Monday, January 11, 2010

Ominous Setting!

One key element to a really amazing horror film is to develop suspense through the use of setting. Turning an ordinary, every day environment into a terrifying world takes time and shouldn't be rushed. Instead, we build the sense of terror by slowly turning the ordinary into something extraordinary and thus terrifying!

Watch these scenes from horror films like The Shining to see if you can tell how the directors used setting to develop suspense.