In his essay, “Why We Crave Horror Movies,” Stephen King tells us that some reasons we like a good horror flick are: to prove that we aren’t afraid of things that go bump in the night, to make us feel “normal,” and to have some good old-fashioned fun. Upon reading these assertions, I began to reflect on my own attitudes about the horror film genre. I have never considered myself to be a horror film fan. I tend to shy away from movies with extreme gore, violence, and gratuitous blood shed. They aren’t fun.
In the original film (Hitchcock) the old dark and colorless film, the creep music provide the viewers an idea that something wicked is about to happen. Therefore again both directors did provide enough action to carry over to each scene. In the remake the casting was truly wrong; For instance the infamous character Norman Bates, the psychopathic motel owner was played by fast talking, macho man Vince Vaughn. In the remake the Norman appears to be more of a sexual predator, whom would actually please himself as he watch Marion through a peephole in the shower scene; which gives the audience a different point of view about this film and van sant character Norman. However in the original version Anthony Perkins plays Norman Bates, who truly fit the character with calmer attitude, and good boy looks as Norman.
Never has a movie relied so much on a supporting character to deliver such a stand out performance. Christoph Waltz’s character is the epitome of evil. His mixture of intelligence, wit and self-obsessed pure evil really gives the movie its identity. Christoph Waltz delivers the
Quite a cult of hardcore fans has developed around it, and for those folks, the film is essentially immune to criticism and reinterpretation. The biggest surprise to me was that the bulk of Donnie Darko is a realist drama. I had long heard about how strange the film was, and heard it described as being partially sci-fi (which it is) and horror (which it isn't if you ask me). It was supposedly a "reality-bender". I'm much more of a "genre" fan, and I much prefer fantasy, surrealism and absurdism to realism.
Full Sourcing I Am Legend, Village Road Show pictures, Associated with Warner Brothers Pictures. Content an explanation of why you chose this text for your AOS I have chosen this text because it is an unusual, unexpected thriller/action movie. I also enjoy this movie because it has blood thirsty mutant zombies that are taking over New York. It is a very sad, strong and emotional story about a man named Robert Neville who is a military Virologist who is trying to find a cure for an incurable virus. This contagious virus infects the whole human race of New York City and turns them into flesh and blood thirsty mutant zombies.
“Manson and the Family were hoping to place blame away from their mission of salvation-through-murder” and the following night the Family members killed prominent businessman Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary in the same fashion in their home (Charles Manson 2). Manson later informed authorities that he had staged these gruesome murders to launch an apocalypse called, “helter skelter”. The crimes the family committed were designed to implicate black militants, thereby provoking a white reaction. These events would then lead to a “race war” and the war would end with the Manson Family as rulers of the earth. This radical notion that Manson and his family concluded was something that was beyond the Hippie’s doctrine of “freedom”.
In the 16th chapter of Dracula by Bram Stoker, the count has made his first victim in England, Lucy having been transformed into a vampire. Van Helsing, Dr. Seward, Arthur, and Quincey Morris investigate on the situation and decide to get rid of her, or rather of it...Indeed the young women has become monstruous and has started to attack children for their blood. The passage we have to analyse is the ritual the men have to perform to eliminate the creature, described through Seward's point of view. Many traditional characteristics of vampires are, like in the whole book, present in the text: blood, sharp teeth, stakes and garlic...Different recurrent themes of Stoker's work can also be found in this passage, and we will try to identify them and analyse their meaning.
Constantinescu 1 Paul Constantinescu The Vampire Myth October 17, 2008 Dracula's Effect on Others Bram Stoker's novel Dracula tells the story of the greatest vampire that anyone has ever seen. After Dracula comes to London and preys on Lucy, many people from different worlds come together to finally rid London and the rest of humanity of the Count. In the novel, Dracula interacts with many people, sometimes bringing out their best qualities, yet sometimes bringing out their worst ones. He brings out a sense of responsibility and a sense of protection in some, while bringing out a sadistic side in others. Firstly, the novel begins with a young man, Jonathan Harker, who is on his
In another attempt to be seen not a monster, he saves the girl, only to be shot at by a man. The monster runs away and as he nears Geneva, he runs across Victor’s younger brother William in the woods. When William mentions that his father is Alphonse Frankenstein, the monster puts it together that he is the brother of Victor. The monster erupts with rage and strangles William.” Frankenstein! You belong then to my enemy – to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim.” He then takes a picture of Caroline Frankenstein that he finds on William.