When coming up with our initial idea as a group there were many horror/thriller films we looked at for inspiration. One of the main films that had so many good ideas that we could adapt was the 2008 film The Strangers. The Strangers is my favourite horror films. The film is about a couple who are staying at small little holiday house, as the film progresses 3 masked people plot to torture the couple both mentally and physically. The film is extremely scary and full of surprises throughout. One of the main things that i really loved about it was the fact at no point do you see the peoples faces. This was one of the reasons why the film was so scary, the other thing that makes it scary is that the reason they are torturing the couple is because “they were at home”.
The main reason why i thought that The Strangers was good to use for inspiration was because every aspect of the film was very smart and well thought of. By this I mean it is full of really effective camera shots and angles. An example of one of my favourite camera shots used within the clip is the one where the woman is in the kitchen. I really like this shot as it puts the audience on edge as you don’t expect the masked character to emerge in the background.
Whilst filming I will try and ensure that we take some ideas from this film and adapt them, this hopefully will help us to make the audience feel scared and on edge just as The Strangers does.