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    It is 2016: advancements are endless, especially when it comes to horror films. Think of the famous 1897 horror film Dracula; the blood that looked like blobs of ketchup, the large amounts of makeup on the actors, it all seems so fake now. With advancements in technology producers are able to create horror films with undeniable visual effects. Better visual effects increase the activity in the brain while watching these chilling films. In 2011, American Neuroscientist Christof Koch studied the…

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    is not the attention grabber throughout the movie. While the label of horror to the movie It does not really hold strong, the selection of actors and the skills of makeup save the film and make it successful. Horror film, is what the movie It was intended to describe in terms of genre. In contrast to what professional reviewers said about the movie, most viewers did not agree with the choice of genre that was set to the film. The movie has a great background story to it, and to its main…

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    Japanese films such as "The Mansion of the Ghost Cat" (Borei Kaibyo Yashiki - 1958), "Lady Vampire" (Onna kyûketsuki - 1959), and "The Sinners of Hell" (Jigoku - 1960) are all examples of Japanese Kaiki films that existed prior to the popularization of the J-horror genre both in Japan and in other countries. Kaiki films can be considered as the main inspiration behind the present-day Japanese horror films and could even be considered as the impetus behind the continued development of this niche…

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    triggers and pent up feeling of anger and aggression to make my film stand out in horror film circles. I first started my research into psychological horror films by going back to the very beginning and up until 1960 there wasn’t any films…

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    Horror films are cherished throughout the world. The thrill and adrenaline rush horror films provide cause audiences to scream at the edge of their seats. Watching frightening motion pictures, for entertainment, is quite acceptable, provided you do not emphasize the situation depicted in what you are watching. There are a lot of cases in which the terrifying scenes may affect individuals mentally and physically. It can often produce uneasiness, restlessness, fear, and mental trauma that may…

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    fiction and horror they seem so different, yet share so many similarities. Science fiction obeys the natural laws of the universe, but horror creates its own set of supernatural laws. The horror genre creates terror while the Sci-Fi genre creates a sense of wonder. But both genres are so much alike and are separated by their own periods of time. The film industry uses these periods of time to create different classics for each genre. There is a big contrast between classic and modern horror…

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    the horror film and literature discourse community. According to Swales, there are six characteristics that make up a discourse community. They are common public goals, mechanisms of intercommunication among members, participatory mechanisms to provide information and feedback, utilizing one or more genres in communication, a specific lexis, and a threshold level of members with a degree of relevant content and discourse expertise (Swales 471-473).…

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    Cult horror films are set apart from traditional horror films for a number of reasons. Unlike traditional horror films which propel the story in a specific direction and can provide a general hunch as to how the plot as a whole will develop, cult horror films are notorious for having little to no civilized plot development. Cult horror films are equipped to take the story in ridiculous directions, and generate a specific audience at midnight showings that consists predominantly of film experts…

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    responsibility on how film may be perceived. The change of tempo, volume and pitch may in addition indicate that the filmmaker wants to respond to these particular sounds. Illustrating an example, low pitched sounds including creaky floorboards and squeaky doors can generate a sense of mystique and uncertainty. Whereas high pitched sounds, for instance the screeching of tires or loud screams, contribute to create a sense of concern and anxiety. Sound effects are incorporated into film to…

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    those aspects where we see communication often is in films. There are multiple different aspects of communication found in movies. This is because movies imitate life and typical human interactions. I am going to break down several aspects of communication within two films and compare elements of culture, gender, and relationships between the movies. The first films I chose to analyze is the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This film is about a young man and woman, Brad and Janet,…

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