Thursday, 17 March 2016


There are 2 main different kinds of genres. There is the hybrid genre and the sub-genre. A hybrid genre, also known as cross-genre is a genre that blends themes and elements from two or more different genres. An example of a hybrid genre would be a ROM-COM, so a romantic comedy film. Working Title are globally associated with the ROM-COM genre. Why? Because they have produced several successful ROM-COM hits, such as Bridget Jones Diary, About Time, Love Actually and many more.

When analysing About Time, which came out in 2013 and was a $12 million budget film. It made over $15 million in the American market alone and achieved a total of over $87 million worldwide. Due to this, it is a good example of a ROM-COM hit from Working Title.

Using our coursework as an example, we know that the main genre is horror. There are 4 main types of horror genres known as Psychological, Killer, Monster and Paranormal. Our coursework would be an example of the Killer one. These 4 main types can then be even more in depth and have what is called sub-genres.

A sub-genre or sub-genres are categories thar are subdivisions to a larger genre. As an example, when looking at the table above, slasher genre is a sub-genre of the killer horror genre. So our coursework is also a slasher genre. In the small boxes, you can also see examples of movies that are in the slasher genre. In that box, there are examples of the two movies "Friday the 13th" and "Halloween". Our coursework is inspired from Halloween by John Carpenter from 1978 and therefore we can say that it fits perfectly with this table.

As another example, Kristian's final cut, is a movie about a zombie apocalypse. This would on the other hand not be an example of the killer horror genre but the monster horror genre.

1 comment:

  1. this is quite good but not clearly APPLIED to your work. Be clear on your (sub-)genre and its conventions and box office record/appeal


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