Japanese tire company, Autoway has sought out to scare the life out of potential customers with a television commercial that is so frightening that it was required to post a health warning.
There have been some great horror characters over the years that have captured the public imagination. Many horror films and particularly horror series have relied upon a well developed villain character in order to draw in audiences and keep them coming back for more. This trend was most noticeably developed within the slasher genre where the horror heavyweights of the eighties battled each other for fans. In recent years there has been a distinct lack of inspiring new slasher villains and in a climate of remakes and sequels the memorable slashers of yesteryear continue to be the biggest box office draws however there have been a couple of notable new kids on the block.
Movie clichés are somewhat inevitable especially in an industry where ideas are endlessly recycled in the hope of raking in more cash. Perhaps the greatest offender is the horror genre. Most clichés can be traced back to an original film which featured an excellent scene that later film makers felt compelled to copy, for example we have Psycho to thank for endless shower scene murders. Let´s take a closer look at some classic horror movie clichés.
Fans of the genre could easily argue that The Exorcist, released in 1973, remains the most influential horror film of all time. In spite of the recent successes of ghost tales like Paranormal Activity and slasher flicks like Scream, this classic tale of pre-teen possession still stands out as a different breed of horror film - and was even nominated for a Best Picture Oscar when it was released.
A lot of people are not fans of horror movies. Violence, squeamish material, possessed people, zombies, ghosts and suspenseful moments turn them off. I am not one of these people. After taking a class in college on horror movies, I began to love them.
If you are looking to get into horror movies it is tough to sift through all the bad ones. Here are some scary movies that are worth seeing.
The fun part of your pre-production process is over and now it's time to focus on the business aspect. And make no mistake about it: As fun and rewarding as movie making is, it is a business. Your potential investor is excited to be a part of the film industry; however, their main objective is to make back every penny they invested in your production with a substantial profit on top of it. And it's your job to prove to them you will do just that.
Chris Grosso of The Indie Spiritualist talks horror with Isis bassist Jeff Caxide.
How terribly and drippingly cool to work in the creative industries. You get to wear the coolest clothes, sport the strangest hair dye and give yourself the most glamorous sounding job description imaginable - and get away without proving any real talent or ability.
With countless slasher remakes and Japanese horror scene rip-offs filling our screens of late there has been a dearth of great horror on contemporary cinema screens. Perhaps if today's film-makers are to create truly great horror films again they need to look to the past for some lessons in creating suspense or sustaining mood. Let's take a look at some truly impressive elements of a few classic horror films that today's creators would do well to take note of.
Horror in the 1980's defined the genre, and modern filmmakers have been twisting and tweaking the basic structure ever since. Horror has gotten faster, more violent and bloodier... but has it gotten better?