Horror films are designed to create strong emotions
such as fear and dread from the audience. I’m very
familiar with this feeling and I have watched many
horror films over the years. Therefore I have
chosen this genre for my project which is to create
a film trailer and by incorporating my horror film
knowledge so I would know the codes and
connotations of a horror film.
The sub genre I have associated my film trailer with
is slasher horror. Many of the elements slasher
horror includes such as the final girl will be included
in my film trailer.
Equilibrium-8 year's ago Sidney and Charles Wells
were murdered by an unknown killer, who has been
stalking nine year old Skye Wells now 8 years later
the unknown killer has escaped from jail.
Disequilibrium-The main protagonist learns from a
close friend of hers that he has escaped and she is
then paranoid and she believes that she is being
followed by him.
New Equilibrium- This is when everything
dramatically changes. Skye killed parents due to
her mental issues. She ends up in a mental hospital
and she imagines this whole situation.
TARGET AUDIENCE: PROFILE
Gender: Both Male & Female
My target audience is 15-25, aimed at both male
and female’s as they are more likely to relate the
characters in my film trailer as they are roughly
around the same age.
CHARACTER PROFILE: MAIN PROTAGINST
Skye is the main
protagonist and she
is played by Asma
auditioned for the
role last month.
Asma Khan is
currently 17 year’s
old therefore she
could relate to the
The stalker will be
shown in the film
trailer but I want to
keep my viewers
Detective is played
Medina, who is
been in many
I have used some inspiration from some films as
they can help me create my film trailer
I will be using both non diegetic and diegetic sounds.
But I will be using two instrumental music.
CAMERA SHOTS AND USE
Establishing Shot- the beginning of the film trailer will show an
establishing shot of the main protagonist's home for the audience to
relate to the character.
Close Up’s- to show the characters facial expressions. I will be
using a variety of close up shots.
Two Shot- used in the cafe scene which is where two people are in
Long shot- of the running scene and is used to show the
Medium Shot- to show the dead body.
A variety of other shots will be used in my film trailer, but these are
the main ones I’m focusing on
COSTUMES AND MAKE- UP
Jeff Rendell's aka Stalker:
Dark Black Blazer
The stalker will have a large scar on their chin, we will be using paint
and makeup do this.
Dark Black Boots
TEXT AND VOICEOVER
I will be using voiceover’s in my film trailer of which Skye and the
“My life is somewhat ordinary now...”
“SKYE, SKYE, SKYE”(Whispers)