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In our group there is Becky Wholley (featured left) and me, Hannah Ferreira. We are producing a 2 minute film opening of the horror genre. The Film title is Sleep Tight.
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Saturday, 22 January 2011

BW - Babysitter Wanted

Director: Jonas Barnes
Released: 2008
Box Office Takings:  
I was unable to find any information on  the Films budget or box office takings, however it is described as a low budget film.

The film begins with an extreme close up of a body, which slowly begins to reveal a body with surgeon lines carving around the body. As the film continues we see a female strapped to a table struggling, she appears bruised and only wearing her underwear. Whilst the audience are being shown this we see interposing shots of someone walking we assume towards her, we only see the mystery persons feet, this is more thrilling for the audience, the mystery of a  persons identity, allows them to guess through the film who the murder is.

Whilst we see the mystery person walking towards the girl we also see a range of weapons, knifes, gives a sense of  butchers equipment. They appear dirty and have blood on them which signifies what ever is going to happen to this girl has happened before to other people.

We also see other use of props such as a meat hook, which emphasizes this idea of a butcher, and connotes this female as a piece of meat. Which could dennote the idea of females being treated like meat, objects and could be an interesting insight into the most extreme case of women being treated badly. Most extreme.

The music is similar to a childs nursery rhyme, by making the music more slow and emphasizing the notes in the music it creates a sinister effect to how a child is going to be involved. The music and footsteps create tension as the audience begin to fear for this females life, the footsteps signify the coming of her death. The closer they get, the closer she is to her last breath. The use of a high angle shot to show the audience the females body for the first time, emphasizes her vulnerability.

The footsteps have arrived at the female, and she begins to struggle more. We see the mystery person pick up a hammer and place it on her forehead, the hammer draws back and the audience assume the mystery person has killed her, as they hear the noise. The concept of having violence but not showing the most brutal parts, infact scares the audience more. The mind will imagine something far worse than the filming industry would be able to potray.

From this film we liked the idea of the murder being a mystery and if our film was to be completlty created we would involve this concept. But in the opening two minutes we can still portray the murder as a mystery person. Also at the death of our babysitter, we would not show the murder but the aftermath, we feel as a-level students we would never be able to even attempt to re-inact a murderous scene, and the idea of the mind being left to wonder what the killer exactly did to her is far more gruesome.

Story Line:
In a small college town, a young girl working on a babysitting job in a rural farm is terrorized throughout the night.


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