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Wolf Creek: Desolate Rural Landscape This is frightening to an audience because even if the victim managed to escape, there is nowhere to hide and no one around to help.

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  • 1.Wolf Creek:Desolate Rural LandscapeThis is frightening to an audience because even ifthe victim managed toescape, there is nowhere tohide and no one around to help.

2. Images of an empty 28 Days Later:London are shown at the beginning of Deserted Urban Landscape the film, before the audience and the main character is aware of what isgoing on. This isfrightening because London is alwaysbusy, and in thisfirst scene it is eerilyquiet, which, withthe fastening pace For the capital to have been deserted, of the music, builds something horrific must have happened. Stillness is used for suspense in horror, asup tension. you dont know when it will strike. 3. Other examples:Horror movies that claim to be The Exorcism of Emily Rosetrue stories The Exorcist The Blair Witch ProjectThese movies appear more frightening to theThe Amityville Horrorviewer, as it makes them think that the events The Haunting In Connecticutin the film could really happen to them. Fourth Kind opening line:Wolf Creek opening:Im actress Milla Jovovich, and I will be portraying Dr. Abigail Tyler in The Fourth Kind. This film is a dramatization of events that occurred October 1st through the 9th of 2000, in the Northern Alaskan town of Nome. [] Every dramatized scene in this movie is supported by either archived audio, video or as it was related by Dr. Tyler duringParanormal activity opening: extensive interviews with the director. In the end, what you believe is yours to decide. Please be advised, that some of what youre about to see is extremely disturbing. 4. When you can hear the Can help cut costs, and keepwithin a budget, as elaboratehorror, but not see it.costumes, and extensive digital editing is not needed.This makes horror moviesseem scarier, as it lets theaudience use their ownimagination, and naturally, wethink of the worst possible scenario first. Signs: Scary when you can hear thealiens on the roof, and the dog beingkilled, but you cant actually see it. Loses horror factor when you are able to see the alien and its not as bad asyou thought. 5. Unable to EscapeBlair Witch Project: the Grave encounters: Try tocharacters walkescape out the frontthrough the forest for entrance, but when theymiles, but they alwaysmanage to break down seem to be goingthe door it now appears around in circles. to lead down moreCauses the destructionhallways in the asylum. of characters. 6. Particularly in zombieMindlessnessbased films, the hordewill only have one thingin mind, and that isoften the protagonist/sbrains. This creates afeeling that you wouldnot be able to controltheir actions in any way,which in turn makes theviewer feel helpless andoverwhelmed. 7. AnOverwhelming Antagonist Although it is not uncommon in almostany genre to feature an antagonist thatseems overwhelming to the protagonist,it is shown in a very different way withinhorror films in order to enhance the fear.This is often done in horror films thatare expressing supernatural forces orother, unnatural, problems. The feelingof this can be developed, by showing theprotagonist as frail or weak, orcompletely under the control of theiropposite. This relates back to themindlessness of a horde as mentionedbefore. 8. Gore There are often two takes on gore within horrorfilms, either the film will focus most of theimagery on showing large amounts of unpleasantimages, to make the viewer feel uncomfortable inorder to increase the fear. Or the film will cut awayfrom gore, letting the viewer create their ownimages and also adding to the feeling that they donot know what is being done, which can again addto the fear through feeling uncomfortable. It is arguable that a good horror film will not needto show excessive amounts of gore, as the focus ofthe film will be intense enough. But others mightargue that in order to truly feel part of the scene,you would have to see everything in it. The impactaffecting both, however, is whether they wouldlike their film to be remembered as a film thatshows a lot of gruesome images (i.e. SAWfranchise), or one that truly scares its audiencethrough its lack of them. (i.e. Paranormal Activity) 9. Useful Quotes on Horror Film CharacteristicsWikipedia Page - The trait of the genre of horror is that it provokes a response, emotional, psychological or physical within each individual that causes someone to react with fear. In order for that response to be elicited there are different techniques used, such as unreal figures (phantoms, mummies, etc.), or more real situations and figures (serial killers). The whole horror genre is built up upon peoples fear of the unknown and anxieties. According to H.P. Lovecraft, "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. Life123.com - The Framework Of Horror Unlike drama, where the goal is to get the audience to experience a range of emotions, horror has a much simpler goal. The goal is to get the audience to experience fear. An expert in the horror genre will have a number of tools at her disposal to create fear. Among the most common are:A chill in the air. Practitioners of the horror genre use atmosphere to establish a supernatural world,where fear is the common currency. Gloomy weather, shadowy locations and strange noises in thedistance are just a few ways to establish that something wicked this way comes. Often, the amount oftime and detail devoted to the atmosphere of a work of horror allows the environment to become aleading character in the work.Not for the timid. Works of horror often use graphic violence, strong language and sexual situations toevoke fear, anger and tension, respectively. While any or all of these devices may be implied, they areoften explicit in todays horror.He cant be stopped! Most works in the horror genre feature an antagonist that is supernatural or hassupernatural abilities. While monsters were popular in the past, human (or human seeming) villains aremore common in current work."The End," or is it? Typically, the endings of horror works are left unresolved. Although cynics may claimthat this device is used to create room for sequels, the traditional open-ended conclusion also gives theaudience a sense that the threat still waits just around the corner.Watch out for that cat! Unexpected events (sometimes called "pop-outs") are used to keep theaudience guessing and the level of tension high. Falling objects, darting animals and sudden loud noisesare examples of this technique.No problem telling the bad guy. Antagonists in the horror genre tend to have exaggerated personalities-their evil tends to come with a capital "E." Horror villains are often cold, unreasoning and unreasonablycruel.