Intro to horror films sept 2010

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Intro to horror films sept 2010

  1. 1. Studying Horror Films Making a horror trailer for a new horror movie
  2. 2. Fear <ul><li>What makes us scared? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Genre <ul><li>A genre is a type of film: romance, comedy, horror, science-fiction, action/adventure… </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes a film borrows from more than one genre, these films are called Hybrids </li></ul>
  4. 7. So You Think You Know Horror <ul><li>Name the films that the following characters appear in: </li></ul>
  5. 12. History of the Horror Movie Condensed… <ul><li>Horror movies have been around since silent movies (Nosferatu). Obviously being scared is something the audience want. The horror movie received a huge revival in the late 70’s early 80’s (Omen and Nightmare on Elm Street) but died a sad death in the late 80’s and throughout most of the 90’s. </li></ul><ul><li>However, with the advent of the horror smash parody Scream the genre is, once again, extremely popular. </li></ul><ul><li>What was frightening back in the silent movie days and what is frightening now may well have changed. As society changes so do our fears. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, when moving image was first invented footage of a moving train caused fear in the audience because people really believed that the train would come straight out of the screen </li></ul><ul><li>TASK 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Research and produce your own power point presentation of the history of the horror movie </li></ul>
  6. 13. The Conventions of Horror Films <ul><li>List the conventions of horror movies </li></ul><ul><li>(conventions are the elements you expect to see in a horror film) </li></ul>
  7. 14. Horror Movie Conventions 1 <ul><li>Blood </li></ul><ul><li>Death </li></ul><ul><li>Killing </li></ul><ul><li>Villain </li></ul><ul><li>Victims </li></ul><ul><li>Haunted houses </li></ul><ul><li>Isolated settings </li></ul><ul><li>Monsters </li></ul><ul><li>Evil </li></ul>Weapons Darkness Storms Chase sequences Gore Violence Screams Ghosts
  8. 15. 1. P S Y C H O 2. The Silence Of The Lambs 3. The Shining 4. Halloween 5. Alien 6. The Birds 7. Jaws 8. The Exorcist 9. The Omen 10. Rosemary's Baby 11. The Changeling 12. The Innocents 13. Signs 14. The Others 15. The Orphanage 16. The Devil's Backbone 17. Carrie 18. Prom Night 19. Black Christmas 20. Alice, Sweet Alice
  9. 16. Task 2 <ul><li>Research your given horror film. </li></ul><ul><li>Findings to be presented either in your blog directly or via an uploaded Powerpoint. </li></ul>

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