The reason why one has exactly this image of the vampire in one’s mind can be traced back to Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. This novel is one that is known all over the world and the name Dracula has become a synonym for the vampire in general. Moreover, the image of Dracula has become such a prominent one because the book has been made into films several times, with great actors such as Max Schreck, Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi. Nevertheless, Dracula is not the only vampire who had extraordinary success in the film industry. Until today there have been hundreds of vampire films publishes, of which some reinvented the typical male “Dracula” vampire character in such a peculiar way so that the vampire film still remains today quite popular among its fans.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula It’s very clear to me that Dracula meets the criteria for ‘gothic horror.’ I could give examples of that using all six elements of gothic horror but I’ll use Supernatural, Main Character/Madness, and Evil because I felt they were most important. Supernatural involving otherworldly characters that defy natural laws, Main Character/Madness due to the risk of going mad from the extreme pressures of a threatening situation and evil since there is an atmosphere of fear and dread that evil will prevail over good. The movie starts out in the 15th Century where Dracula a member of the Order of the Dragon is victorious over a battle with the Turks, though many of his men died during battle he prevailed uttering “God be praised! I am victorious!” When Dracula returns from battle his wife, Elizabetta has thought him dead, so she throws herself off her balcony and committing suicide is a horrible sin in Christian faith. It is there that Dracula in a burst of anger stabs the cross, and renounces God and everything pure.
Throughout the development of horror cinema – the figure of the ‘vampire’ has changed and progressed dramatically. When thinking of the ‘classic’ figure of the ‘vampire’ – one of the first that comes to the minds of most is none other than Hammers Dracula (Horror of Dracula; 1958). The stereotypical judgments or thoughts towards the ‘classic’ vampire figure – in this case, Dracula – is most notably known to be from Transylvania. He seduces and lures his victims in order to suck blood for survival and also finding pleasure in the process of his kill. Ultimately, Dracula is portrayed as evil, a threat to society and a menace.
Rebecka Gilliam Professor Paul Stark Hum 2020 December 3, 2013 Can a Zombie Have Memories? How do you classify a zombie? Are they just undead, can they be more? Zombies have the following basic characteristics: undead, brainless, and an unsaturated desire to eat human flesh. Slowly, our society is changing the basic zombie, they still want to consume us, however they are gaining intelligence, thoughts and possibly holding on to memories.
From 1968 onward, zombies would grow exponentially in number creating a mass army of the living dead. How did this spread of the zombie disease occur? A person would transform into a zombie if infected with a simple bite of a zombie. The bite would not cause an immediate change but once infected the victim would eventually die from a mysterious sickness and join the ranks of the walking dead. This did not occur with voodoo zombies but only the grave-rising or virus-infected zombies.
The cameos last only a few seconds, sometimes barely noticeable, like walking along a train platform, but added a very original element. He made cameos in 39 of his 52 surviving films. ‘The Birds’, ‘North by Northwest’, ‘Rear Window’, ‘Dial M for Murder’, ‘To Catch a Thief’ and ‘The 39 Steps ’are seen as some of his best movies because of their suspense and mystery, while ‘Psycho’ is considered one of the most classic old horror thrillers . It’s due to these movies that he is seen as one of the cinema’s most significant
The monster also looks more scary and original in this film (bolts in his neck) then in the other version of Frankenstein. Besides the creator and the creation of the monster the last difference between the films was Maria died by drowning in a lake by being thrown by Frankenstein. Besides the significant and minor differences between the two films there were similarities. One similarity is in the creation of Frankenstein the parts were made up of dead remains, weather stolen or not. Another similarity that was most noticeable to me was in both films Elizabeth either the wife of Victor or Henry was concerned about her husband.
Now this in comparison is not like the zombie films of today and especially not when compared to The Walking Dead. There are several similarities between the early films like Night Of The Living Dead and The Walking Dead such as most start in a post-apocalyptic setting, where the virus has already spread to the point where containment is impossible, the only way to completely kill a zombie is by shooting it in the head or somehow damaging the head/brain area, and the easiest way to become a zombie is to get bit.
Zombies, or whatever turns regular human beings into zombies, change that drastically. The essence of life leaves the human body for the most part, and a physical representation of death is all that is left. The change in the body’s appearance is obvious. Imagine that you are talking to your friend Jeffery about the previous episode of The Walking Dead when a zombie runs up to you, and tackles and bites your friend. You manage to kill the zombie, but not too long after that something is different about your friend, aside from the bite on his shoulder.
However, since it is a musical, it has to consist of other genres, which in this case are horror, drama, and dark comedy. Every horror movie has a big, bad killer in it which is also often the villain in the movie. In Sweeney Todd: TDBOFS the killer is the main character; Benjamin Barker, who in this case is not the villain in the movie. The fact that the killer is not the villain shows how dark humour is used in this work of Tim Burton. Another important thing in horror movies is that the villain has to die at the end of the movie, and even though a lot of people die, the end has to somehow be more or less a happy ending.