Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday at the Movies: The Invisible Man (1933)

In tribute to the Shadowmen that appeared in The President's Vampire by Christopher Farnsworth, a book that I just finished reading, absolutely loved, and will review next week, I decided to look up some of the classic scary monster movies to create my movie post for the week. The match isn't exactly right because the Shadowmen from the book are able to move to the Other Side at will and are the stuff of nightmares, while my monster selection is a much nicer, less terrifying variation. 

The Invisible Man (1933)

Adapted from the science fiction book by H.G. Wells, this movie version tries very hard to stay faithful to the original work and is considered to be a horror classic. The movie stars Claude Rains as the Dr. Jack Griffin/Invisible Man and Gloria Stuart as his fiance, Flora Cranley.

A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.


Invisible Man~ We'll begin with a reign of terror, a few murders here and there, murders of great men, murders of little men, just to show we make no distinction. 

Invisible Man~ An invisible man can rule the world. Nobody will see him come, nobody will see him go. He can hear every secret. He can rob, and rape, and kill! 

Invisible Man~ All right, you fools. You've brought it on yourselves! Everything would have come right if you'd only left me alone. You've driven me near madness with your peering through the keyholes and gaping through the curtains. And now you'll suffer for it! You're crazy to know who I am, aren't you? All right! I'll show you!

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