The Invisible Man Reveals Truths About Abusive Relationships

Psychoanalysis tackles the terrifying subtext of this year's horror hit

Psychoanalysis - The Invisible Man
Psychoanalysis – The Invisible Man

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“He said that wherever I went, he would find me, walk right up to me, and I wouldn’t be able to see him.”

Leigh Whannell’s reimagining of The Invisible Man will likely be a high point in the horror genre for 2020. Tense and terrifying, it’s also a clever and timely depiction of intimate partner violence, a topic too often kept in the shadows.

Continuing our two-part series on toxic and abusive relationships, this episode of Psychoanalysis examines the lasting effects of this kind of trauma, ways to support survivors, and the complicated nature of leaving.

Fair warning that this episode goes to some heavy places as we discuss our own experiences, but, as always, we ground the conversation in research and add in a healthy dose of humor. We also close the show by sharing our own coping techniques and self-care, in addition to ways that you can join the conversation.

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Further reading:

The Invisible Man and When the Horror Feels Real


How The Invisible Man Based Its Gaslighting Thriller on Real-Life Stories of Abuse

Invisible Man Director on How He Crafted the Horror Reboot Around a Domestic Abuse Survivor

How The Invisible Man Explores a Deadly Invisible Issue

The Invisible Man Through the Eyes of a Survivor

Inside The Invisible Man’s Sneaky Disappearing Score

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