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.
Audiences love to be scared. Horror films attempt to find some sort of trigger in the audiences mind, and develop it to create horror. Preceded by the great horror novels such as Dracula, and developed in the early nineteen twenties and nineteen thirties in Germany. From slash movies, to the post-modern psychological thrillers, horror films have evolved into an art form. This genre relies heavily on the basic horror conventions.
The Analysis of Paranormal Activity And A Haunted House Every movie has its own uniqueness. A movie can be misinterpreted if the viewer doesn’t take the time analyze it and its intentions. Both of the movies A Haunted House and Paranormal Activity are examples of this. While both of the movies could be misinterpreted, both of the movies did a good job with portraying different rhetorical situations that stood them apart from other films within their genres. A Haunted House engaged its viewers by using comedy and mocking various horror films.
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.
Evaluation of the Opening of The Ring The opening sequence of The Ring is very typical of a horror film, even though we later discover the film is more of a supernatural genre. The camera angles, music, sound, tension building techniques and visual effects such as lighting help set the scene. These factors sub-consciously show us it is a horror film and help us understand the main storyline, without giving too much away. It keeps us constantly guessing. By examining these techniques I will attempt to comment on how effective the opening sequence is in establishing the audience's expectations of the horror genre.
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.
Common logic is the best way to catch your readers attention because if they understand what you are proclaiming then they can grasp onto your argument. For Why We Crave Horror Movies, King gave both visible common logic and hidden. The hidden had to do with the psychological reasons to why we desire horror movies and how it can release our hidden, evil emotions that we normally keep inside of us. Also, it relieves us of stress to not be in the real world even if it is just for an hour or more. These hidden logic is more of a realization for the readers and come into sense these are the reasons why we truly do crave horror
Lesage, 1977). Not only semic code, but also other codes, mentioned by R. Barthes, is repeatedly used with in horror film context. Especially, enigmatic code and symbolic code play a decisive role in horror movies in order to elevate the level of fear and curiosities. As can be seen in the movie the Bhoost, unknown sound of crying and mumble form the beginning would be an example of enigmatic code. 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.
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.
Though both genres will frighten the audience, it will happen in two different ways. Whether the horror thrills or the thriller horrifies, a scare is always incorporated. Horror movies attempt to make the audience experience fear, dread, disgust or terror. The plots often involve the supernatural and fantasy world giving the audience the reassurance that what is being seen is not truly existing. Horror movie plots are often than not, predictable.