Blood, Screams and Popcorn
Conception and Design of a Horror Film Festival
Comedy. But nowadays it’s not sole reserved for gorehounds and other followers of this subculture.
Increasing appreciation among movie experts, scientists and society result in growing social acceptance and rising audience numbers. Not only the attitude towards the genre has changed since the ethic debates of the 80s and 90s, but also the interest regarding the topic seems to increase consistently. No other genre in the history of movies (maybe apart from the pornography industry) generates such a big fan culture including magazines, forums, fan clubs and festivals all over the world.
In the area of western Austria though horror seems still to be in the fledglings stages. The intention of this bachelor thesis therefore was to examine the phenomenon of horror in combination with a closer look at film festivals. Based on this foundation the goal was to develop a fictional horror film festival design based on the gathered information and the drawn conclusions of the theoretical part covering horror, the fascination for it and it’s culture.
Mentored by Prof. Alexander Rufenach
Text & Design: Alexander Raffl
Photography: Various Sources (stated in the bibliography)