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Lighting For A Horror Movie – Working on A Small Budget

Film genres and narratives are differentiated from each other based on their most identifying characteristics. Romance and chick-flicks are often colorful, full of beautiful melodies, and has a very recognizable formula. Fantasy and adventure stories often focus on the journey and the struggles and eventual growth of a hero and his or her’s respective companions. […]

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Using Juxtaposition and Suggestion For Thrilling Horror Movies

The art of filmmaking requires not just an extensive knowledge of previous films made in the industry and in various genres, camera work, directorship, screenwriting, and designing the proper setting and costumes for characters. Filmmaking will also require a creative and skillful talent of producing narratives in the aspect of storytelling and meaning-making. Thrillers and […]

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Mastering Timing in Post-Production of a Horror Movie

Horror films are always on the top of the list, to watch movies during sleepovers and friend’s get-togethers. The suspense created will ensure people will come back for more. To create this kind of effect, the editor has a lot of work cut out for him. The editor, a video editor to be precise, has […]

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The Buck Behind the Fear – Horror at The Movies

Horror movies are a loved part of the entertainment industry. It is a genre that everyone loves and looks forward to. Many movies have been made since that first movie was showcased on the silver screens. Most films from the olden days were romance stories or tragedies; it wasn’t until 1896 that the first horror […]

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The Many Faces of Monsters – Part 3

There’s no doubt that Dracula and Frankenstein are a pair of big shots when it comes to monster movies but there’s still another beast to speak of in order to round off this unholy trinity, the Wolf Man. Werewolves have been a part of the horror mythos for many, many years, even the Vikings had […]

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The Many Faces of Monsters – Part 2

If Vampires don’t sink your stake then perhaps you’d prefer a monster with its roots based in early science fiction? Frankenstein’s monster has captivated audiences for years, not only does it have a physical monster in its tale but it also asks you to question the conventions of what truly makes a monster. Is it […]

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The Many Faces of Monsters – Part 1

Horror films have gone through a significant number of changes since the dawn of cinema. People have become somewhat desensitised to many of the old tricks of the trade and it’s steered the genre towards a far more realistic direction since the days of old. Perhaps a greater knowledge of psychology and crime has showed […]

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Horror Film Festivals

FrighFest First up we have the London based film festival known as ‘FrighFest’. This is an entire weekend devoted to horror movies that began in the year 2000. It was started by a film producer named Paul McEvoy, Alan Jones who’ a journalist, a film distributer named Ian Rattray and Greg day, a film and […]

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The Makings of a Horror Villain

There are so many aspects to think of when it comes to creating a good horror film. The genre is steeped in atmosphere and stylistic themes, perhaps more so than any other. Though, even if you create the most terrifying scenery imaginable for your gruesome tale it won’t mean a thing without convincing characters and […]

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Horror for all the Family

First up we have the Goosebumps series, ask any kid that grew up in the 90s, this was the number one horror show for kids at the time. Based on R. L. Stine’s books of the same name, each episode told a different chilling tale that covered just about ever spooky subject you can imagine, […]