Thriller and horror films have been coming up with fresh and innovative screenplays in recent years, and The Invisible Man fits right in. Director Leigh Whannell (he penned Saw & Insidious) gives a fantastic spin on Universal Monster’s classic ‘Invisible Man’ as a story of twisted romance and domestic abuse. Elizabeth Moss gives unnerving and brilliant performance as Cecile that would make Hitchcock proud. Her expressive mien, heavy breathing & close-up shots offer a new meaning to horror build-up as it rely more on the actor’s performance than silly props. Sometimes claustrophobic but always gripping, intense and shocking, Invisible Man‘s twists come at cleverly unexpected times – raising the bar for the genre and becomes an instant classic. A thoroughly planned film, camera angles, sound effects along with supporting casts and characters (Aldis Hodge & Storm Reid) – all bring exciting (and paralyzing!) movie-watching experience. What started out as a domestic-abuse survivor turns into a Sci-Fi revenge, poetic-justice narrative that ends in a classic he said/she said debate and an open-ended conclusion, leaving it up to the audience whether they believe a woman’s abusive horror or simply think “she makes it up”. With an impressive $9 million budget that rakes up to $49 million (8/03/2020) in box-office, The Invisible Man serves as a touchstone saying it’s possible to make a clever, profound and successful female-led, inclusive thriller if only it has the right script.