Why watch this film?
"The Invisible Man" may not be as iconic as "Frankenstein" or "Dracula", but it is undoubtedly the most technically impressive movie in the Universal Monsters canon to date. The script is a crude simplification of the original novel - aligned with the sensationalism of the films produced by Universal Pictures at the time - but it served as a pretext for one of the great achievements in practical special effects of classic Hollywood.
Claude Rains delivers a remarkable performance in The Invisible Man as a mysterious doctor who discovers a serum that makes him invisible. Covered by bandages and dark glasses, he arrives at a small English village and attempts to hide his amazing discovery. He soon learns, however, that the same drug which renders him invisible slowly drives him to commit acts of unspeakable terror. Based on H.G. Wells' classic novel and featuring groundbreaking special effects, The Invisible Man remains a masterpiece not only of the genre, but of all time.
Where to watch?
Available at home