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  • Watching Horror Films
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    "Natural Born Killers", Psycho", Friday the 13th", and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" are all horror films. In these films there is always some crazy person or monster-like character that goes around and slaughters innocent people. And usually, but not all the time the killer is killed at the end of the movie. The media publishes or broadcasts stories that say that horror films influence people to imitate these wrongful acts of violence. I believe that these movies do not influence people to imit...
  • Modern Day Horror Movie
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    In the essay, "Why We Crave Horror Movies" by Stephen King the author tries to prove that the modern day horror movie is are relief of violence, are fix of adrenaline and fun, and also something that can dare the nightmare. In a lot of ways these things can be related to real life situations. My relief of violence is playing video games, and my fix of fun and adrenaline is when I play football, and something that dares my nightmare is when I challenge my brother. In the essay, "Why We Crave Horr...
  • Genre Of Horror Films
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    At a time when the stalker movie had been exploited to all ends and the image of mute, staggering, vicious killers had been etched into societys consciousness to the point of exhaustion, a new kid entered the block. The year was 1984 and it was time for a new villain to enter into the horror genre. A villain that was agile, intelligent, almost inviolable yet viscous, and by all means deadly. A Nightmare on Elm Street introduced the distinctive presence of Fred Krueger to the horror industry and ...
  • Horror Film
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    "In October of '94, three student filmmakers disappear in the woods of Burkittsville, MD, while shooting a documentary... a year later their footage was found". With that introduction, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez launched what was one of the most chilling and most successful horror movies in the last 20 years. The Blair Witch rises above typical horror movie genre and brings about something very rare, a horror film with genuinely frightening moments. This movie tells a story of three high ...
  • Horror Film Directors Sleep At Night
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    The Evolution of the Horror Film How on earth do horror film directors sleep at night Don't they ever wake up and say, "Is this what my life is about: making people fear dark rooms, old houses, and things that go bump in the night" How do they stand it all What inspires them to create these vividly outrageous spins on reality These may be the questions often asked by people who don't quite understand the method behind the madness that is the horror film. These questions will be answered in this ...
  • Audiences Of Horror Films
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    Horror has always been one of the most popular genres in film of anytime. One of the reasons why people are so fasincated in horror films is the excitement that it provides. Audiences of horror films are often expected to find killer, violence, drug, and be surprised in the movie. In order for a horror movie to be successful, it must give the audiences an intense feeling. There are many elements in a movie that help create the intimidating atmosphere. In the movie Halloween, the director used di...
  • Movies Horror
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    Horror films have always been designed to frighten and invoke the audience's worst fears, often in a terrifying or shocking way. Yet at the same time, horror films are suppose to be entertaining, despite, or in addition to the scariness. They deal with our most primal nature and its fears: our nightmares, our vulnerability, our alienation, our terror of the unknown, our fear of death, or loss of identity. Horror films have developed out of a number of sources from folk tales with devil character...
  • Best Horror Film
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    Chubby Checker The song "Twist" is still popular today and many people still sing and dance along to it when they hear it. However people do not always know where the song came from. A man named Chubby Checker wrote and sung it in the 1960's. He was a great performer, singer, dancer and piano player as well. He rocked the nation with his famous song "Twist" and as a rhythm and blues performer. Phys cho PSYCHO is a horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced in Hollywood in 1960. This w...
  • Cabinet Of Dr Caligari
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    Critique Of The Cabinet of Dr. CaligariTamala Garrett English 376 Due 1/29/96 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer, and directed by Robert Wine. It was produced in 1919 by Erich Pomme r forDe cla-Bioscopy. 1919 was a year in which the movie industry was transformed into a giant industry. Although the movie was produced in 1919, it was not released in the United States until 1921. A time when film makers were out to prove that film was indeed art. In the year 19...
  • Gruesome Horror Films
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    In the course of the 20th century, film audiences have come to regard being scared out of their minds as one of the best forms of entertainment. This love affair with horror starts with the fantasy films of France's Georges Me lies. His trick-photography shorts, filled with witches, devils, wizards, imps, and mad doctors, were both spooky and funny, and audiences flocked to them internationally in the 1900's. More deliberate attempts at horror soon began appearing in America: Robert Louis Steven...
  • Most Disturbing Sequences Of The Film
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    The true measure of success for any film lies in its ability to establish a relationship with its audience. Perhaps more than in any other genre, the horror film must be aware of this relationship and manage it carefully. After all, the purpose of a horror film is not necessarily to invoke thought, but rather to evoke an emotional reaction from its audience. Horror films of all types have used frightening images, disturbing characters, and thrilling sequences to inspire fear. Within the genre, "...
  • Surprise Horror In The Film
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    Apocalypse Now This film, from 1979 was directed by Francis Ford Coppula and starred Martin Sheen (Capt. Willard) and Marlon Brando (Col. Kurtz). The film takes place during the 1970's in the middle of the Vietnam War. Coppula was rewarded for his hard work by winning the Academy Award for cinematography. The story is based on the novel "Hearts of Darkness", by Joseph Conrad. The book and film depicts Capt. Willard in the middle of the Vietnam searching for Col. Kurtz, who has gone mad and start...
  • Approach To Writing About Film
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    Anytime a film is watched its viewers criticize it. Whether they are positive or negative comments depend on the writer's opinion. Timothy Corrigan mentions six approaches to writing about film, in his book titled A short Guide to writing about film. In this essay I will discuss how the movie Halloween, directed by John Carpenter in 1978, can be related to five out of the six approaches by Timothy Corrigan. When a writer uses an approach that organizes and investigates films according to their p...
  • Most Effective And Disturbing Horror Films
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    plot Outline: A carload of six teens find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding". The most effective and disturbing horror films owe their success in part to grounding their horror not in some otherworldly, supernatural concept such as vampires or zombies; rather they create nightmarish situations from the dark recesses of our reality. Here, horror is created from man's inhumanity to man....
  • Examples Of Postmodern Aesthetics In Blockbuster Horror
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    Introduction The postmodern aesthetic can be used to address all manner of objects and texts; this includes using these aesthetics in the horror film series's uch as Scream (1, 2 and 3) and Halloween (1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7) to illustrate the examples of postmodern aesthetics in blockbuster horror sequels. Both the Scream and Halloween series are films of the horror genre that exhibit examples of typically postmodern aesthetics and the qualities of a blockbuster movie. Postmodernism Postmodernism r...
  • Horror Films
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    I think that An American Werewolf in London is too funny to be just a horror movie, even though Dave's story is too sinister to be in a comedy. Firstly, let's think about the title. Most horror films have one or two word titles e.g. The Omen, The Ring etc. to help build up suspense, but this film, An American Werewolf in London, its title is almost a whole sentence. There's a bit of mystery in it - why would an American werewolf be in London? - but it doesn't really sound scary because the title...
  • Say About The Film
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    Everybody has heard it before, but few know what it means. "Those were the good ol' days". An ancient saying passed down from generations to describe "the world as it used to be". It is hard to believe that there was a time in history when people could leave their doors unlocked without fearing a robber. Or a time when drugs were used distinctly for curing illnesses. Let's face it, the word as we know it is nothing like this image. It is distorted in all possible ways. As human beings, we are na...
  • Hitchcock's Psycho
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    halloween; bats... witches... Psychos... ? Halloween seems to be the favoured time of year for directors to release yet another saga of tacky and uninspiring horror movies, each as laughable as its predecessor. However, this year we have been promised different; in the long awaited Cannes Film Festival - 'true horror will be bought back to our screens. ' The three day festival is expected to display 'the best of the horror genre' giving it the opportunity to portray true horror. Will choosing th...

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