Decades of Terror 2020: 1990s Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror films from the 1990s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

The Invisible Man's Revenge

A scientist renders an avenging outlaw invisible using a secret formula.
United States
1944
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Black & White
Character Focus: 
Invisible Film
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Prankster
Catastrophes: 
Fire
Fluids: 
Potion
Infected: 
Diseased
4
A formula that stands the test of time...
8
3.04
6
5.04
1
4
1
Effects
Pace
Plot
The invisibility formula used to make people bad. Some alterations were made to it as the franchise evolved. In this sequel, a criminal inherits its powers and uses it as a mean to an end. The script benefits from his shenanigans. We're closer in tone to the original film. The classic illusion is pushed to its previous limits; we get extended scenes featuring invisible animals, namely.
The effects are just as convincing as before, if not more. This technique doesn't get old. The actors do a good job, especially when considering the cinematographic challenges at hand. Although rigid, the dialog, and sometimes monologue, takes its time to but sets the table for a nice supernatural thriller. The comedy often serves as filler and sadly waters down a potentially darker film.
It brings back aspects we enjoyed in the original, though it doesn't take enough freedom on paper and feels like déjà-vu. There are slow moments in the second act that only keep us away from more eye-candy. A subplot about a random love interest falls flat; underdeveloped and shoehorned in. It doesn't work because there really is no character to relate to.
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