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Gothic Tradition and Gothic Conventions

- This passage entails many key features of the Gothic tradition where Gothic conventions, with the usage of archetypal symbols, dominate much of the text. Other than effectively evoking horror, suspense and unease in the reader, the Gothic uses these conventions to challenge and destabilize certain concepts and perceptions of the world. Boundaries of binary oppositions are also blurred in the process. The Gothic conventions that prevalent in the passage are the setting and atmosphere, the role double, the supernatural visitation, extreme interior mental states of the narrator and the apparitions and the fragmented mental states of the narrator....   [tags: English Literature]

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Dr Jeykll And Mr Hyde

- Plot: Dr Henry Jekyll, an upstanding surgeon in Victorian England, is frustrated in his desire to marry his beloved, Muriel Carew, by her pompous father who insists that he must wait eight months so as to marry on the same date that he married his wife. However Jekyll perfects a formula that allows him to let the animal side of his nature free. Taking the formula, Jekyll physically transforms into a bestial creature that he calls Hyde. Hyde roams the disreputable areas of London where he makes an innocent showgirl/prostitute his and keeps her in mortal terror....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson]

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Stephen King Using Gothic Literature

- Stephen King is known as one of the greatest horror and gothic writers of our time. The reason for this is his ability to fuse the gothic elements created by stories such as Dracula or Frankenstein and todays horror. King has written hundreds of short stories but two in-particular “The Night Flier” and “Popsy” show his unique ability to combined gothic elements from the old literature with realistic settings and people of our era. One of his greater talents is being able to use gothic element like vampires and make us see them in a different light....   [tags: Stephen King]

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A Study of Reading Habits

- A Study of Reading Habits "A Study of Reading Habits," is Philip Larkin’s poetic warning that escapism and ignoring reality only makes real life less fulfilling. Larkin develops this idea via a narrator who prefers to escape from life rather than deal with it, as well as through changing use of language and subtle irony. Larkin’s most direct expression of his warning comes through the narrator’s experience with escapism through books. The narrator reveals his changing attitudes toward books in three stanzas, representing three stages in his life: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood....   [tags: essays papers]

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Reproductive Fantasy is Burning

- Reproductive Fantasy is Burning Of fire, what can be written that would not be better off singed, immolated, baked, or outright burnt. Flame of the match lights a watch. Dancing embers of destruction hide records, burn bodies and papers. Glistening radiance of torches light the way through the night of Victorian horror and fantasy. Fire is lively (it breathers, it takes in, it puts out, it moves, it grows, and it makes more) yet takes away life (defined by the same characteristics.) Everywhere it is fire....   [tags: Fire Novels Literature Fantasy Essays]

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Romania: Tourism Project

- Romania is situated in southeast Europe .The Carpathian Mountains divide Romania’s upper half from north to south. North and west of these ranges lies the Transylvanian plateau, and to the south and east are the plains of Moldavia and Walachia. In its last 306 km, the Danube River flows through Romania only. It enters the Black Sea in the northern Dobruja, jut south of the border with Ukraine. Romania, in southeast Europe, is mountainous in the north while the main feature in the south is the vast Danube valley....   [tags: industrial pollution, poor roads, ]

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Insanity

- “ The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success, “ as Bruce Feirstein would say. The insane are merely the ones who are not given their chance to change the world. They are, instead, locked away before society begins to take grip on the ravings of the mad man. Genius, on the other hand, is what is created when the insane are given their time to speak out. When Renfield began to address himself to the question he was confronted with, he did so with the utmost impartiality of the completest sanity....   [tags: Psychology]

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Analysis of Methods used by Mary Shelley in Chapter Five of ‘Frankenstein’ and Its Significance to the Novel as a Whole

- ‘Frankenstein’ was written by Mary Shelley and was published in 1818, when she was only 19 years old. It was published anonymously and was thought to have been written by Percy Shelley as it contained conventions similar to those in his poetry. ‘Frankenstein’ is a gothic horror novel and along with Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, is one of the best known and most widely read horror novel of all time. It continues to be read and is thought to be ‘more relevant now than ever’, due to the rapid advances in science and technology....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Le Fanu's Depiction and Conceptualization of the English-Irish Struggle

- The present paper aims to discuss Joseph Le Fanu’s “The Murdered Cousin” as representative of what Nordius refers to as the “Colonial Gothic”. My hypothesis is that Le Fanu’s short story is not merely a simple exercise in aesthetics; instead, it is a conscious effort on the part of the author to depict and conceptualize the English-Irish struggle. In fact, it was this pioneering spark that led to the inception of an altogether new genre. I hope to demonstrate that weaved within Le Fanu’s text, are the fine threads of colonial issues....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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The Saddest Music in the World: A Surreal Melodrama

- Canadian filmmaker and cinephile, Guy Maddin once said, “I do feel a bit like Dracula in Winnipeg. I’m safe, but can travel abroad and suck up all sorts of ideas from other filmmakers… Then I can come back here and hoard these tropes and cinematic devices.” Here, Maddin addresses his filmmaking saying that he takes aspects from different film styles and appropriates them into his own work. In The Saddest Music in the World (2003), Maddin uses a combination of French Surrealist filmmaking and classical American Hollywood cinema, specifically melodrama, to create his own style....   [tags: Cinema]

