The prospect of raising the dead would disgust the typical reader, causing terror and disbelief, Shelley takes full advantage of this to enhance the strange feelings that Frankenstein generates in its readers. This can be seen through settings like the morgue, many of the skin crawl provoking settings gain their eeriness through vivid imagery, such as when “It was a dreary night of November” (42). At this point Shelley’s use of rain and darkness create a suspenseful atmosphere. imagery throughout the book is extremely Gothic, such as the grotesque description of the monster’s features, the eerie environment of Victor’s laboratory in the middle of the night, and the undead quality. The monster’s features are a paradox, him being both beautiful yet repulsive.
Contrast between white and black is heavily used, and lighting emphasizes it. A creepy and theatrical makeup like the one on Cesare 's eyes and Dr. Caligari 's face provoke anxiety and creates a weird atmosphere in this film. In addition, the costumes are made with bizarre designs, such as Cesare 's black whole body tights and restraint clothing. Another observation by critics of the film is that portrays expressionism as the image of a crazy man (Scheunemann 2011). A poet, Blaise Cendrars goes as far to say, “the film casts discredit on modern Art because the discipline of modern painters is not the hyper sensibility of madmen but equilibrium intensity and mental geometry” (Robinson 1997).
It is not until the sequence cuts to an extreme close up of Norman’s reaction, that the audience realises it has been placed in the viewpoint of the villain. Hitchcock deliberately uses this technique to blur the moral distinction between the innocent and the guilty. This is a fantastic move at crafting tension as it becomes an indictment of the viewer’s capacity for voyeurism and Norman’s own potential for depravity. From this unseemly action, the viewer is placed in a position in which they become personally engaged with the characters on screen. Moreover, Hitchcock evokes an emotional response from his viewers by the very act of
he horror movie genre is all about eliciting from its audience emotions such as fright, terror, or disgust. Horror films typically have an unsettling theme, such as a serial killer on the loose, and bloody or "shocking" scenes designed to startle viewers. Most include certain characteristics that help them achieve their "dark" objectives. Atmosphere Dark scenes filled with disturbing shadows and strange and alarming props are typically seen in horror movies. These scenes reflect the eerie atmosphere required to establish a frightening or menacing mood.
For example, in Edward Scissorhands, he used many cinematic techniques to show the mood of the film. In Edward Scissorshand, Edward was different from everyone because he wore black and dark colors and he also had scissor as hands because that is what his inventor gave him. Edward's hair showed his character. Tim Burton used over the shoulder shots to show how mean and scary the characters were and how they ganged up on the unusual looking family that took Edward in as their own. In the intro to the movie, there was creepy, intense music to show how Edward made the gossip club feel.
By using specific diction, Golding takes chapter nine and amplifies the intensity of the fear growing and of what is being described to us. Overall, chapter nine in Lord of the Flies greatly supports that as fear builds, it has the power to bring out the evil within us. Golding uses many rhetorical devices to convey this recurring theme. However, animal imagery, natural imagery, and diction best projects his ideas of how fear actually affects people and what it can do to anyone. In theory, true fear can and will be a factor in the actions that people
Poe’s writing is unusual. It has so many different characteristics within it and makes it irresistible to read. The way he uses suspense to confuse and scare the reader increases the strength of his writing. Edgar Allan Poe has a very distinct way of writing because of his drive to scare, confuse, and intrigue the reader. First, Poe uses disturbing topics and rich vocabulary to really scare the reader at times.
Similar to the Joker’s, Darth Vader appearance is due to a disfigurement. He has a black mask that covers his entire face and one can hear him create an intimidating noise while breathing. Another part of Darth Vader’s appearance is his black cloaks. Darth Vader’s appearance is extremely intimidating and has an impact on those opposing him. A combination of both the mask and darkness of the outfit is what creates Darth Vader, and gives the viewer a better understanding of him as a villain.
Guillermo del Toro is widely known as a director that primarily directs fantastical and horrific films layered with commentary of the morals of society in which his characters live, and steeped in a revolutionary historical European setting. His fascination with this dreamlike fantasy is more often than not portrayed in a nightmarish way. The over the top gothic design elements paired with the intense color choices like those seen in Crimson Peak are often in stark contrast to the lighthearted and innocent children or childlike main characters that have made his style iconic to the film industry. Often inspired by mythology and latin lore, his films always have an element of fantasy or the paranormal which can lead some critics to dismiss his
When we think of monsters our minds tend to veer toward the direction of a supernatural creature who lives in a evil dark lair. We instantly think this because of how today 's media portray them. We recognize them as evil, greedy, scary, and deceitful. Because of their dark behavior we instantly think of the darkest place they could possibly live or come from. From movies to books monsters are bigger and badder than everyone.