Monthly Archives: November 2010

Second Analysis of Horror

Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960 This film’s opening did not have a lot of things to analyse as it was a slow opening, with not much action at all. Narrative Context The film’s narative consisted of a simple storyline. It showed … Continue reading

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First Analysis of Horror

A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven, 1984  Narrative Context The film began with a man walking along picking up various objects. He then made claws, before cutting to the titles of the film. After the titles the audience … Continue reading

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Conventions of Horror Movies

Usually in horror films, there are the following, typical conventions: Traumatic events leading to either injuries or murders The main plot involves trying to escape the cause of injuries/killings, whether it be a person, group of people or spirit of … Continue reading

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