Research into Four Similar Horror Genre Films By Tom Jolliffe
Wrong Turn (2003) Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding. The genre for this film is horror, thriller. This film is set in the woods. The target audience for this film would be teenagers and young adults because in this film there is a group of people aged around 20-30 which is around the same age of the target audience. Other media interests would be other horror films that have groups of people in such as Scream, The Blair Witch Project.
Eden Lake (2008) Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences. The genre for this film is horror, thriller. This film is set in the woods. The target audience for this film would be teenagers and young adults. I think couples would watch this film aswell because the story line is about a couple who go away. Other media interests would be more recent horror films such as Devil and Wake Wood. Other films they may like that are set in the woods may include The Blair Witch Project.
Scream (1996) A killer known as "ghost face" begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the Rules of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one. The genre for this film is crime, horror and mystery. This film is set in around the house. The target audience for this film would be post teens to young adults because this is an old film but because this film is about teenagers they may like it but because this film is old they may not like it because of the different style compared to the modern horror films with better special effects. Other media interests they would like include other older horror films such as The Blair Witch Project and possibly the newer more modern films such as Wrong Turn. They almost may like more films in the mystery genre.
The Blair Witch Project (1999) Three film students travel to Maryland to make a student film about a local urban legend... The Blair Witch. The three went into the woods on a two day hike to find the Blair Witch, and never came back. One year later, the students film and video was found in the woods. The footage was compiled and made into a movie. The genre for this film is horror, mystery. This film is set in the woods. The target audience for this film would be teenagers because most like to watch horror films and in this film its about students around the same age range. Other media interests they would like would be other horror films such as Eden Lake, Wrong Turn and most likely all three of the paranormal activities.