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Confronting Reality: How Nosferatu Exemplifies Film Horror Tactics

- Many films, and sometimes film genres, are dismissed as being part of the cinema of escapism. This assumes that in times of particular social or economic hardship (often on a national or international level), people go to movies for the sole purpose of “getting away from it all.” While some films may follow this overall trend, it is important to note that it cannot be a generalization made for all films. During the Weimar era in Germany, the nation was in the midst of a national struggle on many fronts....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Irresponsible Overuse of Finite Global Resources

- Our current global economy would make Dracula proud. Since 1800, the global population has increased sevenfold. This mind-boggling increase has come at the cost of sucking more and more non-renewable, or fossil, resources from the earth. This exponential expansion comes from improvements on the way we drain finite resources from the earth, and is unsustainable. Due to the economic sleight of hand of externalities, the cost of using these finite, unsustainable resources is not correctly felt in market prices....   [tags: Global Economy]

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Gender in the Modern Horror Film

- Horror movies have been part of mainstream cinema since the early 1930s when films such as Dracula and Frankenstein were created. As the horror genre evolved, so did the stories in the films. Friday the 13th (Marcus Nipsel, 2009) is a very good example of this evolution. Even though it is a remake, Friday the 13th changed the way horror movies were seen by the audience. The ideas and theory behind this slasher sub-genre of horror films can be summed up in a book. Carol Clover, an American professor of film studies, wrote a book in 1992 entitled Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film in which she described the horror film genre....   [tags: Film Review]

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Is Jaws a Horror Movie?

- Is Jaws a Horror Movie. First, I will intend to take you on a brief journey through the horror genre and the conventions that have been associated. Second I will show you how these conventions are used in the film Jaws. Let’s take a closer look at the history of the horror genre. To get started we are going to start with the first era or as it’s called the silent era. This era was based on monsters such as Frankenstein (1910), Dracula (1912) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). The horror was all about the make up and the clever use of lighting, to add thrills....   [tags: Film Review]

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Classic Vampirism and Recent Changes

- CLASSIC VAMPIRISM AND RECENT CHANGES Change often occurs due to the simple nature of time. What once stood as a finite and steadfast definition will shift and evolve. Genres bleed into one another and mix mythologies. The realm of the supernatural in literature does not lie outside this trend. Wizards no longer call themselves Merlin and spend their days under the patronage of a heroic king; the average wizard now goes by common names like Harry or Ron and attends school, saving the world on the side....   [tags: Mythology ]

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Hitchcock's Film Psycho

- Hitchcock's Film Psycho Ever since the first horror movies were produced they have attracted huge audiences seeking to be scared, chilled and thrilled. Horror movies are so popular because the audience can get the adrenaline rush of being scared without actually putting themselves in danger, and also the audience ultimately get a rush of relief at the end of the film when the killer is killed. This is the same reason why people go on roller coasters because you get the adrenaline rush and then the relief when you get off....   [tags: Papers]

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Allah: God of Terrorists

- Allah: God of the Terrorists Al Qaeda. For some, this name represents years of misery, torture, and terrorism. Yet for others, this name is a shining beacon of light. It represents a people’s god and the sacred duty that they have to perform. When we think of Allah, we think of the World Trade Center and crazy lunatics who hate the so called “West” and its technological advancements. But we forget about the religion that evolved around the same time as Christianity; we forget about the mosques that have won global acclaim as the most beautiful and sophisticated structures; we forget about the proud race that spread science and mathematics throughout the world....   [tags: Religion]

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Humor of South Park

- Manbearpig: Half Man, Half Bear, Half Pig, but All Global Warming. South Park is a popular animated comedy series written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. While the episodes of South Park are always humorous on the surface, each show usually has a deeper, much more profound meaning and moral. One episode of South Park entitled Manbearpig, named after the monster in the episode, has a particularly potent deeper meaning. On the surface, the episode pokes fun at monster stories, politics, and specifically Al Gore....   [tags: TV Review]

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History of Vampirism

- "Forgotten through the fabric of space and time are the children of the night" Anonymous. Although the mere sound of vampirism, when uttered in the drenches of the darkest corners of the human soul can spark tepidity and obscurities as to its origins accompanied by the mystifying attraction that compels individuals to adhere to the often times fallacious discernments which the terminology conveys, it is a matter of personal introspection which enables one to really grasp the epistomological aspect of vampirism....   [tags: Vampire Vampires]

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- A. Setting: 1. Year: 1940’s 2. Location: Maycomb, Alabama 3. Period of Time: Three Summer’s B. Point of Veiw: First Person C. Begining: Scout, the main character and narrorator of the story, Jem, her brother, and Dill, their neighbor friend that visited every summer, loved to act out stories they knew. They did all kinds of stories like Tarzan and Dracula. Signaling the end of summer and the absence of Dill, the school year began. Scout started school, having a very rough first day....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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A Case Study of Hammer Films

