Nightmare on elm street

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Nightmare on elm street

  1. 1. Nightmare on Elm Street
  2. 2. Suburban GothicSuburban Gothic is a sub-genre ofGothic fiction, film and television.Anxieties associated with thesuburban communities.Supernatural or elements of sciencefiction.Suburban setting. (residential area or communitywith in city)
  3. 3. Characteristics• Danger within the family or neighbourhood.• Teenagers and children are often the major protagonists.• Character conflicts; individuality and conformity.• Revenge.• Loss of innocence often the theme.• Mystery, suspense, threat, fear and horror.• Unexplained.• Excess.• Past crimes and buried secrets.
  4. 4. • Helpless victim.• Victimizer with immense or supernatural power.• Physical or psychological impenetrable walls.• Possession.• Sense of mystery, darkness, fear, oppressiveness and doom.• Man shown as eternal victim.• Isolation.
  5. 5. Horror Movies and Surrealism• Unconscious and dreams.• Monster externalising the fears.• Children.• Character fall pray to evil trying to gain vengeance.• Worms, insects and filthy creatures as symbols.• Shadows.• Laughter.• Low tilted camera angels and movements.• Breaking down boundaries between dreams and reality.
  6. 6. Gothic Roots• Imagination.• Psychology.• Architecture.• Theology.• Haunted space/mind.• Taboo. Elements of Romance:• Sudden emotions create a life or death commitment.• Character feels overwhelming power.
  7. 7. Gothic Roots• Imagination.• Psychology.• Architecture.• Theology.• Haunted space/mind.• Taboo. Elements of Romance:• Sudden emotions create a life or death commitment.• Character feels overwhelming power.

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