Numerous techniques were used to make this remake of the horror classic far more sophisticated than it was ever expected to be. For the stunt-heavy scenes with the Invisible Man, two separate takes were filmed of the same action on a robotic camera rig, one with a green suit actor, and one without, that way, the two takes could be combined digitally, giving the illusion that an invisible person was there interacting with Elisabeth Moss’s character. With numerous special effects shots like this throughout the film, that meant the look of everything on set had to remain perfectly consistent as those shots were combined.
Also holding everything together was Elisabeth Moss’s performance, who at times acted like she was the real villain of the movie. Her PTSD from an abusive relationship causes her to do all the things other women spiraling down insanity often do; she never seems fully rested, spreads ground coffee around the entire floor, breaks plates, causes a kitchen fire, spills paint, and does other actions that can be blamed on the Invisible Man but also spark parallels to mental illness. By the end, she becomes the very thing that caused her the trauma in the first place. Therefore, the dark, disturbing, and imaginative reinvention of The Invisible Man is a gold standard for how to implement some genuine purpose into a horror movie, even one with a cheesyB-movie title.
R (LV) Horror 2 hr. 4 min.
Watch it to THINK.
Watch it to LEARN. Watch it to feel AFRAID.