- A Case Study of Hammer Films Hammer began life in the 1930’s as a tiny production company attached to a small British distributor called exclusive. Exclusive was mainly concerned with purchasing less prestigious American films and renting them to British cinemas. Hammers name had first appeared before the war on two or three films, like The Mystery of the Marie Celeste in 1936, but it was not until 1947 (when the post, war demand for features began to accelerate as people regained the cinema- going habit) that Hammer was reformed and began production in earnest to take to take advantage of the new situation....   [tags: Papers]

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A Case Study of Universal Studios

- A Case Study of Universal Studios Universal was a relatively minor studio, one of the ‘Little Three’ companies (the others being Columbia and United Artists), which lacked their own theatres and depended for exhibition outlets on the cinema circuits of the ‘Big Five’ (Warner Bros, RKO, Fox, Paramount and MGM), the vertically integrated majors. The company established itself in the 1920s under the ownership of Carl Laemmle and adapted its studio to sound production relatively early: by 1930, all of its releases were ‘talkies’....   [tags: Papers]

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The Cosmetic Industry: Selling Illusion

- The Cosmetic Industry: Selling Illusion The makeup industry is booming these days. With the ability to make skin appear smoother, eyelashes look longer, and make lips a different color, makeup continues to create a distorted reality for people around the world. The cosmetic industry is still going strong because our culture continues to promote its use. For example, women are expected to wear makeup for certain occasions. They are expected to wear makeup at work, when they go out to eat, and nearly every other situation that involves an appearance in public....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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Use of Language in Frankenstein

- How does Mary shelly use of language in chapters 1 and 5 show the contrast in the atmosphere and Victor Frankenstein’s behaviour. Question: How does Mary shelly use of language in chapters 1 and 5 show the contrast in the atmosphere and Victor Frankenstein’s behaviour. Frankenstein was written in 1818 by a young lady called Mary Shelly. Shelly had never had any school education but her farther taught her at home. When Shelly was 19 she completed her novel Frankenstein. The book Frankenstein was published in 1818....   [tags: English Literature]

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Gothic Literature

- The term gothic was originally used to describe both type of Art and Architecture. Gothic novels were given a genre of their own primarily because of their emotional extremes and their dark themes. Gothic Literature ================= The gothic novel is a literary genre which is said to have been created in 1764 when Horace Walpole wrote his novel ‘The Castle of Otranto’. The main features of gothic novels included terror, mystery, the supernatural, doom, death, curses and madness. The term ‘gothic’ was originally used to describe both type of Art and Architecture....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Jack the Ripper

- Jack the Ripper is one of the most well-known serial killers of the ages. Although everyone knows the name, “Jack the Ripper,” nobody really knows of his true identity. When the murder victims were found the press and the detectives could never put a name with the crime. Jack the Ripper is a mythic figure comparable with Frankenstein and Dracula. The Rippers first three murdered whores, in 1888, were believed to be by the same person. These murdered victims all seemed to occur around the Parish Church of Saint Mary, also called “the White Chapel.” (Fido…1) “Jack the Ripper,” was the name given to an unidentified serial killer in the White Chapel district of London in 1888....   [tags: Case Study]

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Free Cornell Admissions Essay

- Cornell Admissions Essay By unlocking the door to (name) past, one sees his thoughts and actions when they first took hold of his persona. This essay serves as a key to that door and to my current personality. The first beloved books in my life were the Sesame Street Encyclopedia volumes. At three, I wasn't old enough to read them, but I always wanted to have them read to me. In fact, I memorized the ten volume set so when my parents would skip some pages I would ask them to read what they skipped....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Vampires

- Vampires Obsession. A persistent, disturbing preoccupation with an often-unreasonable idea, feeling, object or person; broadly: compelling motivation (Collegiate Dictionary). Many stories have been told of obsessed men and women who waste their lives on lost causes, calling them tragedies. But what if you were immortal. What if you were forever. Then your life would not be wasted, but instead a reason for living would become instinctive. And what if having an obsession, something criticized by mortal humans, was the only way to keep your sanity and appetite for life through eternity....   [tags: Papers]

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Stevenson's Use of Technique to Present Character and Atmosphere in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

- Stevenson's Use of Technique to Present Character and Atmosphere in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ by the young Robert Louis Stevenson was published in 1886. The story, which concerns the way in which an individual is made up of different emotions and desires, some good and some evil is told from the point of view of John Utterson. Mr Utterson is a lawyer and friend to the respected and brilliant scientist, Dr. Henry Jekyll....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Christina Rosetti's Approach to the Subject of Death in After Death, Remember, Song and Dream

- Comparing Christina Rosetti's Approach to the Subject of Death in After Death, Remember, Song and Dream Death was a favourite theme of the Victorian writers. Before antibiotics and a National Health Service it was common to die early in life from common illnesses such as tuberculosis and during childbirth. 50% of children died before the age of six in Hanworth, the Bronte sisters' village. The Victorians held expensive funerals that were showy and intrigued by the processes of decay, change and growth....   [tags: Papers]

