"Archetypes In Horror Films" Essays and Research Papers

  • Archetypes In Horror Films

    A history of the sound in horror films Horror films are known for their ability to scare audiences, to get the audience’s hearts racing, their blood rushing. A good horror film will cause viewers to be on the edge of their seats and having their perception of reality distorted as they attempt to understand the unraveling plot of the horror film. The tone of the film aides in the amount of suspense that a horror film produces, since a much darker film will create a more suspenseful atmosphere than...

    Film, Film genres, Final girl 2090  Words | 6  Pages

  • Characteristics of the Postmodern Horror Film

    Characteristics of the Postmodern Horror Film In our world today, box offices are flooded with giddy teenagers seeking a thrill from horror movies. Horror movies date back all the way to the 1890’s so what is it exactly that keeps viewers wanting more? According to Isabel Cristina Pinedo, there are four key elements to the success of the contemporary horror film. Today’s successful films constitute a violent disruption of the everyday world, transgress and violate boundaries, throw into question...

    Film, Final Destination, Halloween 1537  Words | 4  Pages

  • horror film trailer evalution

    create a film producing a trailer storyboard, a promotional poster and a DVD cover. The genre given was horror, and so before starting I had to research film DVD cover, film posters and film trailers, which I could then use similarly in my own. I researched many films to give myself a clear understanding of the genre of a group of adventurous teenagers and ghost and in many both were used. I decided early on that I wanted to use the subgenre of ghost. To compare the settings of the horror film...

    Film, Ghost, Horror and terror 849  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Decline of the American Horror Film

    Decline of American Horror Films American horror films have undergone several series of change in the past 50 years. The claim most often directed against modern horror is that it is somehow "sick". Some viewers declare its preoccupation with violence and sexuality is excessive and politically incorrect. However, the horror films of the 1960's redefined and distinguished American horror with racial undertones as in Romero's "Night of The Living Dead," and indirectly addressing social and family...

    Film, Halloween, Horror and terror 1125  Words | 3  Pages

  • Role of Women in Horror Films

    Stereotypical portrayal of Women in horror films. Since the horror genre is quite a broad category, I’ve decided to focus mainly on Slasher films, a subgenre of horror film. Traditionally women are represented in horror films are blonde hypersexual damsels in distress with a seductive body language and strong make up being attacked by the killer because they have committed a sinful act. You may have noticed that the young girls that do get killed, in these films are those that have scenes showing...

    Gender, Gender role, Halloween 1103  Words | 4  Pages

  • Culture in Horror Films

    Culture in Horror Films Final Paper The Atomic Bomb, Mutations, and Aliens in Horror Films Horror films prey upon the mass’s deepest darkest and most vulnerable fears. Horror films can be broken down into an array of subgenres that prey upon different fears of society. From 1945 onward an explosion of mutations, aliens, and monsters have dominated aspects of horror culture that prey upon peoples fears of nuclear power and its consequences. The fear of nuclear power is the fear of the unknown...

    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Cold War, Nuclear fission 1267  Words | 4  Pages

  • Women in Contemporary Horror Films

    CONTEMPORARY HORROR FILM One might say that horror film- genre has been invented by feminists. Horror films seem to be one of the only genres that have women as heroines instead of dominated side characters. In horror genre women are the ones fighting against evil and men are the ones dying trying to help these heroines. Or perhaps the horror genre uses heroines to differ it self from hero dominant action genre. Or maybe horror films were created to represent the ultimate horror of the dominant...

    Female, Film, Gender 1741  Words | 5  Pages

  • Archetype and Mythical Element in Film

    OF “ALICE IN WONDERLAND” FILM Myth is a traditional story about heroes or supernatural beings, often explaining the origins of a natural phenomena or aspects of human behaviour (Dickerson and O’Hara). It has influenced many aspects of modern life such as a film. Myth in film also deals with Carl Jung’s theory about archetype which is considered as a connection between the psychology of people and to universal cultural patterns and symbol covering the character archetypes, archetypal symbols, and...

