"Horror Films" Essays and Research Papers

  • Horror Films

    Two of the earliest examples of German Expressionism in film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Nosferatu are classics remembered as some of the best horror films of all time. These two films, directed by Robert Wiene and F.W. Murnau respectively, share several key aspects in common, while still retaining their own uniqueness that has left people debating which film is paramount, even nearly a century after their releases. This paper will examine these similarities and differences, and will seek address...

    Dracula, Expressionism, German Expressionism 870  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Shining (Film Summary)

    Johnson - Producer and Director: Stanley Kubrick The Shining is a horror movie released in 1980 starring Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duval. It has one of the most emphasized and dramatic uses of suspense and tension I have seen in my lifetime. This film marked the oldest movie that I have ever viewed as I had never seen anything released prior to the 1990’s. I enjoyed the experience of both viewing and analyzing a classic horror film that is renown amongst my family’s prior generation. Jack Torrance...

    Horror film, Jack Nicholson, Jack Torrance 953  Words | 3  Pages

  • Death and the Maiden Film Analysis

    violations in an unnamed South American country coming to terms with the atrocities of its past after the fall of a fascist government. This film captivates audiences with its disturbing allegations and suspenseful twists. The film's setting, acting, directing, and music so vividly add to the movies powerful messages of human rights violations and injustices. The films title Death and the Maiden is named after Franz Schubert's string quartet in D minor known as Death and the Maiden. The song symbolizes...

    Audience, Audience theory, Horror film 1268  Words | 3  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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Apocalypse Now: a Descent Into Human Savagery

    Human Savagery Apocalypse Now is a 1979 film set in the Vietnam war and was produced and directed by American film director Francis Ford Coppola and is a film adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness. The title Heart of Darkness, if used for the film, would appropriately chronicle Captain Benjamin L. Willard’s descent into the darkness of the human heart. In Apocalypse Now, Coppola uses Willard’s existential perspective to illustrate the horror, the savagery, and the psychological impact...

    Apocalypse Now, Benjamin L. Willard, Civilization 2292  Words | 6  Pages

  • narrative

    Narrative within horror films Introduction: Introduce my area of study, Psychological horror films Introduce my research focus, Narrative structures within the horror genre Part one: Key concepts and theorys of my investigatioin Tzertan todorov, Equilibrium > Distruption > Resolution/Re-Equilibrium Three act narrative structure vladimir propp – Propp was interested in the narrative of folk tales, he identified a common use of “stock Characters” with them and also character’s narrative...

    Horror film, Jack Torrance, Overlook Hotel 973  Words | 4  Pages

  • Blair Witch Project

    “Blair Witch Project” it has become a major addition to the horror film collection and has brought unwanted public attention to the small town in Maryland (Burkittsville). This movie was not only a success in theatres, there was also much gained economically and promotionally due to the fame of “The Blair Witch Project.” While it is obivious that this film has become a popular horror film due to it’s darks theme, what is the story behind the film? How does “The Blair Witch Project” affect the Burkittsville...

    Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Burkittsville, Maryland, Daniel Myrick 1239  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Birds Contrast Paper

    The celebrated short story "The Birds" by Daphne Du Maurier contrasts greatly with its film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. When analyzing each tale in depth one might conclude many things about what effect both the author and director wished to have on its audience. Some of the smallest changes from story to film caused some of the most dramatic thematic changes and allowed for two very different tales of horror and suspense to evolve. The setting of each version of "The Birds" is just one of the...

    Alfred Hitchcock, Attack, Attack! 1391  Words | 4  Pages

  • Writting an Essay on Edward Scissor-Hands

    Burton directed the film ‘Edward Scissorhands’). It should be effortlessly integrated into a sentence (e.g. Tim Burton’s film ‘Edward Scissorhands’ is a fable with several important underlying messages ) OR you should just begin the essay by introducing the subject and then move on to the issue at hand (e.g. In Tim Burton’s film ‘Edward Scissorhands’ the title character serves as a modern day Frankenstein, whose presence upsets an otherwise predictable suburb). The title of the film should be used in...

    Argument, Edward Scissorhands, Essay 818  Words | 3  Pages

  • German Expressionism and Tim Burton

    Burton's films have often been noted as modern day forms of German expressionism (the creative movement in Germany before World War I). It is through such things as sets, themes, makeup and costuming, lighting and shadows, acting techniques, and character that we can see Burton has been widely influenced by films of the era. The notable director's films Edward Scissorhands (1990), Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), all draw parallels to expressionist films of the...