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Modern Society As A Reflection Of The Picture Of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde

- Traditional gothic fiction was at the height of its popularity during the Victorian era, it exploded in the 1790’s and continued its reign well into the 1800’s. This confrontational style of fiction often blurs the lines of realistic and artificial, forcing readers to challenge their beliefs and surpass the norm. However, the aspect of gothic fiction that was most attractive to the Victorian audience was the way human fears and societal tensions were reflected in the deliberately fictionalised literary works....   [tags: Oscar Wilde]

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HOW ARE TENSION AND SUSPENSE BUILT UP AND MAINTAINED IN AT LEAST TWO

- HOW ARE TENSION AND SUSPENSE BUILT UP AND MAINTAINED IN AT LEAST TWO GOTHIC HORROR STORIES. The original use of the term `Gothic Horror' was applied to a group of novels, including Mary Shelley's `Frankenstein', written before 1914. These novels usually included some or all of the following characteristics, which seem demonstrative of the original use of the term `Gothic': An emphasis on portraying the terrifying, a common insistence on archaic settings, a prominent use of the supernatural, the presence of highly stereotyped characters, barbarism as opposed to elegance, and the attempt to set up and perfect techniques of literary suspense....   [tags: English Literature]

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How Does the Language in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Reflect its Gothic Genre

- How Does the Language in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Reflect its Gothic Genre The gothic genre was popular around the nineteenth century. It is often associated with dark, evil things and death. This seemed appropriate at the time as there were no electric lights or televisions so it was generally darker than it is in the present day. It brings to mind stories like Frankenstein, Dracula and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It may have been popular at this time because it is typically based about ominous things in dark places making it seem more realistic because of the use of candles at the time....   [tags: Gothic Mary Shelley Frankenstein Essays]

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The Theme of Social Progress in The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

- The Theme of Social Progress in The Time Machine by H.G. Wells The time machine was written by H.G.Wells in 1895 and is set on new years eve, 1899 at the end of the century; the time set is significant because it is at the set of a century, and the beginning of a new time period. Other writers at the time included George Stevenson and Stoker, who wrote 'Jekyll and Hyde' and 'Dracula' respectively. Stories about science and time travelling were very popular at the time. Herbert George Wells was born in 1866 in Bromly, a small town near London....   [tags: Papers]

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Robert Louis Stevenson was born November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland

- Robert Louis Stevenson was born November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland Throughout his childhood, he suffered chronic health. A Study of Robert Louis Stevenson’s use of settings, characters and symbolism in ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’. Robert Louis Stevenson was born November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland throughout his childhood; he suffered chronic health problems that confined him to bed. He lived in constant fear of death and some people believe that this was where he got his grim outlook on life from....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Popularity of The Hound of the Baskervilles in Victorian Times

- The Popularity of The Hound of the Baskervilles in Victorian Times In this essay I will be looking at some of the reasons why ‘the Hound of the Baskervilles’ was popular with Victorian readers. I will explain how cliff hangers worked and why the writers used them in most novels and chapters. There are many different themes n the story that was quite popular in the 1901’s when the story was first published. A few of those themes were designed for the higher majority of Victorians, the themes of order and chaos together with the confusion of science and religion....   [tags: Papers]

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How Writers of 19th Century Stories Create Tension and Suspense

- How Writers of 19th Century Stories Create Tension and Suspense The writers in 19th century stories create tension and suspense through the use of gothic horror. This style of writing is designed to frighten and panic and cause dread and alarm. It innovates our hidden worst fears often in a terrifying, shocking finale, while captivating and entertaining us at the same time in a cathartic experience. Horrors effectively centre on the dark side of life, the forbidden, and the strange and alarming events....   [tags: Papers]

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To Kill A Mockingbird - The Character of Dill

- To Kill A Mockingbird - The Character of Dill From their first impression of Dill Scout and Jem feel that, Charles Baker Harris is a small, weedy, but oddly curious child whose name was "longer'n you are". At the initial meeting he was wearing "blue linen shorts that buttoned to his shirt, his hair was snow white and stuck to his head like duck fluff". Even though he seemed odd to Jem and Scout when he spoke of going to the cinema and seeing films like Dracula he automatically had their attention and respect....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays]

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Gothic Genre: The Red Room versus The Monkey's Paw

- The Red Room was written in the late 19th century by H.G Wells. During this time the gothic genre was incredibly popular with every type of person as it was a great form of entertainment due to the fact they didn't have a television or a computer back then. The gothic genre started becoming most popular in 1837 and continuing untill 1901 during the Victorian period, they appeared in magazines as short,cliffhanger ending,eerie stories. The most famous examples of gothic stories are "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelly and "Dracula" by Bram Stoker which most people have heard of....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing Two Biographies of the Genius Oscar Wilde

- Comparing Two Biographies of the Genius Oscar Wilde       If someone had told Oscar Wilde during his life that for the next hundred years, people would still be taking the time to write about his life and accomplishments, he probably would have wittily declared it impossible for anyone to try to admire him as much as he admired himself.  However, two of his biographers, Frank Harris and Barbara Belford, have done just that.  Harris, in 1916, sixteen years after Wilde's death, published his biography, Oscar Wilde, as a memoir of his own cherished relationship with Wilde, for whom he had served as literary editor and friend.  Just this past year in 2000, after a popular film remake of An Id...   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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Wuthering Heights Essay - Is Heathcliff truly evil?