    Alice in Wonderland, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Cheshire Cat 2145  Words | 6  Pages

  • Scarriest Horror Films

    Scarriest Horror Films – Editor’s picks Tuesday October 26, 2010 08:43 pm PDT   By Ben Tan, Yahoo! Southeast Asia If the Halloween buzz is pushing you over the edge and you'll do whatever it takes to stay away from obnoxious groups of party-goers, then we suggest having your own horror trail with some of the scariest horror films. For those of weaker fortitude, you might want to call some friends over and leave the lights on as well. The team from Yahoo! Singapore's Fit to Post blogs share...

    Child's Play, Fear, Film 845  Words | 3  Pages

  • Archetypes

    ago has similar plot structures and themes of modern literature? These recurring ideologies are not pure coincidences; they have symbolic meaning and have been traced to the depths of unconsciousness, having been recently categorized into archetypes. Archetypes are a development of psychologist, Carl Jung, referring to a pattern of character types, images, descriptive details, and situations that find their way from our minds, to our literature, and to our lives. This idea of predisposed mental...

    Adam, Adam and Eve, Book of Genesis 973  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ringu's Influence on Asian Horror Films

    The 1998 Japanese horror film by Hideo Nakata, Ringu, is the highest grossing horror film in Japan. Its influence on numerous Asian horror films that followed is seen in many of the narrative, visual, and thematic similarities that they all share. The Thai horror film The Victim is one example. This essay will discuss the role that the media and technology plays, along with the treatment of the supernatural in both Ringu and The Victim. Lastly, it will show how both films share similar complex narrative...

    Film, Hideo Nakata, Horror film 1205  Words | 4  Pages

  • Horror in Films - Compare and Contrast Essay

    Horror in Films Alfred Hitchcock once said, “The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them” (Alfred Hitchcock Quotes). I do not make horror films, but I do watch them. Similar to Hitchcock, they help me face my fears. Do you associate horror films with your fears? My biggest fears are demonophobia, which is the fear of evil spirits, and taphephobia, which is the fear of being buried alive (Phobia Lists). These phobias most certainly helped in my decision to compare and contrast...

    Claustrophobia, Demonic possession, Exorcism 909  Words | 3  Pages

  • Psycho- definition of modern horror films

    Hitchcock’s amazingly directed film, Psycho is known as the “mother” of all modern horror suspense film. This film makes as there were not much progression of the horror movies since 1960s, when Psycho was produced. Before when Psycho was produced, horror movies generally produced with fictional creatures such as Dracula and Godzilla. Hitchcock was also well known for breaking the conservative way of producing the horror film and he produced new subgenre of horror film called ‘Slashers Movie’ which...

    Alfred Hitchcock, Film, German Expressionism 987  Words | 3  Pages

  • Evolution of Vampires, Film-Making, and the Horror Genre

    Nosferatu (1922) 1. Only production of Prana Film 2. German Expressionist film a. Inspired from Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula b. Producers were sued for unauthorized use of the novel. i. The court ordered all existing prints of Nosferatu burned, but one copy of the film had already been distributed around the world. The prints were then duplicated over the years. 3. Directed by: F.W. Murnau c. Murnau was voted the 33rd Greatest Director of all time by...

    Dracula, Film, German Expressionism 1983  Words | 7  Pages

  • American Horror Film and the Critical Public Sphere

    American Horror Film and the Critical Public Sphere Should film be purely entertainment or should it contribute to the critical public sphere. In discussing the above argument, I will explore how the horror genre, often derided as simply pure entertainment, can contribute to the public sphere. Horror is one of the more prominent genres in film, back as far as the dawn of cinema with films such as Nosferatu (1922) and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920). As a genre, it is studied and criticised...

    Film, Horror film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1530  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Develoment of the Horror Genre

    is significant for the understanding of the origins and development of the horror genre. Both of these genres differ, whilst Gothic literature is the text that explores the frightening extremes in mankind, horror focuses more on the unknown. The Gothic horror genre has changed over time and retains importance because it is the antecedent of the horror genre. Factors such as the definition of the word Gothic, the archetypes of the genre, and its social and historical contexts, have altered considerably...

    Dracula, Edgar Allan Poe, Frankenstein 1125  Words | 3  Pages

  • Blair Witch: Mock Documentary or Horror Film?

