A Typical Audience Member From this its quite easy to create our typical audience. Fun Easy-going Slightly Unique, but doesn’t deviate too far from mainstream Young Free-spirited Has free time on their hands Loves the thrill of horror
This means our beginnings of a film, should be appropriate for this target audience, in order for them to want to watch it, and more importantly in the media industry; pay for it. In order to attract and appeal to this audience, therefore, it meant we had to include typical functions/conventions of horror films - Scary, blood, gore, tense music, darkness. We had typical haunting music, dark scenes, tension and drama. So a typical horror audience should be attracted to this. ( other conventions mentioned in Q1) To make it more interesting, it also needed other things such as enigma codes. Which the introduction of the knife was meant to be. As well as the whole of the flash forwards. The audience were supposed to question what happened and be intrigued into this girls life.
In theory, if we had got this correct, the audience should have been interested in this and wanted to watch more. Our film should have appealed to our audience. To test this we asked a group of 12 people – students aged 16-18, male and female - who really should have been part of our ideal audience, to watch our film and then anonymously give us their comments and feedback. If we were successful with the address of our horror film, the target audience should have liked and accepted the values and messages that we intended.