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Elisabeth Moss vs See-Through Sociopath in Creepy The Invisible Man Trailer

Writer/director Leigh Whannell’s got a modern update on the H.W. Wells classic The Invisible Man, and it comes from powerhouse horror studios Blumhouse and Universal Studios. Universal has dropped the first trailer, which gives us the set-up and a few effective vignettes that make The Invisible Man one to watch. Who knew being hunted by an invisible sociopath could be so terrifying? Okay, that’s an obviously scary set-up, but this first glimpse at The Invisible Man is still surprisingly creepy.

Leading the cast is the always excellent Elisabeth Moss, here as Cecilia Kass, a woman who fled an abusive relationship with the brilliant but brutal scientist Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) in the middle of the night. Next thing Cecilia knows, Oliver has committed suicide and, bizarrely, left her $5 million dollars in a settlement. There’s one catch; she can only keep the money if she is deemed mentally competent. This becomes an issue when Cecilia starts being stalked by a man no one can see.

Universal has some of the most iconic monsters in the business under their banner; Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, the Mummy, Dr. Jekyll, and Mr. Hyde, and, this see-through lunatic. While their Dark Universe might not have panned out, the first trailer for The Invisible Man shows they have a viable first step here towards giving their legendary monsters a modern makeover. This film looks downright scary.

Check out the trailer here. The Invisible Man hits theaters on February 28, 2020.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Invisible Man: 

What you can’t see can hurt you. Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale) stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character.

Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer, NBC’s The InBetween), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO’s Euphoria).

But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Jason Blum, our current-day master of the horror genre, produces The Invisible Man for his Blumhouse Productions. The Invisible Man is written, directed and executive produced by Leigh Whannell, one of the original conceivers of the Saw franchise who most recently directed Upgrade and Insidious: Chapter 3.

Featured image: Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia Kass in “The Invisible Man,” written and directed by Leigh Whannell. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures. © 2020 Universal Pictures

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