- Wuthering Heights Essay - Is Heathcliff truly evil. I think with the modern understanding of the way childhood affects one's whole perception of life and the world, we would be arrogant to call Heathcliff evil. Without a doubt Heathcliff is an anomaly. Lockwood initially describes him as "a dark skinned gypsy in aspect, in dress and manners a gentleman". The first view we have of heathcliff is as dark, handsome, gentlemanly and morose. These qualities, coupled with his 'Lord of the manner' apparel may invoke in the reader popular evil characters such as 'Count Dracula'....   [tags: English Literature]

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Why Modern Monsters Have Become Alien to Us

- Why Modern Monsters Have Become Alien to Us Late autumn has arrived and with it comes the dark magic of Halloween--and, of course, the murky thrill of monsters. Yet our appetite for a good monster knows no season. Ever since ancient times we have been fascinated with all sorts of tales about monsters and intrigued by myths and legends about those wild half-human beasts who haunt the edges of our forests and lurk in the recesses of our oceans. The sphinxes, minotaurs, and sirens of early mythology gave way to Beowulf's Grendel and Saint George's dragon, then to the mermaids, trolls, and one-eyed giants of our fairy and folk tales, and finally to those 19th-century Gothic classics...   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Eraserhead and Nightmare on Elm Street IV

- Comparing Eraserhead and Nightmare on Elm Street IV essay iam going to be looking at two films in particular. Eraserhead, a successful surreal film by D. Lunch, and Nightmare on Elm Street iv. These are films that distort the real. he contributions of surrealism to twentieth century art and literature are widely recognised. It would be almost impossible to write a survey of modern art or a history of modern literature or literary theory without the inclusion of surrealism. The aesthetics of the surrealists, and their impact on later artistic styles and movements in Europe, America, and elsewhere, are the subject of a growing body of work....   [tags: Papers]

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Atmosphere of Terror and Suspense in Gothic Literature

- 1764 saw the birth of Gothic literature with the novel 'The Castle of Otranto', written by Horace Walpole. Although, this novel was based on some much earlier literature it set the standard for all the gothic novels that followed. The 18th century was a time when political power was in the hands of a few rich men. Women did not have the vote, let alone any legal rights. The majority of the population lived in poverty. However things were changing . the Church was no longer as powerful and the social structure was being questioned....   [tags: essays research papers]

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New Classics of the Horror Film Genre

- Dracula. Frankenstein. Godzilla. These monsters no longer strike fear into the hearts of viewers as they once did. Formerly the villains of the classic "monster movie," these relics, who now represent all that is archaic in horror film history. The monster movie of the past makes way for the thriller or slasher movie of the present, while the monster villain gives its role to the deranged, psychotic serial killer. Friday the 13th series, Nightmare on Elm Street, Copycat and Seven have become the new classics in the genre of the horror film....   [tags: Pleasures of Horror Film Viewing]

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- It all started when a girl named Jean Louise Finch, (Scout) was telling the story about her brother and how he broke his arm at the elbow. She went back two years to where they had tried to “Make Boo come out.” Boo Radley, also known as Arthur Radley. Back before Jem and Scout were even born Arthur Radley and his family moved to Maycomb. There was Arthur, his older brother Nathan, and Mr. and Mrs. Radley. There was a story about the Radleys, saying that when their family moved into town, they were welcomed but chose to stick to themselves....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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Creating and Maintaining Suspense in Great Expectations

- Discuss the ways in which Dickens creates and maintains suspense in chapter 39 of Great Expectations. Charles Dickens was born on the 7th February 1812, during the Victorian era. He was born in Portsmouth but spent most of his life in London. He was considered to be the best author of Victorian times and his work is still very famous today. His father was a well paid clerk in the Navy and his family were well off and very high up in the social classes. But in 1814 his father fell into a lot of debt and ended up in prison....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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Critical Analysis of Interview with the Vampire

- Critical Analysis of Interview with the Vampire Charismatic. Charming. Sensual. Beautiful. Would you ever use these adjectives to describe a vampire. The common theme in portraying vampires in literature has always involved depictions of great violence, ugliness, and fear. Novels involving vampires never portrayed the vampire as a heroic character, but rather as the villain who was then destroyed in the end. Stereotypical vampires terrorized towns, lived in grim, dark, towering castles and turned into bats when in trouble....   [tags: essays papers]

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Theme of Horror in the Sleepy Hollow

