Essays Tagged: "Horror film"

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

exist today, one of those 50 is TheCabinet of Dr. Caligari. At the time of its release in America, horror films were virtuallyunheard of because filmakers felt that the subject matter was tasteless o ... was tasteless or even repulsive,not to mention difficult to adjust to the silent screen. The first horror film on record wasFrankenstein in 1910. Elements from Frankenstein are evident in The Cabinet ...

(2 pages) 81 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Discussion on Noel Carroll's account of the monster and its role in horror films.

Although Carroll himself admits that horror film audiences are attracted primarily by the narrative elements of the films they consume, a ... genre, he still emphasizes that a film must depict the behavior of at least one monster to provoke horror. Besides, the monster must be perceived by audiences in the film to be monstrous or abnormal, ... rnatural.First of all, I am going to discuss about Carroll's account of the monster and its role in horror films. In Carroll's point of view, to provoke fear, one must be threatening; to provoke a sen ...

(2 pages) 68 1 4.0 May/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The Assassination of JFK

1963, the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy stunnedthe nation like an everlasting horror film.It started as the soon-to-be assassin , Lee Harvey Oswald , bickered with hiswife , Mari ...

(8 pages) 117 0 3.4 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparison Of Two Horror movies: The Exorcist and The Shining

e two film posters I am studying are "The Exorcist" and "The Shining" both of which are part of the Horror genre.In both posters many visual and written codes are being used. Firstly in The Exorcist p ... des the dark silhouetted house with the bright angelic light shining down on the man a very typical horror film set up with symbols of good (the light shining down on the man) and symbols of evil (the ...

(3 pages) 186 3 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"Death On the Nile" by Agatha Christie.

The film, Death on the Nile by Christie Agatha is a romantic/horror film that takes place in Egypt and is a perfect setting for this movie. The monuments foresha ...

(1 pages) 29 0 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A definition of the codes and conventions presented within the typical horror film genres media texts with particular reference to movie posters

The conventions of Horror advertisement:A definition of the genreHorror films often involve a complex set of codes and ... complex set of codes and conventions that will give the audience the idea that they are watching a horror film. In most media texts, particularly advertisement posters concerned with films of the gen ... s and themes presented in the text are used.Typical themes presented within media texts advertising horror films are:§Use of the dark or Black saturated colour schemes:This can be used to connote ...

(1 pages) 5883 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Media essay assessing 'the sixth sence'and 'the sandlot kids'.

ferent way, and to give them different expectations. For example the director of The Sixth Sense, a horror film will use production elements differently to the director of The Sandlot Kids, an action, ... een after Dr. Crow is shot. Spooky music during the opening credits establishes that the film has a horror genre. This is again used after Dr. Crow is shot and a black out with the spooky music playin ...

(7 pages) 112 2 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The Ring's poster (Narrative image)

film to the audience and saying them that this movie is the best. Like this narrative image of the horror film "The Ring" creators of this poster tries to sell the film to the audience by using narra ... Firstly when we look at the poster of "The Ring" we could easily understand that this movie is an horror movie. The message of the narrative image is so clear it says that "Before you die, you see T ...

(3 pages) 52 0 2.3 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Essay on an Analysis of Horror Movies in general...the examples used are from "Nightmare on Elm Street 3", "Friday the 13th (Part 8)" and "Freddy VS Jason"

Horror has been a long time one of the most popular categories of films in the movie industry. Peopl ... long time one of the most popular categories of films in the movie industry. People liked to watch horror films to be afraid and to outdo their fears: "On a psychological level, the horror film drama ... dramatizes our nightmares, so that we can confront them" (Sigmund Freud, p.644). Gradually, because horror films became too repetitive and too numerous, people got used to watching them and were no lo ...

(4 pages) 61 2 4.5 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The Shining: Confusion vs. Horror

This essay is a four page review about my opinion of the horror film "The Shining" and the confusion it caused me. The characters and plot are analyzed in th ... classic to many and, as seen on the advertising poster, has been noted as "a masterpiece of modern horror." Personally, though, I believe the film to intertwine confusion and terror making it more st ... ugh, I believe the film to intertwine confusion and terror making it more strange than frightening. Horror films generally have a solid, comprehendible storyline, strong characters, and a twist or an ...