    Batman, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands 2029  Words | 7  Pages

  • Zombie

    of my mouth. Did that get your attention? Are you interested to know the rest of the story? I bet you are. According to Dr. Frann Michel from the Department of English at Willamette University the Zombie Movie Database lists nearly 1,600 zombie films since the year 2000, that listing includes shorts, television shows, and direct to video releases.(391.) Michael Winter from USA Today estimates that the total gross for all things zombie related; movies, video games, halloween costumes, and conventions...

    George A. Romero, Horror film, Land of the Dead 1118  Words | 3  Pages

  • Do You Find the Rendition of Dracula’s Pursuit of Love Through the Centuries Sentimental?

    Francis Ford Coppola’s film has been criticized for its sentimental representation of Dracula. What is your view? Do you find the rendition of Dracula’s pursuit of love through the centuries sentimental? He is Romeo, whose young wife, believing him dead, kills herself. He is Lucifer, vowing revenge on the God who has betrayed him. He is Don Juan, sucking the innocence out of his conquests. He is the Flying Dutchman, sailing the centuries for an incarnation of the woman he loved...

    Bram Stoker, Dracula, Francis Ford Coppola 1207  Words | 4  Pages

  • Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Critique

    Critique of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Tanya Willie ENG 225: Introduction to Film Prof. Sarah Snook January 24, 2013 Critique of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), the actions that take place began with its use of storytelling, acting, cinematography, editing, sound, style, and directing each part creating the masterpiece. I will reveal how the storytelling is played out, the different types of actors that is being used, how cinematography...

    Abraham Lincoln, Horror film, Mary Todd Lincoln 2292  Words | 6  Pages

  • Psychological Thriller Media Studies

    psychological thrillers? A psychological thriller is a subgenre of horror and thriller fiction that relies on characters' fears and emotional instability to build tension. However, this genre often incorporates elements from the mystery and drama genre in addition to they typical traits of the thriller genre. ALso. occasionally this genre will border into the, also wide-ranfing, horror genre. The elements of psychological horror focuses on the inside of the characters mind, their mental state. This...

    Brian De Palma, Genre, Horror film 1263  Words | 5  Pages

  • nosferatu

    filmmakers refused realism, but instead focused on abstract and symbolic aspects to express the idea of social confusion and unrest. Because of its artistic style, Nosferatu not only draws people’s attention by creating fear, it gains a reputation as a horror movie for its artistic style of the images. Murnau’s expressionistic approach of this movie links to a social condition in 1920s and does well in successfully creating suspense. Each detail of the objects has implications showing the reality of...

    Count Orlok, F. W. Murnau, Horror film 995  Words | 3  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

  • Edward Scissorhands

    suburban setting. Clips mentioned in this section are not available to view on the website but are readily available to buy or rent from the usual outlets. The film can be read as a dark, romantic fable for adults, another take on the disparity between the individual and society, on the unique nature of one single character and the horror of conformity. The Frankenstein story provides the model here. ‘A monster with a heart’ was one of the central themes of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, with an emphasis...

    Batman Returns, Danny Elfman, Edward Scissorhands 1032  Words | 3  Pages

  • Melodrama as a Genre

    own powerlessness as a child’. The term ‘unseemly emotions’ is the code for what Williams calls the ‘excesses’ of cinema. She compares melodrama to pornography and horror cinema; by stating that here naked emotions replace the naked bodies and extreme violence in the other genres. She defines melodrama as encompassing a range of films ‘marked by “lapses” in realism, by “excesses” of spectacle and displays of primal, even infantile emotions and narrative that seem circular and repetitive’. Both...

    Audience theory, Drama, Emotion 1018  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Social Psychology of Monster

    the themes of horror are occupied by Vampire, Zombie, Werewolf or Some creatures they have never seen before. However, at present when people pay attention to the romantic films or action films, they are surprised that main characters in these films have become to those monsters. The monster such as Vampire in scare movie emerges changed “person”: a distinguish quality, an unrivalled exterior and a preeminent superman which surpasses the image of thinking. For a simple story or films, if it includes...

