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Research into directors Horror (stalker, slasher) genre By Sylvia Rogo

Research into directors Horror (stalker, slasher) genre By Sylvia Rogo

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  • Research into directorsHorror (stalker, slasher) genreBy Sylvia Rogo

  • John CarpenterAn American film director, producer, actor, screenwriter, composer commonly associated with horror and science fiction movies.

    Began filming horror shorts on 8 mm film even before entering high school.

    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 (1995)

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