Opening to Blair witch project• Three students set out to try and film about the legend of the Blair witch.• There is not a lot of use of camera angles as the whole thing is from the students point of view, just that the footage has been put together.
Opening to Friday 13th• A lot of mid shot and only a few long distance shots when showing the location.• It is shown to be more of a chase and in some ways more realistic as they have more of a chance of getting away. Mise-en-scene Again in remote places and dark clothing.
Opening to Halloween• Halloween is another slasher film in which a lot of people die.• Again in this there are a lot of rapid shots, different camera angles and a lot of blood and gore to do with mise-en-scene.
Opening to Texas chainsaw massacre• Texas chainsaw massacre uses various camera angles mainly close ups and mid shots, only few long distance shots.• Editing is also used, they have used very rapid movements to make the situation more tense and to make the story line more scary, the film comes across as fast pace and so the audience has to pay attention to keep up.• Mise-en-scene includes them using remote areas and dull dirty costume, in opening scenes usually more main characters show some nudity which makes them more vulnerable and scares the audience more as it is their worst fear, poorly lit lighting, usually of an evening hardly ever in daylight. Chainsaw used as a violent tool and a violent sound.
Opening to paranormal activity• This film is different to the others in that the start seems very normal, a normal couple living a normal life.• It sets the scene and gives vital information to the audience about what they will be filming and why as it is from their point of view.• This is similar to ours in that we was originally going to do I form Jacobs point of view.
Similarities• Our opening uses various camera angles, again more close ups.• Editing; various transitions and rapid cuts with slow motion and ‘bad film’ used.• Mise-en-scene; remote location, field and dark costume.
Differences• In both the blare witch project and paranormal activity it is from their point of view, our was originally going to be like this however we changed our minds.• Also in horror films it is usually the males in which say they should take the scary route but in this case it was the female character.• Also in our film we do not see the outcome of the female character very quickly whereas in the others the fate of the characters is made known pretty early on.
Conclusion• To conclude although we share some similarities and also have some differences our film does generally follow the usual conventions of a horror film.