    Cold War, Dracula, Horror film 1904  Words | 5  Pages

  • Chinese New Year

    Watch a horror film Not in the mood for a Halloween party? Older teenagers that aren’t helping their younger sisters and brothers to trick or treat sometimes watch a scary film with friends either at home or at the cinema. Any film with the words 'Halloween', 'Vampire', 'Dead' or 'Zombie' in the title is probably going to be quite scary. In the UK films are divided into categories depending on whether they are for children, teens or adults. 'U' films are suitable for all ages, '15' films are for...

    Chinese New Year, Halloween, Halloween costume 995  Words | 3  Pages

  • 28 Days later analysis

    letter in my opinion is one of the best zombie films that has been produced in my generation and revitalized the Zombie genre. This is one of my favorites because of its intriguing story line and a great acting performance by all characters. 28 days later provides a plethora of horror engineering, social attitudes, as well as social critique. Released in 2002, 28 Days later draws its viewers in right from the start. At the beginning of the film we see a group of PETA extremists breaking into...

    28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, Alex Garland 1642  Words | 6  Pages

  • Godzilla: Gojira, Stripped

    Julie Y. Moon ANTHR 2560 Paper 2: Godzilla vs. Gojira Prof. Hirokazu Miyazaki Godzilla: Gojira, stripped The film Gojira, released in 1954 by Toho Studios, was a tremendous success to the Japanese public and the first postwar film to gain an international audience. Gojira is a science-fantasy film about a mutant creature from the Jurassic period with nuclear powers, brought to life as a result of the atomic explosion and nearby nuclear bomb testing. In 1956, Godzilla: King of the Monsters...

    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Godzilla, Horror film 1947  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Subversive Style of James Whale

    The distinct style of director James Whale is evident in his early Universal classics, the 1930 film Frankenstein, the 1935 film Bride of Frankenstein, and the 1933 film The Invisible Man. In all three tales of science gone awry, Whale’s presents a dichotomy of entrancing villainized figures in contrast with a massive community reaction to threat and terrorization. Within this dichotomy, Whale’s humanizes his villains and accentuates the unstructured hysteria of the multitudes. Outside of this dichotomy...

    Bride of Frankenstein, Frankenstein, Horror film 1208  Words | 4  Pages

  • Zombies

    Developmental Reading 12/04/2012 Zombies Zombies are fictional undead creatures encountered in horror and fantasy themed work. They are typically mindless, reanimated corpses with a hunger for human flesh, and particularly for human brains. I chose to search on this topic because Zombies are incredibly popular, the growth is phenomenal, not only are they in films, TV shows and fan productions on YouTube, but there’s a vast growth in books with zombie survival guides selling very...

    George A. Romero, Horror film, Land of the Dead 936  Words | 3  Pages

  • Debate - the Internet Brings More Harm Than Good

    THBT that the internet brings more harm than good. Examples of harm: 1. Pornography - a lot of rapists and sexual offenders start off with pornography 2. Horror - screamers and horror movies, that traumatize people, especially children 3. Violence and gore - movies that contain excessive amounts of violence and gore 4. cyber bullying - social networks or blogs flaming or flaming through gaming 5. leaking personal information accidentally through social networks 6. false information -...

    Crime, History of the Internet, Horror film 2335  Words | 7  Pages

  • Psycho Analysis

    Binta Balajo Nicki Yarber English 111-08 7th March 2013 Psycho Psycho is a horror movie directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The movie was inspired by a novel “Psycho” by Robert Bloch and is considered to be one of the best films done by Hitchcock. The film is about Marion Crane, a secretary who steals $40,000 from her employer to help out her boyfriend Sam Loomis who is going through a divorce, and Norman Bates, a young man who is running his family business, a motel that Marion ends...

    Alfred Hitchcock, Bernard Herrmann, Horror film 1163  Words | 3  Pages

  • Materialism and Greed: the Real Monsters in Poltergeist

    Poltergeist A seemingly "Hallmark" family, although nowhere near perfect, is dropped into the middle of a most bizarre situation. This family fights to reunite themselves after becoming victims of disgruntled spirits in Tobe Hooper's 1982 film Poltergeist. The film attempts to criticize the 1980s boom of materialism, which the Freeling family clearly falls prey to. The external threat of the poltergeists that the Freelings face is merely a metaphorical threat that represents how greed and materialism...

