Gothic Cinema And The Movie ' The Conjuring '

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In life, some people prefer to watch movies, and some people prefer to read books. Then there are some who love both movies and books. However, when one genre is portrayed in cinema and in literature, it is easy to compare the two. Are they complementary or are they in opposition to each other? In terms of gothic cinema and literature, they are both complementary to one another. In the two movies, The Conjuring and The Skeleton Key, gothic cinema proves to go hand in hand with the style of textual gothic and they both show to have a strong aesthetic force. In the pieces of gothic literature, “The Falls,” “The Book of Blood,” and “Amityville Horror,” they are all very strong gothic pieces which all have a strong aesthetic force. In the movie, “The Conjuring,” gothic cinema proves to go hand in hand with the style of textual gothic and it has a strong aesthetic force. In this movie, it portrays many aspects of traditional gothic literature. For example, the element of the supernatural is the main part of this movie. By making the center of this movie about supernatural occurrences, it goes hand in hand with textual gothic. In textual gothic, there is almost always some type of supernatural element, even if it is as small as in The Castle of Otranto. However, instead of having a small supernatural element, The Conjuring provides the audience with extremely terrifying and real supernatural components. For example, one terrifying moment in this movie is when the daughter, Nancy,

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