    Michelle Rossman “The Blair Witch: A Mock Documentary or A Horror Film?” The film The Blair Witch Project is a story about three film students who mysteriously vanish in 1994 while hiking in the Black Hills in Burkitsville, Maryland, trying to film a documentary about the Blair Witch, a local legend. The audience is notified that the three students were never seen or heard from again. A year later, discovered by the police department, their video with most of the footage they shot and their...

    Documentary film, Film, Film genres 1696  Words | 4  Pages

  • archetype

    Archetypes in Literature EECE 441 Prof. Sibley Definition of Archetype: “A universally recognizable element . . . that recurs across all literature and life (Latrobe 13). Psychologist Carl Jung called these elements a kind of “collective unconscious” of the human race, prototypes rather than something gained from experience. The word is derived from the Greek: arche, original, and typos, form or model; thus, original model (Latrobe 13). An archetype is the first real example or prototype...

    Antihero, Archetype, Carl Jung 936  Words | 6  Pages

  • Archetypes

    Characters A. The Hero – Lord Raglan in The Hero: A Study in Tradition, Myth, and Drama contends that this archetype is so well defined that the life of the protagonist can be clearly divided into a series of well-marked adventures, which strongly suggest a ritualistic pattern. Raglan finds that traditionally the hero's mother is a virgin, the circumstances of his conception are unusual, and at birth some attempt is made to kill him. He is, however, spirited away and reared by foster parents...

    Archetype, Baron Raglan, Character 1127  Words | 4  Pages

  • Horror Films

    Horror films: Fear Psychology I remember there were so many times my mother called for me, she used to make me sit and watch horror movies with her, just because she was so scared. One of them is called, a horror movie named I Know What You Did Last Summer was on TV, my mother asked me to watch it carefully to avoid missing any key plots. On the other hand, she hid herself behind the bedroom door, hands clutching her ears, leaving one eye on the TV screen and kept asking me “what happened...

    Cinema of Japan, Film, History of film 3337  Words | 8  Pages

  • Horror

    Horror Fiction Horror is in many ways a unique genre. It has the ability to make us feel frightened, disgusted and fascinated at the same time. During an intense scene in a horror movie or book you often feel tempted to look away, but at the same time you’re “glued” to the screen or page – You can’t let go; you want to see what’s hiding in the dark. Another fascinating aspect of the horror genre is the fact that it remains controversial due to its extreme nature. A lot of critiques argue that horror...

    Dracula, Edgar Allan Poe, Frankenstein 868  Words | 2  Pages

  • Archetypes in Mythology

    English 123 1 March 2012 Archetypes in Mythological Stories An archetype is defined as an original model on which similar things are patterned (Archetypes). They are reoccurring themes that represent experiences. The power of the archetype comes from their ability to evoke themes that a mast majority of people can relate to (Archetypes). Myths and other stories that have been told for generations have had a significant impact on the human psyche. Archetypes are present in all mythology...

    Alfred Pennyworth, Arkham Asylum, Batman 659  Words | 4  Pages

  • Archetypes

    Examples of Archetypes Characters: Hero * “The main character leaves his or her community to go on an adventure, performing deeds that bring honor to the community”. Mother figure * Fairy Godmother (surrogate mother) - comforts and directs child, especially when he or she is confused and needs guidance. Represents powers that can be called on for help when it is needed. Helps young person to solve own problems. * Earth Mother - associated with birth, warmth, protection, fertility...

    Antagonist, Antihero, Archetype 601  Words | 3  Pages

  • Horror in the Maing

    Changes in the Genre THE HORROR GENRE HAS DEVELOPED OVER TIME The types of content being presented in films has changed significantly over time as a result of advances in technology and changes in society. The horror genre is one of the oldest ones, dating back to the early 1920s. From day one to around the 1960s horror films were almost always just about your typical horror monsters- Count Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster, Mummies and occasionally zombies- notable such films including Nosferatu (1922)...

