A final element included in Nosferatu I believe contributes to its success would be its lighting, it uses shadows and low lighting to keep a tense atmospheric feel throughout the entire production which positions the audience to feel afraid and weary at all times. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) made in 2009 is a Dutch horror film written, directed, and co-produced by Tom Six. The film tells the story of a German doctor who kidnaps three tourists and joins them surgically, mouth to anus, forming a "human cen... ... middle of paper ... ...emed stateside production of The Cave in late-August of the same year.” “Scary as hell, gory, suspenseful, relentless, the best horror film of 2006” The film plays on every instinctive fear: darkness, claustrophobia, deformity, drowning and quite literally being killed. This is a dark, intense up close and personal horror affair. Works Cited http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/the-10-best-zombie-movies-20121012/28-days-later-2002-19691231#ixzz2uMsOKxC2 http://www.nytimes.com/movies/movie/276152/28-Days-Later/overview http://www.biography.com/people/danny-boyle-412160 http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/descent/ http://www.horror-movies.ca/horror_reviews_1407.htm http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2005/07/01/the_descent_2005_review.shtml http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2010/aug/23/human-centipede-most-horrific-film http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/human-centipede
Hitchcock was known as being the ‘master of suspense’ and in Psycho decided to make the horror villain human rather than monster. Norman Bates, the central character in the film, was an awkward, gently-spoken young man reluctantly running the declining family motel and caring for his abusive, invalid mother. This was far from a monster the audience were used to seeing on screen. As the film progresses the audience are asked to see it from his point of view and Hitchcock toys with their sympathies in a way mainstream horrors hadn't done before. Psycho is credited with launching the "slasher” movie and re-inventin... ... middle of paper ... ...s attraction but soon she begins to show him that in fact she can replace his wife (in the scene where she is becoming friendly with his wife in front of him) and a mother to his child (in the scene where she takes his daughter out for the day without her parents’ consent).
Tim Burton turned the short story by Washington Irving from a descriptive bed time story into a fake. To me this movie was pure comedy. Although it was meant to be horror it was comical to count how many times the horseman appeared. Every time he appeared it was the same fog and sounds as the headless horseman took out his sword to kill another victim. The movie seemed to rely on the fact that Johnny Depp is gorgeous.
Conclusion Overall, this movie Cat O’ Nine Tails was not a very entertaining movie. The story was an interesting one to follow but the props and directing were subpar. The acting, however, was excellent and was the saving grace of this movie. I would not recommend this movie to anyone who is a regular moviegoer or who is a fan of Dario Argento because his directing is so bad. As a horror fan, this movie was an OK one.
Without sound, there was a heavy emphasis on make – up, adding to the horror and preparing the first convention, which is the reveal of the monster. Facial expressions and body language played big part in early horror movies as it provided the tension. A second convention was the ‘dark property in the middle of nowhere,’ using isolation as a way to build up tension. Through the talkies in the 30’s little changed (except sound). The 1950’s and 60’s focused on sci-fi, B movies and Hammer horror, often known as the ‘Atomic Phase.’ Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Alien at the Arctic Circle and The Thing (1951) are good examples.
Although the plot contains much strength, the script would benefit from building upon those strengths. The opening nicely sets the tone and hooks the audience. The only concern is the lack of dialogue for about the first five pages. The opening also sets up the idea of soundproofing, but it’s not clear why and there doesn’t seem to be a strong payoff. Thus, it feels non-essential.
I am an unapologetic Tim Olyphant ... ... middle of paper ... ...s film is tense enough that you are on edge from the production company logo to the ending credits. Having been horribly desensitized to fictional violence over the years, it is refreshing to see a movie that is not afraid to invoke the natural emotion during a horror film to its most extreme. This also leads to the knowledge that not everything will come out rosy for some, if not all, of our core group. Really, I have very few issues with the movie and to share them here would spoil the greatness but they are so minimal and fleeting it almost feels silly to think about. In a world of PG-13 “horror” films, it is rather nice to know that The Crazies earned its hard R rating fair and square.
Di Muzio (2006) emphasizes dark themes, plot and ways society’s consumption to gore can lead to a sadistic lifestyle in one of his studies and critiques on the horror film Texas Chainsaw Massacre, whereas views conveyed by King (2007) towards the genre are simply recreational and meant for adrenalin addicts. Ear piercing screams, blood splatters, loneliness, violence and isolated surroundings are only a handful of the themes mentioned in the analysis by Di Muzio in the movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre. These themes haunt the viewers significantly and especially children. The movie starts on a glorious note of friends united for a trip, only to see one their friend “struck on the head with a sledgehammer.” (Di Muzio, 2006, p. 279) This sets a tone of the unexpected and the directors emphasize greatly on scenes with numerous screams with utilizing blood to frighten their viewers. Fear is the product of our thoughts, it is temporary, but numerous individuals fail to realize the reality.
Proving people’s odd decisions, he states, “When we pay our four or five bucks and seat ourselves at tenth-row center in a theatre showing a horror movie, we are daring the nightmare.” When explaining our mental health, he informs how we release our madness through bloody horror films. Horror movies bring out the worst in us and for all the right reasons. King’s big idea suggests that by watching our mad, deranged role models slaughter one another, is actually keep us in line mentally. It allows us to stay sane and untroubled. Watching others do the dirty work gives us a sense of relief.
With recent masterpiece Scream, Craven shows his audience that he is not restricted by the typical conventions of the horror film. In most of these films, the background is set up before the killer does any actual slashing. However in Scream, Drew Barrymore's character is tormented by the killer from the film's very beginning and both she and her boyfriend are dead less than ten minutes after the opening credits. Craven manages to make Scream a film of less "fluff" and more substance than most thrillers. Recurring themes in the film, such as the lack of teens' seriousness, the callous nature of today's younger generation, the crossover and confusion between reality and movies, and the negative representation of television media not only add to the film's entertainment value, but also often portray a fairly accurate picture of twentieth century America.