Found footage horror

Signa: Revista de la Asociación Española de Semiótica

ISSN: 1133-3634

Year of publication: 2017

Issue Title: XVI Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Española de Semiótica y V Congreso Internacional del Departamento de Comunicación Audiovisual y Publicidad de la Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU.

Issue: 26

Pages: 815-824

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5944/SIGNA.VOL26.2017.19918 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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Found Footage Horror is a prolific and succesfull subgenre sin 2007. This article focusses on three distinctive traits of Found Footage Horror: inclusion of the camera into the narrative, limitation of the field of vision, and bad quality of the image. For this purpose, it analyzes Chronicle (Josh Trank, 2012) and the first chapter of V/H/S (2012), directed by David Bruckner “Amateur Night”.

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