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  1. 2. <ul><li>Horrors are made to create fear within the audience, to build up suspense and perhaps even make people aware of frightening the real world is, for instance, The Strangers. </li></ul><ul><li>This film states at the beginning that it is based on a true story and appears to be fairly common in America; therefore, before the plot is revealed the audience is alarmed which is scarier since it creates a sense of reality. </li></ul><ul><li>A horror is an unsettling film which is designed to: </li></ul><ul><li>- Frighten and panic </li></ul><ul><li>- Cause dread and alarm </li></ul><ul><li>- Invoke our worst hidden fears </li></ul><ul><li>- Entertain us </li></ul><ul><li>Horrors are made for various audiences, such as The Blair witch project is a 15 certificate, but is mainly aimed towards teenagers. The Exorcist however, is of an 18 certificate and is aimed towards more mature adults as it contains many disturbing scenes </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>There’s always a lead character, the protagonist, that survives the villain/ killer/ monster throughout the film </li></ul><ul><li>The killer/ villain/ monster often has a trademark, for instance the way in which they kill their victims, or the weapon they use to kill them </li></ul><ul><li>There is usually a good versus bad binary opposition, where there are conflicts between the two characters </li></ul><ul><li>The plots are usually based on murders, strange visitors with masks and dark secrets which tend to be revealed towards the end… </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>The setting tends to be in dark, isolated and ordinary places to create a realistic effect for the viewers, otherwise it doesn’t appear to be that scary. </li></ul><ul><li>For instance, The Strangers is set in an isolated cottage near the woods this is fear-provoking since many unknown things come out of the woods and not much is visible when it’s dark making it easier to them to hide… </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>The characters in horror films are not clear to identify with, since some tend to be two-faced, so they may appear to be kind and helpful, but in fact they might possibly be behind the mystery; this creates twists in the plot as well as enigmas as to who is actually behind it all… </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>The props contained in horrors tend to be objects that the viewers would be afraid of, such as knives, guns, chainsaws and masks. </li></ul><ul><li>In Saw, there are many props such as hand cuffs and chainsaws </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>In horror films the shots mainly consist of long shots and over the shoulder shots, this is because they tend to have scary images in the background, and since it is less visible they easily scare the audience </li></ul><ul><li>In The Strangers, there are various long shots where the ‘Strangers’ appear from behind which causes the viewers to jump </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Mirrors </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Lessons – such as in Saw </li></ul><ul><li>“ Death is a shortcut” – so films stretch things out </li></ul><ul><li>Children who see ghosts </li></ul><ul><li>Bad Nightmares </li></ul><ul><li>Helpless Victim </li></ul><ul><li>Stumbling Female Victim </li></ul><ul><li>The Sixth Sense </li></ul>
  8. 11. http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/the-strangers/trailer Trailer of ‘The Strangers’ http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/the-ring-two/trailer Trailer for ‘The Ring 2’ http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/saw-6/teaser-trailer Trailer for ‘Saw Vl’

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