Thursday, 11 March 2010


Casting Vodcast

We have cast a 'Final Girl' character. This character is portrayed to embody all the moral codes of life, and is also typically a virgin and is therefore able to outsmart the killer. There are examples of this character in almost every horror and slasher film ever made. One of the most famous is Halloween's final girl Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis.

We have cast a 'Scream Queen' character, they're crucial to drawing in male audiences as the male gaze theory applies to their appearance, typically blond, attractive and revealingly dressed. They're also sexually active which gives opportunity for nudity aswell. Our 'Scream Queen' will be the first to be killed off as her sexual activity causes our killer  
pick her.

Drew Barrymore's character Casey is killed off in the opening of hit teen horror movie 'Scream'. Although she doesn't tick all the boxes of a scream queen she does portray the character to the audience. 

Another key character we have spoken to in this vodcast is the boyfriend of the scream queen, stereotypically they're a jock type. They will engage in sexual activity which we will signify on camera by having the two of them putting  clothes back on. Their sexual activity will be the reason for her death as this is a common convension of the slasher genre. A famous couple from this genre is in the opening of 'Scream' with Drew Barrymore's character Casey and her boyfriend Steve, who are killed off in the first 15 minutes of the film.

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