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The Invisible Man (2020)
When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax.
Originally part of Universal's failed attempt to update all of their classic horror franchises and make it some sort of connected cinematic universe. Thank God that didn't work out, because it meant this thing landed in Leigh Whannell's lap, and he took things in a decidedly different direction. A much, much better direction.
If you've seen the trailer for this movie you can probably guess a significant amount of the plot. Luckily, the execution is so tight here that it doesn't matter what you think you know.
And Elisabeth Moss is spectacular as the lead. Massive snub by the Academy to overlook her because it's a genre flick.
Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.
Speaking of Leigh Whannell, his partner in crime, James Wan, returned from the world of blockbusters to helm this horror comeback, something of a modern giallo. And in doing so made his best movie. Holy shit is this thing a good time.
One of the things I love most about this flick is that it intentionally fucks with your preconception that this is going to be another Insidious or Conjuring. Watch the trailer and tell me that isn't what you think that is. Everything is crafted to set you up. And then...
Well, let's just say shit gets crazy in the third act. Don't look into it, or read anything. Just watch it.
After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, a psychiatrist becomes increasingly convinced she is being threatened by an uncanny entity.
A movie completely indebted to It Follows (and The Ring). Which isn't a bad thing; the best horror films of the last decade should be inspiring the next generation of films. I'm all for it.
And besides, what it lacks in originally, it makes up in execution. This is another film where you can are never allowed a moment to breath, because there is no easing of tension. Not for the entire runtime. It's a bold choice, but I think it pays off brilliantly.
It's not one of the very best horror films of the last decade, but it's certainly a lot of fun.