With the argument of R. Barthes, despite watching the movie without any preceding explanation, audience might predict that there must be unusual scene and narrative by hearing the sound and watching enigmatic scenes. And also, as the symbol of evil spirit or ghost, doll is depicted on the movie in an attempt to intensify tension and lead to the narrative. To explain more about symbolic code, it has two distinctive functions on horror film. First, it symbolized the evil spirits and supernatural powers. Second, it would provide unclear, blurred and suspicious information by making audiences more concentrate on narratives.
Horror films are so popular due to the fact that it sparks curiosity, it allows one to release repressed feelings, it allows one to face their fears, and because it allows one to feel better about their own life. In many cases people are drawn to horror films because it relieves one’s repressed feelings caused from childhood trauma. A quote from the Intro to The Beauty was: “I fell in love with horror because what the best horror does, is make us look at the most frightening aspects of ourselves”. Although horror films are essentially fictional, it also has a real world effect. The happenings in a horror film are often real world situations which creates a sense of connection between the characters in the film and those of the audience.
It feeds the soul some kind of feeling that no other can. The order that the ideas happen in the movie it makes it very intersecting and has the viewer wondering what is going to happen next. The sublime theory of Burke is used in many horror movies because it gives the audience what they are looking for. By using the all of the elements of the sublime theory is gives the reader or viewer what they want and each one helps the other one be better. Yes it does give the movie more of an appeal by using these
A horror movie “makes people think, what if it was reality?” said by a thrill seeker person who was waiting to watch a horror movie. Experts also cite more various reasons about why people enjoy watching scary movies. For the thrill of it and also because it seems real for thrill seekers; these are some secretes reveled to show why thrill seekers enjoy horror movies. Feeling the sense of evil and being curious about understanding humanity’s dark side makes horror movies a perfect way of enjoying these feelings, and relieving the tension of curiosity about violent, blood and terrorism. Moreover, experts said that not only desirability to blood and fear could consider as an attraction to whose ... ... middle of paper ... ...ith a hero to idolize.
Within the genre, 'tried and true' methods have become staples in evoking this response from the viewer. From serial killers 'around the corner' to monsters under the bed, the horror genre has employed these methods to guarantee a scare from its audience. The result is often a predictable film that only touches the surface of this relationship. Every once in a while, however, a film comes along that explores the possibilities and experiments with the depth of this relationship. Such films are presented in ways to attach themselves inside of the human psyche and remain there long after the film is over.
This is because the aspect of horror in the ghost story creates a scarier atmosphere that keeps the viewer interested. Films and TV mix other genres such as romance and mystery to keep the viewer interested and to make the storyline different, unique, so it's not similar to other films and programmers. It also enables the ghost story to have a twist in the storyline making it much less predictable there for drawing the viewer into the story and making them want to keep watching. Some examples of these are 'What lies beneath' and 'The Sixth Sense'. Both these ghost stories have a major twist in the plot very near the end and both keep the viewer in
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The Bride of Frankenstein A horror film is a film dominated by elements of horror. This film genre underestimates a number of sub-genres and repeated themes, such as slashed themes, vampire. Horror films are designed to frighten and panic that cause dread and alarm within our hearts, and to invoke our hidden worst fears, often in a terrifying and shocking endings at the same time entertaining us with excitement and therapeutic experience. Most horror films are designed to show the dark side of life, the forbidden and strange events that take place within the society and our lives. Moreover they deal with our most primal nature and its fears: our nightmares.
This part of the horror film is where most of the action occurs. Without the escape aspect of a horror film there would not be much of climax in any horror film. The escape or an escape attempt in a horror film provides the suspense that keeps the attention of the audience. Many horror films provide a special character, who is almost a hero in essence, at this point in the film to help the protagonist escape the antagonist, or escape a situation the antagonist put the protagonist in. In the film Insidious: Chapter 3, Quinn, who is the protagonist, receives help from Elise Rainier who can speak to and interact with demons.
It has helped to transform horror movies by giving characters a more unique and horrific appearance. Monsters such as Frankenstein and Pennywise have used special effects to help give each of them distinctive look over some monsters in the past. According to an article published by Stacey Abbott, a reader in the Film and Television Studies at the University of Roehampton, she discussed how the use of special effects had allowed for the “horror genre exploited contemporary anxieties about maintaining the sanctity of the body by using special make-up effects to rupture its boundaries (97)…” With special effects, it has allowed the horror genre to push the boundaries more to make their horror movies more frightening and terrifying, With horror movie characters improving with the quality of horror movies, it has also contributed to an increase in the quality and realism in the environments of horror movies. Special effects have allowed for environments in horror movies to appear more detailed and realistic. It has also allowed filmmakers to make environments appear more terrifying and fit more with the characters in the movies.