Thursday, 13 December 2012

Hybrid Genre

A hybrid genre is a combination of two or more genres - e.g. science fiction and crime


Life on Mars - crime and science fiction

The Break-Up - romantic comedy

Woman in Black - thriller/ horror

When looking at The Woman in Black as a 'thriller/ horror', it became clear that the difference between the genres of horror and thriller is not very obvious. Therefore I found definitions of both, in order to allow us to clearly distinguish the difference between the two genres.

Horror - intended to, or has the capacity to frighten its viewers, tends to focus more on the imagery to scare.

Thriller - uses suspense, tension and excitement as its main elements, and tends to focus more on the use of sound than imagery.

Melissa Hudson

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