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Zombie horror codes and conventions


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Zombie horror codes and conventions

  1. 1. Zombie Horror.<br />The codes and conventions.<br />
  2. 2. A tight community of protagonists.<br />Isolation.<br />Apocalyptic World (deserted, smoke, dirty, trashed etc.)<br />Contrast between slow and fast editing.<br />Kinetic Cameras for chase scenes. <br />Abandoned Locations<br />Urban (but deserted) locations.<br />Want to survive rather than kill the zombies.<br />Shot in Head to kill.<br />
  3. 3. Mainstream.<br />The dumb blonde that dies, typically, first.<br />The fat person that is one of the firsts to die. <br />The pretty “fit” lead girl.<br />The heroic “fit” lead guy.<br />Annoying “moronic” character that screws everything up.<br />
  4. 4. Horror Films, in general.<br />Designed to frighten, cause panic to the audience, invoke fears, normally concludes in a shocking ending.<br />Lead protagonist will normally survive. <br />Good vs. Evil and Good normally conquers evil.<br />