Sunday, 30 January 2011

Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)

- Sans Seriff font- Unusual for horror and it is likely to signify comedy.
Halloween Poster
- Red is used to signify danger and  blood.

- The reflecting candle flame from the pumpkin is used to signify hell.
- The music is fast paced and is a combination of slow string notes.
- Illinois comes up on the screen with a black background in a white Sans Seriff font which signifies good and evil. This also shows that it is set in middle America.
- 'Halloween Night 1963' - Provides anchorage
- Long shot/point of view shot of the house (camera is shaking)
- Establishing shot of a detached house - middle class, suburban neighborhood/safe
- Horror signifyers - Pumpkin
- Night time - Shadows, moonlight, blue tint applied, cold, unpleasant
- Sound - Owl/Gothic horror    

1 comment:

  1. your image doesn't show up; when using the image tool, either save and upload the image or use the URL - never copy/paste into a post


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