I asked the following questions to a wide range of people, to gain an overview of the type of thriller film my potential audience would enjoy. I asked a wide range of over 15’s, as this is the minimum film certificate we will use due to the genre.
What elements do you prefer to see in a thriller film? As you can see, out of the four sub-genres listed, ‘Psychological’ thrillers have proved to be the most popular. View slide
What location do you class as a typical ‘Thriller setting’? As you can see, the majority of participants believe that ‘The Woods’ is a typical thriller setting. View slide
What characters do you enjoy seeing in a Thriller film? As you can see, the participants enjoy watching thriller films with a varied age range of characters.
What elements do you find effective in a thriller opening? As you can see, most of the participants decided that meeting the characters in a thriller opening is effective.
Do you believe the opening of a film sets up an impression for the rest of the film? As you can see, the majority of participants believe that the opening of a film sets up an impression for the rest of the film.
Conclusion... From these results, I have been given many things to consider. Firstly, as psychological thrillers have proved the most preferred sub-genre, this could be one our group uses for our film opening. We will also consider using a wide range of different characters, and effective elements such as meeting the characters in order to set up a good impression for the rest of the film.