Psychological Thriller – Characters are no longer reliant on physical strength to overcome their brutish enemies (which is often the case in typical action-thrillers), but rather are reliant on their mental resources, whether it be by battling wits with a formidable opponent or by battling for stability in the character's own mind. The suspense created by psychological thrillers often comes from two or more characters preying upon one another's minds, either by playing deceptive games with the other or by merely trying to demolish the other's mental state.
We gained inspiration from the following films and more such as the unborn, buff the vampire slayer. Many films that use children use them in an innocent way or if they are evil the audience will know before the characters. In our film we want the audience to be unsure of who is doing the acts and make it look like the child however, it is the doll, towards the end we see Alice talking to the doll, this would creep the audience out. There is a hero and killer.
We wanted this character to be attractive but at the same time come across as strong.
We wanted this character to look very innocent wearing a old school uniform, but she is conniving and we are unsure whether her doll is supernatural. This will be played by Poppy
The doll could symbolises: similar to a puppet like makes things happen. Has one appearance, one facial expression. But does it have a mind fo its own?
We searched pictures that best describes our film.
Alice in wonderland has connotations of drugs, Alice is high and goes into a magical world, she hallucinates. This could relate to ours as the protagonist has come back from a night out and may have taken something or drank. For us to name our child Alice could mean she is making this world instead of experiencing it, going against conventions. The sound we are going to use, we thought of using nursery rhymes but we cannot copyright. Certificate. The skeleton key is a very good psychological horror, about The film focuses on a young hospice nurse who acquires a job at a New Orleans plantation home, and becomes entangled in a mystery involving the house, its former inhabitants, and the hoodoo rituals and magic that took place there. And the title is significant to the mystery in the film and you find out after why it is called that i liked this idea and used it with our title. Our smaller inspirations where, orphan etc as said before.
We want our audience to ask these questions above
Ava and Ziad
The title of our film <ul><li>We had a couple of ideas for the title such as: </li></ul><ul><li>A doll’s house </li></ul><ul><li>Lost in wonderland </li></ul><ul><li>Trapped </li></ul><ul><li>We found that the title ‘Lost in wonderland’ had strong reference to Alice in wonderland so we couldn’t use that so we felt the best title would be ‘A Doll’s House’ </li></ul>
Synopsis A young and glamorous Brooke one night spots a schoolgirl who makes her believe that her friend is trapped in a building. The schoolgirl Alice innocently lures Brooke into the building, however this results in her being trapped like many others not knowing how they can escape. Trying to escape, Brooke finds out many mysteries and unravels the hidden history behind the face of Alice.
Target audience Could appeal more to females as the mains characters are female however,, the male audience would be attracted to the female protagonist as she is attractive, fierce and not the stereotype, similar to buff the vampire slayer.
Genre conventions: Against conventions: <ul><li>The Alice plays games with Brooke to demolish her metal and physical state. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two characters (Alice and the doll) playing on one persons mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Creates suspense </li></ul><ul><li>In the teaser it leaves many questions and does not reveal much. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a child’s story tale as influence. </li></ul>
Early Horror films were based on Literature, such as (with children) : <ul><li>Frankenstein </li></ul><ul><li>Phantom of the opera </li></ul><ul><li>The boy who cried </li></ul><ul><li>werewolf </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Jekyll and </li></ul><ul><li>Mr Hyde </li></ul>
Research The main contrasts between an 18 certificate film and a 15 certificate is the detail and the explicitness of the context. In a an 18, sexual content is much more explicit and violence is in much more detail. Strong gore and violence is more obvious, in a lot more detail and more extreme in an 18, along with the use of very strong language. Even so, in both a 15 and 18 the content must be justified by the context.
Key Questions <ul><li>Why is the doll important apart from the title? </li></ul><ul><li>What mystery and history will Brooke unravel? </li></ul><ul><li>Who does the murders and the strange activity? The doll or the child, is she even a child or stuck in the form of a child. </li></ul><ul><li>Is the doll alive? </li></ul><ul><li>Will Brooke escape and why did she choose her? </li></ul>