The Invisible Man starring Elizabeth Moss is a streaming hit on Freevee
From Universal Pictures and Blumhouse, the studios behind the recent horror hit M3GAN, The Invisible Man is a remake of the 1933 horror film of the same name. Three years after the genre feature opened at the top of the box office and earned 20 times its budget during its short theatrical run, the Leigh Whannell-directed picture is now streaming for free on Freevee. According to Flix Patrol, the film is currently zipping up the charts on the Amazon-owned streaming service in several countries around the globe.
The Invisible Man film series is loosely based on the 1897 novel of the same name by H.G. Wells. In addition to the 2020 remake, the franchise consists of several movies released in the mid-1900s. Unlike some of the other Universal monster series, such as Frankenstein, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and The Mummy, The Invisible Man franchise was fragmented, with few films being connected.
The newest iteration of The Invisible Man puts a #MeToo spin on the classic story. When Cecilia’s (Elizabeth Moss) physically and mentally abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove to those around her that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
The Invisible Man was released in theaters on February 28, 2020, which was at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and before vaccines were available. Even though multiplexes around the globe were closing their doors, the horror flick managed to take in over $28 million it its debut weekend. The film went on to earn a whopping $144 million globally off a production budget of just $7 million.
With theaters shutting down to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus by way of large social gatherings, Universal was one of the first studios to begin experimenting with premium rentals. In other words, the studio made its slate of in-theater movies immediately available on home video, and The Invisible Man was one of the first titles to be released by way of PVOD (Premium Video on Demand). The strategy proved to be quite successful, with the horror flick quickly becoming one of the top titles on platforms like Vudu, Apple TV, and Amazon Video.
In addition to being a massive financial success for Universal, The Invisible Man was a major hit with both critics and audiences alike. On Rotten Tomatoes, the genre film has a fresh score of 92 percent from professional critics off 418 reviews and a score of 88 percent from everyday viewers. Elizabeth Moss received heaps of praise for her turn in the movie, with many critics hailing it as the Emmy Award-winning actress’s best performance to date.
Along with Elizabeth Moss, The Invisible Man stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Michael Dorman, Benedict Hardie, Renee Lim, Brian Meegan, Nicki Kici, Vivienne Greer, and Nicholas Hope. The film was directed by Leigh Whannell from his own screenplay. If you don’t mind a few advertisements, the acclaimed horror feature is currently available to stream for free on Freevee.