Experience the Classic Tale Turned Modern Nightmare in The Invisible Man

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Get ready to experience the haunting terror of The Invisible Man. The highly buzzed about film starring the talented Elizabeth Moss is a dark, psychological journey that is not for the faint of heart. The movie takes a look at the Invisible Man “monster” concept and makes it modern through a fresh perspective, a gripping story, and a talented cast. So come along on the journey to explore the classic Invisible Man’s terror and the new… if you dare.

Elizabeth Moss’s Performance Grips us

The Invisible Man (2020) tells the story of Cecilia, played by Moss, who suspects that her abusive ex-partner is haunting her following his suspicious death. Throughout the movie we see Cecilia fight this mysterious invisible force, both physically and psychologically. Cecilia has suffered significant trauma following her partner’s abuse too, adding another layer of torment, and making her fight to survive that much more powerful. Elizabeth Moss is the perfect choice for this role thanks to her ability to put us in her shoes, which is key in conveying her terror.

Check out our exclusive interview with The Invisible Man cast:

Curious to know how the latest Invisible Man has evolved from the classic monster from 1933? Let’s take a trip back in time and see.

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A Scientist Goes Stark Raving Mad

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Although both movies are about the terror caused by an invisible man, they approach the concept very differently. In The Invisible Man from 1933, Dr. Jack Griffin, played by Claude Rains, creates a potion to make himself invisible, and he becomes a raving, murderous lunatic as a result. Jack doesn’t care who he kills and there’s isn’t much method to his madness. He’s more a playful but deadly nuisance to society, going as far as pranking people with his invisibility powers. There is an air of ridiculous about him, making him a lot less frightening than a modern audience would expect from a villain. We also spend a lot of time with Jack as he describes the quirks and oddities of his invisible existence, which brings us closer to understanding him. He explains that he was driven to become invisible to gain power and notoriety for his invention. So while he is invisible, his motive is transparent, which makes him a lot less frightening… and even a tiny bit likable. This of course reflects moviemaking of the time and what audiences enjoyed about the film experience back then. And it’s also starkly different from the evil we encounter in the modern film.  

A Cold, Calculated Nightmare That Follows

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The modern invisible man is a different kind of nightmare suited to haunt a modern audience. Through most of the movie, we don’t get hear the invisible man, Adrian, speak. He is silent, deadly and remorseless. We see the consequences of his terrifying actions through the experience of Cecilia, and she has to guess his motives, actions, and predict his every move. Part of what makes the modern Invisible Man so scary is how calculated he is too. He doesn’t just threaten to take Cecilia’s life – he uses her weaknesses against her and goes after everything she cares about. This makes him unpredictable and amps up his sinister retaliations tenfold. And he isn’t driven by power and money like the original Invisible Man, since he’s already successful. His motivation is much darker than that – total possession of Cecilia. That’s what’s most terrifying about the modern Invisible Man. No matter where Cecilia goes or who she’s with, she can never get a moment of peace. He’s ready to attack at any given moment. And what’s worse is that he will stop at nothing.

Check out this behind-the-scenes look in filming The Invisible Man:

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FREE MOVIES FOR FRIDAY MAY 15

Laugh it Up

CHiPs

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CHiPs follows two California Highway Patrol officers: one a hardened pro, the other a fresh newbie who just joined the force. Pretty soon they start clashing through hilarious misadventures, and the new guy reveals he’s there for a lot more than just using a speedometer gun.

Solve the Puzzle

Cube

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Cube might be just the underrated thriller you need this weekend. Six strangers are placed in a bizarre cube-shaped maze with only one task: find a way to escape. See if they can solve the puzzle before it’s too late.

Get Into the Action

Ronin

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Get in on all the excitement in Ronin. A team of professional killers is brought together to track down a mysterious package. The only problem is that the Russians are after it too. It’s spies and shootouts galore in this action packed-race!

Feel the Drama

Little Children

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Little Children is a thought-provoking story based on the critically acclaimed novel that takes a unique look at domestic life and marriage through a dark, comedic lens. When a married man and a woman take the slippery path down infidelity, they soon have to brace for the impact of their decisions – and whether their married lives were ever as bad as they believed.

Jinkies! Scoob and the Gang are Back to Solve Another Mystery in Scoob!

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Zoinks! Scoob! is finally here to watch! Go all the way back to the origins of Scoob and Shaggy’s friendship as they meet Velma, Daphne, and Fred to become the world’s greatest crime busters. Check out their latest mystery-solving adventure when you buy or rent it today.

Movie Night Premiere Event

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You’re invited to the Scoob! red carpet premiere event today, May 15th! The show starts at 7PM ET / 4PM PT on Twitter when you use the hashtag #ScoobMovieNight. There will be an awesome musical performance by Lennon Stella and special guest appearances by Will Forte, Amanda Seyfried, Ken Jeong, Mckenna Grace – and plenty of mystery-solving fun before the show starts!

To prepare for the premiere, check out these cool activities:

Learn more about the event and get a ton of fun Scoob! activities and recipes at Walmart.com/Scoob.

We’ll see you at the show!