The genre of horror film deals with the negative emotions and the primal fears of the audiences. These films are known to arouse fear of the audiences through the use of supernatural elements, macabre and other related themes. Often there is an overlap of various genres of films, as a result, the fantasy, thriller and supernatural films are also considered to be a horror film. Few of the prevalent elements that are seen in these movies are a demon, werewolves, aliens, torture, vampires, cannibals, zombies, evil witches, and torture. The first depiction of this genre of film was through various short films. The first film of this genre is Le Manoir du Diable.
Few Films of this Genre
There has been an evolution in this genre of film and the approach of the film has taken a new turn in a way. There has also been an expansion in the business of horror films. Few of the films that are worth mentioning in this genre are
This 2013 supernatural horror movie is based on the experiences of two paranormal investigators who has penned many of their experienced related with various cases of haunting. They assisted the Perron family, who had experienced various disturbing incidents in their Rhode Island farmhouse in the year 1971. This film had received positive reviews from various critics. The investigator duo had to confront the dark presence in the Perron’s farmhouse and the movie also depicts the terrifying incidents the duo was caught during this case.
Day Of The Dead
This is an American film, directed by George A. Romero and was released in the year 1985. The film is considered to be the third one in the Dead series of the director. The movie opens with a scene where a young woman gets up and marks up a particular day on the calendar with a big X. As and when she reaches the calendar, there are hands that are punched through the wall and reach the girl. Then the girl realizes that the world is overpowered with the zombies. This film had invoked fear among the audiences.
Directed by William Friedkin this movie is adapted from a book of the same name. This movie was released in the year 1973 and was known to have a significant impact on popular culture. The movie was appreciated worldwide and had received Academy awards for the same. It is based on the exorcism case that occurred in the year 1949. This case is referred to a case of Roland Doe, where a twelve years girl was possessed by demons and the attempts of the girls’ mother to ward that off through exorcism by two priests.
This Alfred Hitchcock film of the year 1963 is based on the book of the same name. In the movie, the Bodega Bay of California is depicted were due to a few unexplained reasons there has been a series of attacks by violent birds within a span of few days. The screenplay of this movie was by Evan Hunter, who was advised by the director to develop new characters and to elaborate the plot.
7 Days to Live
This movie belongs to the thriller genre and was released in the year 2000. The director of the movie was Sebastian Niemann and the screenplay was written by Dirk Ahner. The plot of the story opens with a group of villagers raiding a remote house where they identify a man with his wife’s corpse. The film then deals with the incidents in that house twenty-three years later.
Horror films are known to leave an impact in the mind of the audiences owing to the plot, screenplay and the depiction of the story.