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...
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...
What makes The Caller so creepy is that Mary, our protagonist, can’t see or stop “the monster” in the movie, but the monster has full access to her. It’s not your typical style of horror, but there are some extremely creepy moments throughout the film. Imagine Frequency, but it’s not your kind...
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...
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...
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...
Perhaps the first truly Gothic film to be crafted was "Le Manoir Du Diable" (English: The Devil's Castle) by French filmmaker Georges Melies, this was in 1986 and was three minutes long. However since the advent of Gothic film, a myriad of films that are arguably Gothic were born over time. For the most...
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...
March 29, 2014
“ The Five Conventions and Friday the Thirteenth”
Horror movies have delighted the crowds for over a century. From the Gothic Horror film, to the psychological thriller, people have set their eyes to watch what lies beyond the dark shadows of their imaginations...
intrigued by horror films. I can remember being as young as six or seven, watching The Exorcist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Jaws, The Omen, Carrie, and Halloween. These movies never really scared me, I was taught at a really young age that they were not real; they were just tricks of the movie world. My...
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...
The Rocky Horror Show, that great cult phenomenon with music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien, and a script by O’Brien and (uncredited) by director Jim Sharman and the original cast, was really not all that ground-breaking in 1973, and yet it was also utterly unique. Certainly, at its core it tells a tale...
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...
the mouth of Jaws: analysis of the movie
In the summer of 1975, everyone was afraid of the water, afraid they might get eaten by a 20 foot shark, they were afraid because of Jaws. Jaws the movie directed by Steven Spielberg, his big hit, the movie that made him famous, and everyone...
It was the summer of 1983; I was reading my first Horror novel by Jay Anson “The Amityville Horror”, it was the scariest thing I had ever picked up. Despite the late hours I continued to read into the early morning hours until my eyes burned for relief. Whenever I got up to use the rest room I would...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Introduction to Film
November 16, 2008
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...
representation of women in contemporary horror films like Scream 4, post-modern or problematic?
"There are certain rules that one must abide by in order to successfully survive a horror movie. Number one: You can never have sex… Sex equals death… Number two: You can never drink or do drugs. It's the sin...
“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...
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...
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...
Movie Review: 'I know what you did last summer' Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Philippe
By NOUR ABU NAFISA
Rated R for terror, gore and language
Three out of five stars
The feel of physical flow of panic running down ones spinal cord, that concise grasping of the heart...
Scream: Not Your Typical Horror Movie
Dracula. Frankenstein. Godzilla. These monsters no longer strike fear into the hearts of viewers as they once did. Formerly the villains of the classic "monster movie," these relics, who now represent all that is archaic in horror film history, move aside to...
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...
FINAL PAPER-East Asian Horror Comedy
Date: 16th Dec 2013
Authors, readers, and those in literary circles use the term 'genre' to classify the different modes of expression used in individual works of literature. The importance of this term can most easily be understood...
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...