Horror is more than a term, genre or concept. Countless scenes from many films provide proof in an overwhelming montage. A voiceover takes the viewer by the hand and explains these scary moments, meticulously analysing the meaning of fear.
How can you show how horror works, how fear is developed slowly, how the viewer is suddenly lured into the trap? This collage of well-known and lesser known film scenes makes an attempt to define horror. Not only with films from the genre, but also by studying scary moments from other genres. The voiceover by Amy E. Watson guides the viewer through ghastly moments, from the work of Michael Haneke to enchanting passages from the oeuvre of Kiyoshi Kurosawa. We take a look at Jaws (1975) as well as the more recent It Follows (2014).
The meticulously chosen scenes allow one to draw certain conclusions. If you can’t see evil, it doesn’t mean it’s not there. Because we always carry fear with us. As a result, the shadow plays degenerate into a study in depth with a strange soundtrack. The feedback to the viewer works especially intriguingly. Where are your boundaries? Would you do the same as the characters?