The Genre Of Horror Films

1563 Words Sep 23rd, 2014 7 Pages
First of all, genre is the method categorized a film based on similarities in the narrative elements. There are a wide range of different types of film genres: detective, action, adventure, gangster or crime, science fiction, drama, horror, romance, comedy, musical and so on. It is quite difficult to identify a particular film because a film might have a few of different genres. That is the reason why sub-genres exist. Sub-genres can help us to more clarity in identify the genre of a film. For example, a horror film might involve supernatural.thriller,mystery or others. Horror is a classical genre that has now become far more popular with audiences than perhaps at any other time in its history. This genre has been around since 1890s and it is one of the oldest genres from Hollywood. The iconic theme across horror films is usually revolved around mirror, superhuman killer, curse and so on. The ending will always like return to normalcy and victory over the monstrous. I believe that this is the ending which most audiences wish to be. There are a few of sub-genres in horror films which are slasher flicks, supernatural and psychological and they are widely adapted in hybrid films nowadays. Slasher flicks as known as massacre is a type of horror film that usually involves murders killing the victims in a violent manner and usually with a tool like knife, axe or others. For examples are serial killer and mass murder. For psychological sub-genre…
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