Essays Tagged: "horror films"

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

A Thematic Analysis of Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho has been commended for forming the archetypical basis of all horror films that followed its 1960 release. The mass appeal that Psycho has maintained for over thr ... ck's brilliance as a director has consolidated Psycho's place among the most reputable and profound horror films ever made.

(6 pages) 288 3 3.6 Feb/1997

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

Romeo and Juliet - Key Film Techniques, Analysing and a how I Would Carry out a Modern Version

ng technique is under lighting, which is light shone beneath the actor or actress. This is used for horror films to make the people in the film look horrified or horrifying. It has a lot more effect a ... mance films. There is also backlighting, which is used to create a silhouette. This is also used in horror films, to create mystery. Fourthly, there is high key lighting, which has lots of filler ligh ...

(15 pages) 91 0 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and his interaction with the audience.

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho has been commended for forming the basis for all horror films that followed its 1960 release. It terrified audiences in 1960, and surprisingly, still ... ck's brilliance as a director has consolidated Psycho's place among the most reputable and profound horror films ever made.

(2 pages) 100 0 4.7 Apr/2003

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

Children vs. violent television movies.

e exposed to violence. Violence is all over, on television, in movie theaters even child age books. Horror films, action movies and cartoons are a bad influence on anybody of any age. It's all about t ... murderer, is harsh for an adolescent to watch. A child can and should be able to see what exactly a horror movie is, depending on the intensity of the movie, but to turn a fantasy into a freak film is ...

(3 pages) 86 2 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Alfred Hitchcock Analysis.

ct - Alfred Hitchcock Critical AnalysisAlfred Hitchcock was and still is considered one of the best horror directors of all time. He is considered the "Master of Suspense" for his very well written an ... tery and murder. All these factors coincide to revolutionise the filming industry, particularly the Horror/Thriller genre, spawning a whole new line of filmmakers mimicking his recipe for a great horr ...

(13 pages) 225 0 4.2 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

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

An essay about the science fiction film genre.

he Alien series (1979, 1986, 1992, 1997) illustrate how the distinction between science fiction and horror films can be obscure. (Telotte 46) Some comedies, such as Mars Attacks (1996) and Back to the ...

(7 pages) 207 2 4.2 Apr/2004

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

Gothika vs.Rosemary's Baby: Creating tension from the 1960's to the 21st century..

"It's the exploitation of tension, that's what horror is all about. You've got to create a situation that's unbearably tense and the audience knows ... rector of the 1984 movie A Nightmare on Elm Street. Maybe it was my mother's negative perception of horror films that deterred me from watching them. Therefore, watching horror films has never been of ... r been of interest to me. Over the course of the past week I had the opportunity to view two horror movies from different eras and compare their "exploitation of tension." First was Gothika, re ...

(7 pages) 44 1 4.5 May/2004

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

Silent films: Le Golem

g the silent film era in the 1920's, film directors tried to use the theme "the beast within" and a horror plot to break down tranquility in a closed society. The faustian character is utilized in hor ... something life through magical powers causes it to seek vengeance and destroy. This brings out what horror movies really are. Horror films takes the viewer into a nightmare world where anything can oc ...

(2 pages) 29 1 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The negative effect of films on daily life

hildren. Because of their immaturity, what children obtain from films is nothing but obssesion from horror films. Futhermore, since children are young and innocent, they may try to repeat what they ha ...

(1 pages) 22 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Discuss the way in which the horror movies of the seventies were a direct comment on the Vietnam War, focusing specifically on "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Last House On The Left"

documentary film The American Nightmare(2003, Adam Simon), a celebration and analysis of seventies horror films, the most interesting and disturbing interview comes from Tom Savini, a veteran make-up ... for films such as George Romero's Dead... trilogy (1968, 1979, 1985), who talks about the real life horrors he saw as an army photographer in Vietnam. Commenting on how he drew on these experiences fo ...

(16 pages) 56 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Searial killers

r always has to return in a later film to claim the relatives of his initial victims. We call these horror films, and they are a favorite among the average American citizen.The media has changed the w ...

(3 pages) 46 0 4.6 Feb/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Video nasties

a term that came from the tabloid press during the 1970s. It was a term they used for very violent horror films that were released onto video; videos that were noticed to have been in possession of a ...

(2 pages) 17 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

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

The Science of Ghosts.

elieve and some won't. But still most of them get frighten to some extent, when they watch terrific horror films. Perhaps it is due to the terrific sounds or special effects that imposes one's mind. B ...

(3 pages) 28 0 3.2 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

Researching Hammer Horror

merican studios such as Warner Bros.The company stopped making films around the mid 1980's when the horror market became saturated and funding from American companies stopped.Hammer Films produced a v ... n companies stopped.Hammer Films produced a variety of different genres of film, but started making horror films around the mid 1950's.Examples of major Hammer Horror productions include: 'The Curse o ...

(1 pages) 720 0 4.0 Aug/2006

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

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