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  • 1. Genre Horror Slasher Halloween Psychological Supernatural Alien Monster Gothic Demonic SurvivalSub-Genres•Slasher e.g. Friday 13th, Scream, Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre•Monster e.g. Dawn of the Dead, Lake Placid, The decent•Halloween e.g. Halloween, Trick r’ Treat, The wicker man•Gothic e.g. Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman•Psychological e.g. Silence of the lambs, The Sixth Sense, The Shining.•Demonic e.g. Paranormal Activity•Supernatural e.g. Nightmare on Elm Street,•Survival e.g. Dog Soldiers, 28 Days Later, Resident Evil•Alien e.g. Alien, Predator, Space Odyssey
  • 2. Killer Typical Conventions Confrontation/SurvivorBlood & Gore House Victim Murder weapon Graveyard Woods Tragedy Darkness Symbolism Monsters
  • 3. Shots Extreme Close-Up: An extreme close up is used to capture the emotions of characters, especially to establish the sense of fear and surprise in the horror genre. We plan to use this shot in our film production as it is easy to replicate and show specific feelings. Establishing Shot: An establishing shot is always used in horror films usually to set the scene for a murder. In this specific establishing shot it helps to create an eerie feeling, aided by the use of low-key lighting. Reaction Shot: Similar to close-ups, reaction shots help to humanise characters by showing the audience their reactions. In this case the initial shot implies something awful has happened. Again we plan to incorporate this into our production.
  • 4. Shot reverse shot:Shot reverse shots are commonly used to help address the relationship between two characters. Thisis useful to establish the interaction between the characters and showing who is in control. This isalso done with the use of high and low angle shots. For example a high angle shot of the woman isused to make her appear inferior and vulnerable whereas a low angle of the man is used whichmakes him seem superior and dominant. This would be a useful technique to apply in ourcoursework. Long Shot: Long shots are a very effective camera technique as they emphasise a victim’s isolation and vulnerability. Long shots are easy to manipulate and will be useful to include in our film.
  • 5. Lighting Low-key: Lighting is a key factor when composing our shots, so its important to recognise the effects of using different forms of lighting. Low-key lighting is useful as it creates a spooky and eerie tone to the scene. High-key: High-key lighting can be used to lure the audience into a false sense of security in a horror film, which will often be contrasted with the use of high-key lighting. This will definitely be something to consider during out production. Natural/Unnatural lighting As part of special effect components, the application of unnatural night has numerous effects, such as to emphasise to the killer or emotions of a certain character, like in this example the use of light emphasises the killer’s presence.
  • 6. Sound Diegetic Non-DiegeticDiegetic sounds can be emphasised to create Non-diegetic sounds have similar effects to a filmdramatic effect. Examples of these are: in the ways in which it helps create•Screaming tension, suspense and emotion. Examples of these•Slamming Doors are:•Gunshots • Incidental music•Barking •Theme song•Wind •Music•Rain These are used in horror films for a specific•Footsteps purpose. For example the build up to a climatic•Slashing noises scene as the music gets louder and faster building•Heavy Breathing up to a crescendo.•Explosions Theme songs are used throughout a film as a•Creaking recognisable piece of music in which the targetSome of these sounds may be hard to audience can identify and associate with. We mayreplicate, but we will definitely consider consider using a theme song for our filmincluding them in our film production, to add in a production to add a sense of professionalismscene for dramatic effect. whilst sticking to conventions. Some examples of iconic horror theme songs are: •PYSCHO •Halloween •Friday 13th
  • 7. Plots/ Narrative Structure Group of Victims get Last survivor Survivor Teenagers killed off one confronts killer overcomes by one killer Victims get Survivor Last survivor killed off one overcomes Killer confronts killer and by one killer returns triumphs againBy reviewing these two plots, we have noticed that they have similar narrative structures, which almost acts as aconvention itself as we expect some of these basic plots to occur. However it is evident from these two examplesthat the order has been altered in some way to break the conventions in order to keep the plot entertaining for theaudience. We will consider this when it comes to outlining our narrative structure.