Films tell stories in many different ways. Each different genre has its own narrative. In each type of genre there are similar conventions and plots. For example all horror films have a similar plot and are very ironic the way events occur. Halloween: Resurrection is a horror genre but due to the fact it is only certified at 15 signifies it also seems to be more of a thriller and suspense film. Thriller and Suspense Films are types of films known to promote intense excitement, suspense, a high level of anticipation, ultra-heightened expectation, uncertainty, anxiety, and nerve-wracking tension.
Essay Example on Michael Myers Character Analysis
Thriller and suspense films are virtually synonymous and interchangeable categorizations, with similar characteristics and features. Halloween includes intense excitement and anticipation as the viewer is wondering where Michael Myers is and who is his next victim. There is suspense and tension built up to throughout but it clear does not show any uncertainty or misleading events. From the other Halloween sequels, the viewers already know who the notorious, single killer is.
The viewers also know what he looks like and the nature in which he kills his victims. This does not help increase as much excitement as possible because the viewers already know the killer, even before the film begins. If the genre is to be defined strictly, a genuine thriller is a film that rentlessly pursues a single-minded goal – to provide thrills and keep the audience cliff-hanging at the ‘edge of their seats’ as the plot builds towards a climax.
The tension usually arises when the main character(s) is placed in a menacing situation or mystery, or an escape or dangerous mission from which escape seems impossible. Life itself is threatened, usually because the principal character is unsuspecting or unknowingly involved in a dangerous or potentially deadly situation. This statement clearly fits in to Halloween, as there is one main female character and around 5 other catalytic characters that also play a big part in the film.
They also encounter life threatening events but as with most horror thriller films, everybody else seems o die but the main character, usually female always seems to narrowly escape at the finale of the film. Halloween is a thriller film but contains many conventions from a horror film that are recognisable and often spotted in nearly every horror genre. They are a male killer, mostly female victims and of course cold-blooded murders with the only weapon being a large knife.
Characters in thrillers include convicts, criminals, stalkers, assassins, down-on-their-luck losers, innocent victims (often on the run), prison inmates, menaced women, characters with dark pasts, psychotic individuals, terrorists, cops and escaped cons, fugitives, private eyes, drifters, duplicitious individuals, people involved in twisted relationships, world-weary men and women, psycho-fiends, and more. In Halloween there is a criminal, stalker, a psychotic individual and a world-weary man who are all the same person – the strange and derived Michael Myers.
Also there are innocent victims and cops featured. The story is told quite effectively. It could be argued that the Halloween sequels are declining in popularity and viewers are actually getting quite tired of them. Nothing ever happens differently rather than stabbings. A bit of adventure in one of the sequels would perhaps draw back the viewers and allow them to feel some different emotions. Halloween: Resurrection has tried a little harder to retrieve its viewers very effectively. The filmmaker, Rick Rosenthal has come up with a unique idea.
The main characters are placed in Michael Myers’ house and actually filmed on the internet. There is objects put around the house purposely, which are booby-traps and red herrings, but this adds effect as the people do not know this but they have to define the objects and events which are real and belong to Michael Myers. This builds up suspense for the actual viewers and the internet viewers on the film. It sort of allows the viewers to communicate with the characters in the film as both would be feeling the same emotions and anxiety whist watching the events unfold in the house.