Research into directorsHorror (stalker, slasher) genreBy Sylvia
John CarpenterAn American film director, producer, actor,
screenwriter, composer commonly associated with horror and science
Began filming horror shorts on 8 mm film even before entering
His films are characterized by minimalist lighting and
photography, static cameras, use of steadicam, and distinctive
synthesized scores -usually self-composed.
One of his most successful horror movies is Halloween (1978)
Halloween (1978) is an American independent horror film directed
by John Carpenter.
It was a smash hit on release and helped give birth to the
slasher film genre.
Was produced on a budget of $320,000 and grossed $60 million at
the box office in the United States becoming one of the most
profitable independent films
Carpenter relied upon taut suspense rather than the excessive
gore that would define later slasher films.
Carpenter's self-composed "Halloween Theme" remains a
recognizable film music theme to this day.
Other horror movies directed by John CarpenterGhosts Of Mars
(2001)The Fog (1980)The Thing (1982)
Wes CravenIs an American film director and writer that is best
known as the creator of many horror films.
Broke into film as a sound editor for Sean Cunningham.
His work tends to share a common exploration of the nature of
reality, For example A Nightmare On Elm Street dealt with the
consequences of dreams in real life.
Scream (1996) is one of a series of horror movies directed by
Wes Carven that involves a psychopathic serial killer wearing a
Halloween costume attempting to kill Sidney Prescott and various
other characters involved in her life.
It revitalized the slasher film genre in the mid 1990s by using
a standard concept with a tongue-in-cheek approach that
successfully combined straightforward scares with dialogue that
satirized slasher film conventions and was highly acclaimed by many
critics worldwide, who appreciated the approach..Was a smash hit,
earning over $100 million domestically and spawning two popular
sequels, which Craven also directed.
Other horror movies directed by Wes CarvenThe hills have eyes
(1977)A nightmare on elm street (1984)Vampire in Brooklyn
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