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  • Horror Films - 721 Words
    Horror films Movies have been growing increasingly more explicit for years. Horror films are no longer based on a cleverly written script with lots of twists and turns, but rather how graphic and twisted the images are throughout the movie. Horror films are appealing to viewers for various reasons. In fact, according to some film critics, “good” horror films have particular characteristics. Maggie McCutcheon in “Too Disturbing, Too Shocking,” According to Olson, people particularly enjoy...
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  • Horror Films - 3337 Words
    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...
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  • Analysing Horror Films - 389 Words
    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...
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  • 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...
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  • Horror Film Genre Essay
    The two movies I viewed were Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist, which were both directed by Tobe Hopper. Both films displayed the general rules horror films generally follow through the use of horror film genre conventions. For instance, both movies follow the good verses evil story lines and in each the end does ultimately win. However, this is not entirely true in Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The friends represented the good and the chainsaw carrying monster and his family portrayed the...
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  • 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...
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  • Film and Horror Movies - 729 Words
    Horror essay: A lot of people enjoy the life with thrill and excitement. However, the opportunity for enjoying something truly thrilling is not a lot. Horror movies or series may be the most convenient and easy way to experience the horror. Many of my friends love watching horror movies. One of them told me that Horror is the most typical art in the 20th century. A good horror movie brought viewer an unusual psychological experience. It filled with indescribable fear and surprises. Actually I...
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  • Horror Film Research - 7352 Words
    CHAPTER ONE: 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,...
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  • Women Portrayed in Horror Films
    Horror films have always been more attractive to the male viewer than to the female viewer. Why is that? Usually horror films mainly present the audience with very graphic mutilation and the raping of females, more so than their male counterparts. Horror films have always depicted females as either objects or as the victim of a horrible act. In Linda William's essay "When the Woman Looks," she says that "there is not that much difference between an object of desire and an object of horror as far...
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  • Role of Women in Horror Films
    Good Evening, I’m here to talk about the 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...
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  • horror film trailer evalution
    Evaluative Report for Media Coursework ‘THREE’ RESEARCH My task was to 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Horror Film Research Paper
    There are some advantages to watch horror film. People who watch horror films can have deep understanding about the place where the films where talk about. There are some horror films are basic on the truth. So, they involve lot of historical themes. For example, in the movie “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” shows the background of the countryside of Texas. It portrays the place as a desolate field. The film develops a place as quiet and silence but full of dangerous. This would help the audience...
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  • Horror Film and Ghosts - 336 Words
    Ghosts (real or fake?) Every time you hear the word ghost, what comes in your mind? A friendly, harmless ghost or an angry, harmful ghost? In my opinion, it would be neither. Ghosts are actually just shadows of dead people. Meaning ghosts are harmless. The only thing that makes them seem scary and harmful is when people make up some sort of story to use the scary appearances of ghosts to make money. Remember the scary movies you’ve watched? They are almost always fake! They do that just to...
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  • Horror Film and Halloween - 448 Words
    Halloween is the one time of year when it okay to dress up as anything you want to be and it’s also when you can be celebrating all things horror and dead. Halloween started out as the celebration of the dead but has now grown into a wonderful time of costumes and decoration of scary fictional creatures. Dressing up as a scary character or a character you adore is one of the many perks of Halloween. Going to costume parties with friends and celebrating Halloween together. Watching horror movies...
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  • Scarriest Horror Films - 845 Words
    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...
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  • Women in Contemporary Horror Films
    FEMINITY IN 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...
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  • Women in Horror Films - 2535 Words
    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...
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  • 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...
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  • Horror - 556 Words
    How woman are represented in the horror genre? In this essay I am going to look how woman are represented in the horror genre and how much of an impact it has on the success of the movie. In my research I seen that woman cover two main roles in the movies, the villain e.g. The Exorcist or the victim e.g. The others. When woman are the main villain in horror genre I found it mainly was teenage girls e.g. The Ring, The Exorcist, The Grudge and The Orphan. I think the reason many horror movies...
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  • Horror - 868 Words
    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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • horror - 541 Words
    Good morning to all presents. Well, I would like to share a common and interesting word to you all which is ”horror”. Most of the time we just simply say that “horror thing”, “horror movie”, “horror place”, but are we really know what is the meaning of horror, or define horror in a better way? In fact, horror can be defined as anything which causes intense feeling of shock, fear, terror, disgust or something frightening. Horror may caused by something ugly, bad or disagreeable, hence causing...
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  • Media - Genre Conventions of a Horror Film
    GENRE CONVENTIONS OF HORROR FILMS: Settings: The setting for a horror film is usually shot in isolated, abandoned locations for example at a haunted basement, attic or loft. This is because these settings create a sense of tension and an eerie atmosphere to the audience. The more dramatic and action packed scenes are usually shot in the night because people are more vulnerable at this time and is where more "scary" events are expected to happen, however footage can be taken anytime during...