- Theme of Horror in the Sleepy Hollow The film Sleepy Hollow is a fantasy/gothic horror film; the rating 15 tells us it probably has some gore in it. As we watch the film, some parts could also be described as thriller. The director Tim Burton is known for his love of Hammer horror films and before starting work on this film he encouraged his team to watch Hammer horror films like "Black Sunday" and "The Fearless Vampire Killers", as this was the effect he wanted to put across in Sleepy Hollow....   [tags: Papers]

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The Shining as an Exceptional Horror Movie

- The Shining as an Exceptional Horror Movie Stanley Kubrick a.k.a. "The Master Filmmaker," was born on July 26, 1928 in the Bronx, New York City. By age 13 he had developed passions for jazz, drumming, chess and photography. In 1951 at 23 years of age, Kubrick used his savings to finance his first film, a 16-minute documentary short about boxer Walter Cartier. On March 7th, 1999, Stanley Kubrick died in his sleep of a heart attack. He was 70 years old. The Shining is a typical example of the horror genre because it works by arousing irrational fear....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Dark Water and The Mothman Prophecies

- 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. These have been adapted from the early twentieth century, and have developed a whole series of genre conventions into a familiar variety of scary settings, iconography, and stereotyped characterisation....   [tags: Movies, Film, Horror Genre]

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Frankenstein and If Nights Could Talk

- Frankenstein and If Nights Could Talk        Even though most people associate the word "monster" with ghouls, goblins, and other creations of the horror genre, monsters can exist in the more common shape of human beings. People who have suffered sexual abuse, people who suffered neglect as children, and people who have chemical imbalances in their brains have committed worse crimes than Bram Stoker's Dracula ; Adolf Hitler seems more of a monster than Mary Shelley's. However, most people who can behave so horribly towards other humans were not born monsters; rather their experiences and relationships molded their hideous forms....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Allure of Vampires and Immortality

- The Allure of Vampires and Immortality Humanity has always been fascinated with the allure of immortality and although in the beginning vampires were not a symbol of this, as time passed and society changed so did the ideas and perceptions surrounding them. The most important thing to ask yourself at this point is 'What is immortality?' Unfortunately this isn't as easily answered as asked. The Merriam Webster Dictionary says immortality is 'the quality or state of being immortal; esp : unending existence' while The World Book Encyclopedia states it as 'the continued and eternal life of a human being after the death of the body.' A more humorous definition can be found in Th...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Lesbianism in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

- Given that lesbian desire has often been associated with the monstrous in horror and vampire genres, and that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is seen as having reworked the conventions of these genres, it is worth considering how the narrative of lesbianism is dealt with in this series to contemplate if and how this desire has been resignified. This paper is concerned with critically analysing the overt representations of lesbian desire and identity as they are manifested through the Willow (played by Alyson Hannigan) and Tara (Amber Benson) characters in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the coming out narratives as they unfold in Season Four....   [tags: TV Television Show Essays]

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Jerry Garcia And The Grateful Dead

- Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead Rock Legends of the 60s and 70s Jerry Garcia’s life was filled with wonderful things, many of which he never expected in the first place. After an almost fatal heroin overdose in 1986, “ Garcia philosophically stated, ‘ I’m 45 years old, I’m ready for anything, I didn’t even plan on living this long so all this shit is just add-on stuff.’ ” (“Garcia”) This attitude shows why Garcia did all of the things he did and even how some of them came about....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Janissaries Of The Ottoman/Turkish Empire

- The Janissaries of the Ottoman/Turkish Empire The Janissaries was an elite corp. in the standing army of the Ottoman Empire from the late 14th century to 1826. Highly respected for their military prowess in the 15th and 16th centuries, the Janissaries became a powerful force to be reckoned with on the battlefield, and in government administrations. The janissaries were organized into three unequal divisions: the cemaat, bölükhalki, and segban. The Janissary corps was originally staffed by Christian youths from the Balkan provinces who were converted to Islam on being drafted into the Ottoman service....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Discuss the Appeal of Horror Movies

- The horror industry has been virtually dominating Asian cinema over the past few years, overshadowing any other genre in consistency of production and consequent box-office reaping. Countries like Japan, South Korea and Thailand have tapped on this market, fuelling their local film industries and clearly profiting from the appeal that horror movies have over audiences globally. Yet, even as we look beyond the economic profitability of this genre, we will discover far more reasons why this genre of films has remained thrillingly popular....   [tags: Film]

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The Red Room and The Signalman

- The Red Room and The Signalman The 19th century horror stories, The Red Room by H. G. Wells and The Signalman by Charles Dickens, are both written in the traditional gothic horror setting with the almost predictable storylines. The Red Room by H. G. Wells is not an irregularity in the masses of 19th century horror tales but is slightly different as it tells of a visitor to long forgotten castle which is purportedly inhabited by a ghostly force in this one room. It is different to many others as it is just a ghostly force not a spectre....   [tags: Papers]

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Hell's Kitchen and the Capeman Murder

- Hell's Kitchen and the Capeman Murder Hell's Kitchen is the section of Manhattan that is between 34th and 59th Streets and from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River. It was the home of New York's most dangerous criminals from the early tenement days to Prohibition to the Westies. The population consisted of poor people who lived in a disorderly fashion and expressed themselves with a demanding spirit. Mayhem and reports of criminal homicide from the late nineteenth century on supply a good idea of daily life in Hell's Kitchen....   [tags: Papers]

