Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The Horror Genre

The Horror Genre

As the horror genre is my favorite genre within film, I have decided to do a post on the research of horror films. I will be focusing on what the horror genre is, famous horror films, and characters within horror films. 

Horror is a genre of film seeking to create a negative effect on the audience by playing the audiences primal fears. They often try to startle the viewer.
They often deal with peoples fears and nightmares. Many horror films include supernatural origin and the use of the unknown to scare audiences.

The first horror films were mainly silent short films created by the film pioneer Georges Melies in the late 1890's, his best known film is Le Manoir du diable, which is sometimes credited as the first ever horror film. Another of his horror projects is the 1898 'The Cave Of The Only One'. Japan made early horror films also with Bake Jizo and Shinin no Sosei.

Famous Horror Films

The Shining
The Exorcist
A Nightmare On Elm Street
The Blair Witch Project
The Ring 
The Woman In Black

What makes a Horror Film

There are many conventions within horror films. These are what makes horror films so popular and famous. The main aspects of a horror film need to be traditional. 
Some of the best horror films all include the same features, these include isolation, visual fear, loud sound affects, creepy music and the aspect of tension. Furthermore, all horror films will need a scary character involved in the film. 

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