One of the things that is said to have a big influence on King’s writing was his use of alcohol and drugs (Leafe). This contributed to the warped sense his tories gave off. Although King created many gruesome, horror novels, Poe had a leading role in the influence of his writings. Without the inspiration of Poe 's stories, King would not have been the author
Suspicion can be fascinating but haunting. Since Victorian times, the suspicious death case of Sir Charles Baskerville in The Hound of the Baskerville has intrigued/compelled vast amounts of readers. However, recent audiences are more compelled to stories with a modern twist of horror and gruesomeness. Because of less main characters, a fast-paced plot, and the differing point of view of Atwood’s The Hound of the Baskervilles film adaptation, the film has a frightening, intriguing mood with a new perspective compared to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original novel. The novel’s point of view is Watson’s perspective, whereas the film adaptation is told in third person, making the events less involved with Watson.
For instance, the very first sentence of Hollinger’s essay starts off with this quote, “As Stephen Neale suggests, an intimate relationship seems to exist among the filmic presentation of the horror monster, the castration anxiety it evokes, and the cinematic representation of the female form.” (Hollinger pg. 243 of the Monsters book), in which she uses to intrigue the reader and to give the reader an idea about the work. Hollinger tells the reader that Neale thinks that the usual origin of a monster in a film is due to a relationship that went wrong and also claims that men are more vulnerable to certain anxieties. The placement of her reference to Neale’s essay allows the reader to conduct an idea of what the essay is going to be about and makes the reader think about what is more threatening between feminine monsters or masculine monsters. I think it was creative of her to reference a well-known philosopher and that she was able to use it to have the reader thinking about movies they’ve watched and figure out whether they’ve actually seen any movie at all with a feminine monster and if they did, then they’d compare them to the masculine monster causing the reader to think even more!
It is amazing to know that even though we know that a horror movie is going to involve a killer, just like the rest of them, we still want to watch. This is because the trailers are put together so well, it draws us in to where we almost can 't say no. Stephen King also played a big role in keeping things different and never the same. Therefore, he is the king of horror, and truly one of a
Answer 2. The Iroquois's creation story is an exciting tale full of mystery and symbolism. The use of light and darkness as symbols of good and evil are not reserved just for the Iroquois's creation story but can be found in many stories and even very recent books and movies today. Right at the beginning of the Iroquois creation story, just two sentences from the beginning, the use of the symbolism of light and darkness can be seen. When describing the two worlds the text reads, "The lower world was in great darkness;- the possession of the great monster."
The movie is hard to watch and is dull. The acting is vague and the main characters speak in a low tone that is hard to understand. The movie has no realistic conflict that gets resolved. Napoleon Dynamite pushes the stupidity and foolishness to a whole new level. Overall the movie makes no sense and is hard to enjoy.
In reading this shot one has to bear in mind that horror and particularly the slasher genre have traditionally suffered from a bad reputation; each year a myriad of horror films are released that just recycle the conventions, clichés or even narratives in the case of remakes of anterior films. Becoming a successful director in this genre means that one has to comprehend its spectator. The director has to excel at predicting audience’s reaction, misleading them with the goal of horrifying and shocking to experience the much sought for thanatotic pleasure. Sister Jude 's declaration "I see you for exactly who you are" is, therefore the director telling us that he is aware of the conventions and clichés and knows exactly how to manipulate and mislead his audience. This declaration becomes even more poignant due to the fact that Carrie’s(De Palma, US 1976) soundtrack “Bucket of Blood” is running in the background.
I felt creeping upon me, by slow yet uncertain degrees, the wild influence of his own fantastic yet impressive superstitions." So we are left hanging with the question, does he lives only to tell the tale? Moving on to the characteristic of genre, „The Fall of the House of Usher” can be considered as a gothic or horror fiction. The metonymy of gloom and horror, an atmosphere of mystery and suspense, high, even overwrought emotion are also part of characteristics of the story. In this case we have a creepy house, dark atmosphere and awful weather and also a tomb.
This thing was also underlined by the fact that he had a difficult life, the writer was a rebellious child and he had an unstable nature. In his poems he certainly took inspiration from Gothic literature, in particular he didn’t obtain from Gothic tendency the typical Gothic setting for example castles or spectacular settings, but the key words mysteries, horrid and distressing, the main themes of his poems. The main theme of his writing was always death until extreme consequences like the story Bernice, who had entered into a cataclysm after having had an epileptic attack, she had been buried alive, and later, as the protagonist had hoped for in his fantasies, he had taken the teeth off. This story had a dramatic final like the other stories in the book Tales of Mystery and imagination, who had the same tragically ending and are characterized by mystery, imagination and madness of the main characters. Bernice, the main character of this story, married his cousin Egaeus, who
Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet, novelist, editor and literary critic. Poe is best known for his horror stories, mystery and rare adventures such as his famous tale The tell-tale Heart. He was also considered to have contributed to the emerging science fiction genre. He was born January 19 1809 and died October 7 1849. Tell-Tale Heart is a story told from a third person perspective.