assignment 4: iconography and conventions
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Creepy Kid GenreSam, Jack, Luke, Cameron
PlotThe plot for this genre is usually predictable. It follows the child being portrayed as innocent and then revealing itself as sinister.
Narrative StructureThe structure is typically linear and does not include flashbacks etc.
SettingThe setting creates an atmosphere for the film. Usually for this genre the setting is mundane and realistic.
Themes You can have multiple themes within this genre. These include crime, realism and supernatural.
Character TypesCreepy kid / ProtagonistAntagonistVictims
Creepy kid : Bad, Evil, Mentally ill, Strong, Powerful and Misunderstood. Protagonist : Good and Strong In some Creepy kid films. Victims : Very weak, Helpless, Defenceless.
Mis En Scene
Clothing : Innocent looking childrens clothes.Lighting : Mixture of low key and high key lighting.Actors : Young children.Make up : Only used to make them scarier. Props : Mostly weapons.
What is Iconography Iconography are the generic conventions which are perceived from a certain genre.
Creepy kid subgenres
Most Creepy kid films normally fit in with another horror subgenre, for example a film which has child with supernatural powers can also fit in with the paranormal subgenre.Some other subgenres include Killer, Monster, Gothic and Psychological.
Interview Name : Craig ParkerAnswer : CorrectWhat come to mind : Innocence and unsuspecting.