When I heard about a naked Angelina Jolie, I, as any 18 year old would, had my interest peaked. Regardless of your spot on a sexual orientation continuum, or your gender, you’re more than likely already wanting to see this movie too. But honestly, it’s probably not worth your time. The movie is comprised of awful CGI and Beowulf (Ray Winstone) continually yelling “I… AM… BEOWULF” at a deafening level. Now, the CGI quality may be a result of this movie being 11 years old, and other movies coming out since then that absolutely put this to shame, but it was honestly just extremely creepy.
The motives of a mob are never easy to determine: each person could want something else entirely or they could all want the exact same thing. Whatever their motives both the characters from Rod Serling’s “Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”, an insightful teleplay on the true nature of monsters, and the men from the 1923 Rosewood massacre, a bloodbath caused by a woman, a mindset, and a color— detailed in Michael Buchanan’s blog— formed mobs for very similar reasons. In fact both mobs formed for the exact same reasons. The quote from age twenty-one of Serling’s teleplay showcases the reasons that caused the formation of both mobs; these reasons can be organized into three main categories that pertain to both cases: fear, prejudice, and honor. Both aforementioned texts are riddled with examples of characters that formed the mobs being
How do the directors, The Duffer Brothers, use film techniques to create suspense throughout Episode One? Set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, The Duffer Brothers use film techniques and supernatural theme surrounding the disappearance of Will Byres to create a sense of panic, fear and fascination throughout Stranger Things. This is when the audience becomes curious of where Will disappears to, and when Eleven escapes from the government while leaving behind two dead men. The audience becomes emotionally invested with the show through 80s nostalgic references, specifically to an old rotary phone hung on the wall and the reference to E.T the Extra Terrestrial when Mike and Nancy fight at the breakfast table. The Duffers bewilder
“Rear Window” has caused a lot of controversy ever since the Hitchcock movie hit theaters back in 1954. Rear Window is actually based on the short story, “It Had to Be Murder,” that was written by Cornell Woolrich. Years later Woolrich decided to sell the rights of this particular story to a newly production company. That production company later would sell the rights to the story to Hitchock and Stewart. They would later produce the movie known as “Rear Window.”
The clip belongs to the film The Bourne Supremacy (Paul Greengrass, 2004), the second film of a popular saga during the 2000s. This movie saga has been considered as representative of the known as paranoid style, a highly popular style during the 1970s, recovered during the first decades of the 21st c. The main character is Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) an ex-CIA agent, threatened by the whole administration, and specifically, the CIA. The clip relates to the end of the movie, when Bourne comes to visit Irena Neski (Oksana Akínshina) in order to apologize by killing her parents in the past. By contrast to the whole movie, this is not an action scene, but the use of the camera, the editing, and the music contribute to create a realistic atmosphere.
Super 8, which is an American science-fiction movie that produced by Steven Spielberg at year 2011. This film included quite many kinds of genres and it is about few youngsters who are making their own Super 8 movie, which then brought quite some mysterious events to their town. The theory that is going to be applied into this discussion is usage of mise-en-scene within a chosen scene. Synopsis: The movie started with the scene of mourning the death of Elizabeth, mother to Joe Lamb (Joel Courtney) and wife to Deputy Sheriff Jack Lamb (Kyle Chandler).
Boogeyman Essay The Boogeyman. Everyone knows the Boogeyman as the monster under your bed or hiding in the closet. Parents may use this monster to their advantage and use it to push their kids to do chores. The boogeyman by Stephen King and the article by Scientific American discuss the Boogeyman and how it can affect a person. Although, they do discuss a similar monster, King’s story has a more chilling tone than the one written by Scientific American.
With the 1932 movie “White Zombie”, which follows the traditional Haitian idea of a zombie, the zombie entered Hollywood and did not leave it ever since. The zombie portrayed in the movies of 1930s and 1940s represented fear of the other and colonialism. Owing to the fact their rotting flesh is a central image of who they are, the reanimated dead represented an appalling creature. Between the late 1940s and 1960s zombie movies carried signification linked to nuclear war and fascism. Afterwards, the newly developed type of zombies appeared as flesh eating monsters in George Romero's 1968 film „Night of the Living Dead“.
It’s February, are you really about to read a blog post about Halloween? Call us crazy, but Universal Studios just announced the dates for Halloween Horror Nights (here) and we are already excited! In light of this announcement, we thought we would go over some of the best (and worst) horror attractions from past Halloween’s and maybe even make a couple predictions for this years Horror Nights! Are you one of many that loves to be terrified?
In 1974 Ronald Clark O’Bryan did the unthinkable and killed his own child. He drugged his Halloween candy, and since that year, Halloween has never been the same. There is now an ever-present fear of children being poisoned at random on Halloween night. I wanted to write this Op-ed to show parents that they do not have to be so fearful. My hope is that I can de-bunk some of the urban legends surrounding one of the best holidays of the year.
Holmes are still iconic in their own right, though not many people notice it. As previously mentioned, because of Holmes’ use of a “murder house”, the creation of “haunted houses” appeared, though it’s origins forgotten. Not many people know that this iconic staple of Halloween was inspired by a serial killer’s own house where he tortured and murdered any and all visitors, while we get to leave whenever we are done or too scared to continue. In television, a character named James March and his hotel are themed after elements of H.H. Holmes, in both murderous tendencies and a home with traps and death around every corner. Though not fully remembered in modern media, Holmes is a legend in his own right that existed before the name “serial killer” became
When ominous opening monologues, special effects, unexpected-twist endings, The Twilight Zone captured the attention and imagination of America during the height of the Cold War and into the twenty-first century. One of the most famous episodes titled "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" was written by Rod Serling and it originally aired in 1960. In 2002, an updated version of the same story was shown under the title "The Monsters Are on Maple Street." Though aired more than 40 years apart, both stories convey the same fundamental theme depicted in slightly different ways. One distinct change is the radically different technology; in addition, the characters are modernized to reflect the twenty-first century; however, the story line itself and message are still the same.