Since movie theaters across the country are shut down, Universal Pictures will allow customers to rent The Invisible Man much earlier than usual, even though it is still playing in some theaters. Starting Friday, March 20, you can rent this movie for $14–$20, for a period of 48 hours. You can find it on Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes, and more.
Film students and theorists are going to be studying the career of writer/director Leigh Whannell for decades, trying to suss out how this young Australian has mined piles of gold from high-concept but low-budget popcorn fare. Whannell's been responsible for bringing two hugely successful horror franchises into the world—the sagas of Saw and Insidious—and, in 2018, turned the fairly ridiculous B-movie plot of Upgrade into a hit thanks to his stylized direction and pulpy action sequences. Whannell is about to have another hit on his hands with Blumhouse Productions’ The Invisible Man, starring an excellent Elisabeth Moss. Made on a slender budget that was likely eaten up by CGI effects, this riff on H.G. Wells’ sci-fi classic is a slow, steady squeeze from a vise that doesn’t release its grip until its final shot.by Robert Ham