Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Invisible Man

Drawing the stares and muffled grumblings of the patrons of a country inn, a heavily bandaged scientist (Claude Rains, who remains true to the title, unseen until the very end) arrives to rent a room with several large piece of luggage in tow. Having recently concocted a serum that causes his body matter to turn translucent, he strives to find the antidote before a major side effect, the onset of murderous rage, takes its hold. Adapted from the H.G. Wells' novel, The Invisible Man is an incredibly well done scary movie made at Universal under Carl Laemmle, and crafted by horror movie master James Whale who infuses the picture with the same kind of creative special effects and wry sense of humor which predominate his Frankenstein pictures.