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Research for production

  1. 1. Research into Four Similar Horror Genre Films By Tom Jolliffe
  2. 2. Wrong Turn (2003) Here’s a link to the trailer…
  3. 3. <ul><li>Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down and individually tortured by cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding . </li></ul><ul><li>The genre for this film is horror, thriller. This film is set in the woods . </li></ul><ul><li>The target audience for this film would be teenagers and young adults because in this film there is a group of people aged around 20-30 which is around the same age of the target audience. Other media interests would be other horror films that have groups of people in such as Scream, The Blair Witch Project. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Analysing a scene from the film… <ul><li>In this scene 4 people from the group go into a cabin to look for clues and to try and find a phone they also decide to investigate a few things they think are suspicious and end up discovering miscellaneous objects, and human body parts. They are horrified and try to escape, but they hear people coming back and are forced to hide. </li></ul><ul><li>The camera then focuses on the door and shows 3 cannibalistic mountain men, all whom are extremely disfigured, they violently enter the cabin bringing in one of people from the group’s dead body. The 4 people hiding watch in horror, as her body is brutally butchered and ripped apart as these creatures eat her. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>It's very graphic and has a lot of close up camera shots focusing mainly on the actors faces when they're hiding and watching in horror. You can see from their facial expressions show how disgusted they look and how they really don't want to watch what is actually going on in front of their eyes. </li></ul><ul><li>Also it has some close up shots on the 3 cannibalistic mountain men when they are firmly and violently ripping the dead girl apart and eating her like hungry animals. </li></ul><ul><li>The music used in the background of this trailer is fast with no pauses which makes it really intense for the viewers and I want something like this in my trailer. </li></ul><ul><li>The costumes they wear in the film 'wrong turn' are all very stereotypical for a horror film. For example, the ripped and torn clothes and a lot of blood on their shirts and trousers, also in most horror films the characters clothes are never clean at the end of the film which is an idea I want for my film. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Eden Lake (2008) Here’s a link to the trailer…
  7. 7. <ul><li>This is about a couple called Steve and Jenny who go away for a nice romantic weekend at an idyllic remote lake but their weekend away is ruined as they are interrupted at a beach by a group of teenagers with an annoying vicious dog, and they play very loud music and are genuinely rude towards the couple, but refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, the young couple confront the gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences. </li></ul><ul><li>The genre for this film is horror, thriller. This film is set in the woods. </li></ul><ul><li>The target audience for this film would be teenagers and young adults. I think couples would watch this film as well because the story line is about a couple who go away. Other media interests would be more recent horror films such as Devil and Wake Wood. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>As the film goes on, the couple are tortured with all sorts such as having their car stolen by the teenagers, Steve kidnapped and tied up with barbed wire taking turns to stab him with a knife while one of them are recording everything on their phone, and the film then ends up like a normal stereotypical horror film with them both being murdered in the end. </li></ul><ul><li>A scene in this film which was very effective was when Jenny and Steve were hiding underneath what looked like a bridge and you could tell how fragile both of the characters were, especially Steve as he had just been stabbed and violently tortured . </li></ul>Analysing a scene from the film…
  9. 9. <ul><li>Her costume was really effective as she had mud smeared all over face and her white dress was torn, wet and very dirty ! </li></ul><ul><li>The camera angle was close up on their faces to show there facial expressions and Jenny had a really serious look on her face which showed how scared she really was. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Scream (1996) Here’s a link to the trailer…
  11. 11. <ul><li>A killer known as &quot;ghost face&quot; begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the Rules of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one . </li></ul><ul><li>The genre for this film is crime, horror and mystery. This film is set in around the house. </li></ul><ul><li>The target audience for this film would be post teens to young adults because this is an old film but because this film is about teenagers they may like it but because this film is old they may not like it because of the different style compared to the modern horror films with better special effects. Other media interests they would like include other older horror films such as The Blair Witch Project and possibly the newer more modern films such as Wrong Turn. They almost may like more films in the mystery genre. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The editing in the film is quite fast, and the camera shots are never really close up. For example whenever 'the ghost face' is on screen, the camera is never fully close up on his face (mask ). </li></ul><ul><li>I think this is unusual and different but a really good idea because it keeps the audience more involved and drawn in because they never really see a close up shot, they literally just see a quick glimpse of a mask. I also like the costume the 'ghost face' is wearing because it's simple- black long cloak with no body parts on show and a mask covering his face, but really effective and creative too. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Shutter Island (2010) Shutter Island Poster Here’s a link to the trailer…
  14. 14. Plot of the Film… <ul><li>It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals &quot;escape&quot; in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>The genre for this film is thriller, mystery and drama. This film is set on an island away from civilization which is a great setting for a thriller. </li></ul><ul><li>The target audience for this film would be 16-35. The reason for this is because the film isn’t a conventional thriller because it is a mystery, drama as well, which gives it a different edge by tricking the audience with lot of red herring’s. I think other media interests would include other mystery films or programmes that challenge the viewer, and make them really think and pay attention. </li></ul><ul><li>This is what I would love my film to have and make the audience really think about what’s going on and what could happen. As I think this is a great effect to have in a film because it’s so easy to have a twist in it and change the emotion of the audience in a flash. </li></ul>
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