Kerry Thompson, Lauren Gorman,
Emily Norman and Chloe Georgiades
In our interview, we asked our audience what they
thought of some of our ideas.
Keeley, who is a 14 year old teenager which is the age of
our target audience told us some ideas which she
thought wouldn’t work:
• Our original idea was too have a female as a stalker,
however keeley told us that she thought this wasn’t a
good idea as most people are use to men as the ‘bad’
people. We took what keeley said into account and
have decided to use a male as our stalker to keep the
audience engage to what they are use to seeing.
• Our group discusses what the opening would be like if
it started with a murder. However we all agreed that
this wouldn’t be a good idea as it may give too much
of the rest of the film away. The way how we are going
to work around this idea is have clues of previous
murders which have taken place so that it doesn’t give
away too much of the story.
Part of our idea for our opening scene, is to have a home made video. We are going to
show this by having a screen like the picture shown. However we all decided that this
would be a bad idea as we need to show the examiner that we can use other cameras
using different skills.
Below our some video clips which inspired us with our idea:
Cloverfields was one of our inspiration as
they have used some home footage to film.
The footage which is used still captures the
audience attention which we hope ours
The saw is one of our
inspiration as it is a
well known thriller
film which has used a
lot of ‘cutting out
footage’ which we aim
another one of our
inspirations as its
all home footage
which we will use
Below are pictures that we found inspiring as when we came across them we
thought they would work well within a thriller or horror film because they’re
hidden away in places that look and seem mysterious. The road looks like a
place a stalker would wait around at and the spy hole always makes thrillers
For our thriller opening we have decided that myself, Lauren, Emily and
Kerry will be in the video ourselves because we auditioned people to play
the role for four characters but we didn’t think they were good enough, we
could not find the right people to play the role of the characters.
We will all be a key character and so therefore we will all be in the opening
film. We will play four girls who are making a home video
As our film is based on a stalker, we need someone (particularly a boy) to
play the role of the stalker. Kerry’s friend Ben has volunteered to play the
role of the stalker so we have decided to film him acting to see if will be
the best person to act as our stalker.
• Our Group have decided that we wont have music playing throughout the whole
opening as there will be dialogue in the first part of the opening. However we will
have music playing in the second part of the opening as the opening will be getting
a lot more tensed and scary.
• We have decided that we will create our own music but we have been looking at a
few thriller themes and openings that interest and give us a few ideas for our
music. We will be playing music at the point where the opening is getting quite
dramatic and scary so we want to create music that sounds dramatic, creates
tension and suspense and is a little bit scary.
• Jaws - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvCI-gNK_y4
• Psycho - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tek8QmKRODw
• Mimic - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtyuc2Rz2mQ
• In most thriller films there is usually a crime or mystery. They often use suspense
tension and excitement to make the thriller more scary and etc. Thrillers are
mostly pictured by an atmosphere of menace, violence, crime and murder and are
often has a dark, corrupt setting .
Thriller films also create moods such as high levels of anticipation, adrenaline rush,
uncertainty, anixiety and sometimes terror.
• Thriller films also have a protagonist who is symatically dis-empowered and
extraordinary events happeing in ordinary situations.
• Our thriller opening meets the thriller conventions because it contains most of
the elements a thriller is made up of. It will create uncertainty and anxiety for the
audience and it will have a dark and mysterious setting. Also we will have four
protagonists who are all victims in the thriller.
• Our opening is actually a psychological thriller as it is about a stalker , it will
contain menace, murder and violence .
Our final idea for our thriller opening is;
Four girls are at a sleepover, making a home video, however during the video making
there is a power cut. During the power cut, the girls are confused to what's going on
so go out to see what's happening, however what they don’t know is that there is an
unknown man watching their every step.
When the girls go back into the house to carry on filming, there is a knock, however
the knock has not come from the door so the girls choose to ignore it. The knock then
turns into a bang at the window, the girls go to see, however open the curtain to an
unknown figure of a back of a mans head.
The known is unknown.