CONVENTIONS OF THE HORROR GENRE
Sara Nejad
CONVENTIONAL LOCATIONS IN THE HORROR
GENRE

The Amityville

The conjuring

Monster house
CAMERA FRAMING/MOVEMENT
•

Mostly the cameras are zoomed out to shows the battle and maybe few short zoomed In ,

•

This ...
CONVENTIONAL PROPS
•

As you can see over 27 years not much has changed directors still use the same objects
and props to ...
THE STYLE OF EDITING
•

There's always one sharp cut and then after that about 5 to 10 minutes contention that
afterwards ...
CONVENTIONAL COSTUME/HAIR/MAKE-UP
•

As you can see can see below they use similar costumes hair and make-up.

The evil de...
SOUNDS
•

Normally there's no emotional music and they mostly use secretive music

•

In the last past 30years ago the mus...
BODY LANGUAGE/FACIAL GESTURES
•

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbLXQCT2mzY

•

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7VpXYUBrCU
Sinister

The Counjuring
THEMES
•

There's always one common seen that there's fight between good and bad power over
the innocent host. In this bat...
LIGHTING
•

Low-key lighting used to create shadow

Faust 1922
CHARACTER TYPE
•

In horror movies there's always three main character there's always one host, an evil and
a hero rescuer...
The Conjuring(2013)

The hero rescuers

The evil

The host
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  • The Amityville 1977 (true story)The conjuring 2013Monster house 2006They’re all set in isolated places where not many people would comeBare trees, broken windowsLocations:So as you can see not much has changed in the horror genre, locations are still the same, they still use isolated and abandoned with broken windows and hidden pasts.    
  • So as you can see over many years not much has changed directors/producers still use the same weapon to threaten the protagonist or even the villain.
  • All their eyes look similar, such as they have put in contact lenses to make their colour of their eyes look scary. In The first picture you can see that they have made her hands look all skinny and old so the protagonist. They have blood and scars on their faces. in the last picture you can also see that she is wearing a wig to make her hair look like a witch with rough red hair. They uses this to threaten the protagonist
  • Nearly over 30 years facial gestures and body languages in the horror genre hasn’t changed. They still use the same body language and facial gestures, as they used to before.1.12-alien abduction 11.39- grizzly
  • As you can see here they have used low-key lighting, to create a shadow of the villain to scare the protagonist with its long sharp nails. I could only find one picture but low-key lighting is normally used in most horror films. Low-key lighting is either used to create shadow, mood, or to set the tone of the scene, such as to scare the protagonist.
  • Conventions of horror genre

    1. 1. CONVENTIONS OF THE HORROR GENRE Sara Nejad
    2. 2. CONVENTIONAL LOCATIONS IN THE HORROR GENRE The Amityville The conjuring Monster house
    3. 3. CAMERA FRAMING/MOVEMENT • Mostly the cameras are zoomed out to shows the battle and maybe few short zoomed In , • This includes a lot of spinning from the camera around the subject or person who is in shot for that moment The conjuring(2013) Insidious (2011)
    4. 4. CONVENTIONAL PROPS • As you can see over 27 years not much has changed directors still use the same objects and props to threaten the villain or protagonist . Saw 4 2007 Midnight Madness 1980
    5. 5. THE STYLE OF EDITING • There's always one sharp cut and then after that about 5 to 10 minutes contention that afterwards it goes back to the main story and when something is happening there would be a lot of mix shots right after each other. The haunting (1963)
    6. 6. CONVENTIONAL COSTUME/HAIR/MAKE-UP • As you can see can see below they use similar costumes hair and make-up. The evil dead 2012 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920s The exorcist 1973
    7. 7. SOUNDS • Normally there's no emotional music and they mostly use secretive music • In the last past 30years ago the music in horror movies makes the viewer's hearts beat fast and give them the excitement out of stress and fear Tourist Trap(2005) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =0saoMv1ecpI Sinister(2012) http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=-zf5eO3dLpA
    8. 8. BODY LANGUAGE/FACIAL GESTURES • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbLXQCT2mzY • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7VpXYUBrCU
    9. 9. Sinister The Counjuring
    10. 10. THEMES • There's always one common seen that there's fight between good and bad power over the innocent host. In this battle the good power is always over come the bad ones Halloween6(2006) Return to horror high(1987)
    11. 11. LIGHTING • Low-key lighting used to create shadow Faust 1922
    12. 12. CHARACTER TYPE • In horror movies there's always three main character there's always one host, an evil and a hero rescuer. The Exorcist 1973 • • the hero rescuer The evil The host
    13. 13. The Conjuring(2013) The hero rescuers The evil The host
    14. 14. Thank you for watching my presentation

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