Saw 5 opening
For my project i am going to analyse the opening to Saw 5 to try and gain inspiration for the opening of my horror film. The reason i have chose to do this opening is because it has mystery and gore like many modern horror films and i think this is a good example of an average horror film opening.
This is a title screen which tells the audience who the film is by. This shot is not particulary important however the font and the background used have an un-nerving effect as the background is a blood stained wall. This immediately lets the audience know to expect the same kind of blood and gore which is present in the other films of the series. The font has sharp edges, this is because this looks more intimidating and the font is a colour which goes well with the background however i think this limits the ability to read it. The size with the font makes it so that the viewer knows that its there without the feel of it taking over.
This photo is a close up of a television showing the billy puppet from saw. This immediately shows the audience that even though jigsaw is dead the tests/ games will still continue in the same kind of way. This also immediately engages the audience as they want to know if the man is going to survive or they want to find out why hes there or what the actual trap is. Looking at the walls you can immediately see the area is abandoned as its run down and they have no paint and they are covered in dirt. The mask of the puppet works well as it is scary due to it looking a bit clown like as many people are scared of clowns.
This shot shows how he is trying to escape and that theres no possible way to escape. The lighting in this shot is dark which is common in horror films. This immediately sets the scene of a abandoned area and this scares audience as it limits their view. It also makes sure that the focus is on the man whos strapped down. This man has tattoos all over him. As tattoos are often associated with criminals it suggests a back story to this character.
This is a close up of the man screaming in distress. this is important as the sound of him screaming scares the audience and you can clearly see hes in pain which makes the film seem more realistic. In this shot you can clearly see the device/ strap which is holding him down. This is to show that he is trapped and there is no escape. Tattoos can also be seen in this shot showing that he is covered in tatoos which may suggest his lifestyle.
This is a close-up showing how his hand fits into the vice device. This shows the task hes got to do. The shot has dark lighting and the fact that he takes a lot of time to press the vices shows that this is hard for the character and hes scared and it also builds up the suspense. The device looks old and rusty and therfore it looks more intimidating as old weapons/ props are often used in horror films.
This is a point of view shot of the man looking at the clock. This shot is included to help build tension as it show the audience how long is left and how close to death he is. The wall in the shot is really old and rusty whereas the clock is new, this massive contrast draws the audience attention to the clock. As the person is lying down they are looking up towards the clock.
The man is being cut in half by the axe in this shot. It is a high angle shot looking down on him this could represent the audience looking down on him due to his lifestyle which is mentioned on the tv screen and due to the fact that he has failed his task. This shot also has the gore factor which the saw films are expected for this is an example of how quickly the film starts and that its going to be a fast paced film.
This shot is a point of view shot. This shows the killer looking in on the man hes just killed. This is important as it suggests what kind of murderer he is as many murderers wouldnt be able to watch by as a man is put through that much pain this shows that he enjoys killing this man and also suggests theres a back story betwe
This shot is a title screen. The background of this shot is a rusty metal and there fore old looking wall which is covered in blood. This again lets the audience know the film is going to be gory. The use of roman numerals instead of numbers works well as the V looks sharp and a lot more sinister than a simple number 5 also this is unusual so it sets the film out form others slightly. The font is a contrast to the background as the font is over a section of blood on the background.