HISTORY OF HORROR

Demi Wrenn
LATE 1700S
• Filmed horror began in the late 1700s and the genre within horror
was Gothic Horror.
• It was developed by wr...
SPOOK TALE
• Gothic horror films were inspired by Gothic literature.
• The term horror didn’t come into use until the 1930...
FIRST HORROR MOVIE EVER MADE
• In 1896 Georges Méliès created what we believe to be the
first horror movie called The Haun...
Germany
• After Germany had lost the war, the UFA decided they
should turn there goals to produce films for profit.
• In 1...
SOUND
• Universal Pictures is responsible for the first cycle of
horror films. During the silent era Universal Pictures di...
AFTER DRACULA…
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FRANKENSTEIN WITH NORIS KARLOFF – 1931
THE MUMMY BY KARL FREUND – 1932
INVISIBLE MAN BY JAMES WH...
MODERN HORROR
• When it got to the 1990s/2000S there was a
lot more thriller and psychological horrors
other than Gothic. ...
COMEDY
• A lot of people decide to make fun out of thriller by turning it into a
comedy as well as thriller. An example of...
CONVENTIONS OF HORROR
Setting
• the setting of a horror film tends to
be in a dark and gloomy location. The
main meeting p...
CONVENTIONS OF HORROR
Clothing/ Make Up
• In horror movies characters are
expected to have some sort of blood
makeup.
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History and Conventions of Horror

  1. 1. HISTORY OF HORROR Demi Wrenn
  2. 2. LATE 1700S • Filmed horror began in the late 1700s and the genre within horror was Gothic Horror. • It was developed by writers within Great Britain and the USA. • Gothic refers to all the medieval buildings where the stories took place. An example of gothic is an old castle on a dark night within a gloomy forests and dungeons and secret passage ways within. • The famous gothic writers include Mary Shelly, Bram Stoker and Edgar Allan Poe.
  3. 3. SPOOK TALE • Gothic horror films were inspired by Gothic literature. • The term horror didn’t come into use until the 1930s however there was certain film makers and film goers who had an interest in this genre. • Evidence of this is that the Lumiere brothers created a short film called Spook Tale in 1895. • There will be a short snippet on the next page. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNReoA8BV_Y
  4. 4. FIRST HORROR MOVIE EVER MADE • In 1896 Georges Méliès created what we believe to be the first horror movie called The Haunted Castle or The Manor of the Devil – no voice included, just silence and spooky animation. • The film involved bats, castles, trolls, ghost and a demon played by Georges Méliès. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPmKaz3Quzo#t=26
  5. 5. Germany • After Germany had lost the war, the UFA decided they should turn there goals to produce films for profit. • In 1919 The Cabinet of Dr Caligari was written by Carl Mayer and Hans Janowitz. They wanted this film to be one of the greatest of all horror films. • German filmmakers then made another film ‘The Golem: How He Came into the World. This was made in 1920 and lensed by Karl Freund.
  6. 6. SOUND • Universal Pictures is responsible for the first cycle of horror films. During the silent era Universal Pictures did have reasonable achievements. • In the 30s, Universal really discovered horror as they made there first hit Dracula directed by Tod Browning in 1931. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nfmh178L98#t=28
  7. 7. AFTER DRACULA… • • • • • FRANKENSTEIN WITH NORIS KARLOFF – 1931 THE MUMMY BY KARL FREUND – 1932 INVISIBLE MAN BY JAMES WHALE – 1933 WEREWOLF IN LONDON BY STUART WALKER -1935 DRACULAS DAUGHTER BY HAMBERT HILLYER -1936
  8. 8. MODERN HORROR • When it got to the 1990s/2000S there was a lot more thriller and psychological horrors other than Gothic. Such as Final Destination, The Sixth Sense, Se7en, The Others and The Ring.
  9. 9. COMEDY • A lot of people decide to make fun out of thriller by turning it into a comedy as well as thriller. An example of this is Shaun of The Dead as it is zombie themed and they make a joke out of what is happening. • Evidence of the comedy elements within a horror is the actors tend to be already famous for being in a comedy movie. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUCqPxfpMCQ#t=179
  10. 10. CONVENTIONS OF HORROR Setting • the setting of a horror film tends to be in a dark and gloomy location. The main meeting point or point of location is a haunted house or a grave yard during the night. • The film tends to start during the day and then the horror begins at night or it starts at night. The horror activities rarely occur in daylight. • The meeting point so for example the Haunted house would be away from any sort of city or retail and just deserted on its own. • The setting people gloomy and spooky during the night help create the impression that the characters are vulnerable.
  11. 11. CONVENTIONS OF HORROR Clothing/ Make Up • In horror movies characters are expected to have some sort of blood makeup.

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