1933’s The Invisible Man was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” It’s a chilling film that no resultant “invisible man” follower has been able to capture. Claude Rains (who we last saw here for 1941’s The Wolf Man) delivers an effective, chilling performance, fleshing out H.G. Wells’ novel to a great 20th Century horror story. It was his second film role and his first talking-film role.
(warning: the following fan-made trailer delivers many spoilers:)
Join us tonight for The Invisible Man at 7 PM PST! The film is available to watch online via Amazon (link below).
If you’d like to watch with us, here’s how. Queue up the movie as follows: sometime before 7 PM PST Tuesday the 12th play the first few moments of the film. You will see a very old-fashioned logo for “A Universal Picture” which then fades to an NRA logo. The moment the NRA logo fades offscreen, pause the movie. At 7 PM PST exactly, resume the film. Then follow on Twitter at @BmovieBFFs or post to/enable Notifications on the Facebook thread as we watch this B-movie classic!
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