Hollywood film 'The Invisible Man', featuring scenes filmed in Kiama released this week

Movie-goers will see Kiama on the big screen this week, when a Hollywood horror/thriller film opens in cinemas.

Principal photography took place in Sydney, but scenes for Universal Pictures' The Invisible Man were also shot in Gerringong and Kiama last year.

Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, The Handmaid's Tale) stars in the modern tale of obsession.

The Invisible Man is a remake of the classic monster movie.

The original 1933 film was based on H. G. Wells' novel.

The film will be released on February 27.

The Invisible Man is written, directed and executive produced by Leigh Whannell, one of the original conceivers of the Saw franchise who most recently directed Upgrade and Insidious: Chapter 3.

Destination Kiama chair and Kiama councillor Matt Brown said while "we get a lot of film crews in Kiama, not too often do we get a Hollywood blockbuster there".

"This is huge," he told the Mercury.

"This is a great opportunity in that artistic realm to put Kiama on the world stage.

"We had Elisabeth Moss actually staying at the Sebel in Kiama, and a number of locals spotted her walking around the streets."

Mr Brown said the film-makers had utilised both the area's natural locations and privately built infrastructure.

"I haven't seen it yet, but I'm told when they've tried to replicate some streets in San Francisco, they've used some of the hillier streets in Kiama," he said.

NEW FILM: Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, The Handmaid's Tale) stars in the modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal's classic monster character.

NEW FILM: Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, The Handmaid's Tale) stars in the modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal's classic monster character.

"And they've used 'Dovecote House', which is a spectacular modern home in the Gerringong area, in the film."

Dovecote features 150 acres of oceanfront farmland overlooking Werri Beach, and two private accommodations, The Headland and The Range.

In the film, trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer, NBC's The InBetween), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO's Euphoria).

But when Cecilia's abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax.

As a series of eerie coincidences turns 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.