105 search results for The Invisible Man

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    Can you smell what 'The Wolf Man' is cooking?

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Jun 23, 2016

    Universal's dreaming big if recent casting rumors are true
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  • The Invisible Man - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Sunday, Sep 13, 2009

    A mysterious stranger, his face swathed in bandages and his eyes obscured by dark spectacles, has taken a room at a cozy inn in the British village of Ipping. Never leaving his quarters, the stranger demands that the staff leave him completely alone. Working unmolested with his test tubes, the stranger does not notice when the landlady inadvertently walks into his room one morning. But she notices that her guest seemingly has no head! The stranger, one Jack Griffin, is a scientist, who'd left Ipping several months earlier while conducting a series of tests with a strange new drug called monocane. He returns to the laboratory of his mentor, Dr. Cranley (Henry Travers), where he reveals his secret to onetime partner Dr. Kemp (William Harrigan) and former fiancee Flora Cranley (Gloria Stuart). Monocane is a formula for invisibility, and has rendered Griffin's entire body undetectable to the human eye. Alas, monocane has also had the side effect of driving Griffin insane. With megalomanic glee, Griffin takes Kemp into his confidence, explaining how he plans to prove his superiority over other humans by wreaking as much havoc as possible. At first, his pranks are harmless; then, without batting an eyelash, he turns to murder, beginning with the strangling of a comic-relief constable. When Kemp tries to turn Griffin over to the police, he himself is marked for death. Despite elaborate measures taken by the police, Griffin is able to murder Kemp, considerately taking the time to describe his homicidal methods to his helpless victim. After a reign of terror costing hundreds of lives, Griffin is cornered in a barn, his movements betrayed by his footsteps in the snow. Mortally wounded by police bullets, Griffin is taken to a hospital, where he regretfully tells Flora that he's paying the price for meddling into Things Men Should Not Know. As Griffin dies, his face becomes slowly visible: first the skull, then the nerve endings, then layer upon layer of raw flesh, until he is revealed to be Claude Rains, making his first American film appearance. So forceful was Rains' verbal performance as "The Invisible One" that he became an overnight movie star (after nearly twenty years on stage). Wittily scripted by R.C. Sherriff and an uncredited Philip Wylie, and brilliantly directed by James Whale, The Invisible Man is a near-untoppable combination of horror and humor. Also deserving of unqualified praise are the thorouhgly convincing special effects by John P. Fulton and John Mescall. With the exception of The Invisible Man Returns, none of the sequels came anywhere close to the quality of the 1933 original. Trivia alert: watch for Dwight "Renfield" Frye as a bespectacled reporter, Walter Brennan as the man whose bicycle was stolen, and John Carradine as the fellow in the phone booth who's "gawt a plan to ketch the h'invisible man." ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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    Toronto Film Festival First Look: 'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'The Invisible Woman,' 'The Railway Man'

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013

    New images from some of the year's most anticipated films
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    'Doctor Who' vet Christopher Eccleston says he's done with ‘Thor’

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Jul 7, 2014

    The actor is open to returning as Claude Rains in 2015's ‘Heroes Reborn’
  • Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection - Trailer

    Type: Video | Date: Thursday, Oct 4, 2012

    Watch the trailer for the essential collection for Universal Classic Monsters, which includes Dracula, Drcula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man / The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Phantom of the Opera, Creature from the Black L
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    Want to play along with a Film Nerd 2.0 film festival this weekend?

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Apr 4, 2013

    We've got the titles for you now, and we'll dive in on Friday morning
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    Tech Support: The production designers go it alone this year

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Oct 31, 2013

    As the costumers form their own branch, how will that affect the race?
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    'Ai Weiwei,' 'Queen of Versailles' join Oscar players in DGA documentary nominations

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jan 14, 2013

    'Searching for Sugar Man' looks strong as ever
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