This is Part 4 of the 5 best horror films to watch to learn about the craft. I want to say that it's important that you watch as much as you can in order to learn more and take more in. It's better in the decision making process for your own film to know what you're doing, dealing with and what kind of films there have been that are similar in style to your own. We've been through 15 different films so far and now, I want to show you another five so that you can be on your way to a new project.
As you've probably read Parts 1 and 2, you would already know what this post is about. Famously shorter than my usual requests these posts are here for you to take learning into your own hands and me, to simply guide you to the correct films. If you haven't already, check out Parts 1 and 2 and find out about 10 more horror films you could watch depending on you style of film.
(Note: this article will contain analysis on the film The Sixth Sense and in order to get the best insight, it is recommended you watch the entire film at least once).
As you've probably already read Part 1, you will know about what's going to happen in Part 2. If you don't, then here's a bit of a recap: we're going to go through 5 films you should watch to study horror filmmaking and make a quick little summary on what to look out for and why that film is particularly good to watch for study purposes. In the previous section you would've noticed films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre of 1974 turn up alongside Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. So, in this second part, we're going to take a bit of a different approach and have a look at some slightly stranger horror films, hopefully you will be familiar with nearly all of them.
I am back with another article on horror filmmaking, and I have to say I have spent a while trying to choose the correct films to put on this list. There are certain films that I would say you can learn more from than you initially bargained, and then there are some that I would steer clear from because they offer up some dodgy practices that you can see didn't make the film entirely successful. But this isn't just about success, this is about learning and shaping your craft into something. So what we're going to do is look at some horror films that you can learn the most from in order to craft and create your own masterpiece. Good luck with your next project and take a look at these, in no particular order:
(Note: this article covers analysis on the film Interview with the Vampire, if you would like the best insight it is recommended that you watch the entire film at least once).