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DISTIN CT The Horror Genre

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1. DISTINCTThe Horror Genre 2. SettingThe setting is where the film takes place. A typical settings for a horror film wouldinclude: isolated areas, this creates a more disturbing and scary setting Horrors usually take place at night, however horrors can be set at anytime of the day Places with a hidden past Grave yardsThese types of places are used to create a scary atmosphere, which can be used tomake the audience more scared while watching the film. 3. Technical CodesLighting in a horror would be dim and low as they have to create a creepy and uneasyfeeling to the film. Horror films commonly use different and odd camera angles, thiscould also help to create the creepy and disturbing atmosphere a horror film has tohave. Horrors have a lot of close ups in, this is to show the fear and tension on acharacters face through the film. 4. IconographyProps usually used in horrors are weapons such as axes, chainsaws, knives, guns, any weaponthat will produce blood. Blood is usually a very important part to play in horror movies as itmakes a person feel uneasy. Characters costumes are usually dark colours to match thesetting. Main colours that are associated with horror films are reds, blacks, whites and greys.A lot of horrors have a blue filter on them, this adds to the creepiness of the darkness. 5. Narrative StructureThe narrative structure of a film is the way in which the story is told and presented. Horrorfilms usually have a mystery and often end on cliff hangers, this gives the audience a chanceto have a slight belief that the story hasnt ended or may never end, leaving themwondering about the film, this also gives the film a chance to have a sequel(s). Horrors neverreally finish the plot line for this reason. Some films that have an ongoing story line are: 6. Character TypesThe horror genre has many different types of characters in, depending on the horror and theplot depends on what type of characters the story would have in. stereotypically the evilcharacter is played by a man, however there are some movies such as Jennifer's body whichdefy this stereotype. Usually in horrors there are the normal types of characters such as thehot blond, popular female and her boyfriend, the smart girl who usually survives, the unlikelyhero, the black guy and the ultra cool one guy always seems to have a plan. 7. ThemesThe theme of a film is almost what the movie is based around. A horror movies purpose is toscare its audience. Typical themes that a movie may be based around would be things such asmonsters, zombies, ghosts, vampire, gore, serial killers and other things like that.