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The Invisible Man (1933)

The Invisible Man (1933)

Country: USA

Director:  James Whale

Main Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stewart, William Harrigan

Storyline:  A scientist creates a formula to turn invisible which drives him mad and makes him an invisible killer.









Review (Spoils): We have scientist Griffon (Claude Rains) who is a brilliant man but is driven totally mad with power as he is goes in insane after discovering and using a special formula that turn him invisible. Claude Rains blows me away with his acting in this film he is truly believable and his wicked laugh is memorable long after this film is done. James Whale once again creates a legendary universal monster that hits the mark in the world of horror.

The scenes in this film are forever unforgettable such as the unwrapping of his head and body, riding the bike and smoking the cigarette.  My favourite scene of the film is when he goes completely mad and skips down the street and lets out that wicked laugh. This movie has great graphics for its time and holds its own.

Rating:  This film totally surprised me and it turned out to be a classic not just by name in my books. Claude Rains stole the show with his over the top acting and the character just worked. I would name The Invisible Man as one of the best of the Universal horror films.




8/10 Beers!


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