Psychological Thriller Media Studies

1263 WordsApr 6, 20136 Pages
WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER? I chose to pick a genre, and I chose to do psychological thrillers. What are psychological thrillers? A psychological thriller is a subgenre of horror and thriller fiction that relies on characters' fears and emotional instability to build tension. However, this genre often incorporates elements from the mystery and drama genre in addition to they typical traits of the thriller genre. ALso. occasionally this genre will border into the, also wide-ranfing, horror genre. The elements of psychological horror focuses on the inside of the characters mind, their mental state. This includes emotions, personality, mental attitude of individuals, inhumane acts and conspiracies. The aim is to get you confused with…show more content…
The locations, in where all the nasty events begin to take a step forward or where the "events" of a character's first bad experience originated from, is comment introduced in dark, serene place. For example, a lake or a dark house or in a forest where children used to play. Setting could also be used to show how well or badly the character is progressing to overcome their fear. A characters feelings can also be shown through the weather, rather than in their facial expression and body language. Since a psychological thriller is not only supposed to manipulate the character's mind but the audience's as well, these tactics concerning setting have deep meaning and hidden messages which amplify and twists plots to confuse the audience and keeps them on the edge of their seat. Setting should be treated and cautioned in order to not deliver the wrong messages to the audience. connotes FLASHBACKS are are often used, not only in psychological thriller but in many movies, but really contribute to the story line of a psychological film. A flashback is a time disorientation of a character's past. This gives the audience a chance to understand why the character has chosen to be who they are now. This can also confuse the audience and question who the character really is, which triggers thoughts of interest. A example of the convention, is Christopher Nolan's MEMENTO. Psychology involves the mental and internal processes of the body and mind. In a
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