• Foggy

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    James Whale’s Universal Monster Movie between his two landmark Frankenstein films takes on H.G. Wells classic story. Claude Rains plays the titular β€œinvisible one” who goes on a mischievous and murderous rampage in a remote English town after he is unable to reverse back his unique skin condition.

    What I enjoyed the most here was that unlike the other Universal monsters, The Invisible Man isn’t very sympathetic at all, in fact he’s a bit of a raving tosser for the…

  • TajLV

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    Film #11 of 31 in my Hoop-Tober 2016 challenge

    H.G. Wells' 1897 novella springs to life on the big screen in this Universal horror classic from director James Whale. Claude Rains stars as Dr. Jack Griffin aka "The Invisible One," with Gloria Stuart as his romantic interest Flora Cranley, Henry Tavers as her father Dr. Cranley and William Harrigan as lab assistant Dr. Arthur Kemp.

    As the story opens, Griffin with his head bandaged and wearing dark glasses, books a…

  • Danny Webster

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    Director Project

    Director: James Whale (Third Film)

    A vicious sense of humour and a dangerous descent into oblivion, The Invisible Man isn't on the surface a scary film; but deep down the idea that an unseen figure of madness doing whatever they wanted is as scary; especially when they're a bit insane; as anything.

    Ask the average man what they would do if they were invisible and they'd likely tell you that they'd spy on women as they shower, or…

  • Matisse van Rossum

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    A Century of Cinema Challenge: 1933

    A surprisingly faithful adaptation of one of my favorite H.G. Wells novels, James Whale's The Invisible Man has quickly jumped up to the top of my favorite Universal monster movies list. The effects are well ahead of their time and are quite effective, even after 80 years. I received immense enjoyment watching various articles of clothing caper around a room or down the street as Claude Rains cackled maniacally. On that note, this film…

  • Travis Betz

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    I had forgotten how interesting this film was. It skips all the bullshit and opens smack-dab in the middle of the action. It doesn't bother building relationships, it simply asks you to understand that they once existed between the characters, and are now strained due to...well...invisibility. Fun, devilish and throughly enjoyable.

  • Colin the dude

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    Incredible! I defy any filmmaker eying to remake this to attempt it without computer effects. Only then would I applaud you.

  • Justin Souther

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    James Whale is firmly entrenched in my Pantheon of favorite filmmakers, stylish, sassy, idiosyncratic, and never taking himself too seriously. THE INVISIBLE MAN (which, if we're to believe GODS & MONSTERS, is Whale's favorite of his own works) exemplifies all this. And it all works -- amazingly -- because our protagonist is such a gigantic, unapologetic prick. Mass murder has never been so fun.