Unit 03: Research Techniques              Understanding Horror Movies
Unit 03: Research Techniques       Horror is an ancient art form. We have tried to terrify each       other with tales whi...
Unit 03: Research Techniques       We like to be scared, experience emotions that are rare. We       tend to take a dark p...
Unit 03: Research Techniques       We take pleasure in our voyeuristic nature by watching       someone else being hunted,...
Unit 03: Research Techniques       Horror Films themselves are disturbing, they are designed to       frighten and panic, ...
Unit 03: Research Techniques       Horror films successfully center on the dark side of life, the       forbidden, and str...
Unit 03: Research Techniques       Horror films go back as far as the beginning of films       themselves, over a 100 year...
Unit 03: Research Techniques       Watching a horror film gives an opening into that scary       world, without actually b...
Unit 03: Research Techniques     Reoccurring Characters in Horror     Vampires (Blade, From Dusk till Dawn)     Monsters (...
Unit 03: Research Techniques       What are the generic conventions?
Unit 03: Research Techniques       Fear: What makes us scared?
Unit 03: Research Techniques       How have horror films changed?
Unit 03: Research Techniques        What role does sound play?
Unit 03: Research Techniques        What are audience expectations?
Unit 03: Research Techniques        What roles does sex play in Horror?
Unit 03: Research Techniques         How are males and females         represented in horror?
Unit 03: Research Techniques         Is it true that sometimes not seeing         what is there is more horrifying
Unit 03: Research Techniques    Learning Outcome Two    Task One: Identify the Horror Genre and discuss    Try to give exa...
Unit 03: Research Techniques    Learning Outcome Two    Task Two: Identify the Horror Genre Research    Produce a variety ...
Unit 03: Research Techniques    Leaning Outcome Three: Present Results of    (Learning Outcome 2, Task 2)    Task One: Res...
Unit 03: Research Techniques    Leaning Outcome 03: Present Results of    (Learning Outcome 2, Task 2)    Task Two: Presen...
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Understanding horror

  1. 1. Unit 03: Research Techniques Understanding Horror Movies
  2. 2. Unit 03: Research Techniques Horror is an ancient art form. We have tried to terrify each other with tales which trigger the less logical parts of our imaginations for as long as weve told stories.
  3. 3. Unit 03: Research Techniques We like to be scared, experience emotions that are rare. We tend to take a dark pleasure in being afraid, knowing that by the end of the story or movie will be safe.
  4. 4. Unit 03: Research Techniques We take pleasure in our voyeuristic nature by watching someone else being hunted, tortured, scared or being mutilated
  5. 5. Unit 03: Research Techniques Horror Films themselves are disturbing, they are designed to frighten and panic, cause terror and distress, and to summon our hidden worst fears, often in a chilling, appalling climax, while captivating and engaging us at the same time in a emotional experience. And yet we take pleasure from them?
  6. 6. Unit 03: Research Techniques Horror films successfully center on the dark side of life, the forbidden, and strange and alarming events. They deal with our most primal nature and its fears: our nightmares and our vulnerability.
  7. 7. Unit 03: Research Techniques Horror films go back as far as the beginning of films themselves, over a 100 years ago. From our earliest days, we use our vivid imaginations to see ghosts in shadowy shapes, to be emotionally connected to the unknown and to fear things that are improbable.
  8. 8. Unit 03: Research Techniques Watching a horror film gives an opening into that scary world, without actually being in danger. Weird as it sounds, theres a very real thrill and fun factor in being scared or watching disturbing and horrific images.
  9. 9. Unit 03: Research Techniques Reoccurring Characters in Horror Vampires (Blade, From Dusk till Dawn) Monsters (Frankenstein, Cloverfield) Werewolves (Twilight, Company of Wolves) Ghost (Sixth Sense, Paranormal Activity) Serial Killers (Silence of the Lambs, Seven) Psychotic killers (Saw, Psycho) Demons (Exorcist, The Amityville Horror) Dolls (Childs Play, Puppet Mater) Zombies (Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later)
  10. 10. Unit 03: Research Techniques What are the generic conventions?
  11. 11. Unit 03: Research Techniques Fear: What makes us scared?
  12. 12. Unit 03: Research Techniques How have horror films changed?
  13. 13. Unit 03: Research Techniques What role does sound play?
  14. 14. Unit 03: Research Techniques What are audience expectations?
  15. 15. Unit 03: Research Techniques What roles does sex play in Horror?
  16. 16. Unit 03: Research Techniques How are males and females represented in horror?
  17. 17. Unit 03: Research Techniques Is it true that sometimes not seeing what is there is more horrifying
  18. 18. Unit 03: Research Techniques Learning Outcome Two Task One: Identify the Horror Genre and discuss Try to give examples and use imagery 01: Look at early horror films (1930s) and discuss how they have developed to the present day 02: What are the key ingredients of horror films? 03: Discuss the use of sound in the horror genre 04: What are audience expectations of horror films?
  19. 19. Unit 03: Research Techniques Learning Outcome Two Task Two: Identify the Horror Genre Research Produce a variety of Primary Research techniques on horror films
  20. 20. Unit 03: Research Techniques Leaning Outcome Three: Present Results of (Learning Outcome 2, Task 2) Task One: Results Produce a detailed log of findings (Use charts or graphs to express results) (A written account of the results)
  21. 21. Unit 03: Research Techniques Leaning Outcome 03: Present Results of (Learning Outcome 2, Task 2) Task Two: Presentation 01: Collate information. You may add imagery, sound, video content to support your research 02: Present work in an appropriate way (written format, presented orally, video format or PowerPoint)

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