The movie, just like the other three, is based on a high school student who can see future, although it is to see the future of their death and tries to save the other people who avoided their time.
The sound usually is freaky.
Although didn’t use much darkness, instead they replaced it with horrible scene of death such as, when the girl got divided when hit by a flying tire.
Loud sound effects after a flashback or an upcoming death makes the audience jump off their seats.
Lighting was very natural to make it more realistic, so the audience might feel that it can happen in real life.
Psychological thriller is a specific sub-genre of the wide-ranging thriller genre. However, this genre often incorporates elements from the mystery and drama genre in addition to the typical traits of the thriller genre. Psychological Thriller Characters are reliant on their mental resources. The suspense created by psychological thrillers often comes from two or more characters preying upon one another's minds, either by playing deceptive games with the other or by merely trying to demolish the other's mental state.
Psychological Thriller Conventions Reality – The quality of being real. Characters often try to determine what is true and what is not within the narrative. Perception – A person's own interpretation of the world around him through his senses. Often characters misperceive the world around them, or their perceptions are altered by outside factors within the narrative (see Unreliable narrator). Mind – The human consciousness; the location for personality, thought, reason, memory, intelligence and emotion. The mind is often used as a location for narrative conflict, where characters battle their own minds to reach a new level of understanding or perception.
Existence/Purpose - The object for which something exists; an aim or a goal humans strive towards to understand their reason for existence. Characters often try to discover what their purpose is in their lives and the narrative's conflict often is a way for the characters to discover this purpose. Identity - The definition of one's self. Characters often are confused about or doubt who they are and try to discover their true identity. Death - Characters either fear or have a fascination with death. Psychological Thriller Conventions
One hour photo Director: Mark Romanek Writer: Mark Romanek Release Date: 4 October 2002 (UK) Rated – 15 Distributor - Fox Searchlight Pictures Basic plot: A male employee of a one-hour photo lab becomes obsessed with a young suburban family.
Sy, one of the main characters, who works in the photo lab Establishing shot – Shows the reader where the character is, in the photo lab as the red effect is showed through the filming lens. Nina, the mother of the family that Sy is obsessed with. Stills from the film Establishing shot – shows he is at work, because of the objects around him also because he is wearing a uniform. Shows another time when he is looking through the families photos
Taxi Driver Director: Martin Scorsese Writer: Paul Schrader Release Date: 8 February 1976 Distributor: Columbia Pictures Basic plot: A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as night time taxi driver in a city whose perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out, attempting to save a teenage prostitute in the process.
Travis Bickle- Establishing shot, shows what he does for his career also gives us the impression of him watching someone.
The hand that rocks the cradle Director: Curtis Hanson Writer: Amanda Silver Release Date: 24 April 1992 (UK) Distributor: Hollywood Pictures Basic plot: Peyton Flanders seemed to be the perfect nanny, but secretly she was out to wreck the lives of the family she was supposed to be helping. Before becoming the nanny, Peyton had a miscarriage, and blamed it on Claire (the mother). Claire suspects nothing, having never met Peyton before.
Basic Plot A successful asset manager, who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage. But when a temp worker starts stalking him, all the things he's worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy. Director: Steve Shill Writer: David Loughery Release Date: 29 May 2009 Distributor: Screen Gems Obsessed
Stills from the film Mid shot Shadow on the actress’ face created by high-key lighting. Shows that she is in deep thought or is worried about something