    Boris Karloff, Edgar Allan Poe, Film 974  Words | 3  Pages

  • Horror and Religion

    Genre Paper Midterm October 12, 2012 Argument Assessment The article, The Sanctification of Fear: Images of the Religious in Horror Films, by Bryan Stone explains that horror films act as “[…] a threat and a catharsis by confronting us with our fear of death, the supernatural, the unknown and irrational, 'the other’ in general, a loss of identity, and forces beyond our control”(Stone). Over the past century, religious themes have played a prominent role in addressing these ideas. “That role...

    Film, Film genres, Horror and terror 1707  Words | 5  Pages

  • Evolution of Horror

    2013 The Evolution of Horror For centuries, stories of monsters, demons and other unholy abominations have brought fear to the hearts of audiences in commercially convenient doses. Noel Carroll, Ph.D., in his article “The Nature of Horror”, argues that the existence of monsters and supernatural entities alone do not define a horror novel or film “for monsters inhabit all sorts of stories, such as fairy tales, myths, and odysseys, that we are not wont to identify as horror” (Carroll). One can therefore...

    Dracula, Frankenstein, Horror and terror 1501  Words | 4  Pages

  • horror conventions

    The films Jeepers Creepers directed by Victor Salva and Nightmare On Elm Street directed by Samuel Bayer are both classified as being in the horror genre. Directors use specific Narrative conventions such as the soundtrack, special effects and the monster itself to create suspense and fear within the film. Horror films have progressed over time to offer more conventions to make the films more thrilling to the audience. The sound track played in the film Nightmare on Elm Street differs only slightly...

    A Nightmare on Elm Street, Film, Film score 1214  Words | 3  Pages

  • Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" and Shelly's "Frankenstein": A Comparison of Gothic Films

    been adapted into a film directed by Kenneth Branagh. This film can be perceived as a typical gothic piece because the archetypal elements such as dark setting, horror, and suspense are apparent. However, in the film adaptation of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, directed by Peter Kosminsky, it is harder to identify the gothic elements as they are more obscure, therefore making it difficult to recognize as a gothic work. Although there is a vast difference between the two films, one can see how they...

    Byronic hero, Emily Brontë, Frankenstein 2141  Words | 6  Pages

  • Children in Horror

    consider the role that kids have played in the horror genre. Other groups have fairly consistent, even ritualized roles in films. Men as antagonists are usually the threat of aggressive male sexuality, wielding phallic weaponry and chasing down hapless female victims. Women are either the sexualized teenaged victim, the virginal survivor, or in some classic horror, the threat of female social and sexual empowerment to male hegemony. But children in horror movies have not had such a stable role. There...

    Child, Childhood, Film 955  Words | 3  Pages

  • horror movies

    Why Horror Films Rule the World? More and more horror seekers are willing to line up to buy tickets for a scary movie and sit in the front of the screen to watch with blood and terror, all to enjoy the intense experience of being afraid. Scary films provide a terrifying experience of fear in many moviegoers; however, not everyone is willing to take time to enjoy the feeling of being scared and such, instead viewers reject horror movies because they do not want to spend money to feel afraid, threatened...

    Film, Halloween, Horror and terror 1669  Words | 6  Pages

  • Horror Movies

    bumps and cold chills down their backs and major negative effects on the brain. I. What causes people to watch horror movies? A. People watch horror movies to fulfill a need for excitement. B. People tend to live through the movie and forget their duty-bound lives. C. People are attracted to the known and the predictability in movies. II. What are the effects of horror films on people? A. One person’s thrill and interest is another’s demise. B. Research has shown that the brain can perceive...

    Film, Film genres, Halloween 1244  Words | 4  Pages

  • Archetypes in Disney films

    Derrick DeHerrera English 101 Archetypes Disney Film “The Little Mermaid” Archetypes: The Explorer/Seeker/Wander, The Jester, The Creator. Who: Ariel Role: is the youngest of the seven daughters of king Triton(mermaid king). Ariel defies her father by falling in love with a human, named Prince Eric. Later in the movie she becomes human herself and marries the prince. Archetype: The Lover, The Warrior/Hero Who: Prince Eric Role: Eric is a human prince who is rescued by Ariel when he...

