Describe an interesting film you saw recently.
You should say;
What is the title?
When did you see it?
What is the story about?
And explain why this movie was interesting to you.
Last summer, my family and I went to AMC Movie Theater in Cupertino and enjoyed a movie entitled “Journey to...
I stood upon a high place
And saw, below, many devils
And carousing in sin.
One looked up, grinning,
And said: "Comrade! Brother!"
- "I Stood Upon a High Place" by Stephen Crane
From the day we are born we begin our training to become a part of the society. Day after day we...
I really don't feel the need to give you the latest update on this era's so-called horror movies, but rather I'll give you a contrast between today's horror flicks and the ones from twenty and thirty years ago. The horror movies today are a mockery of what classic films such as "The Exorcist" really...
For a long time, when anyone thought of a war movie, they immediately thought of Darryl F. Zanuck's, The Longest Day. Cornelius Ryan, who was the author of the book by the same name, and happened to be a D-day veteran himself, wrote the movie. The book meticulously recreates the events preceding and...
The movie Saw captivated audiences with its gruesome violence and surprising plot twists. It was a rare film that completely shook up the horror genre. As with most successful horror movies, a sequel always seems to follow, however, most of the time the sequel never quite lives up to the first movie. Saw...
Violence in the Morning
Hostility. Murder. Revenge. Sounds like the latest horror or thriller movie, right? You may be amazed to hear that this describes the standard Saturday morning cartoon. One of the most astonishing facts is that the level of violence during Saturday morning cartoons is higher...
Vol. 2 No. 4; April 2012
The Genre of Horror
Mgr. Viktória Prohászková
Department of Massmedia Communication
University of Ss. Cyrill and Method
The study deals with the genre of horror, outlining it and describing the dominant features and typological
Frank Andrews and Béla Lugosi as Bela, Universal Studios, 1941.
The horror genre is one of the most fascinating genres Hollywood has created. Horror films are unique because you can never be certain what you are going to get in a horror film. Three movies will be reviewed inside of this paper; they are...
up to his death. He seems as if to be fascinated by his authority to oppress the native peoples. This is also the point which draws my attention at first sight. Because it is controversial, it can be interpreted from both sides. I can clearly say that this dilemma makes me think of an alternative narrative...
The first horror movie I ever saw was The Exorcist. I was nineteen years old when I watched this movie, while over at my friends’ house. This movie was the most terrifying experience of my life. It left me fearful of Ouija boards. I spent many nights awake wondering whilst in my bed, what was going...
mysterious mothman. The picture on the left shows what it seems to be a huge moth like creature. The one on the right is a drawing of what many people describe as the mothman. The mothman is guessed to be approximately 7 foot tall, with red eyes. A body of a human and wings of an insect. The shadowy creature...
Introduction to Film
November 16, 2008
Scarriest Horror Films – Editor’s picks
Tuesday October 26, 2010 08:43 pm PDT
By Ben Tan, Yahoo! Southeast Asia
If the Halloween buzz is pushing you over the edge and you'll do whatever it takes to stay away from obnoxious groups of party-goers, then we suggest having your own horror trail with...
filmmakers of the century. His films have captivated and helped develop imaginations of contemporary society and remain among the most successful films ever made. Spielberg was born in Cincinnati on December 18th, 1946. His father was an electrical engineer, and his mother a concert pianist. Steven seemed...
THE FIRST HORROR MOVIE I EVER WATCH
January 22, 2011
The first horror movie I ever watched was The Howling. I was only five at the time, and...
Years ago I watched a movie for the first time that honestly changed the way I think. The movie Radio is based on the true story of James “Radio” Kennedy and T.L. Hanna High School football coach Harold Jones....
As the movie “BlackHawk Down” opens, a plain black screen appears and white text calmly explains that the movie is based on real events, this is definitely true on so many levels. “BlackHawk Down” is the story of one of the most successful military fights in United States history. This fight was between...
such as visual imagery, symbolism, and plot; all of which parallel in most horror films. Any one of the three Saw films would be an example of how Dante and Virgil’s journey can be classified in the genre of horror. Horror instills fear in the audience; it not only puts the audience on an emotional...
Seven Pounds, is a star studded movie starring Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Michael Early and Woody Harrelson just to name a few. That focuses on a young man's quest to change the life of seven random individuals. The movie starts of with Tim Thomas who steals his brother Ben's identity and plays the...
‘For me, the story is less a horror…than a larger than life gothic fairytale’ (Kenneth Brannagh) How far and in what ways do you agree with this description of the text?
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a novel which forces the reader to question whether it is a simple horror story or whether it is a gothic...
