Monday, October 3, 2011
Day 3: 31 Days of Horror: The Invisible Man (1933)
Invisibility is a pretty cool supernatural trick. I mean, who wouldn't want an invisibility cloak if they were able to get one? However, invisibility isn't so fantastic if the person invisible happens to be psychotic and extremely violent. I definitely wouldn't want to be up against something like that! It'd be terrifying! It'd be even more terrifying if you knew that the one invisible is an evil genius!
Evil geniuses are usually either a joke, like Dr. Evil, or truly sinister and frightening, like Hannibal Lector. I'd put Jack Griffin, also known as the Invisible Man, more in Hannibal Lector's league. He's murderous, mysterious, and insane. He hides behind bandages and he appears to be an ordinary man, however, he is anything but ordinary. The last thing you want to do is annoy him or prevent him from doing whatever it is he wants to to. All it will result in is murder and it won't be his own...
The Invisible Man is a fabulous classic horror film. Claude Rains plays the villain and is successfully creepy at being him. He's definitely what's worth seeing in this film, along with some pretty cool special effects, given the year that it was made in. It's a great little film.
Posted by Kalli at Monday, October 03, 2011