The SettingIsolationDarknessAbandonedtrappedRemotenessExamples; Graveyard, alleyways, old houses, barns, woods, lakes..
Technical CodesCamera shots/ angles:High angle, low angle, point of view, close up, extreme close up, over the shoulder.Shots to show the emotion of the victims as well as show the dominance of the villain or hero.
Technical CodesEditing:Fast editing creating suspense, Tension is also created by using a pause making the audience know something is about to happen.
Technical CodesSounds:Silence is used mostly to create suspense until a loud or obscure nice breaks the silence.
IconographyVisual Image:Black or red colours used to show darkness or blood.Lighting:Dark or non- naturalistic light. Low- key lighting.Props:Weapons, cars, costumes.
Narrative StructureFilm can be left on a cliff hanger however most movies end with the villain being defeated.Hero protagonist or a “final” girl. Hero has to either kill, rescue or solve problems.Villain is shown to have either psychological or mental heath.
Character typesHeroVillainTeenagersPossessed childPolice officersImmortal characters e.g. vampires, demons, ghosts, werewolf.
themesGood vs evilRevengeChildhood issuesInsanityEnvyScience experiments