People are calling The Invisible Man the "scariest horror movie of all time"

3 March 2020, 17:17

Sam  Prance

By Sam Prance

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.

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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 Invisible Man: People are calling it the "scariest horror movie of all time"
The Invisible Man: People are calling it the "scariest horror movie of all time". Picture: Universal Pictures

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.

The film currently has a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Go see it, if you dare.

What do you think? Did you find The Invisible Man terrifying?