Finn Wolfhard plays the lead role of Mike, along with his friends Will, Dustin, and Lucas. The entire series is based off of these children, and some older influences, under covering the mystery of where Will Byers was taken. Stranger Things emphasizes the time period of historical horror movies, and science-fiction all in one package. Episode two is when the audience becomes attached to the series, and they start to get a taste of science-fiction back in the day. The
“Ray Bradbury’s writing danced along the boundaries between mystery, sci-fi, horror and fantasy”. (Brin 1) Ray Bradbury is an Author, famous for his science fiction short stories and novels. Many of his ideas influenced the stories of Hollywood. His short story “The Veldt” is similar to that of the movie “Smart house”. His idea of childhood not being completely innocent that he establishes in “The Small Assassin” can be seen in many horror films both past and present.
Susan Sontag, an author of the essay “Imagination Disaster,” explores the world of science fiction as she discusses the tropes in films from the mid-1900s. Throughout her essay, Sontag analyzes why these types of films were created, and basically ties her discussion with humanity. With the growing technological advances, science fiction films state specific things about how science threatens humanity. She also ties her discussion to how sci-fi films tend to serve an attempt at distributing a balance between humanity and the technological world. Sontag claims that science fiction films has suspense, shock, surprises, has an inexorable plot, and how they invite a dispassionate, aesthetic view of destruction and violence.
His style blossoms from macabre ideas, making his films some of the most recognized films worldwide. When one sits down to watch a Tim Burton movie, he or she instantly knows that Burton was the man behind creating it. A Quick Synopsis Tim Burton directed Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, a 2007 film based on the 1979 musical by Stephen Sondheim, Sweeney Todd, which in turn was based off of the nineteenth century melodrama about a homicidal barber. Overall, the film is about Sweeney Todd–-an English barber who escapes prison to find out that his wife is dead and that his rival, Judge Turpin, holds his daughter in captivity. Sweeney Todd becomes a serial killer during his quest of revenge, murdering his customers with a straight razor and, with the help of his accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, processes their corpses into meat pies.
The director Tim Burton is known for directing horror love stories while opening eyes to the problems of society. The scene shows Edwards creator giving him an early Christmas present, his hands but before the inventor could replace Edwards scissor hands he suffers from a heart attack and Edward is left alone. The compositional elements that make this scene effective are the use of music and pov shots that really put the viewer in Edwards prospective. The Inventor face is in the middle of the shot showing his emotion and excitement when presenting Edward his new hands. The inventor is old.
The unfamiliar species are intimidating because of the colossal amount. These creatures came out of nowhere and looked bizarre to the human eye. The perplexing aliens are part of the unknown, so the possibilities of what they are capable of are endless. Another reason why “The Hanging Stranger” is scary is when the author states, “A wall of force, energy, an alien mind probing into him. He was suddenly paralyzed” (Dick
Since first being introduced in Lord of the Flies, Jack has proven himself to be a very chaotic and impulsive character, constantly clashing ideas with the people around him. Ralph and Piggy tend to emphasize getting rescued, whereas Jack has an overwhelming desire to hunt and behave like a complete animal. The id
The power of seeing into the future is often critiqued by skeptics. In the collection of short horror fiction stories, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King, the author proved this. In one of the short stories, “The Dune,” King introduced the protagonist, Harvey L. Bleecher, as a ninety-year-old man, who discovered he possessed a supernatural power when he was young.
Katie Gallagher Adam Wadenius Film 120 23 September 2015 Don’t Judge a Book By Its’ Cover: A Comparison of the Internal Monster vs. the External Monster As the world around us evolves so do the monsters in popular horror films. Nosferatu (1922), Frankenstein (1931) and Psycho (1960) are all horror films in which a monster terrorizes innocent bystanders. However a clear distinction can be made between the earlier horror films like Nosferatu and Frankenstein and later films like Psycho in regards to the type of monster being presented. These monsters differ not only in appearance, but in attitude, motives for their murders and how they go about killing their victims. Count Orlok of Nosferatu and Dr. Frankenstein’s monster exemplify the external
As the legendary Science-Fiction author Arthur C. Clark, famous for stories such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, once said, ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic’. With this in mind, today, I will be looking at one of the most famous stories concerning magic and giving it a modern, scientific approach. I am of course talking about Macbeth, one of William Shakespeare’s most ambitious, famous, and presumably cursed plays. So Ladies and Gentlemen, grab your test tubes and light your Bunsen burners because I am about to drop some science. E=MC Beth will be a feature length Television-film target towards children and young adolescents.