• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The horror film Scream was released in 1997, the director a Mr Wes Craven was trying to aim the film at young teenagers.

Extracts from this document...


Scream The horror film Scream was released in 1997, the director a Mr Wes Craven was trying to aim the film at young teenagers. Although the film has blood and guts it also has psychological side to it because in quite a bit of the film when the viewer is watching it the killer will say something like "do you like scary movies?" this indicates that the movie is scary and that this is the killer speaking. In the film, the killer plays with you mind by speaking to the victim on the phone to find out information about her by flirting with her then the victim feels overwhelmed and starts to tell the unknown killer thing about her then the killer will use that information on her to scare her then he knows that he is in control. Usually the telephone is used to call for help or in an emergency but in this situation the phone is used to scare the victim and also to get into the victims mind. ...read more.


Also they must love her very much because when they walk in the house and see all the smoke they don't say what has happened the very first thing they do is shout for Casey and start searching for her and when they cannot find her they phone the police. When her mother picks up the phone to ring the police she can hear her daughter at the other end getting killed the only thing they can do is listen and shout to her because it must be horrible to listen to your daughter being killed so they cannot listen to this but also they cannot put the phone down because they will feel guilty. Casey's parents are helpless because they cannot help her at all. The opening title to the film is very well suited to the film. At the beginning of the title the word "scream" flashes white and red then changes into blue and at the end of they explode. The opening titles make the watcher think of blood and horror, which is the main feature for a movie of this nature. ...read more.


The fist time we see the killer is in the hall as he dashes past but he is just a blur. He is not dressed normally he has a white ghost mask on he is holding a knife he has boots on and a long hooded cloak with black pants. Although the fist time we see him in a close up is at the window when Casey is outside and she peers through the window sees the killers face with a mask on then he smashes through the window and grabs Casey. When we see the killer on screen he does not speak because if he does then the victim might know who the killer is and he might get caught. Also the lighting in the film is very suited to the film as in the beggining the film is very light beacuse this implies happines and this is because the victim is happy. Casey does not know that she is goning to die and the fact that she is getting ready to watch a movie, as the killer rings casey and as he starts to get into her mind the house then becomes much darker and ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Films section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Films essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Media Essay for GCSE English AQA, Wes Craven's Scream

    The man on the phone continues to harass her and she fears for her life. This is then increased as the lady sees her boyfriend and her parents and the hope of being rescued is increased, but id does not happen as she is killed before it could take place.

  2. How women are represented in horror films (comparing Scream (1996) to Alien (1979)

    Through them both have the head female roles, Ripley takes control throughout hers and takes the role of the "Action hero" and predominant leader, like the stereotypical male would do. Where as Sidney is more of a victim, simply trying to escape the killer.

  1. woman in film

    slasher s have the capability to absorb what's going on and they take action to make themselves survive. I also come across with the idea of "stick and run" action that women usually take in slashers (they hit the killer and get away, then repeat.).

  2. How does the character of Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) in "The Ring" (2002) subvert ...

    She can't leave the subject alone, making her more and more involved. This is a subversion with women role characters in the genre, as they want to get away from where the danger lies, Rachel seems intrigued in embedding herself to gain information.

  1. Presentation script: Development of the Horror killer

    is a statement which all other directors try and follow, they develop their characters to feed on modern issues and fears. Subjects such as kidnapping and rape have helped directors develop their characters over time. In my opinion, to truly understand what started Horror to what it is today and

  2. The movie: Cursed a Wes Craven filmObjective: My objective is to express my opinion ...

    With the technology that is available today movie goers expect the monsters to be cool as well as scary. With this movie neither was achieved. The special effects reminded me of watching the Crypt Keeper in Tales from the Crypt, which aired from 1989-1996 (TV, 2005).

  1. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

    Dalai Lama shows him respect and trust, considering him to be not only worthy of looking up to in some ways, but also to be a friend. The transformation comes about through a series events, the most important of which is the contact with the people and culture of Lhasa,

  2. What makes a horror story? Compare the ways in which Stevenson and Greene use ...

    So Stevenson and Greene, similarly include many adjectives and great descriptions, but the language used in each story differs because of the forty-eight year age gap. The use of interesting vocabulary in each story encourages the reader to keep on reading.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work