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  • Different Types of Horror-film Viewers
    Student: Ivy Liu 402110219 Professor: Ching Ching Yi English Composition (1): Classification 2013.12 Different Types of Horror-film Viewers Horror films have always been a popular genre among the movies. You might wonder: If the film is so scary and terrifying, why are people still willing to spend time and money to be frightened? What are they thinking when they are watching? Generally speaking, these people can be divided into three categories depending on their different...
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  • Psycho- definition of modern horror films
    Alfred 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...
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  • Film - 1017 Words
    10/4/2012 Learning Objectives: Japanese Cinema: Its Stakeholders Lecturer: Yow Chong Lee Email: clyow@faca.unimas.my • To illustrate the effects of the interplay (interference) of the state and the capitalist system on Japanese film industry. • To explain the causes and effects of such interferences: – The ways films are produced, distributed and exhibited – Type of films allowed, – Regulation and censorship, The Arrival of Sound Cinema in Japan • Sound cinema arrived comparatively...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • The Influence of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" on Film Noir and Horror Film
    In “Weimar Cinema and After”, Thomas Elsaesser explains expressionism as not only the style of films created in the early 1920s, but as a “generic term for most of the art cinema of the Weimar Republic in Germany, and beyond Germany, echoing down film history across the periods and genres, turning up in the description of Universal horror films of the 1930s and film noir of the 1940s.” The influence that Elsaesser is referring to is of great importance to both film noir and horror films. This...
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  • 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...
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  • Horror and Religion - 1707 Words
    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...
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  • Horror Movies - 252 Words
    The article "Why We Crave Horror Movies" by Stephen King examines the popular trend of attending horror films and he explains several explanations for this craving behavior. King claims that attending these gory films is not just a trend; he believes that it is a necessity. As a result, King claims that we need/crave horror movies for various basic reasons. First, he suggest we need to view these horror films to fulfill our basic need for entertainment and excitement. Also, we need to view...
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  • Horror Essay - 1328 Words
    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,...
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  • the horror in movies - 1407 Words
     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...
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  • 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...
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  • Horror in the Maing - 974 Words
    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...
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  • Horror Movies - 1244 Words
    BOOOO! Outline Thesis: The audience members cannot get enough of watching them for the excitement, the memories of a simpler life and the attraction to the known, even though the effect of watching them is a series of goose 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....
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  • Horror Movies - 818 Words
    “Horror Movies have a dirty job” Some people daydream and have deep dark secrets. There may be a time when you dream about getting even with someone or something. Horror movies do have a “dirty job to do”. The more thrilling and exciting the more it grabs your attention. I believe horror movies are to play off natural fearsome. King likes to dare your nightmares. Most of Mr. King’s movies come from childhood fear or things he has experienced himself. And other things are just his...
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  • A Horror Movie - 897 Words
    Many things come to mind when people allow themselves to think about horror movies. Most may experience the feeling of butterflies in their stomach for fear or just pure excitement, but where does that fear or excitement come from? One might say that it is the anti-social instincts of horror that we all have hidden and festering deep down inside. A great horror author Stephen King once said,” that watching a horror movie helps us control the anti-social instincts we all have inside”. Some people...
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  • Horror and Thriller - 2144 Words
    smeagolp...[->0] · [->1] Best Answer - Chosen by Asker In a thriller the good guys usually win in the end, although not always. A thriller is supposed to keep you on 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...
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  • Horror and Comedy - 4218 Words
    In movies, plot structure helps project the tone of the movie. The generalization of movies usually commences passively, and gradually builds into a climactic scene. Then, it dies down to its peaceful way once more, but usually not in a horror or comedy. Throughout the history of horror and comedy movies, the plots usually ended on that climactic scene and had most of the movie be the foundation for that climax. As time went on, plot structures of the two genres started to develop and one could...
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  • Children in Horror - 955 Words
    With the release of Orphan upon us, it seems as good a time as any to 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...
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  • horror conventions - 1214 Words
    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...
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  • horror movies - 1669 Words
    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,...
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  • Horror Movies - 353 Words
    Leyren Ball “The mythic horror movie, like the sick joke, has a dirty job to do,” writes Stephen King in his article “Why We Crave Horror Movies.” That dirty job is to connect with the vile aspects of ourselves that society would prefer to eliminate. Once connected to a movie or a sick joke, those vile aspects have a safe outlet for release. King names these aspects anticivilization_ emotions._ He says they “don’t go away, and they demand periodic exercise.” By viewing violent deaths,...
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  • Horror Movies - 688 Words
    THE MANY BENEFITS OF WATCHING SCARY MOVIES PROVE THE GENRE CAN HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT. There are people who do not want to watch scary movies. Aside from the fact that they can soil their pants; they don’t want to get scared, period. They just don’t get the idea that being scared and entertained can occupy the same zip code. Surprise, surprise, surprise! Watching a scary movie has its benefits; more than just being entertained it can have a positive effect on your health and well-being, READ...