An Excuse for Horror:
Stephen King’s “Why We Crave Horror Movies”
The first Stephen King novel I read, Christine, was chilling,
weird, creepy, and strange. But I loved it. The second, Carrie, was
even less normal, and I was enthralled by it, too. How could these
horror stories of a possessed...
Science Section Pg. 11
Dr. Frankenstein completely buries himself in his own devious thoughts to create new life, even when his professors and friends beg him to stop he continues. The creature, on the other hand, is a natural born abomination but he only wants...
Theatre 150 Summer
Aug 11, 2010
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Musical/Cult Classic 1975 R
A story of creation, love, hate, adventure, and, most of all, sex; the story begins in Denton, Ohio as Brad Majors and Janet Weiss ( Dammit Janet), after...
about horror movies. Most may experience the feeling of butterflies in their stomach for fear or just pure excitement, but where does that fear or excitement come from? One might say that it is the anti-social instincts of horror that we all have hidden and festering deep down inside. A great horror author...
customers, online streaming and home delivery of movies. They offer excellent prices as opposed to the brick-and-mortar movie rental stores that charge you a high price per movie you rent. I am a member of Netflix myself and I feel that this is one of the most successful e-commerce companies out there...
one. When you think of film and especially great and memorable film, Hitchcock comes into focus. The first film the twenty five year old director completed was “ The Pleasure Garden “ in 1925(1). A collaboration between American and German producers filmed in Munich. Although it was the first time at the...
Nothing like a good frightening local legend to both titillate and traumatize. Let's look at a few from around the country...
Fairfax County, VA -- The Bunny Man is the legend of a man in a bunny suit who traipses around with an axe. He was first reported around Halloween 1970...
just wanted a fella like everyone else on the estate. I didn’t know it would end like this.
I’ve always cared about Mickey ever since we were kids . Sammy was a right horror. I’ll never forget how he treated Mickey during that cowboys and Indians game. It’s imprinted on me brain, Mickey got so mad...
Horrors of War by Joshua Gonzalez aka NeonFx
War stories before Erich Maria Remarque's times still leaned toward themes of glory, adventure, and honor. In presenting his realistic version of a soldier's experience, Remarque stripped that from war novels in his antiwar novel, All Quiet on the Western...
VIOLENCE IN HORROR STORIES OR MOVIES
Violence in entertainment today:
One of the most serious social problem in my mind is the violence in entertainment today. It is affecting society as evidenced by the content of the material, the increase rate of violence, and the reluctance to deny access....
Edgar Allan Poe: 1
Two elements of horror that Poe uses in his stories are helplessness and release. A story that is Poe wrote that is mainly based off of the element of helplessness is The Cask of Amontillado. In this story, the victim is chained...
My name is Tonya R Utt and the film that I reviewed is Clash of the Titans. The director of this movie was Desmond Davis and it was produced by Charles H Schneer and Ray Harryhausen. The movie is rated PG which means Parental Guidance Suggested. Some Material May Not Be Suitable For Children. A...
The conventions of Victorian Gothic horror are: literary suspense; barbarism as opposed to elegance; stereotyped characters, the seeker of forbidden knowledge; the supernatural; portraying the terrifying and archaic old settings.
Also this was a time when people started to look into the human mind...
The movie In the Heat of the Night was a very pleasant surprise. When the movie begins, it is not clear what really separates this film from any other crime drama. The beginning plays out like a bad made-for-tv movie that you switch off after the first few minutes. The whole direction of the movie changes...
April 1st 2008
When you think of horror films today, what do you associate them with? Most people in the neo horror age are quick to answer with a single word and think nothing of it, this word is gore. To any cultured person, this is a noticeable transition from what...
Is Jaws A Horror Movie?
First, I will intend to take you on a brief journey through the horror genre and the conventions that have been associated with this type of film. Second, I will show you how these conventions are used in Spielberg’s Jaws (1975). To get started, we are going to investigate...
Art of Horror
After watching a particularly scary horror film, one might say that they had an emotional experience; most likely one characterized by fear. Some would say that this experience of fear is not a “real” emotion. In the essay “Fearing Fictionally,” Kendall Walton describes an example...
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Last summer four terrified friends tried to conceal a secret, but does someone know about it. The horror is starting again and there is a person stalking them to try to hunt them down. Will they die or will they survive. The main characters in this story are Mrs. James...
From about the mid-1990s to the first years of the twenty-first century, starting with the mainstream introduction of Jackie Chan in North America, Asian martial arts films achieved something beyond...
