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Rebekah Burke

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Transcript of Horror.

What is
painful and intense fear, dread, or dismay
genre's goal is to evoke these emotions in their audience.
while entertaining and leaving a message to the audience.
why we horror.
Experts Say..
our love for horror films is paradoxical.
its all about the excitment and thrill.
we love fear.
We Say..
we decided to take this into our own hands in order figure out why so many people love horror.
these are our results:
During the late
Century French Director
Georges Méliès
created a short silent film called .
of Horror.
The Pre-Cursor
Le Manoir Du Diable
His film has inspired film makers
in Germany, thusly leading to
the first actual film of this genre.
Why is this not the considered the "first" horror film?
The First
Der Golem
is considered the first
the first full feature length
horror film. Patrick Wegener intended to create a horror film and intended to scare his audience.
Other classic horror films are....
Nosferatu (1922)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
Dracula (1931)
The Mummy (1932)
Frankenstien (1931)
The Thing From Another World (1951)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956).
of course..
the movies that were created were based off of real events and situations that were occuring in the world during that period of time. for example;
During the 1950's most movies could be seen based around the concern of nuclear warefare. Basing movies off of aliens and mutations.
During World War II horror movies were an escape for many citizens. They would get lost in the unrealism and fantasy of most films.
The "Rosewell" Incident influenced the release of many alien based movies. Having deadly encounters with beings from another planet.
Godzilla, The Fly, Them!, King Kong etc.
ex. Plan 9 From Outer Space, Invasion of the Body Snatchers,
The Thing From Another World etc.
Teen Terror
Psycho (1960)
~ Rule Breaker

-showed female in undergarments in first scence

-filmed a toilet flushing

-killed off major ‘star’ 1/3 of the way into the film
did the unexpected
~ Changed film.

-used a lot more tracking/dolly shots

-rotated camera on drain and eye (symbolism)

-establishing shots of mansion

-used music to make everything more dramatic
-birds -eyes -reflecting mirrors
The "mother" of all modern suspense-horror films
Shower Scene.
Stair Scene.
Alfred Hitchcock.
considerably one of the greatest film makers of all time.
after the creation of Psycho he was mistakenly deemed a horror movie director.
fun fact:
The shower scene in psycho is easily the most infamous onscreen murder in movie history. It consists of over 90 individual shots delivered in just 45 seconds--and no single shot ever shows the knife entering Janet Leigh's body
Alfred Hitchcock took the horror genre by storm with Psycho.
it brought the element of suspense into films by using sounds and imagery.
Hitchcock opened new doors, creating suspense through impending violence.
He used innovative techniques to create this.
- quick cuts - tracking shots
- symbolic imagery - match-cut
Directors & Actors of
Wes Craven
George A. Romero
Tod Browning
James Whale
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Last House on the Left
Night of the Living Dead
Dawn of the Dead
Dracula (1931)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Frankenstein (1931)
Lon Chaney
The Phantom of the Opera
Boris Karloff
Jack Nicholson
The Shining
Anthony Hopkins
The Silence of the Lambs
Lon Chaney...
He was known best for his bizarre and artistic
makeup which he used to earn himself his title of “the man of a thousand faces”.
Without his techniques,
we might not see some of the detailed, macabre looking characters that we do in today’s film.
His talents in special effects set a guide for future horror directors, giving this genre a name for intricate characters.
Special Effects & Techniques
Fear is not only visual, but auditory.
"Location, Location"
in a film the location
can be a character of it own.
it can help create an ominous sense of dread or add a sense of reality.
creates tension
induces fear.
"hand-held" camera technique
allows the viewer to feel as if they are
there. Its effect allows the viewers to enter a state of understanding and emotionally connect to the character.
The amount of light
that is in a scene could either give the viewers a sense of security or vunerability.
revolves around a young couple being tormented and tortured by three masked killers.
Director: Bryan Bertino
The idea of killers playing with the minds of their victims builds suspense for the audience.
The fact that situations like these can happen to ordinary people leave the viewer with a sense of fear that it can happen to them.
Shot Styles & Angles
POV: these allow the audience to feel connected to the character. It allows them to be in their shoes.
Tracking: it emphasizes action
Close-Up: shows a detailed view of the actor/actress, intensifies emotion.
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