Many people argue that “the book is better than the movie,” or “the movie is better than the book” when a book is adapted into film. In my opinion, literature can be just as scary as films or tv, if it is done correctly. There are certain elements that any horror story needs, whether in the form of a book or movie. Things like plot, suspense, and good use of description are essential to any good story. Plot is easily the most important.
Visceral horror travels well. Something that could change in mood is why they are viewing the film. People continue viewing the terror because it’s their reason for being there: to see terror. Inanimate objects(like dolls) cause a large sense of dread/terror in these horror films. Supernatural is sometimes over buckets and buckets of gore and blood.
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.
He should be somewhat more menacing and angry, like in the book, rather than acting very creepy. He is immensely powerful in the books, and uses that to his advantage, but flaunts it very uncharacteristically in the movie in order to throw off the main character. One may describe him as a puppeteer of sorts. The actors cast in the movie don’t look like the book describes the characters. The only actor that really did well was the man who played Brom.
Children love the fear and anxiety when it comes to dangerous situations. They feel as if they are conquering their fears through enjoyment. According to Pauline Dewan, “ This movement away from home stimulates personal growth as characters face new challenges” (28). Fairy tales and fiction stories can prepare a child for when they leave home and take on the real world. When children watch the film Shrek, they learn to never judge a person by their appearance and they become a hero when they do not listen to others.
“Mother to Son” concentrates in the concept dreamed by many called the “American Dream”. I argue that not all children’s literature has violent content in them but also children may read and understand the emotions and fear of some of these speakers. Although children find it most interesting if a story has a “monster” or something
Urban legends are a horrific story that is passed down through generations to persuade someone into believing that specific event has happened. But if they are just urban legends that are false then why are they continually circulating and being passed down through generations and generations. The best way to sum it up would be with Jan Brunvand’s essay The Hook in the first sentence she states, “People of all ages love a good scare.” And this quote in fact holds a lot of truth because we as humans love fear and love to scare others and ourselves. People enjoy feeling scared and seek the feeling out because, deep down, they know they are in no real danger. They dismiss those stories as urban legends deep down but they are fearful at the beginning.
Alfred’s Psycho was one to shift classic form of horror and lead to transformation of horror conventions. The horror genre used to involve “monster movies” where man battled with supernatural creatures. Hitchcock however portrayed the ‘monster’ as a soul living in the head of Norman bates. Psycho, taken from its name has psychological horror. The motivation of this production was to simply entertain people, giving them the fear experience they want.
Term Definition: Haunting The process of haunting is, in a way, is a depiction of people 's fear and a visual manifestation of guilt. “Haunting is the cost of subjugation. It is the price paid for violence, for genocide” (Tuck/ Ree: 643). In most horror movies the hero is portrayed as an innocent individual who must destroy the monster. Although appearances can be deceiving, and in certain instances, it is difficult to identify who the real monster is.
Although she was unhappy no one in her family knew she wanted to leave until she was already gone. In a letter she was writing to her family Marilyn said, “I have kept all these feelings inside me for a long time”. This inward questioning about whether she should stay at home and become the perfect housewife, or if she should chase her dream of becoming a doctor is what defines Marilyn as a character. She has all of these aspirations however, due to the social norms around her she is forced to choose between two separate lives. This decision and specifically the letter relates back to the title where it hints at secrets kept by characters in the novel.