5. HORROR FILM CONVENTIONS
Setting : usually small or isolated places such as farms, forests, cottages or
isolated houses. They can also be set in urban environments with
connotations of dark moonlit streets and narrow alleyways or empty quiet
roads, uses of large quiet cities is also common.
2. Places where horrible things are seen to happen such as
hospitals, abandoned houses, warehouses and asylums.
3. You will find that the majority of good horror films are set in the typical
‘scary’ location, e.g. dark woods, abandoned haunted
houses, graveyards, deep water, cornfields, basements, factories etc.
7. TECHNICAL CODES
High and low camera angles for effect and a powerful impact on the audience.
Lots of jump cuts, to portray the quickening of time (a racier scene).
Ambient sounds such as diegetic, general talking to give a real effect, there is
also a lot of uses of non- diegetic sounds such as monsters noises, creaky
floors this scares the audience and builds tension.
8. NARRATIVE THEORY
Narratives can be based in many different ways but the most common is the
standard structure - this creates an equilibrium, disruption, solution,
The narrative also consists of a beginning , middle and end.