    Archetype, Ariel, English-language films 299  Words | 2  Pages

  • Horror Essay

    Schlenz 1 Jarid Schlenz Professor Fahey English 1A 13 October 2011 Horror Movies Scare Us So Why Do We Watch Them? Scary, creepy, and downright disturbing images have existed in film, art, and literature as long as we have had the ability to invent them, perceive them and construct them. Not only have they simply existed, but they permeate these mediums: “horror has become a staple across contemporary art forms, popular and otherwise, spawning vampires, trolls, gremlins, zombies, werewolves, demonically...

    Film, Halloween, Horror and terror 1328  Words | 4  Pages

  • the horror in movies

     The Horror in Movies Life is full of common and expected but yet, very frightening situations, events, or circumstances such as natural disasters, wild animal attacks, been aggravated by violent individuals, strange and chronicle illness or situations that threaten the safety or people’s life. There are also other events that rarely occur in people’s lives but are even more frightening because there are mysterious and dark beings involved. Humans know very little about these entities and...

    Alien abduction, Demon, Demonic possession 1407  Words | 4  Pages

  • Horror Movies

    Effects Of Watching Horror Movies It is a proven fact that people love to be scared by horror movies. Some of the most horrified faces are portrayed in the best horror films of Hollywood, which are much liked by people. They simply love to watch the repulsive aliens and the blood dripping down the horrifying face. Watching such scary flicks, just for entertainment, is quiet acceptable, provided you do not empathize the suations depicted in what you have watched. This is a sign of caution, as you...

    Anxiety, Anxiety disorder, Fear 824  Words | 3  Pages

  • Horror and Thriller

    the edge of your seat, but a horror move pushes you past that and scares the heck out of you. Horror usually has more gore, and the villain generally escapes to scare you in the sequel. Horror movies usually feature 'overkill' and are usually further outside the range of probable than movies of the Thriller genre. They're usually aimed at frightening the viewer rather than exploring why a particular phenomena exists. For example, in the case of a serial killer, a Horror will feature multiple victims...

    Alien, Film genres, Horror and terror 2144  Words | 6  Pages

  • Comparing and contrasting the themes in "Little Shop of Horrors" to other films

    In the 1960 film "Little Shop of Horrors", the main character, Seymour acquires a strange plant, which, we find out later, talks, lives off blood and eats people. The main idea of this film is when you try to please everyone without regard to yourself you end up loosing yourself. The other characters in the story revolve around Seymour and this bizarre plant. He names the plant after his crush Audrey, who is an assistant in the flower shop where he works. The owner of the shop, Mr. Mushnick, is a...

    An American Werewolf in London, Dysfunctional family, English-language films 1382  Words | 4  Pages

  • Analysing Horror Films

    Horror films have been around since the 1920’s when Frankenstein and Dracula were created, Horror is a good genre to analysis because there are many sub-genre’, Slasher is a popular genre , recent slasher films are popular amoungst a younger audience. The American slasher film has its roots in an Italian genre called giallo which usually combines elements of the crime thriller with stalk and slash style scares. John Carpenter got the sub-genre off the ground with Halloween in 1978, and pretty soon...

    Dario Argento, Final girl, Halloween 389  Words | 2  Pages

  • A Review of House of Wax: Slasher Films

    of Wax House of Wax challenges the mold of Horror films and further conveys the adage: looks can be deceiving. Although at surface level the film may appear like any other slasher film complete with a cast of gimmick B-list celebrities, its themes and parallelism of the characters give the plot an intriguing twist stretching the slasher film genre to incorporate psychological thrills and dramatic plots additions. Through an in-depth analysis of the film, House of Wax, a fresh perspective will give...

    Exploitation film, Film, Final girl 2851  Words | 7  Pages

  • Horror Film Research

    INTRODUCTION 1.1 INTRODUCTION This chapter embodies the introduction of the case study of Blooming of Horror Films in Malaysia: Effects towards Students of Faculty of Communication and Media Studies (FCMS). The researchers aimed to analyse the ability of horror films in affecting the audiences’ mind set, how it affected their lives and behaviours, aside of studying the appeals of horror genre itself. The research was conducted in Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam, while the respondents...

