Presentation on theme: "Horror Sub-Genres. Slasher Slasher horror typically involves a serial killer who stalks and murders a series of innocent victims in a violent, graphic."— Presentation transcript:
Slasher Slasher horror typically involves a serial killer who stalks and murders a series of innocent victims in a violent, graphic and unprovoked way. The films are usually a guessing game as to who is the killer. Main Characteristics Micro Features weapons e.g. knifes, chainsaws Mask or costume for killer. Shilloutes of killer (hard lighting) Suspense building music during murder scenes Macro Features Final Girl Young victims Isolated house False hero
Scream (1996) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx3kB Uq8UPg Scream is an example of a sterotypical slasher movie. It features an unknown killer who is dressed in a costume and mask until the very end. We have the weapon of a knife throughout the film which is used to kill all of the victims. The victims are a group of young adults and the main protagonist ‘Sydney’ is our example of a final girl. The film fits in with the genre of a slasher movie as its main focus is the graphic murder of several characters by one murder and thorughout the film the audience is guessing who the killer is.
Found footage horror Found footage movies are typical for the horror genre. In these movies the film is presented as if it was found from video recordings left behind by missing or dead protagonists. This makes the story seem more real. The recordings would belong to the people in the film and would often feature a person being filmed and the voice of the person filming. This mean that the only point of view you see in the film is the view of the charcters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5 1QgOHrCj0 ‘The Blair Witch Project’ is a clear found footage horror film. We know this as the camera is of a low quality which hints that it is a normal cam recorder. Also we only see the story from the characters point of view. Therefore we find out things as the character do.
Urbanoia Urbanoia horror is a film in which the characters travel into a rural and isolated area. The characters are often from urban areas and eventual get themselves into a bad situation with the locals. Charcteristics Characters are away for recreation Two cultures clash Weak characters turn modern primitive Wilderness character dies Final Girl
The Descent (2005) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= CSYg7Z1KS_I The descent is an example of an urbanoia horror film. In the film a group of girls go away to explore a undiscovered cave. There are the sterotypical characters of a urbanioa horror film featured including the sporty female and the eventual final girl ‘Sarah’. This film fits into the sub genre well as the characters are all travelling from a urban area to the rural countryside. Also the plot follows the way that the women tackle the obstacles when they meet the local inhabitants of the cave.
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