After watching all of the horror movies in this portion if the semester, I have realized one thing about myself. It’s not all aspects of horror that I dislike,
I don’t mind being disgusted, seeing people in pain does not bother me that much either. I hate to being startled, therefore, my least favorite parts of horror films is the suspense that is built before something bad happens.
Horror filmmakers use certain techniques to build suspense and therefore create an extra scary aspect, aside from the actually scary thing that is about to happen. Music is often the most popular technique used to elicit fear in viewers. Additionally, difference in shot as well as lighting can be used to show that something bad is going to happen.
I appreciate all of the creative methods used to produce suspense, but I definitely do not appreciate the suspense itself. I always end up closing my eyes as the suspense builds, at uncovering them as the actually “scary” event happens.