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Horror Genre - Giorgio and Lorenzo
Transcript of Horror Genre - Giorgio and Lorenzo
By Lorenzo and Giorgio
Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
gives the following definition:"a painful and intense fear, dread, or dismay."
a mirror image of the anxieties of their time,
from the audience, along with a sense of
, alarm and dread,
with fantasy, thriller and science-fiction!
There is a recognizable
that happens again and again
Begins from the early 80's which led to iconic characters such as
Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees
Depict teenagers in
with no form of adult figure to help them
Most villans in slasher have a dark past -> leading them to become violent
One of the most
Subject to exclusive gadgets and box-sets
Based on the
of the main protagonist, on his feelings of
, on his faith and
emotional state of mind.
Examples of this sub genre include:
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Friday The 13th (2009)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
"A more specific generalization of similar types of art or style within a less specific genre" -
Examples of this include
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
American Psycho (2000)
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Ring (2002)
, 1996, Wes Craven
A Nightmare on Elm Street
, 2010, Wes Craven
, 2002, Gore Verbinski
between humans and monsters
The monster is created usually in an
experiment gone wrong
The monster is usually the main villain
Sometimes there is a
or heroine that saves the world from the monster
The Host (2006)
28 Days Later (2002)
, 2014, Gareth Edwards
thematic and conventional treatment of the horror genre,
Focuses on psychological horror and suspense,
exorcism, shamanism, Yōkai,
Ju-on: The Grudge
, 2003, Takashi Shimizu
Triggers intense excitment, suspense, high level of anticipation, tension, anxiety, and uncertainty
Main goal: only one, keep the audience cliff-hanging at the edge of their seats until the climax
Usually: tension sorrounding main character that is a dangerous situation, life is threatened. characters come into conflict with each other
1960, Alfred Hitchcock
, 1958, Alfred Hitchcock
and graphic violence, fear derives from
and the pain that comes with it
of the human body and the
of its mutilation
George A. Romero: 'splatter cinema' ->
Dawn of the Dead
graphic violence and sexual imagery,
: over-the-top gore made to be comedic.
2006, Darren Lynn Bousman
Buffam, Noelle, ed. 'Genre: Horror - The Script Lab'. Thescriptlab.Com, 2014. http://thescriptlab.com/screenplay/genre/horror#.
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An extension of a genre of literature of 1700s:
Developed by writers in both
not used until
was a style of cinema that emphasized expression over realistic depictions of reality. In 1919,
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
by Robert Wiene became iconic.
affected the horror genre. Universal Pictures was the leading enterprise!
--> Universal Pictures kicks off the Universal Gothic horror cycle,
Small division at RKO, the smallest studio, lays stylistic foundations for low budget horror films,
, 1895, the Lumiere brothers.
, 1931, Tod Browning
Hammer Films Productions in The U.K. began
Universal’s Gothic Monsters – but adding sex and gore. --> Terence Fisher’s
The Curse of Frankenstein
Late 1960s --> Horror about occult (
, 1973, John Boorman),
Horror had been a staple of
low budget movies
, and as film production technology progressed and costs steadily declined the rise of independent filmmakers meant a rise of new takes on horror,
Inspired and scared many teens and independent film makers,
, 1978 and grossed $240 million dollars (very little graphic violence or gore but very scary),
Independent horror wasn’t just about the slasher, but also splatter (
The Evil Dead,
Sam Raimi, 1981),
A lot of parodies,
History pt. 3
, 1996 rebooted the Teen Horror cycle --> Lead to
I Know What You Did Last Summer
directed by Jim Gillespie and Final Destination directed by James Wong.
Monster films start to rely heavily on CGI,
have remained popular throughout the
90s and 2000s,
Late 90s -->
(reboot of the Splatter films) -->
, 2003, James Wan,
The Blair Witch Project
directed by Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick (1999) --> First major film in the modern found footage horror sub-genre,
From George A Romero’s
Night of the Living Dead
(1968) the modern Zombie Apocalypse Cycle began when Danny Boyle rebooted the undead genre with
28 Days Later
History pt. 4
The Blair Witch Project, 1999, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez.
First theory is that the person is not actually afraid, but
by the movie.
The second explanation is that they are
to endure the terror in order to enjoy a
sense of relief at the end.,
New studies argue that horror movie viewers are
happy to be unhappy
Insidious: Chapter 2
, 2013, James Wan,
begin to ruin this cycle,
Between the post
World War II years and the 1950s
time for the Film Industry (Supreme Court) and Horror movies, that
try to stay relevant
! Teens want them though!
--> Pulp Science Fiction kicks in (monsters, aliens, creatures...),
--> Horror genre gains
(restrictive censorship of the Production Code abandoned in 1964),
by Alfred Hitchcock --> No longer monsters, but humans!
Horror Pt. 2