As this is a resubmission, all posts dated before October 2010 refer to the original submission. Substantial additional research and re-filming has been done since then.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Evaluation: In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

My media products uses typical conventions of real products in that it has some of the character stereotypes featured in most horror/slasher films (Final Girl & Scream Queen as well as her 'Jock' boyfriend). Additionally the scream queen is killed right at the beginning leaving just the final girl which is a structure used in numerous films of this genre.

Originally i was going to challenge the forms and conventions of real media products by casting a brunette as the scream queen, however my actress wasn't able to film.

Recently numerous film companies have been using this countertype for example; 
Liv Tyler in The Strangers, Bryan Bertino (2008)
Kate Beckinsale in Vacancy, Nimr√≥d Antal (2007)
Odette Yustman in The Unborn, David S. Goyer (2009)
I have also used and developed the conventions by taking influence from films like Halloween and The Shining which both featured the murder taking place at the victims home. I was heavily influenced by both Halloween and all the films  featuring Chucky. 

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