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Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes

- This is the fifteenth in a series of reviews of those pieces of written science fiction and fantasy which have won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. I had some reservations about including "Flowers for Algernon" in this series. It is an unusual case in that different versions of the story won different awards; the original short story, published in Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1959, won a 1960 Hugo, while the novel length expansion jointly won a 1966 Nebula. So to do it justice I would have to review two separately published versions of the story in one web page....   [tags: Flowers Algernon Keyes]

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Carrie and Columbine: American Gothic

- Carrie, by Stephen King, and the Columbine High School Incident; looked at separately, they are to things that have nothing to do with each other. Carrie was Stephen King’s first major novel and a New York Times bestseller. Columbine was and incident in Colorado that happened in 1999, where two high school seniors orchestrated a bloody massacre at their high school. The two events occurred over twenty-five years apart, but when juxtaposed we can see many similarities between the book ant the incident, the fact that they are gothic in nature in particular....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Age of Innocence movie

- It's New York City in the 1870s, a society ruled by expectations and propriety, where a hint of immorality can bring scandal and ruin. This is an America every bit as Victorian as her contemporary England. Into this world arrives Countess Ellen Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer), a woman who has spent much of her life in Europe and is now escaping from a disastrous marriage. Her initial adult meeting with Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis) is sedate - he is engaged to her cousin May (Winona Ryder) - but there is a subtle fire smouldering from the first glance....   [tags: Martin Scorsese's movies]

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Romania - Ecotourism in Romania

- Fascinating Romania At the eastern edge of Europe, Romania is perhaps best known for its Black Sea resorts, such as Mamaia and the Greco-Byzantine port of Constanta, and the Danube delta, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its rich wetlands and abundant bird-life. The Transylvanian Alps occupy much of the northern half of the country, the waters of their many spa resorts having been appreciated for their healing properties since Roman times. Romania offers a rich tapestry tourist attractions and vacation experiences unique in Central-Eastern Europe: medieval towns in Transylvania, the world-famous Painted Monasteries in Bucovina, traditional villages in Maramures, the...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Alfred Hitchcock's Techniques in Psycho

- Alfred Hitchcock's Techniques in Psycho At the time of release, 1960, psycho was a ground breaking project. After its primary screening it was an immediate box-office success, earning over $15,000,000 in its first year, over 15 times as much as it cost to make. When I first saw the film, I would not of classified it as a horror, more of a suspense thriller. But looking back I begin to realise what a great effect this film would have had on people in 1960. It was the first of its kind, comparing this to "Tod Brownings Dracula" and others of such kind, would be like comparing "The Exorcist" to "My Little Pony." Armed with its master-class cast, consisting of Janet...   [tags: Papers]

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Into the Mind of Darkness

- Into the Mind of Darkness "You cannot have [the] power for good without having [the] power for evil too. [And], even mother's milk nourishes murderers as well as heros, [besides what man was ever content with just one crime]." (Mitchell). In the past decade, an elusive creature has capture the attention of the American society as well as a few Eurpoean nations. In the twisted psychotic minds of the these individualistic creatures who murder constantly to appease their hunger, life, sex, pain and death are fashioned into a passion to kill....   [tags: Papers]

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Poetry Throughout the Ages

- This anthology is a published collection of poetry throughout the five major periods including- the Pre Elizabethan period, Elizabethan Period, Metaphysical Period, Romantic Period and the Victorian Period. The Pre Elizabethan Period was first in Old English and then in Middle English. Old English was used after the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th and 6th centuries. The invaders from Germany who settled in England were called the Angles, the Saxon, and the Jutes. The names of these tribes come from the term Anglo Saxon....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Personal Impacts of Death

- Personal Impacts of Death When a person is born, we rejoice, and when they're married, we jubilate, but when they die, we try to pretend that nothing happened. --Margaret Mead Odd as it sounds, there can be little question that some deaths are better than others. People cross-culturally have always made invidious distinctions between good deaths and bad. Compare, for instance, crooner Bing Crosby's sudden death following eighteen rounds of his beloved golf with the slow motion, painful expiration of an eighty-year-old diabetic....   [tags: Papers]

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Rosebud in Citizen Kane

- Rosebud in Citizen Kane Rosebud is sled, Kane's sled when he was a boy. Rosebud is the foundation of the film of citizen Kane. Rosebud is also Kane's last words. He was a very important man, known globally. Rosebud is the word everyone wants to understand the meaning of, so there is a hunt to find the meaning of the word. This sets the story for the film. Rosebud is a symbol of Kane, in that Rosebud represents his loss of the ability to love and how to love. The film Citizen Kane has a lot of direction meaning that every shot means something in its own way, there is a hidden message in every movement of the camera....   [tags: Papers]

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The Bride of Frankenstein

- 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....   [tags: Papers]

