Sometimes it’s what we can’t see that scares us the most. Top 10 scariest moments from The Invisible Man movie. For this list, we’re looking at the most frightening most intense and most downright chilling scenes. From this modern take on HG Wells classic sci-fi novel.
In case you haven’t seen the film yet. Beware of the following spoilers.
The Invisible Man cast
The Invisible Man Rating
IMDB – 7.1
Rotten Tomattoes – 91%
The Invisible Man release date
28 February 2020 (India)
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The Invisible Man novel
The Invisible Man the title refers to is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body’s refractive index to that of air so that it neither absorbs nor reflects light and thus becomes invisible.
He successfully carries out this procedure on himself but fails in his attempt to reverse it. An enthusiast of random and irresponsible violence, Griffin has become an iconic character in horror fiction.
10.) Raining in the parking lot
After spending a majority of the film at the mercy of her invisible stalker. Cecilia is finally given a slight advantage when his suit starts glitching. It also helps that it’s raining in the parking lot.
Making it easier to spot any invisible figures in true horror movie fashion. Though the rain also contributes to the dread tension and spooky atmosphere.
Even in the rain, the invisible figure proves quite stealthy getting the drop on the authorities and coming close to overpowering Cecilia. As well the only thing that saves Cecilia is her pregnancy but our villain has other ways of getting to her.
Thinking of Sydney both Cecilia and the audience are left with sinking feelings in the pits of their stomachs. That’s the beauty of The Invisible Man movie.
9.) Sydney gets hit
Part of what makes this premise so horrifying is that you rarely know when the characters are alone in virtually any scene. The invisible villain could be standing there waiting to strike you.
We’re thus left on guard throughout the majority of the runtime. Nevertheless, the filmmakers still managed to sneak up on us when we least expected. In the movie The Invisible Man, I was shaking in this scene.
As Sydney closely consoles a visibly distressed Cecilia she suddenly struck by an unseen force. This happened so quickly that Sydney thinks Cecilia hit her and for a brief second the audience. Questions exactly what just happened – it’s a scene that not only surprises you but also gets inside your head.
8.) Stepping on the blanket
When an antagonist is invisible the most subtle gestures can produce the biggest scares. This is why The Invisible Man movie is known for. In a scene reminiscent of paranormal activity Cecilia is disturbed in the middle of the night.
When the blankets are pulled off the bed by an unseen entity as Sidney continues to slumber. The confused Cecilia tries to retrieve the covers but something or someone is seemingly holding them back.
The sheets are weighed down by footprints which creep closer and closer towards her. Honestly, what’s your ear than being face to face with a stalker you can’t see. There’s nowhere to run and nowhere to hide least of all under the covers.
7.) Let’s see who this Invisible Man really is
In a heart-pounding climax, James and Sydney are attacked in their home by an Invisible Man but not necessarily the Invisible Man. With James barely hanging in there and Sydney in an equally vulnerable position.
Cecilia comes to the rescue with a fire extinguisher and a firearm. She takes out the home invader rendering his suit visible just when it seems like the nightmare is over.
Cecilia removes the mask to find not Adrienne but his wormy brother Tom. It’s a clever and unexpected fake-out making us momentarily question. If Tom was the true criminal mastermind or a pawn in Adrienne’s game. Of course, Cecilia is convinced that the brothers were in cahoots but how can she prove it now.
6.) Locked in the room
When Cecilia is locked up in a mental hospital The Invisible Man doesn’t make his presence known. But she is fully aware that he is in the cell with her.
Although Adrienne can’t be seen we definitely sense his haunting presence as his eyes linger on her. With that in mind, an empty corner becomes much scarier than anything our imaginations could possibly conjure.
This whole portion of the film has the audience feeling unclean but Cecelia forces her stalker to make a move. Upon stepping into the shower having smuggled Tom’s pen into her cell.
She prepares to stage a fake suicide once the invisible enemy intervenes. Cecelia turns the pen into a resourceful weapon. That is easily one of the smartest plays in horror movie history and in The Invisible Man Movie.
5.) Don’t wake Adrian
The film’s nail-biting opening is worthy of Hitchcock. Wasting no time with needless exposition Cecilia’s actions say everything as she leaves her husband.
In the dead of night carefully sneaking out of bed and gathering her belongings. Although Adrienne appears down for the count. We nonetheless feel the tension rising with each step Cecilia takes and every noise she makes.
It doesn’t help that the mansion has a dominating presence especially when Cecilia enters Adrienne’s research lab. In the background are four black figures which turn out to only be dummies. But they certainly add to the chilling sentiment that Cecilia isn’t alone and someone is always watching her.
By the time the alarm goes off the audience is already consumed with goosebumps.
4.) Cecilia’s revenge
Whereas a lesser thriller would have ended on an action set-piece. The Invisible Man movie goes the extra mile with a finale. That plays out like a game of chess as James listens in on them.
Cecilia meets Adrian at their old house while Adrian is on his best behavior. He’s not fooling Cecilia who says she’ll only give him a second chance if he confesses. In his own playfully sick way Adrian reveals his true colors to her.
Although we feared that Adrian might attack Cecilia throughout the sequence. It’s ultimately the other way around. Stealing a page from her husband’s own playbook.
Cecilia slips into an invisible suit she stowed away and serves Adrian his desserts. Before dinner is even over checkmate Cecilia.
3.) The hallway fight
It’s always satisfying in horror movies when everyone realizes that the so-called crazy person was right. All along the authorities learn this the hard way as the invisible suit starts malfunctioning in front of them.
This sets the stage for one of the best and most inventive hallway fights in modern cinema. The cinematography in particular is put to impeccable use here. Almost making it look as if the action is unfolding from the invisible man’s perspective.
Even then we don’t know when or how the villain will strike. The most intense and darkly humorous moment, finds one cop confronted by a levitating gun. It appears the Invisible Man might let him go. Unscathed which makes it even crueler when he pulls the trigger anyway.
2.) The Attic
Unable to convince anyone that Adrian’s alive Cecilia calls her supposedly late husband cell. Which turns out to be closer than she thought. Following the vibrating noise up into the attic.
She finds the phone with some highly unsettling photos on it. Just as anxiety-inducing the phone then receives a text message reading surprised. Even if you took out the invisible angle this scene would still feel right at home.
In a more grounded psychological thriller like sleeping with the enemy or fatal attraction. Then again without the element of invisibility, it wouldn’t be nearly as shocking when Cecilia pours a can of paint out of the attic.
1.) The restaurant
It is pretty much that there are rules that almost all horror movies follow. For example, once the monster inevitably attacks it’ll be when someone is alone.
In either a suburban or secluded area so as Cecilia meets her sister Emily in a crowded restaurant. We naturally assume they’re both safe. If anything this is the safest we felt.
In a while especially as the sisters begin to reconcile. This makes it all of a more jaw-dropping when a levitating knife slits Emily’s throat. With the bloody knife shoved in Cecilia’s hand.
The audience finally pieces together Adrienne’s master plan. We feel every bit as panicked as Cecilia. As she’s restrained by the restaurant staff line mere feet away from her deceased sister.
These were the 10 most scary moments from The Invisible Man movie(2020).
Hope you like it and tell which part was your nightmare.