    Family, Father, Ghost 1165  Words | 3  Pages

  • Macbeth vs Scotland, Pa

    who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy" (www.dictionary.com). And until recently we were satisfied with that… At the Cannes Film Festival in 2001, a low budget comedy was unveiled. It was called Scotland, PA. This film was written by a first-time director, Billy Morrissette, and depicts the familiar story in a surprisingly different form. The premise of the plot is held in tact but the setting is shifted several hundred...

    Charles Manson, Horror film, Macbeth 1155  Words | 3  Pages

  • Zombies in Movies : Humans in Reality

    turning everyone into zombies. Without adding the fear-factor of eating living people, zombie is just like a person who wanders emotionlessly, and being dead. So why would we fear this human like creature so much? Well according to the power of Horror: Essay on Abjection, Julia Kristeva had mention that “The Corpse, seen without god, outside of science, it the utmost of abjection. It is death, infecting life.” Like the vampires, zombies are an undead body that is an abject of in-between life and...

    George A. Romero, Horror film, Land of the Dead 2435  Words | 6  Pages

  • Vincent Tim Burton

    In what way does Burton contrast adult and child like perception in his short films, ‘Vincent’? Introduction Tim Burton is a brilliant director, producer, writer and artist. In ‘Vincent’, he is able to show his multi-faceted talent. He wrote the short animation as a tribute to one of his favourite actor, Vincent Price. He displays his talent at mise-en-scene through production elements such as music, editing, camera placements, lighting and special effects in the cartoon. He also portrays the theme...

    Edgar Allan Poe, Edward Scissorhands, Gothic fiction 1006  Words | 3  Pages

  • Writing Effective Paragraphs

    action movies. My sister likes horror movies. My mother wants dramas. (2)Every member of my family loves to watch movies. My father Rudy, my brother Kier and I are inclined to action movies of Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgreen, Tom Cruise, Jean Claude Van Damme, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone and many more. My sister Danica, likes horror movies. She loves Japanese, Thai and Taiwanese horror films while my mother Erlinda wants dramas. She loves Filipino drama films, especially the ones which are...

    Horror film, Paragraph, Reader 1899  Words | 6  Pages

  • week 2 paper ENG225

    genre. I would say that the genres are action, horror and thriller. Action movies are movies that have a tremendous impact, continue high energy and lots of physical activities. Horror movies are unsettling movies designed to frighten and panic, cause dread and alarm, and to invoke our hidden worst fears, often in a terrifying, shocking finale, while captivating and entertaining us at the same time in a cathartic experience. These are types of films known to promote intense excitement, suspense...

    Automobile, Cannon, Diesel engine 1298  Words | 5  Pages

  • Bram Stokers Draculla Essay Packet

    or vampire lore, including the films Twilight, Near Dark, 30 Days of Night, Blade, and Van Helsing. In a four-paragraph essay, explore this contradiction in both the novel and in at least one work that presents a conflicting interpretation of the vampire. Your essay should not treat the two works separately, but rather unite them in an effort to say something evocative about these interpretations. (Note: you do not necessarily need to use these films, or even a film at all; these are just examples)...

    Abraham Van Helsing, Bram Stoker, Dracula 677  Words | 3  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

  • 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

  • Shaun Of The Dead Autosaved

    these elements are essential to any great horror film. Spoofing of horror films became popular in the year 2000 with films like Scary Movie that added ironic comedy and exaggerated plots to the gory slayings of serial killers and psychopaths. Most recently, zombies are all the rage. Zombies have hit the media full force with films and shows such as Zombie Land, 28 Days Later, I am legend, The Walking Dead, and World War Z. Shaun of the Dead is a British horror movie spoof about a unambitious 29 year...

    George A. Romero, Horror film, Night of the Living Dead 1509  Words | 4  Pages

  • Hamlet Supernatural Elements

    effect. First, in this play, Shakespeare has introduced the supernatural element in order to createatmosphere of mystery, horror and suspense It diffuses an atmosphere of awe through which tragedy becomes more impressive The appearance of the ghost in Hamlet chills our blood with horror, or to be more correct, with, terror. Horatio does not believe in ghosts but the appearance “horrors him with fear and wonder.” This introduction of the dead king in the first scene immediately creates an atmosphere which...

