The Horror Genre<br />L.O: <br /><ul><li>To be able to apply what we have learnt about the conventions of the horror genre...
To start to think about how we could apply these conventions to our own production work</li></li></ul><li>Conventional cha...
Conventional settings<br />Haunted house<br />Science lab<br />Forest<br />Graveyard<br />
Conventional sound<br />Low sinister bass notes<br />Children singing<br />Screaming<br />Creaky doors<br />Howling wolves...
Conventional narrative<br />Based on a true story<br />Revenge<br />Camping trip goes wrong<br />Scientific experiment goe...
Conventional iconography<br />Crucifix<br />Grave stones<br />Knives/axes etc<br />Full moon<br />Blood<br />Masks<br />
Conventional camera work<br />Extreme close ups<br />Hand held camera<br />POV shots<br />High angle<br />Low angle<br />
The Exorcism of Emily Rose<br />Watch the opening scene of the film:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcC5nitXol4<br />...
Activity<br />In pairs, look on You Tube for an opening of a horror film of your choice.<br />What typical conventions are...
Links to Opening Scenes<br />The Grudge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-Kjg6jLgQ8<br />Paranormal Entity http://www.youtu...
More links<br />The Omen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq04D4xf9Xw<br />Dawn of the Dead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w...
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  1. 1. The Horror Genre<br />L.O: <br /><ul><li>To be able to apply what we have learnt about the conventions of the horror genre to analyse film openings
  2. 2. To start to think about how we could apply these conventions to our own production work</li></li></ul><li>Conventional characters<br />Zombies<br />Vampires<br />Psycho killers<br />Female victims<br />Male heroes<br />
  3. 3. Conventional settings<br />Haunted house<br />Science lab<br />Forest<br />Graveyard<br />
  4. 4. Conventional sound<br />Low sinister bass notes<br />Children singing<br />Screaming<br />Creaky doors<br />Howling wolves<br />
  5. 5. Conventional narrative<br />Based on a true story<br />Revenge<br />Camping trip goes wrong<br />Scientific experiment goes bad<br />
  6. 6. Conventional iconography<br />Crucifix<br />Grave stones<br />Knives/axes etc<br />Full moon<br />Blood<br />Masks<br />
  7. 7. Conventional camera work<br />Extreme close ups<br />Hand held camera<br />POV shots<br />High angle<br />Low angle<br />
  8. 8. The Exorcism of Emily Rose<br />Watch the opening scene of the film:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcC5nitXol4<br />Make a list of typical conventions that are used in the sequence.<br />
  9. 9. Activity<br />In pairs, look on You Tube for an opening of a horror film of your choice.<br />What typical conventions are used in the opening scene?<br />How does this film challenge the typical conventions of the genre?<br />What techniques does the director use to grab the audience’s attention and make them want to watch the rest of the film?<br />Which of these techniques and conventions could you use in you own productions?<br />Write up your analysis onto your blog with a link to your chosen opening scene.<br />There are some links you can use on the next slide…<br />
  10. 10. Links to Opening Scenes<br />The Grudge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-Kjg6jLgQ8<br />Paranormal Entity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AzS9HI96Q0<br />Halloween 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2xQhjYWKbE<br />Scream http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFCStOMqpfk<br />The Ring http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e4DBZ_eeGg<br />Dog Soldiers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2X5RL-U8ec<br />
  11. 11. More links<br />The Omen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq04D4xf9Xw<br />Dawn of the Dead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrsjnH-by2E<br />Creepshowhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gbLnw6Muk0<br />Child’s Play http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COexY4FJEEI<br />
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