(4 pages) 23 0 4.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Spectatorship and Identification in "Sleepless in Seattle".

ilm, are often looking for a specific response from their audience. For instance, the director of a horror film, such as Wes Craven's "Scream" (1996) and William Friedkin's "The Exorcist" (1973), atte ...

(7 pages) 28 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" and Shelly's "Frankenstein": A Comparison of Gothic Films

lm can be perceived as a typical gothic piece because the archetypal elements such as dark setting, horror, and suspense are apparent. However, in the film adaptation of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heigh ... They may contain different Gothic elements, especially because Shelley's Frankenstein is more of a horror film, while Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" is more of a romance. Despite the fact that the goth ...

(9 pages) 53 0 4.0 May/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

"Saw II" Movie Review

h its gruesome violence and surprising plot twists. It was a rare film that completely shook up the horror genre. As with most successful horror movies, a sequel always seems to follow, however, most ... I" is a sequel to original movie Saw that was shown in early part of 2004, is a full force suspense horror movie that has a slightly different twist than the regular horror flicks. When the movie begi ...

(3 pages) 31 1 4.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

An indepth analysis of the Gothic Film's Saw, Nosferatu and Young Frankenstein. Analysing context, technique and form.

es.This essay explores three evolutions of the Gothic film. These are that of the:Marvellous Gothic/Horror Film - Also known as the supernatural accepted, this form of Gothic tale dwells on the fact t ... ch. The conventions of these films will be explored in F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu - 1922Uncanny Gothic/Horror Film - Also known as supernatural explained, this form of the Gothic genre attempts to create ...

(11 pages) 53 0 4.3 Sep/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Kind Lear

control over it. This writing technique is what makes the reader interested in the text. Its like a horror film and the dumb people in it. The reader or the viewer can't tell the character what to do ... can't tell the character what to do or not to do. Although if we could there wouldn't be much of a horror film or in this case a tragedy. It would be taking away from the artistic talent of the write ...

(1 pages) 278 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How Can We Cope With The Tragedy?

ost of us the terror attack on the World Trade Center and on Pentagon seemed unreal; as if it was a horror film or shocking dream. How can we explain it to children if we ourselves, grown adults, are ...

(3 pages) 414 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Horror Genre

Media Studies Film Criticism Task- The Horror Genre Horror films have been a very big part of the filming world ever since the first ever h ... ever horror film "Le Manior du Diable"�, made in 1896 by George Melies. In those early days, horror films were very theatrical and overacted, so audiences usually looked upon them as comedies. ... ourished. Films like "Psycho"� by Alfred Hitchcock, shocked many audiences. Ever since then, horror has become one of the most popular of all genres. Horror has developed extensively over the y ...

(6 pages) 23 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Stanley Kubrick: Self Made Butcher

In 1977, horror master Stephen King released his third novel, The Shining. The book was "the first widely rea ... tically praised films as Spartacus and A Clockwork Orange. He decided to take a shot at directing a horror film and felt that The Shining was the perfect choice. Kubrick immediately bought the rights ... changes in his adaptation, the movie is less effective than the novel and eliminates the bona fide horror in what was a classic work of literature, thus making the mini-series a better overall film.T ...

(9 pages) 470 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Basics Of A Horror Film

by Brad Khan Basics of a horror film Everyone has seen a cheesy horror film before. It is always the same old thing, ... everyone has his or her own opinion. In my opinion, it is extremely difficult to find a good horror movie. Only a few were ever made. Remember, this is my opinion. Most of the "scary" hor ... nny noises. Like the big slow zombies for example. These dumb killers can usually be found in older horror films, like the ones that most people laugh at. On the other hand, smart killers are u ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Basics Of A Horror Film

by Brad Khan Basics of a horror film Everyone has seen a cheesy horror film before. It is always the same old thing, ... everyone has his or her own opinion. In my opinion, it is extremely difficult to find a good horror movie. Only a few were ever made. Remember, this is my opinion. Most of the "scary" hor ... nny noises. Like the big slow zombies for example. These dumb killers can usually be found in older horror films, like the ones that most people laugh at. On the other hand, smart killers are u ...

(3 pages) 746 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers