Conventions of the Horror Genre
Film Posters
Buscombe’s Theory
Genre is defined by ICONOGRAPHY
Look for icons in:
• Location
• Appearance of characters
• Tools used
• ...
Buscombe’s Theory

LOCATION
Buscombe’s Theory

APPEARANCE
Buscombe’s Theory

TOOLS
Buscombe’s Theory

MISCELLANEOUS
Can include lighting, palette, graphology etc
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
Horror posters
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Horror posters

  1. 1. Conventions of the Horror Genre Film Posters
  2. 2. Buscombe’s Theory Genre is defined by ICONOGRAPHY Look for icons in: • Location • Appearance of characters • Tools used • Miscellaneous
  3. 3. Buscombe’s Theory LOCATION
  4. 4. Buscombe’s Theory APPEARANCE
  5. 5. Buscombe’s Theory TOOLS
  6. 6. Buscombe’s Theory MISCELLANEOUS Can include lighting, palette, graphology etc

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