrian's alleged death, an array of circumstances lead Cecelia to believe that he is still alive and stalking her. In her words: "He's not dead. He has figured out a way to be invisible." The horror movie focuses on Cecelia trying to escape Adrian, catch him and convince those around her that he is actually alive and invisible.
The entire movie is terrifying and nerve inducing because, like Cecelia, you never know for certain where Adrian is. It's filmed so that you experience her fear alongside her and Elisabeth Moss acts so excellently that you can't help but be petrified with her. To make matters worse, everyone around her struggles to believe her. It shows how horrifying being gaslit is.
Since the film came out people have been taking to social media to praise it and open up about how frightening it actually is. One person tweeted: "invisible man was so fucking scary i feel unwell". Another fan added: "ok ok so The Invisible Man was fucking terrifying so if you’re looking for me this weekend I’ll be hiding under my blankets with Moana on repeat".
If that weren't enticing enough, one viewer said: "Invisible Man is the scariest movie I’ve ever seen. Ever. I’ve been watching horror movies since I was 7. I almost cried just out of anxiety." And reader, they are not wrong. There is one scene which is truly horrifying. I have never screamed louder in a film and I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish.
invisible man was so fucking scary i feel unwell— ♡ snitchery ♡ (@snitchery) March 3, 2020
ok ok so The Invisible Man was fucking terrifying so if you’re looking for me this weekend I’ll be hiding under my blankets with Moana on repeat— Siren 💋 (@SeaGlassSiren) February 29, 2020
Invisible Man is the scariest movie I’ve ever seen. Ever. I’ve been watching horror movies since I was 7. I almost cried just out of anxiety.— alex daisy otto (@alexdaisyotto) March 3, 2020
I saw The Invisible Man and ngl that's probably one of the best horror films I've seen in a long time. Not usual a film shits me up, but this film rly did. Recommend yall go see it— iNabber (@iNabber69) March 3, 2020
The Invisible Man is honestly the scariest movie I’ve seen in my life. It’s a different type of terror than regular horror— Teyven Universe 💎💕 (@TeySipping) March 1, 2020
i cant stop yapping about The Invisible Man because there’s that one scene that i screamed and started curling up in my seat. the impact that it has is akin to the pole scene in Hereditary. im so mad that my timeline isnt loud about it pic.twitter.com/kLE93Dj8YT— mangga melayu (@malaymango) March 1, 2020
INVISIBLE MAN is the perfect film for this moment in time in that it recognizes that the scariest thing in the world is a white guy with power. It even has something to say about the imminent menace of the surveillance state. I would teach this film if I were still teaching.— Walter Chaw 周瑜 (@mangiotto) February 29, 2020
There’s a scene in THE INVISIBLE MAN that ranks among the scariest scenes in recent memory and it contains no jump scares, INVISIBLE MAN FX shenanigans, or gore. Just one character delivering a piece of information to another character. Absolutely chilling.— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) February 29, 2020
Just saw The Invisible Man. I think we need to admit that we are living in a horror renaissance. pic.twitter.com/TdUtyjCk6Y— The Oscar Expert (@expert_oscar) March 2, 2020
.@LWhannell ‘s INVISIBLE MAN is fantastic. Wonderfully anxious, suspenseful, terrifying... feels both classically Hitchcockian and entirely new. I can’t wait to see it again. IT’S SO FUCKING GOOD.— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) February 26, 2020
The film currently has a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Go see it, if you dare.