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Horror Genre

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Jessica, Judith, Steven and Yangdy The Horror Genre History What is horror? Sub-genres Influences Conventions American Gods Connection Sources Thank you! Any questions? Comedy-horror: combines comedy with traditional horror movie themes and characters Teen-horror: revolves around teenager(s) and often play upon teen issues and turn into suspenseful situations Monster-horror: centers on a struggle between human beings and a monster(s) in which monster serves as a villain Slasher: revolves around a psychopathic killer in which it kills the victims in violent ways to portray murder Supernatural-horror: includes ghosts, demons, or other supernatural occurrences and can involve religion Zombie-horror: portrays mindless human beings who are raised form the dead "Horror." The Script Lab. The Script Lab LLC. 11 Jan. 2013 <http://thescriptlab.com/screenplay/genre/horror>. Web. Horror is a genre that has the tendency to try scare its audience. Romanticism
Edgar Allen Poe
Mary Shelly
Ann Radcliffe
Robert Louis Stevenson
Oscar Wilde
Bram Stoker Influence on Society Reflect the views of society
Both negative and positive
Used as examples of ways to confront fear History Gaiman, Neil. American Gods. New York, NY: HarperTorch, 2002. Print.
"Horror Factor - Elements of Aversion - What Makes Horror Horrifying?" Horror Factor - Elements of Aversion - What Makes Horror Horrifying? N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2013."Influence on society."14 Jan. 2013<http://www.concatenation.org/articles/horror_films.html> Web. Intends: Frighten
Scare
Startle Can be: Supernatural
Non-supernatural
Gives a sense of isolation and feelings of being alone
Abandoned Cities
Dark alleys
Places renowned for death
Hospitals
Cemeteries Settings: Convention Characters: Discussion One of the oldest is Gothic Image Sources In Chapter 8, Jacquel is revealed as an Egyptian god after he performs an autopsy of the teen girl. “Then he took a thick needle and thread and, with deft, quick strokes, he sewed it up, like a man stitching a baseball” (Gaiman 202). Focuses on evils such as the devil and after life First forms of Horror fiction appeared after the Romanticism period (18th Century) It shared many characteristics as Romanticism
love of nature Romance story Contrasted as afterlife-and horror characters emerged Poems, scripts, and books popular in 19th Century Sub-genres Schmid, Lisha. Scary Movie 4. 2012. Photograph. Diigo. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web. 14 Jan. 2013. <http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0AG9FAaZ-PE/T_0q9kdvNQI/AAAAAAAAJac/Glu_g04boVY/s1600/Anna_Faris_in_Scary_Movie_4_Wallpaper_1_1280.jpg>.
Scream 4. 2010. Photograph. BP. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web. 14 Jan. 2013. <http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2h-44TmckPc/Tah96FOi6UI/AAAAAAAAASU/zoEJubgWBWI/s1600/sceam+4.jpg>.
Godzilla. 2000. Photograph. Dreagers. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web. 14 Jan. 2013. <http://dreager1.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/lego-godzilla-vs-king-kong-i3.jpg>.
Jeepers-Creepers 2. 2000. Photograph. Zap to It. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web. 14 Jan. 2013. <http://images.zap2it.com/images/movie-32291/jeepers-creepers-2-42.jpg>.
The Exorsist. 2000. Photograph. BP. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web. 14 Jan. 2013. <http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PGkdTr-A5hM/Tq6aNaOryJI/AAAAAAAAAX0/jxAfQIAZiz8/s1600/the-exorcist_73209.jpg>.
28 Days Later. 2000. Photograph. Restartadventure. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web. 14 Jan. 2013. <http://restartadventure.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/28DaysAttack.jpeg>.
Old. N.d. Photograph. Comic Book Collector. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web. 14 Jan. 2013. <http://comicbookcollectorsclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Frankenstein-Dracula-e1330244205171.jpg>.
Graves. N.d. Photograph. SHop. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web. 14 Jan. 2013. <http://www.wallpapersshop.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Temple-Graves-Ruins-Vegetation.jpg>.
Horror. N.d. Photograph. Horror Movie. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web. 14 Jan. 2013. <http://allabouthorrormovies.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/6.jpg>.
American Gods. N.d. Photograph. BP. BP. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web. 14 Jan. 2013. <http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LPMmFFJyF9c/T6LHQi37Z_I/AAAAAAAAB_8/NEbgyKiPwxk/s1600/american_godsPB.jpg>. Conventions Plays on the fear of the audience
Sounds
Lighting
Blood
Props (Weapons) Commonly used characters
Ghost
Zombies
Demonized Children





Protagonist Vs. Antagonist Effects: American Gods Connection Sources Keogh, Laura. "A2 Media Studies Blog." : Codes and Conventions of Horror Films. A2 Media Studies, 8 Dec. 2011. Web. 19 Jan. 2013.
<http://laurakeogha2mediastudies.blogspot.com/2012/04/codes-and- conventions-of-horror-films.html>
Brown, Amanda C. "Horror Genre Codes & Conventions." MediaEdu. The New York Times, 23 Oct. 2008. Web. 19 Jan. 2013.
<http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/23/the-horror-the-horror/> "SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE (1927, 1933 - 1935)." SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE (1927, 1933. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013. <http://gaslight.mtroyal.ab.ca/superhor.htm>
"What Is Horror Fiction?" Horror Writers Association -. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013. <http://www.horror.org/horror-is.htm>.
"Wordle - Create." Wordle - Create. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013. In "At the end of the corridor was a guardroom. In the guardroom were four dead men: three guards, and the man who had called himself Stone. His friend was nowhere to be seen. From the blood-colored skid marks on the floor, two of them had been dragged into the guardroom and dropped onto the floor....[T]he guards, now he could see them properly, were wearing dark camouflage uniforms, but there were no official tags on them, nothing to say who they were working for" (Gaiman 151) Summary: After Wednesday's meeting with the gods is interrupted with the kidnapping of Shadow by Mr. Stone and Mr. Wood in chapter six, Shadow’s dead wife Laura Moon rescues Shadow at the cost of the lives of four men.
Relevant: dead, blood, marks, dragged
Meaning: Laura did this b/c she either loves Shadow or just feels like protecting him
Characterization: bold, willing, fearless
Symbols: she will kill for Shadow Discussion "At the end of the corridor was a guardroom. In the guardroom were four dead men: three guards, and the man who had called himself Stone. His friend was nowhere to be seen. From the blood-colored skid marks on the floor, two of them had been dragged into the guardroom and dropped onto the floor....[T]he guards, now he could see them properly, were wearing dark camouflage uniforms, but there were no official tags on them, nothing to say who they were working for" (Gaiman 151) Question 1: What are some phrases in the passage that show the use of horror conventions? Question 2: What can you say about Laura from this passage? Question 3: How is Laura an example of how Gaiman twists the conventions of the Horror genre? Laura's first apparition in Shadow's hotel room
"The light came into the room from outside was not bright, but Shadow's eyes had become used to the dark. There was a woman sitting on the side of his bed" (Gaiman 59) Supernatural characters Shadow's dreams
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