Examining the Legend of Bloody Mary as a Hoax Nikyra Capson Bibliography of Secondary Sources Armin, J.. “Anthropology and the Media.” Current Anthropology 51.2 (2010): 161–161. Web. 16 Mar. 2016. Armin brings up the interesting point that the legend came be seen in other forms in today 's entertainment like in horror films such as the movie The Grudge.
Sexual allegory is combined with victorian culture and violent monsters, a dichotomy of human instincts. Stoker also captures the constant battle between traditionalists and supporters of modernity. Stoker wraps up this thought experiment in the trappings of a horror novel in order to best show off the monsters he designed. With its ability to have inspired countless vampire progeny across literature and film, Dracula is a work that combines fantasy elements with relatable thematic struggles in a way that will allow it to live
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley contains thematic parallels with, an acclaimed film by Quentin Tarantino, Reservoir Dogs. Frankenstein's creature is psychologically affected by the putrid ambience he was exposed to by humanity. Contrastingly, it is not certain how the professional criminals developed antisocial personalities. The team of professional criminals seem friendly towards each other during the beginning of the film, yet they only know each other by designated aliases. Themes of madness, as well as, lies and deceit are present in Reservoir Dogs and Frankenstein.
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.
Bonnie and Clyde was reinvented in an updated film released in 2013,taking a non-fictional story and over dramatizing it into a cult fiction movie. The main characters Bonnie Parker (Holliday Grainger) and Clyde Barrow (Emile Hirsch) are two people who partake in one of the most villainous bank-robbing crime streaks in history, although some historians would disagree. Bonnie and Clyde thought it was right for them to kill and rob people of their goods to help them survive the great depression. While the movie was entertaining it focused more on an unrealistic over dramatization of the true story of Bonnie and Clyde and because of that many key details were overlooked. Bonnie and Clyde were two people who came together as partners in crime
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!
American author, Stephen King is known for his, rather, disturbing and on edge movies. Some might say he is the best when it comes to horror films. He knew the best ways to get under people 's skin, and when to do it. Each one of his movies took a different approach. There is a movie or everyone, and their fears.
Frightening motion pictures help the audience live different lives in the comfort of their own homes. In the story, Why We Crave Horror Movies, by Stephen King, the issue involves how thriller films appeases oneself. Whereas, the article, Horror Movies Take Escapism to the Next Level Meditation to Destress Allows the Mind a Break, by Amber Appleby, relates to why humans relish suspenseful movies. Thus, both the story and the article indicate similar yet different ideas regarding how horror movies affect us. In the story, Why We Crave Horror Movies, Stephen King apprises the audience that potential lynchers reside within them.
Our society lives in a culture that is obsessed with failure. This obsession is partly caused by ourselves through our creations such as media. Although many zombie apocalypse films are predictable, George Romero went outside of the box and created a unique zombie film where the main threat is behind the camera. The story of Diary of the Dead (DOTD) is a film within a film. In the DOTD, the character of Jason claims to be filming “the truth”.
One of the best usage of sound design as a tool of storytelling has to be in the first sequence of The Exorcist. As a horror movie, which as a genre builds itself on the vicarious experience it provides, uses more complex patterns of sound design templates to enhance the adventure of watching the movie. Throughout the first scene, Ken Nagle lays what the audience will be the experiencing through the duration of the movie with sound design; the duel between good and evil. The Exorcist’s first sequence, the audience can hear the digging sound of the workers, which resembles the heart pounding. As the tension gets higher, the heart pound becomes faster.