Directed and Produced by:
Sarah De Biasio and Poppy Potts
Production Company: Sliding Dog Films
You can see vodcasts, videos, and rough cuts at:
Our Brief: Create the opening 2 mins of a feature film,
including titles and an original soundtrack.
Film synopsis: It’s Scream meets Saw! A teenage girl is
watching a scary movie, and finds herself in her own scary
movie situation in which she must answer a simple (or so it
seems) question to save her boyfriend’s life.
Shriek is a slasher movie rated 15 due to scenes of
strong threat and menace and brief gory imagery.
Aimed at an audience of 15-24 years old.
Genre: The genre of the film will be horror/slasher.
Our main influence is the horror movie Scream
franchise. These films use intertextuality to link it to
other films, which is what we will be doing to link to
Scream, by asking a similar question to that asked in
Scream. The post-modern aspects of Scream also
influenced us by giving us an idea of creating a film
within a film, such as Stab in Scream. Our film,
however, will open the movie, making it look like it will
be the movie, then zooming out to reveal it is a scary
movie that the scream queen is watching.
Mise-en-scene, props, costumes, makeup:
The scream queen will be in a pink bedroom. She will have long blonde
hair, be wearing makeup, and revealing pjs. This shows she is more
mature than a tween by the makeup and revealing clothes, but still naïve
through the pink bedroom. The killer will be wearing a mask, like
Ghostface in Scream. We will also use a knife as the murder weapon,
and will need fake blood or something that has the same consistency as
blood (it doesn’t matter too much about colour because the CCTV
footage will be black and white).
The location will be in Sarah’s house and specifically her bedroom and
garage. These two places are good because they are close to one
another and fit what we need perfectly. They also are free to use. For
the first part (the movie within a movie), this will be in a woods near
Sarah’s house. This makes travelling expenses low and easy to find/get
equipment there etc.
Cast and Crew:
(Main) Scream Queen: long blonde hair, pretty, slim,
teenager, for example, Sarah Michelle Geller in I Know
What You Did Last Summer.
(movie within a movie) Scream Queen: a blonde girl with quite long hair
Boyfriend: not really seen in the movie other than tied to a chair, and in a
picture on the girl’s phone. Will be tall, slim, muscular, brown hair, etc.
Killer: The killer will wear a scary mask such as
in Scream. They will also wear black. They will
be average height, slim, etc but you won’t really
be able to see this as much because they will be
wearing the dark clothing.
(movie within a movie) Killer: Dark clothing, knife, tall, slim.
Crew members would include: director, cameramen, script supervisor,
production manager, screenwriter, (sfx) makeup artist, composer/sound