Dracula

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Dracula

  1. 1. Dracula (1958) Hammer Horror The Introduction and Establishment of Horror Conventions Director: Terence Fisher Count Dracula – Christopher Lee Doctor Van Helsing – Peter Cushing Jonathon Harker Arthur Holmwood Mina and Lucy Holmwood Task: In your groups discuss the following questions After the screening of the film… a) What typical conventions of the horror genre do we See In the film? (Use your charts in your packs to determine these.) b) What Gothic sub-genre conventions do we see at work in The film? Remember to focus also upon the ideas of the typical setting (duality), narratives and the representation of the characters etc… c) Although you may find the film funny now – why do you think these films were restricted to adult audiences? Consider themes, scenes of violence and scenes of a sexual nature, the representation of gender etc..?

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