    Film, Film genres, Horror and terror 7352  Words | 26  Pages

  • film

    The film Tous les Matins du Monde, produced in 1991, stars Jean-Pierre Marielle, Gerard Depardieu and Anne Brochet as the main characters of the film (IMDB). This film is set in seventeenth century France where music was a prominent part of French culture and was a part of everyday entertainment everywhere from the great palace of Versailles to the small countryside villages. At the time, orchestral music was very popular and the learning to play the violin and or cello were of the utmost important...

    17th century, Baroque, Cello 789  Words | 3  Pages

  • FILM

    The social importance of film in the 21st century is extremely evident to be a powerful form of communication. Through sound and images filmmakers make use of technical, symbolic, audio and written codes to convey strong messages. These themes are portrayed in all types of films such as documentaries, commercials and even Hollywood blockbusters. As time moves forward so does the ability to connect, through film, with the social aspects of our age. Every story, every image, every sound has an impact...

    A Different World, A Good Thing, Cinema of the United States 1767  Words | 5  Pages

  • Essay on Film Genre

    A true film genre relies on shared iconography, formalistic themes and similar narrative structures and content. ‘What genre does is recognize that the audience any one film within a context of other films, both those they have personally seen and those they have heard about or seen represented in other media outlets. …In general, the function of genre is to make films comprehensible and more or less familiar. (turner 97)’. Action/adventure, the Western, Gangster/Crime, Detective/Film Noir,...

    Dracula, Film, Film genres 2322  Words | 7  Pages

  • Is Jaws a Horror Movie?

    Jaws A Horror Movie? First, I will intend to take you on a brief journey through the horror genre and the conventions that have been associated with this type of film. Second, I will show you how these conventions are used in Spielberg’s Jaws (1975). To get started, we are going to investigate the first era or as it was called, the silent era. This era was based on monsters such as Frankenstein (1910), Dracula (1912) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). These black and white horror films were...

    Film, Halloween, Horror and terror 1239  Words | 3  Pages

  • Film Auteurs

    coined by Francois Truffaut to describe the mark of a film director on his films. A director can be considered an auteur if about five of his film depict a certain style that is definitely his own. In other words, much like one can look at a painting and tell if it is a Monet, a Renoir, or a Degas, if a film director is an auteur, one can look at his film and tell by style and recurring themes that it was made by a certain director. In auteur films, the director is many times what brings an audience...

    Alfred Hitchcock, Aparajito, Auteur theory 1333  Words | 4  Pages

  • Film Genre

    Film genre From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia See also: List of genres#Film genres and television genre In film theory, genre ( /ˈʒɒnrə/ or /ˈdʒɒnrə/) refers to the method based on similarities in the narrative elements from which films are constructed. Most theories of film genre are borrowed from literary genre criticism. As with genre in a literary context, there is a great deal of debate over how to define or categorize genres.[citation needed]. Besides the basic distinction in genre between...

    Art film, Film, Film criticism 1448  Words | 5  Pages

  • Film Quiz

    story C) The science-fiction film D) The musical 2. Which of the following is not a reason or is not true about the recent popularity of the crime thriller with filmmakers? A) It is an international trend. B) Allows for elaborate special effects. C) Relatively inexpensive to produce. D) Offers showy roles to actors. 3. The Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers film Swing Time is an example of the backstage musical. A) True B) False 4. Most complex and original films are impossible to classify within...

    Crime fiction, Film, Film genre 626  Words | 4  Pages

  • Film Trailers

    Trailer Research 13 – 05 - 2013 A film really only has one shot at success. One way of achieving this is through specific and thorough marketing strategies and devices. The trailer is device designed to sell the cast and concept of the film which will stir up immediate interest (Movietrailertrash.com, n.d). “Trailers provide unique and specific rhetorical structures that fold visual and auditory evidence of the film production industry’s assessment of its actual audience (as well as...

    Film, Narrative, Teaser trailer 959  Words | 3  Pages

  • Women in Horror Films

    Catalogue Films: Item 1: Black Christmas (1974) A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break. A great example for weaker roles for women as every member of the female cast is killed off. I intend to pick out key scenes to use as examples in discussion. Item 2: Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) A group of friends passing through are stalked and hunted down by a deformed killer with a chainsaw in order...

