Typical Characters within a Horror Film
1930s-1940s   <ul><li>Horror films within the 1930s and the 1940s were generally all gothic based. </li></ul><ul><li>This ...
1950s-1960s <ul><li>Due to the advance in technology, three sub genres were introduced, horror-of-personality, horror-of-a...
1950s-1960s (cont.) <ul><li>Horror-of-armageddon films are generally films oriented around events around the world, e.g. W...
1950s-1960s (cont.) <ul><li>Horror-of-demonic in general suggest to the viewer that the world is controlled by demonic for...
1970s-1980s <ul><li>The new era of horror films have turned into occultism, introducing the idea of “fear of the unknown”....
1990s <ul><li>The 1990s horror films were mostly “slasher films” such as “ New Nightmare ” (1994), “ The Dark Half ” (1993...
2000s <ul><li>Films are remade, such as “ The Exorcist ” (2000) and made sequels such as “ Freddy vs. Jason ” (2003). </li...
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Typical Characters Within A Horror Film

  1. 1. Typical Characters within a Horror Film
  2. 2. 1930s-1940s <ul><li>Horror films within the 1930s and the 1940s were generally all gothic based. </li></ul><ul><li>This included characters such as vampires, werewolves, madmen, devils etc. </li></ul><ul><li>This shows in films such as “ Dracula ” (1931) and “ The Wolf Man ” (1941). </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1950s-1960s <ul><li>Due to the advance in technology, three sub genres were introduced, horror-of-personality, horror-of-armageddon and horror-of-the demonic. </li></ul><ul><li>Horror-of-personality films which showed great deals of violence, e.g. “ Psycho ”. </li></ul><ul><li>They generally show characters such as madmen with psychological problems. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1950s-1960s (cont.) <ul><li>Horror-of-armageddon films are generally films oriented around events around the world, e.g. World War Two etc. Such films are “ Day the World Ended ” (1955), “ Five ” (1951) </li></ul><ul><li>Characters are normally survivors of a war of a nuclear holocaust etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1950s-1960s (cont.) <ul><li>Horror-of-demonic in general suggest to the viewer that the world is controlled by demonic forces, such as the devil or paranormal spirits. </li></ul><ul><li>Films such as “ Rosemary’s Baby ” (1968), “ The Haunted Palace ” (1963) etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1970s-1980s <ul><li>The new era of horror films have turned into occultism, introducing the idea of “fear of the unknown”. </li></ul><ul><li>Such films are “ The Exorcist ” (1973), “Audrey Rose” (1977) etc </li></ul><ul><li>Characters are generally “possessed” or “reincarnated”, which gives the audience a sense of personal paranoia. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 1990s <ul><li>The 1990s horror films were mostly “slasher films” such as “ New Nightmare ” (1994), “ The Dark Half ” (1993) </li></ul><ul><li>Characters are all almost back to madmen, trying to kill of the protagonists of the films </li></ul>
  8. 8. 2000s <ul><li>Films are remade, such as “ The Exorcist ” (2000) and made sequels such as “ Freddy vs. Jason ” (2003). </li></ul><ul><li>“ Final Destination ” sparked off a slight craze with teen-centred horrors. </li></ul><ul><li>Teenagers are normally assumed to be very vulnerable due to society accepting teenagers as immature adolescence. </li></ul>

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