Character StudyI am going to be analysing the character types protagonistsand antagonists in typical Slasher films to see ...
These characters are all wearing jockey jumpers    Protagonists                                  which tells us that this ...
From the way this character is staring    This is the female lead in the     Protagonists                  at the camera I...
This character seems to be the more well behaved and                                     These two characters are in the  ...
From the way this character is     Protagonists                                                        staring at the came...
This characters stance and the way he’s glancing at the camera   Protagonists                         gives us the impress...
antagonists                          The mask relates to the name of the film                                        ‘scre...
antagonistsJason Voorhees – Friday the 13th         The mask is used         to hide the identity         of the antagonis...
antagonistsThe Fisherman – I know what youdid last summer                                       The sharp hook used       ...
antagonistsMichael Myers – Halloween   The mask is of a human   head plain white with no   expression which               ...
antagonists                     The shadow in the background                                   is a sense of looming dange...
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  1. 1. Character StudyI am going to be analysing the character types protagonistsand antagonists in typical Slasher films to see what codes andconventions we need to follow
  2. 2. These characters are all wearing jockey jumpers Protagonists which tells us that this group of kids are from highThese are the main characters in school also from the stereotypes of a jockeysJeepers Creepers 2 being bullies arrogant and popular this gives us and insight to what these characters may be like This character is behind all the jocks for protection which could mean that shes the damsel in distress the fact that she is blonde and pretty fits with the stereotype These characters are dressed more individually of a which could insinuate that there not part of the cheerleader group
  3. 3. From the way this character is staring This is the female lead in the Protagonists at the camera I get the impression that movie from her stance I get the she’s serious and maybe even a bit impression that she quiteThese are the five main characters laidback and the tied up shirt moody the reveling clothes also mayin Texas chainsaw massacre insinuates that this character is insinuate that she may be sexualized in the film sexualized The fact that this character isThis character positioned a bitis wearing a further awayvest top with from the restsweat showing connotes thatof his muscles he may not fitwhich could in also he fit ininsinuate that with thehe is the male stereotype of ainterest in the nerd bad dressmovie and the sense andmacho glass’s so thischaracter obviouslycompared to means he’s thethe others nerdy type This characters body language gives compared to me the impression that hes laidback the others also the clothes that he wearing are very casual and simple
  4. 4. This character seems to be the more well behaved and These two characters are in the Protagonists foreground which insinuates that innocent female in the group as her uniform is all prim and proper also her stance gives me the impression These are the seven main there their followers of the 3 main characters in front of them that shes quite venerable and innocent which also characters in tormented portrayed in her glace and facial expressionFrom this charactersbody language withhis fists clutched From theand the smirk on his way thisface could insinuate character isthat he likes to fight glancing ator is the the girlbully/intimidator of connotesthe group also his that sheschool uniform isnt may be hisdone up properly lovewith the tie hanging interestbuttons undone andshirt half tucked incould also insinuatethat he is quiterebellious From the way these two characters are dressed in their uniform with the short skirts and unbuttoned shirts this gives us the impression that they are the sexualized characters the girl on the far right facial expression looks quite snobbish which could insinuate that she feels more superior compared to the others
  5. 5. From the way this character is Protagonists staring at the camera with a smile The 4 characters are close on his face looking rather cheery These are the five main characters together which could give gives me the impression that he in Scream the impression that both may be the funny character out of pairs are couples the others This character gives us the impressionThis character is the that he’s the nerd asmain female the clothes he isprotagonist from her wearing are less hipbody language I get and trendythe impression that compared to theshe is quite humble other charactersand timid also which is a typicalcompared to the code and conventionother female lead of a nerd also he isthis characters dress the only charactersense is most simple that doesn’t have asort of tomboyish girlfriend whichwhich could could insinuate thatinsinuate that she is he lacks confidenceboisterous andtough This character seems to be the male lead as This character gives us the impression that he is most dominant in the photo compared The school bag connotes she is the sexualized female lead as she is to the other male characters also the clothes wearing a short skirt and she seems to be he wearing simple which doesn’t give away to that these characters concioussly presnting her self in a vunerable much about his character or personality also and innocent manner the fact that hes glancing away from the must be camera gives a sense of mystery to him students
  6. 6. This characters stance and the way he’s glancing at the camera Protagonists gives us the impression that he is very confident and maybe a bit arrogant also the clothes that he’s wearing are quite hip andThese are the four main characters trendy which also could connote that he cares about hisin I Know what you did last summer appearance. This male character is well dressed The male which could characters insinuate that he have there has a wealthy arms round income from a each female middle class family which and his stance is connotes to confident and the audience assertive which that their connotes to us that both couples he is the most likeable character out of the male lead The heels and short skirt address’s to us that she is has more This character is wearing dungarees and trainers which feminine qualities than the other female lead compared to connotes to the audience that she is the more the other characters she is sexualized which means she is boisterous which in typical slasher films represents the more likely to die as this is a typical code and convention in strong female lead horror slasher films
  7. 7. antagonists The mask relates to the name of the film ‘scream’ as the mouth on the mask is openGhostface - Scream as if its creaming similar to the painting named ‘scream’ also the fact that its while also links in with the whole ghostly effect This characters outfit is The weapon in his hand is a knife completely blacked out and which is typical in the codes and also the fact that is a cloak conventions of the slasher and gives him a floaty ghostly effect horror genre although its small it which links with his name can cause a brutal and painful death Ghostface
  8. 8. antagonistsJason Voorhees – Friday the 13th The mask is used to hide the identity of the antagonist His clothes are ripped and dirty which gives a sense of history to the character and may insinuate that The machete used as hes been around his weapon is big and for sometime brutal the fact that its long and sharp is intimidating for his The black victims trousers and shoes makes the top half of him the main focus point
  9. 9. antagonistsThe Fisherman – I know what youdid last summer The sharp hook used as his weapon links in with his name the fisherman as The hat covers his face to fishermen use hooks hide his identity and keep on the end of their that essence of ambiguity fishing roods to catch fish but this fishermans fishing for humans The fishermans cloak is long and dark and hides the physicality of the character helping maintain his mysteriousness
  10. 10. antagonistsMichael Myers – Halloween The mask is of a human head plain white with no expression which the overalls are covered detaches the victims in blood which from seeing his emotions insinuates that hes the and keeps him murdered or caused ambiguous which is scary harm also the colour also the rips and dirt black helps deflect makes it gritty but also attention and helps adds a sense of history to reinforce that sense of the character darkness and ambiguity the kitchen knife is sharp and big which already is rather daunting the blood stains give it and element of rawness and brutality also knifes are used to carve the pumpkins for Halloween so maybe its used to link in with the Halloween theme
  11. 11. antagonists The shadow in the background is a sense of looming dangerFreddy Krueger– Nightmare on elm and foreboding as the shadowstreet is bigger and taking over the screenthe face is human but the burntskin with cuts a bubbles fleshmakes him look rather inhumane the claws are a very iconicand acts almost like a mask weapon with the long sharp pointed knifes acting as fingers this weapon is very intimidating and daunting. The jumper is ripped, tattered and burnt which The trousers and shoes insinuates that this are both black which may have been helps make top half of what he wore when his body the main focus he was burnt in the point fire also the use of red and black is quite menacing

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