Being in a relationship with certain sociopathic narcissists, whether they've got a crazy high-tech invisibility suit or not, can be a lot like living in a horror film and make you feel a bit crazy.
Licensed therapist Jonathan Decker and filmmaker Alan Seawright react to The Invisible Man. There's a lot to dissect here - an abusive relationship, the ensuing PTSD, a narcissist and sociopath, his continued gaslighting and manipulation, and an absolutely incredible performance by Elisabeth Moss.
NOTE: While we know this is a movie designed to entertain (and scare!), we recognize the reality and trauma of abusive relationships. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please know that there is help available.
Domestic violence hotline: https://www.thehotline.org or call 1.800.799.7233
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Cinema Therapy is:
Written by: Megan Seawright, Jonathan Decker and Alan Seawright
Produced by: Jonathan Decker, Megan Seawright & Alan Seawright
Edited by: Alan Seawright
Director of Photography: Bradley Olsen
00:00 - Intro
01:21 - Modern smart-horror films
02:02 - Escaping from a real-life monster
03:20 - PTSD after a traumatic relationship
04:30 - Abusive relationships are a real-life horror movie
07:18 - Job interview from Hell
09:31 - Sponsor Segment - Lisa’s Passion for Popcorn
12:03 - Going back to an abuser
14:20 - What makes Adrian a Narcissist?
17:25 - Terrifying Evil is real. Jonathan met it once.
19:23 - If you are being abused, get out.
20:02 - Wrap-up