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Biography of Andrew Warhol

- Biography of Andrew Warhol Born Andrew Warhol on August 6, 1928 (some sources say 1927), in Forest City, Pennsylvania, the son of a construction worker and miner from Czechoslovakia. He attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh from 1945-1949, receiving a bachelor of fine arts degree in pictorial design....   [tags: Papers]

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Vampires

- When the word vampire is said it evokes Hollywood images of handsome men and beautiful women, seductive creatures with fangs that lure in their prey with their hypnotic stare along with their good looks, wit and charm. Once the prey is seduced the vampire goes straight for the throat, biting down and draining their blood and ultimately their life. More recently the images may be of the sexy Vampire who is trying to pass as human in some high school setting that is amazingly fast, and strong, yet trying to be sensitive....   [tags: History, Hollywood, Lamastu, God Anu]

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Blacks In Film

- Film is one of the most influential means of communication and a powerful medium of propaganda. Race and representation is central to the study of the black film actor, since the major studios continue to reflect and reinforce the stereotyps of our times. The depiction of blacks in Hollywood movies reinforce many of the misconceptions of the white majority rather than objective reality, limiting black actors to stereotypical roles. The movie "Soul Food" proved to be the inspiration for African-Americans hungry for balanced, realistic depictions of blacks in America The film is about a Chicago family who airs out its tribulations over Sunday dinner....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Waiting Room

- Waiting Room Ring. Ring. Who could that be, wondered Henry as he glanced at the clock. It’s three a.m. “Hello.” “Henry, its Jake. Sandra was in an accident last night…” “Is it serious?” Fear clutched Henrys heart. “Yes, but she will be O.K. She is unconscious right now. Listen, buddy, I need your help. I have to go on maneuvers in a few minutes and was wondering if you could call the hospital every once in a while. I would also like for someone to be there when she wakes up.” Henry eagerly bolted from the comfort of his bed....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Lazy Lady

- Lazy Lady It seems that the lazier people are, the more I can't stand them. One thing is for sure; I can't stand my mom. "Maxme or MOM" is how I would address her, or should I say have to address her. I would have preferred boss or master. Yes sir, she's the queen of them all. She could probably write a book titled What it Takes to be Lazy. In her case, I guess you could consider it a lifestyle but try not to compare her to Martha Stewart or anyone like that. My mom is lazy from the hairs on her head to the toes on her feet....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Christopher Pike

- Final Friends Book1: The Vampire Author: Christopher Pike Pages: 211 Published: Pocket Books/ Archway Paperbacks 40 Questions: 1. In chapter 1, what does Sam have a dream of. p. 4. He has a dream that his whole class will die because they will be killed by a vampire. 2. In chapter 1, who is going to be throwing a large party. p. 4. Sam. He doesn’t live in a very big house but he has a big yard. Too, his parents try to act “cool” so they are letting him have the party. 3. Why does everybody at school think Drake is a vampire....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kosovo Crisis

- There has been a conflict for quite some time now between the people of once Serbia now Yugoslavia and the Islamic countries bordering them. The grudge can be traced back over 600 years to the first battle. The hatred between the two sides is still endures. No one knows exactly when the repugnance started, but the situation was understood. During the time of the Ottoman Empire the Turks were terrorizing most of Europe, ferociously converting people into Islam. The other option was death. The Serbs at that tie were always known for their strong faith in Christianity....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ray Bradbury

- Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury was a dreamer. Bradbury had a skill at putting his dreams onto paper, and into books. He dreams dreams of magic and transformation, good and evil, small-town America and the canals of Mars. His dreams are not only popular, but durable. His work consists of short stories, which are not hard to publish, and keep in the public eye. His stories have stayed in print for nearly three decades. Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920, in a small town of Waukegan, Illinois....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Elizabeth Bathory

- Elizabeth Bathory In order to improve her complexion and also to maintain her failing grasp on her youth and vitality, she slaughtered six hundred innocent young women from her tiny mountain principality... The noble Báthory family stemmed from the Hun Gutkeled clan which held power in broad areas of east central Europe (in those places now known as Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania), and had emerged to assume a role of relative eminence by the first half of the 13th century. Abandoning their tribal roots, they assumed the name of one of their estates (Bátor meaning 'valiant') as a family name....   [tags: essays papers]

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Jaws

- Is Jaws a Horror Movie. First I will highlight the brief journey through the horror genre and the conventions that have developed. Second, I will then show how these conventions are used in the film Jaws. Let’s start with the silent era, an era based on monsters, Frakingstien 1910, Dracula 1912, The Phantom Of The Opera 1925. 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....   [tags: Film Review, Horror]

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Jaws

- Is Jaws A Horror Movie. First, I will intend to take you on a brief journey through the horror genre and the conventions that have been associated with this type of film. Second, I will show you how these conventions are used in Spielberg’s Jaws (1975). To get started, we are going to investigate the first era or as it was called, the silent era. This era was based on monsters such as Frankenstein (1910), Dracula (1912) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). These black and white horror films were all about the make-up and the clever use of lighting, to add their thrills and chills....   [tags: Film Review, Horror]

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