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  • Evolution of Horror - 1501 Words
    Joshua An 71811473 Writing 39B 18 April 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...
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  • Horror Movies - 824 Words
    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...
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  • Children and Horror - 332 Words
    I can still recall the first time that I saw a horror film. I was seven years old and the movie was Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger. Freddy is a frightening character in the 1984 film. He is a serial killer who has knives instead of fingernails. The nightmare that haunted me nightly was the scene when a teenage girl wanders around a dark boiler room in only her nightgown, a screeching is heard as knives are scratched against the pipes. The combination of reality into the movie made...
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  • Horror of Dracula - 590 Words
    There were many aspects of the film Horror of Dracula that made it appealing to its audience. Often times, this movie was very suspenseful which was displayed using background music. The acting of the characters also had much to do with this films appeal as well as how the story was told. The way that this movie was filmed has much to do with its effect on the audience. There are many contributing factors that make Horror of Dracula different from a typical film. With the use of...
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  • Film Geners - 480 Words
    Different genres of films and their impact on the spectators No other art form has had quite the impact on our lives that the motion pictures have. Everybody loves stories. We want to watch different movies, depending on the mood, temperament and circumstances. The most important thing is to choose the right genre. The term genre is used a lot around the movie industry to break down the type of film into categories. It's difficult to place a lot of films in a...
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  • Film Analysis - 669 Words
     Code and convention of horror film: A horror film follows certain code and convection to achieve its purpose of scaring and alarming the audience. The following are some of them: Setting/location: The location used for this genre of a film is isolated and lonely area that has been abandoned or an area where the victim will feel vulnerable. For example small communities, dark streets, narrow alleyways, roads, woods, haunted places, farms, country sides and cities etc… sometimes places with...
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  • Slasher Films - 377 Words
    In 1960, the shower curtain tore open and the glimmer of the blade as it pierced through her naked body was the last thing Marion saw as blood trickled down the bath drain. Terrified audience members watching the scenes unfold in theaters were heard screaming, some collapsed, while others ran out yelling in disgust or horror (qtd. in “Disturbing New Pathways”). The legacy of Psycho (1960) by Alfred Hitchcock, renowned American movie director, inspired countless movies and created a new sub-genre...
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  • Music in Film - 715 Words
    Music Project 1 “Psycho” After the silent films, war movies, and popular music came the new American cinema during the 1960’s. Old traditions were ignored as new modern and popular styles were adapted. People were subject to civil rights issues, sexual liberation, assassinations, and war that were all televised. Things were changing and movie directors had to take advantage of the new opportunities and be creative, creating horror films. One of the first films to set the pace for the new...
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  • Film Analysis - 3103 Words
    Film Analysis Holly Cox Adam Deutsch English 225: Introduction to Film August 30, 2010 Film Analysis There is so much more to analyzing films than watching a movie. Film analysis is a very complex procedure. “Analysis generally, means breaking up the whole to discover the nature, function, and interrelationships of the parts” (Boggs, J. & Petrie, D., 2008, p. 7). In analyzing a film, you must not only analyze the film as a whole, but you must also analyze each element that makes up the...
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  • Final Film - 660 Words
    Name: Lai Duc Cuong Billy Gunn Film 108 Final Part 1: 1. Film history follows two distinct paths: the first originating from the Lumiere Brothers’ attempts in capturing everyday reality, and the second, following George Melies’ emphasis on the magical. Let take a closer look at George Melie’s style, producer used the illusion created by the film shot to make things appear or disappear as they want. For example, a trip to the Moon (1902) used that technique a lot. Later on, the film industry...
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  • East Asian Horror Comedy
    Jewel Seng FILM COMEDY FINAL PAPER-East Asian Horror Comedy Date: 16th Dec 2013 Authors, readers, and those in literary circles use the term 'genre' to classify the different modes of expression used in individual works of literature. The importance of this term can most easily be understood when examining the human tendency to classify the majority of items in our society. When we apply this term to film it becomes much more sophisticated, this essay will be talking about a film genre...
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  • Is Jaws a Horror Movie?
    Is 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...
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  • The Effects of Watching a Horror Movie
    The Effects of Watching A Horror Movie Sherri Hutto South University Online Over the span of modern history, we have seen the film industry help mold our society in many ways. Over the past two decades, I have seen the Sci-fi horror movies take center stage to entertain us. I will explain in this essay my past experiences, feelings, responses, and fantasies while watching horror movies. My first horror movie, “Friday the 13th”, was at the very...
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  • My First Horror Movie
    I have always been very intrigued by horror films. I can remember being as young as six or seven, watching The Exorcist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Jaws, The Omen, Carrie, and Halloween. These movies never really scared me, I was taught at a really young age that they were not real; they were just tricks of the movie world. My mom always told me they were real people dressed up, just like we did for Halloween. We would talk about how they created the special effects. Scary as it was, there...
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  • Horror Trailer Evaluation - 625 Words
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