Elements of Horror Setting

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a deserted (or sparsely inhabited) castle or mansion in a state of ruins or semi-ruins. labyrinths/mazes, dark corridors, and winding stairs filled with dusty cobwebs. castles or mansions which have hidden tunnels/staircases, dungeons, underground passages, crypts, or catacombs. ID: 688687 Download Presentation

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Elements of Horror

Setting

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a deserted (or sparsely inhabited) castle or mansion in a state of ruins or semi-ruins

labyrinths/mazes, dark corridors, and winding stairs filled with dusty cobwebs

castles or mansions which have hidden tunnels/staircases, dungeons, underground passages, crypts, or catacombs

if set in a broken down modern house, the basement or attic becomes the place of terror

threatening natural landscapes, like rugged mountains, dark forests, or eerie moors, exhibiting stormy weather

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Elements of Horror

Lighting/Mood

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Blackout

limited lighting such as moonlight (usually a full moon), candles, flashlight, lantern

often the light disappears: clouds hide the moon, candles go out, flashlights/ lanterns are dropped and broken

if electric lights exist, they usually mysteriously go out

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Other Elements

dark secrets surrounding some tormented soul who is left to live in isolation

ominous omens and curses

magic, supernatural manifestations, or the suggestion of the supernatural

a damsel in distress

the damsel’s rescuer; usually a lover

horrifying (or terrifying) events or the threat of such happenings

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Victorian Horror NovelsClassics of the horror genre written during the Victorian Era:

Frankenstein

Dracula

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hunchback of Notre DameThe Picture of Dorian GrayDr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeThe Invisible Man

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Elements of Classic Horror of the Victorian Age

Psychological terror not physical terror

Not a lot of bloodshed

Suspense, Suspense, Suspense

The object was to let the imagination go wild!!!!

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Due Dates

Short Story Map: Friday, October 14, 2016

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Rough Draft: Wednesday, October 19, 20162nd Rough Draft: Wednesday, October 26, 2016Final Draft: Wednesday, November 9, 2016


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