In recent decades, many have argued that the line between realism and fiction in cinematic endeavours has become increasingly blurred. It has not been until recently that the world has truly been exposed to this completely innovative cinematic style, which has captivated audiences with its new approach to filmmaking. This new cinematic style was first introduced in Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick’s The Blair Witch Project. Here I will focus on breaking down the various levels of realism within The Blair Witch Project, in order to convey why it had such a monumental impact on the cinematic world, while still remaining a popular and modern horror film to today’s audiences. In order to achieve this I will pay particular attention to the style of filming, the clever marketing campaign and the combination of fact and fiction, which helped captivate even the most, experienced of cinemagoers.
Etc. Also there are LS and MS showing the mise-en-... ... middle of paper ... ...te teens and young adults. It is more unlikely suitable for young teenagers because it has swearing and visual effects that are quite horrifying. The cast of the actors in both films are in their late teens and young adults. The Director of ‘Halloween’ wasn’t really well known, and had only made a one film before making this one, until he made this spectacular film, on such a low budget and most of it went to the one semi-famous actor, which was John Pleasance.
It's almost like you wouldn't know that the person who directed this is also responsible for the multiple award winning war movie, The Hurt Locker (2008). As the young Caleb, Adrian Pasdar works extremely well and one can be left wondering that he never really truly got the credit he deserved as an actor; even with his success in the television show Heroes (2006) prior to its cancellation, an individual may ponder why he did not suddenly become incredibly famous after his work in Near Dark. There is absolutely nothing at all wrong with this film. The way Bigelow directed flows perfectly with the characters and the writing. There is also at least an inkling of this film's infl... ... middle of paper ... ....
The Blair Witch Project remains, undoubtedly, one of the most successful and debate-provoking horror films. What is of interest to this study is the question of how this film was able to achieve such an impact, especially since it lacked Hollywood actors, special effects, or even a conventional narrative structure. How was this film able to touch such a nerve with filmgoers? Presented as a straightforward documentary, the film opens with a title card explaining that in 1994, three students venture into the Maryland backwoods to document a senior thesis project on the legend of the Blair Witch. These kids were never seen again, and the film you are about to see is from their recovered equipment, unearthed in the woods a year later.
It wasn’t until Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street that interest in the slasher genre came back. Theatrical horror releases of slasher films were getting less and less because of the straight to video market. However the character of Freddy Kruger played by actor Robert Englund would reinvigorate the genre. It had a budget of 1.8 million and grossed 25.5 million and became one the most successful franchise in horror movie history. A Nightmare on Elm Street helped to established New Line Cinema and to this day New Line is referred as ,”The House That Freddy Built (Slasher Film
Allowing people to access their deepest fantasies and creating wonderful cinematic works. Horror movies truly do play a role in our history that most people do not think about. They have brought people together in times of need and providing hope for a better life, by making people realize that their lives could be so much worse. Little do we realize that our everyday fears were most likely brought on by some sort of horror film we have seen or heard about. They have also provided endless entertainment throughout the years.
On October 21, 1994, three college aged students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard and Michael Williams) go to the Black Hills Forest of Maryland, to make a documentary video of the local legend, the Blair Witch. They were never seen again. One year after their disappearance their video footage is found. The video footage is about the documentary of the Blair Witch. The footage contained interviews of the local town folk.
Atop the list of the most impressive, satisfying haunted house movies created in the last decade is Insidious (although the sequel, Insidious: Chapter 2, essentially tainted it). The back-to-back stories set forth in the Insidious films focus on the Lambert family and their connection to the spirit world, which they reluctantly navigate through with the help of a team of paranormal investigators. And, like the vast majority of successful horror films, they couldn’t stop with just one. Director James Wan takes a break from the series, giving way to Leigh Whannell (feature length debut) – who also happens to be the writer and creative mastermind of all three Insidious films (not to mention Saw). In this third installment, dubbed, Insidious:
He has become a crucial figure, replacing Martin Scorsese as a role model for young indie directors. Like Scorsese, Tarantino is a cineaste who knows movies inside out and is deeply committed to the medium. Unlike Scorsese, though, Tarantino did not go to film school, instead getting his education in a video store. At the beginning of his career, Tarantino planned to use the money he received for his first writing job – the screenplay for Rutger Hauer’s thriller Past Midnight – combined with money his friend-producer Lawrence Bender had on his credit cards to make Reservoir Dogs guerrilla-style for $30,000. But after reading the script, Bender felt it had potential.
After this movie came out almost every chase and spy thriller have copied its style. This film set a precedent for similar types of movies and directors realized it attracted an audience. The film gets the viewer so involved in the suspense, action, and romance they almost forget about the actual 39 Steps. Better said: Such is the zest of the Hitchcock plot that the original point of the title was totally forgotten, and half a line had to be added at the end by way of explanation. This quote essentially sums up the film that contains minimal special effects and an incredible plot that intrigues an audience to stay in their seats and watch a masterpiece.