    Film, Final girl, Gender 2535  Words | 8  Pages

  • A Psychological Horror Drama

    live action, horror-influenced film. However, I am going to try and create more of a gloomy drama with horror features as opposed to a 'true' horror film. In order to do this, I am going to have a plot that relies more on the characters and their actions, and instead use horror inspirations in the style of film making. In particular, I am hoping to experiment with the use of light and sound to create unease. For my film, there are two main influences that I will work from. One is a film, and one is...

    Character, Film, Ghost 1217  Words | 3  Pages

  • Horrors of War

    The Horrors of War The horror of war is a very important theme that people nowadays should understand. I chose this theme to portray different scenarios during war. The four texts that I chose were the book, Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian; the short story, “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty; the non-fiction novel, Going Solo an autobiography by Roald Dahl; and the film, “Saving Private Ryan” directed by Steven Spielberg. There is a good variety of perspectives of horrors during war. ...

    Goodnight Mister Tom, Roald Dahl, Short story 1051  Words | 3  Pages

  • Genre Films

    Chapter 9 – Film Genre's Assignment One: Quiz (20 points) This is an untimed, open book test. Test is over the information in Chapter 9. Must be completed by Sunday at Midnight. March 6 at Midnight. Assignment Two: Film Review This is your chance to play film critic. Review sites such as Fandango and Rotton Tomatoes to see the structure and style of film reviews. You can review any film we have viewed this quarter or a current Theatrical or DVD Release. Please submit your Film Review in...

    Crime fiction, Film, Film genres 750  Words | 4  Pages

  • Media Film Poster Analysis

    Analyse 4 film posters, one from each genre discussed in your groups, commenting on: • Visual Codes • Layout and Design • Language • Significance and Effects on the Audience Film Posters are an important part in promoting films because they give the audience an insight into the film and give them an idea of what to expect. They are a vital aspect of film promotions as they are high profile and attract the audience because it is a major form of visual advertisement. When analysing film posters...

    Action film, Aliens, Character 2833  Words | 7  Pages

  • Research Horror Genre

    Yogarajah Research Essay Block 4 Genre: Horror Horror is a genre that has startled our psychological thoughts and frightened us for centuries. The author allows the readers to embrace themselves in another reality with a horrific twist to leave the readers trembling with fear. Like a lot of other genres, the author attempts to draw the reader in, but in horror there is an intense feeling wickedness and suspense that leaves Goosebumps on the reader. Horror is deemed like a common, overused genre...

    Edgar Allan Poe, Frankenstein, Horror 1606  Words | 5  Pages

  • Horror Trailer Evaluation

    during this project and what were their and your responsibilities? - footage / sequence 2. What was the name of the film you were making a trailer for? 3. What is the genre of the film? - fusion / iconography 4. Describe any other moving image texts you know that are similar to yours in any way. what are the similarities? 5. What are some of the key characteristic effects of horror that you wanted to incorporate into your trailer: Clue ... psychological effect on audience /  creating fear / adrenalin...

    Audience, Film, Film editing 625  Words | 3  Pages

  • South Korean Horror

    style of Acacia is atypical of conventional horror films. This film does not feature many scenes with dark lighting. In fact, Mi-sook's parents are both attacked by the acacia tree, believed to be the reincarnation of Ji-seong's mother who died on a rainy night, in broad daylight. There are also few scenes of gore, save for dreams of a bloody childbirth process experienced by Do-il. These elements seem to be intentionally kept to a minimum as the film instead generates fear psychologically and emotionally...

    Acacia, Film, Horror and terror 1489  Words | 4  Pages

  • Horror Movie Time Comparison

    I really don't feel the need to give you the latest update on this era's so-called horror movies, but rather I'll give you a contrast between today's horror flicks and the ones from twenty and thirty years ago. The horror movies today are a mockery of what classic films such as "The Exorcist" really stood for. Now let me get to the real point and show you what past films had that was so exciting and exhilarating. The effects and blocking were awful. Blocking, according to Wikipedia, is the movement...

    Exploitation film, Film, Halloween 922  Words | 3  Pages

  • Why We Crave Horror Movies

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