    Drama, Ghost, Hamlet 950  Words | 3  Pages

  • Rhetorical Analysis on Psycho

    contribute to making a film as a frightening as Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror film Psycho, without all of the typical gruesome scenes moviegoers are used to seeing. The timeless movie Psycho is a 1960 American psychological thriller about the encounter between Marion Crane, a secretary hiding out after stealing a large amount of money, and the schizophrenic motel owner Norman Bates, both of whom must deal with the guilt and surveillance as consequences of their actions in the film. Hitchcock establishes...

    Alfred Hitchcock, Bates Motel, Horror film 1776  Words | 5  Pages

  • Essay 1

    to do something stimulating they would perhaps solve a crossword puzzle or a math question rather than decode a haphazard written essay. In his article, “My creature from the Black Lagoon” Stephen King describes his experience of watching a horror movie and compares the movie he saw, Creature from the Black lagoon, to Disney movies. Or maybe he attempts to understand the psychological mind of a child and compares it to that of an adult. Perhaps his main focus is to understand the suspension...

    Article, Essay, Horror film 1538  Words | 4  Pages

  • Things

    but after I saw this, I couldn’t talk about anything else. As sad and misleading as it may seem, Aparisyon did not contain any monsters, or ghosts, or aswangs. I was a little disappointed at that because I was expecting a horror movie at the beginning, but when you see the film you’ll understand that it did not need flashy effects or Sadakos to make your adrenaline rush. Aparisyon is about nuns who live in an isolated monastery, 1971, a year before Marcos ran the Philippines. It’s about Lourdes...

    Convent, Horror film, Monastery 996  Words | 3  Pages

  • Hahahahaha nothing much :D

    on the shoulder. Its fingers felt bony, as if it would fall out if you touched it. I decided not to be so chicken-hearted and thought that it was all a joke, since it was Halloween. I turned back and got the shock of my life. “Ahhh!” I screamed in horror. Right before me was none other than the ghost of Halloween. Legends said that on Halloween, it would go out from its grave and haunt the people in Apricot County. The ghost was glowing and had eyes as empty as the nothingness from which it came...

    Coming out, Ghost, Halloween 1269  Words | 4  Pages

  • Zombieland Overview

    the interaction and relationships between the characters. The plot was centered around their interactions. Something that also added to the plot line was the narating of Columbus as the movie progressed. The movie poked fun at the traditional zombie horror flick by sprinkling in well timed humor in the face of pure zombie gore. The opening scene shows a poltician chasing a man. He ends up eating him, picking his teeth and belching. As the opening credits are running it goes through a few funny situations...

    Abigail Breslin, George A. Romero, Horror film 1029  Words | 3  Pages

  • Analysis -- Buffy the Vampire

    genre. An obvious classification of the programme¡¦s genre would be horror; but this isn¡¦t entirely true, because the show has more concepts and themes that a horror movie would, and deals with more issues as well. The show uses elements contained in the more fantasy-orientated horror movies (such as Dracula): these include mythological beings such as vampires, demons and zombies; things that aren¡¦t always contained in horror movies. In the episode ¡§Dead Man¡¦s Party¡¨, the show deals primarily...

    Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight 1726  Words | 5  Pages

  • I Am Legend

    outlive the vampires. The story picks on elements of the supernatural and horror, but in its core there are some deeper themes that can be contracted from I am Legend. In this essay, I want to focus on the main theme, which is the isolation of Robert towards the new society and its violent inhabitants, that eventually will lead to his alienation and even desolation. A very relevant topic such as Matias Clasen stated: “the horror of isolation is very real and very rational for members of a social species...

    Horror film, I Am Legend, Jesus 1064  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gothic Essay: Dracula vs. the Lady in the House of Love

    motive was to access the darker side of humanity and create an atmosphere of mystery, apprehension and extreme fear through the use of the genre’s conventions. Authors employ secluded and grotesque settings, supernatural beings and events, combines horror and romance as well as highlighting overwrought emotions. The ability to enthral reader’s emotions through the exploration of human weakness has allowed the Gothic genre to continue into the twenty-first century, modifying to reflect present societal...

    19th century, Bram Stoker, Dracula 890  Words | 3  Pages

  • Is Del-Del by Victor Kelleher a Gripping Book? Is Kelleher a Good Writer

    hints, he overused it in this novel and the result was leaving the reader annoyed and possibly frustrated. One of the main things about a thriller book is suspense. Suspense is vital as without it the book would be just like every other action or horror book. Suspense also keeps the reader interested in the book. In this book Victor Kelleher creates suspense in a few ways. The main one is by leaving cliff-hangers at the end of each chapter. Each chapter finishes of with a short sentence with inconclusive...

