The film starts off as looking like the audience are look through a photo album. The pictures are of all the main characters when they were children as this is when the horrific event take place in the film. There are also pictures of the places where theses evens happened. Like an old house. These are form of establishing shots. At the end of this sequence it stays on a picture that slowly turns into live action and colour. This is make you fell like you are looking in the time when the picture was taken and why. The titles were coming up as the pictures were being shown. They were very big to draw your attention to them.
The camera techniques were extremely basic but still give a sense of a horror film. This is due to the shots of the winds blowing a lot showing that there is a storm coming.
The editing is just very quick clean cuts and are basically invisible.
How the genre is shown
You can tell from the music that this film will be a horror film. As the opening goes on and in to the live action part of it. The horror comes out a lot more. Every now and then you can see glimpses of the clown from the point of view f the little girl. This gives a scary fell to the films as the image is so quick that you question your self to weather you have seen it or not.
The music that is played throughout the opening is a very chilling one which when run along side the camera shot give a very effective horrific fell to them. The music fades out as the picture turns into live action. And gives way to the folly sound.
The target audience is 18 and older this is due to the fact that it is rated at 18. this is appropriate as it is a very scary film and older people can tell that this is not real.
Ideas that I have transferred to our film
The idea that I have transferred to our film are using a clown as the villain. This is due to my own fear of clowns and the idea that clowns are supposed to be very friendly and funny and we are taking them out of this and making them evil. This would make the audience fell that they can not trust clowns. Another technique that I have taken from this is the idea of using the sheets drying on the watching line and hiding the clown in them. This would make the audience question weather it is really there or not.
Another film .
Another film that is in the same genre and has a clown in it as the villain is when evil calls.