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Techniques Used In Producing The Stunning Horror Movie "Scream"

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Until 1996, American horror films had become disgustingly sad, desperately looking for a kick-start, yawn-filled predictability was the best we could expect. Then finally, we were able to leap out of our seats and gawp at Scream. It’s witty, clever, dangerous and fresh. With that giving hope to the horror movie genre, it was adhered by an amazing sequel.
Who can forget the amazing one time prequel to the stunning trilogy of scream? Back in 1996 it came to haunt us… The brilliant director as we know of, Wes Craven; the maker of ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’; the horror movie maestro; the punch-back ultimate thriller; the complete package to your nightmare, came forward with the horrendous starter to what became as the invention of slasher genre film, not forgetting that it was a major box office success. SCREAM…. What more can I say, the title says it all. From start to finish the velocity of your heart never stops as a result your eyes will be chained with the screen. You will find yourself hunched up in the corner furthest away from the T.V screen without realizing that craven has yet made himself another victim of his movie…… and yet you’re forced to give away and let the suspense gobble you up. The intensity is just terrific, petrifying and devastating. Watch it, if you can…..If not…..“Then it’s a DEATHWISH”.
The stunning premise is simply a young girl’s battle for survival against a brutal, retchless killer. Who, not for one second will let you take your eyes away from the screen. He stalks us, makes us feel the pain and not knowingly, he makes us scream for our life. It’s definitely not a setback, relax and enjoy kind of film but rather the opposite, in a good way. A bravura opening five minutes winds the tension up brilliantly. But before that, the opening credits immediately snatch and grab the audience’s attention. And still not letting go of you, a telephone rings, a use of diagetic sound by Wes Craven. By showing a young girl; in an isolated house; in the country; at dead midnight, it makes you wonder who that could be. Furthermore, the young girl is repeatedly harassed and terrified by the continuous of the ringing phone as it is by the same person, the same stranger, the same killer. This repetition along with the girl’s blood-curdling screams, are at many times irritating, but remind us that the film is not called scream for nothing. Also, in the opening of ‘Scream’, the rising of the popcorn connotes the tension slowly. At start, you don’t expect it to be something to be scared of, but as it slowly rises the audience’s attention catches on. Then you start to realize that something is going to happen and you...

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