The internet is an increasingly multilingual space: how is your first language used together with other languages in internet
The internet is fast becoming a prevalent communications channel across a wide range of economic sectors as well as among individuals. I examine the language...
still round my neck. Whether it is the old lady's fear, I do not know, but I am not feeling nearly as easy in my mind as usual. If this book should ever reach Mina before I do, let it bring my goodbye". This extract builds tension and suspense, hinting at future events such as his mental illness and...
illegal almost everywhere on earth, the FACT is that there are more slaves today that there ever were. -Robert Allan
I cannot speak from experience, and that is something I can only be thankful for. I cannot show you, for it is not in my power to do so. All I can do is speak in behalf of those incapable...
Lessons I've Learned from Horror Movies
I am a movie buff and love pretty much any genre. However my favorite would be horror movies. Now I admit in order to watch most of them it has to be the middle of the afternoon, all my doors and windows have to be locked, and all the lights in the house have...
The Greatest Movie of All Time
How can one not be a fan of gangster films? All of my favorite movies are gangster movies. These movies are developed around the actions of gangsters, who operate outside the law, stealing and violently murdering their way through life. They show the “pursuit of the...
1. Who did you work with during this project and what were their and your responsibilities? - footage / sequence
2. What was the name of the film you were making a trailer for?
3. What is the genre of the film? - fusion / iconography
4. Describe any other moving image texts you know that are similar...
The movie, Seven by David Fincher, was very shadowy, dark and mysterious. It revolves around a detective named William Somerset and David Mills, who is the detective set to replace him at the end of the week, and a serial killer named John Doe, staging horrific murders, choosing victims representing...
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or agent (as bacteria)” (Merriam Webster Dictionary). Let’s face it, when the term “infect” is used it is never in a positive manner, especially in horror novels. Who brought the disease? What causes the infection to occur? Where are the “infected” living? When will it stop? These questions are the basis...
GENRE CONVENTIONS OF HORROR FILMS:
The setting for a horror film is usually shot in isolated, abandoned locations for example at a haunted basement, attic or loft. This is because these settings create a sense of tension and an eerie atmosphere to the audience. The more dramatic and action...
teacher who is retiring. You have been asked to give a farewell speech. Use notes below about your teacher to write your speech..Everybody has a favourite teacher. You know the one I mean; the teacher who transforms the way you see the world, gives you self-belief and whose impact you never really forget...
Throughout history, horror stories have played off of the fears that pertain to the time period that they were written in. When feudal peasants relied on crops and livestock for survival, the scariest thing imaginable was a werewolf that could endanger both resources. When the anonymity of city living...
8 February 2013
Movie critics and philosophers alike agree that the movie “The Matrix” is based upon certain Platonic themes from Book VII of The Republic. In this story entitled "The Allegory of the Cave," he describes a dark underground cave where a group of people are...
The Best of Horror movies
Many people would say that their favorite way to have fun is to go to a beautiful beach and build sand castles or hang out with their friends at the mall. But for me, put me in a dark theater with a murderous psychopath on the loose threatening...
Specialist English Stage 1 Movie Review He saw the world in a way no one could have imagined. A Beautiful Mind is a dramatic biography of Professor John Forbes Nash. The movie a Beautiful Mind was directed by Ron Howard and Sylvia Nasar being the producer. The movie was first released in Australia on...
“Horror Movies have a dirty job”
Some people daydream and have deep dark secrets. There may be a time when you dream about getting even with someone or something. Horror movies do have a “dirty job to do”. The more thrilling and exciting the more it grabs your attention. I believe horror movies...
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
When Henry Farrell’s novel What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? falls into director Robert Aldrich’s hands for the first time, Aldrich knows instantly that he can create a hit. However, the success of the screenplay starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford goes far beyond...
When was the first total war?
‘Wollt ihr den totalen Krieg?’ screeched the Propaganda Minister for the Third Reich, Joseph Goebbels, to a frenzied audience at the Berlin Sportpalast. ‘Ja!’ was the overly enthusiastic response. It was 18th February 1943 when Goebbels called for total war; yet what...
change in war judgment, Hollywood decided to dedicate a movie to those overseas. “The Green Berets” was Hollywood’s propagandist outlook that showed “America’s best”, the war, and the Vietcong how they wanted the population to see them. The movie was released in 1968 and was based upon 1962-1963. During...
Characteristics of the Postmodern Horror Film
In our world today, box offices are flooded with giddy teenagers seeking a thrill from horror movies. Horror movies date back all the way to the 1890’s so what is it exactly that keeps viewers wanting more? According to Isabel Cristina Pinedo, there are...
Earlier today I was watching an action movie called Equilibrium starring Christian Bale. In order to write about what’s going through my head, I first feel like I have to explain what the movie is about.
The movie takes place in Post-World War III. With the technology and weapons of...