Top 5 intriguing taglines for horror movies in 2020

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2. The Invisible Man- February 28

As far as Universal monsters go, the Invisible Man has always been a favorite.

In the original 1933 film, Claude Rains played Dr. Jack Griffin, a man who discovers the key to invisibility. Unfortunately, that discovery becomes a curse when the scientist fails to figure out how to reverse the process, causing him to spiral into madness.

In the new film, Celia (Elisabeth Moss) must contend with an unseen threat when her abusive ex seemingly commits suicide. While everyone around her is content with that narrative, Celia isn’t so sure. She believes he’s faked his death and is now stalking her while cloaked in invisibility.

The best taglines deliver multiple meanings at the same time, and that holds true here. “What you can’t see can hurt you,” works as a surface-level description of the main peril Celia finds herself in during the events of the film, but there’s a second interpretation of this tagline that highlights a major theme of this new movie, namely abuse. While it’s easy to identify and condemn physical abuse, it’s often harder to recognize the quiet psychological torture victims endure at the hands of manipulative abusers.

But just because the film centers around an imperceptible killer doesn’t mean the movie will be overly subtle. With Saw co-creator Leigh Whannell in the director’s chair, The Invisible Man is likely to contain some heavy horror, drama, and thrills.