Thursday, 18 October 2012

Horror Trailer Main Actress

We have chosen a stereotypical, blonde girl to play the main role in our horror trailer. We have purposely chosen a girl who appears vulnerable and innocent as these are typical horror film victims who are possessed. Our trailer will be based around the likes of The Possession and The Exorcist which also feature vulnerable young girls who become possessed.

The Possession (2012) is based around the young girl (above) who becomes possessed after buying an antique box from a yard sale. In the film, she wears a white night dress which is the typical costume for a young girl in a horror film. We are hoping to follow the same conventions of costume for our trailer.
The Exorcist (1973) is based around the young girl (above) who becomes possessed by demons. In the film, she plays the stereotypical young girl who is the victim of the possessed. We are hoping to follow the same conventions of costume and actress for our trailer.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012


Which brief are you pursuing?
We have chosen to create a horror trailer.

Identify if this is an individual or group project.
This is a group project. I am working with Jessica Kerr and Rachel Jordison.

List roles and responsibilities if you are working in a group?
Jessica will be editing the trailer in post production. Rachel's role is to choose locations and props, everything involving mise-en-scene. She is also starring in the trailer. My role is to film the trailer, choose camera angles and take charge of the filming equipment.

Write a brief summary of your CONCEPT for the main task.
We have decided to create a trailer based around The Possession and The Exorcist. Our plot will consist of a young girl picking up a doll at a yard sale, which then possesses her. The doll becomes very important to the girl and her mother does not know why until she sees her daughter possessed.

List any ideas for LOCATIONS. (Mise en scene)
  • Inside of a house
  • Dark alley ways
  • Forest area
  • Abandoned field
List any ideas for COSTUME and PROPS (Mise en scene)
  • A white night gown (to show her innonence)
  • A doll
  • A 'worn' night gown once she has been possessed
Outline your ideas for each ancilliary task:
For my horror poster, I plan on using the small girl as the main image for my poster. She will be wearing a white night dress to denote her innonence and purity. However, I am going to photoshop her face, particulary her eyes so that they look 'possessed'.