    Academy Award for Best Actress, Delirium, Genre 1275  Words | 3  Pages

  • Importance of Symbols in “the Thing in the Forest”

    this use of symbols as a way to express a larger meaning to objects in the story, we better understand how Penny and Primrose are dealing with being away from their family during a time of war in England. In this story we are exposed to the horrors of war during World War II in rural England. The two main characters, Penny and Primrose, are sent away from their homes in London during the time when Germany was bombing the major metropolitan areas of England. We find out early that the girls...

    Fiction, Horror film, Keith David 1378  Words | 4  Pages

  • Why the Wolf Has a Bad Reputation

    people fear wolves and that by the site of one, they freeze in their tracks. In the old days, there were fairy-tales and folklores that gave firm descriptions that they killed people or say, "The big, bad wolf is out to get you". There are even horror movies that depict the violence fabricated in such creatures like the wolf. In folklore, we have many popular expressions such as "Cry Wolf", A Wolf Pack, and the ever popular saying "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing", which describes a person who acts...

    Big Bad Wolf, Gray Wolf, Horror film 1021  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

  • Media Violence

    children to behave violently, but it teaches them that violence is a normal way of solving problems. Moreover, frequent exposure to frightening scenes and sudden horror moments that the entire business of horror movie production lives by will have serious aftermath problems. One of these problems is that the viewers will get used to horror and sudden violence that they will not be surprised by any violence that happens in real life. In addition to this, According to psychologists, if children watch...

    Aggression, Horror film, Marshall McLuhan 1027  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Civilized Society

    today believe in monsters through television. Societies today create horror movies purely for entertainment; however, it is a known fact that the monsters in the horror movies are not real. On that note, the anonymous author of Beowulf may have written the book purely for the entertainment of his people, all the while knowing that monsters do not exist, after all, it is probably the closest thing his society has to watching a horror movie. Grendel, the first monster Beowulf fights, is “conceived by...

    Beowulf, Civilization, Denmark 1054  Words | 3  Pages

  • “It’s Alive!”….Maybe?

    the accusation of the Murder of William, there is nothing to defend with since once again the male role plays a key in the scene. In the end Justine’s life comes to a screeching halt. Mary Shelley is known to be the first women to create a real horror story to turn on the night light at sundown. Shelley’s mother (Mary Wollstonecraft) was a tremendous activist for the feminist movement. Then why did Shelley adhere to the woman as being powerless and just emotional? Maybe it’s because romantic writers...

    Frankenstein, George A. Romero, Horror film 2116  Words | 6  Pages

  • I Am Legend -Matheson : Focalisation

    story may seem quite straightforward, but a re-reading and a deeper analysis of the novel shows Matheson's wit as writer. In my essay I will discuss how the use of fixed internal focalisation in the novel makes this novel outstanding in the genre of horror and science fiction. On the level of the superficial the use of the fixed internal focalisation can be explained quite simple. Fixed focalisation means that all the events in the story are perceived through one character, in this case Robert Neville...

    Emma Thompson, Fiction, Horror film 866  Words | 3  Pages

  • Scary story

    November 2013 The Basement When most of us were little, we were afraid of the basement, right? You know, that room, in your house. The intense and shadowy room. Well when I was little, I wasn't afraid of the basement. I watched tons of horror movies, so the basement wasn't very scary to me... I had a family once, my parents and a little sister. I was the oldest child. We bought a new house. That house had a authentic frightening basement. When I walked downstairs, the old wooden stairs...

    Billboard Hot Country Songs number-one singles, Horror film, John Michael Montgomery 1019  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

  • The Representation of Women in Zombie Horror Films

    The Representation of Women in Horror Films Traditionally, women in horror films are portrayed as damsels in distress that need to be rescued by male dominant characters in order to survive or live. They are weak, innocent and fragile that have absolutely no strength to fend for themselves. Women in horror films are also portrayed with no initiative – they always have to follow some kind of male dominant leader – and don’t have much personal perspective or opinions. Throughout the years since the...

    Female, Gender, George A. Romero 4535  Words | 11  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

  • History of Music 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

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