*Warning: Trailer contains explicit content that may disturb*
A scary new thriller hits cinemas in New Zealand today and it is set to leave us absolutely sleepless.
Starring The Handmaid's Tale actress and Emmy-winner Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man, is a "terrifying modern tale of obsession" inspired by the character from H.G. Wells' novel The Invisible Man. The dark, creepy flick also stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who you may recognise from Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House.
The movie centres on Cecilia (Moss) who escapes a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy scientist, in the dead of night. Things take a turn for the worst when her abusive ex (Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves Cecilia - who suspects the death is a hoax - a generous portion of his fortune.
"As a series of eerie coincidences turn lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see," Universal describes the plot.
Directed, written and executive produced by Australian Leigh Whannell - who is known for his work on the Saw franchise - the movie looks completely terrifying.
"I just felt that it's a scarier movie if the invisible man is something unknowable, something mysterious," Whannell told TimeOut.
I wanted to make something where we were in the shoes of his victim. Because to me, that would be the scariest thing in the world, someone who's not visible stalking you, attacking you."
Also speaking with TimeOut, Moss says one of the scarily real aspects of the movie, is that her character not believed.
"[It's] the idea of a woman not being heard and not being believed and how that is the most destructive thing you can do to anybody who is in that situation," said Moss. "That is something that thankfully is a part of the conversation now more, which is great but it definitely needs to continue to be a part of it."
The Invisible Man hits New Zealand theatres today, February 27.