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Alex AlfordFollow

Start Date

12-12-2018 10:20 AM

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Horror movies offer a cost-effective way for many filmmakers to get their name out into the world. However, the fluctuating popularity of different subgenres of horror films can make it difficult for the filmmaker to decide what kind of movie they want to make. I intend to research how cultural shifts impact the popularity of different genres of horror movies. Though my research, I will create a visual timeline of the prominent horror films and how they coincide with world events, survey moviegoers, and make my own horror movie to screen to a modern audience. At the end of the project, my deliverable will be an article about my findings and experience that will hopefully be published online in an effort to help fellow filmmakers find success within the horror genre.

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Dec 12th, 10:20 AM

Societal Shifts and the Horror Genre

Horror movies offer a cost-effective way for many filmmakers to get their name out into the world. However, the fluctuating popularity of different subgenres of horror films can make it difficult for the filmmaker to decide what kind of movie they want to make. I intend to research how cultural shifts impact the popularity of different genres of horror movies. Though my research, I will create a visual timeline of the prominent horror films and how they coincide with world events, survey moviegoers, and make my own horror movie to screen to a modern audience. At the end of the project, my deliverable will be an article about my findings and experience that will hopefully be published online in an effort to help fellow filmmakers find success within the horror genre.