Essay on Film Review : ' The Conjuring '

1261 Words Jul 1st, 2015 6 Pages
The purpose of a film trailer is to attract and entice the audience by showcasing extracts from the film without revealing the major storyline or spoiling the films plot. ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘The Conjuring’ are both major American supernatural horror films both grossing over $190 million each, however the way the trailers for each are depicted is very different. ‘Paranormal Activity’ is a 2007 American found footage supernatural horror film written, co-produced, photographed, edited, and directed by Oren Peli. The film centers on a young couple, who are haunted by a supernatural presence in their home. The purpose of this trailer was to gain interest in the believability of the supernatural rather than the action and gore that other horror movies depict. ‘The Conjuring’ is a 2013 American supernatural horror film based on a true story, directed by James Wan. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star as the Warrens, paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent cases of haunting. The purpose of this trailer was to leave the audience scared, but wanting to know more about the events being unveiled. Film trailers are important in the fact that they showcase the storyline, context and purpose of the film in around two to three minutes. The techniques used could be, but are not limited to: using sound effects/music, editing, narration, dialogue, and intertitles.

Both Paranormal Activity and The Conjuring are horror movies about supernatural events revealing…

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