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The Horror Genre. The Horror Genre. What horror films do you know about or have heard of? What is the same things in horror films/movies?. The Horror Genre. - the audience experiences/feels, fear or disgust. - Stories often have an evil force, event or supernatural character.

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the horror genre2
The Horror Genre
  • What horror films do you know about or have heard of?
  • What is the same things in horror films/movies?
the horror genre3
The Horror Genre
  • - the audience experiences/feels, fear or disgust.
  • - Stories often have an evil force, event or supernatural character.
  • - Settings are usually in small town America, in quiet neighbourhoods and in woods.
  • - Shadows and darkness play an important part.
  • -The colour red is often symbolic.
horror through the ages
Horror through the ages
  • Audiences today aren’t easily frightened. Directors need to come up with a new angle or use comedy.
  • Can you think of any films that have done this successfully?
history of horror
History of Horror
  • 1890s-George Melies’ ‘Monster Movies’
  • 1922-German Vampire Flick.
  • 1930s-Gothic Horror from Universal Studio (Frankenstein, Dracula).
  • 1950-Alien Invasions (Body Snatchers, Thing from another World).
  • 1960s-Hammer Films
history of horror 1960 1970s
History of Horror-1960-1970s
  • Late 1960s-Psychological Horror from Hitchcock (Psycho). Michael Powell’s ‘Peeping Tom’.
  • Late 60’s-70s-Occult horror (Rosemary’s Baby, Exorcist)-Walking Dead (Romero’s 1968 ‘Night of the Living Dead’.
  • 1970s-Gore fests such as Carpenter’s ‘Last House on the Left’, Tobe Hooper’s ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’
history of horror late 70s 80s
History of Horror-Late 70s/80s
  • 1978-Carpenter’s tension filled Halloween.
  • Romero’s Zombie’s continued to shuffle along in ‘Dawn of the Dead’ and the ‘Day of the Dead’
history of horror 1990s
History of Horror-1990s
  • Post-modern, self aware horror from Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson (Scream Trilogy)
  • 1999-Blair Witch mockumentary.
  • Japanese Horror floods the market with ‘Ringu’, ‘Ju-On’ (The Grudge)
history of horror 2000
History of Horror-2000+
  • American remakes of Japanese Horror (Ring, Grudge, Dark Waters)
  • Revisiting of old villains in a new guise (Freddy V Jason, Halloween H2O, Alien V Predator).
horror sub genres
Horror sub genres
  • Can you think of any horror sub genres?
  • We are going to look at the Vampire sub-genre.
  • Do you know any of the codes and conventions of the vampire sub genre?
vampires
Vampires
  • Fangs
  • Suck blood
  • Creatures of the night
  • Fear of garlic
  • Fear of crosses
  • Killed by a stake driven through the heart
  • Live in old castles
  • Sleep in coffins
  • Terrify local people
count dracula
Count Dracula
  • Vlad Dracul
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Count Dracula
  • Development of the sub genre.
your own vampire film
Your own vampire film
  • You are a film producer, you have the opportunity to produce your own vampire movie.
  • Where would you set your movie?
  • What is the story?
  • What techniques would you use to film your movie?
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