Horror movies draw their earliest inspirations from authors of gothic novels, such as Bram Stoker, Mary Shelly, and Edgar Allen Poe. These authors really set the foundation for the movies to draw inspiration from, one of the earliest examples being The Haunted Castle (1896) by George Méliès. This short film explores the idea of vampires, set up by Bram Stokers Dracula. Since then the idea of vampires has been a popular subject throughout history, capturing the imagination of blood and gore for men and dark romances for women. Some more recent and popular examples of this being The Lost Boys (1987) and Interview With the Vampire (1994).
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- ... According to a study by Andrew J. Elliot and Henk Aarts, when a test subject is shown the color red, “the person is instilled with a feeling of threat, fear, and danger, a phenomenon similar to a wild animal behavior where red may be seen as a threat, inducing a rapid preparation for defense or flight” (“Perception of the color red”). And in The Shining, Kubrick uses red in crucial scenes to cause tension in the viewer’s mind and to foreshadow death in the Overlook Hotel. Similarly to The Shining’s use of red, Jaws also uses a “danger” color to scare viewers.... [tags: film analysis, the shining and jaws]
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- George Melies Tripto the Moon In the early 1900’s Georges Melies introduced his film “A Trip To The Moon” to audiences in France. This film, when first seen by viewers at this time, was jawdropping. Melies who happened to be a magician, and illusionist before becoming a filmmaker, made one of the first-ever narratives in motion picture history. Similarily throughout “Trip To The Moon” and many of his later films, Melies, who also worked in theatre, took full advantage of what is known as Mise-en-scene.... [tags: essays papers]
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- Georges Melies Born Marie Georges Jean Méliès, Georges grew up longing to be an artist. His talents were first used in art and magic, which in much later years led him to the exploration of combining magic, art, (and a new medium) film. As a boy, he showed much interest in puppetry and painting. As he grew into a young man, his dream was to pursue a career as an artist, but his father owned a successful shoe making business and was forced to take over the company, although he had no intention of following in his father’s footsteps.... [tags: art, magic, magician]
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- “A Haunted House” by Virginia Woolf is a short story about a ghostly couple that are wandering around the home they lived in before they died, searching for something they lost. They move round the house as quietly as they can without waking the new owners. The owner does not awaken, but subconsciously begins to wander and get confused along with the ghost. they enter the drawing room the word “safe” is chanted multiple times, allowing the couple to feel at ease and know that their search was not in vain and what they yearn for is safe.... [tags: Ghost, Paranormal, Haunted house, Ghosts]
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- The Castle Doctrine is a law that gives citizens the right to protect their homes and other property by any means necessary---often resulting in the use of deadly force. The Castle Doctrine is different in all the states and is not federally mandated, which is one of the biggest issues with the law. Governor of Ohio: Strickland called the bill “common-sense legislation”, Strickland also stressed that it will also clear up ambiguous sections of Ohio's concealed-carry law “What we've clarified in this bill I think will go a long way toward providing both law enforcement as well as law-abiding citizens some confidence that what they're doing is, in fact, consistent with the law,” he said.... [tags: The Castle Doctrine]
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- The Haunted Palace “The Haunted Palace” is one of Edgar Allen Poe’s mysterious and phantasmagoric poems. Written in the same year as “The Devil in the Belfry,” and included in his short story “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Haunted Palace” is another tale of innocence and happiness now corroded with sorrow and madness. It is fairly easy to say that “The Haunted Palace” is a metaphor for Poe’s own ghostly troubled mind, more than it is about a decaying palace. For in 1839, it was found in a book that the main character in “The Fall of the House of Usher” comes across.... [tags: Poe Haunted Palace Essays]
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