In reviews of horror films and new that you will find at is very likely to encounter frequently advertised on specific terminology used in the horror movie reviews internationally as gore, slasher, splatter, etc. For this reason the dedicated the following portion of the site in explaining some basic and common terms to facilitate readers. At the same time, reading the explanations of the terms the reader can learn interesting historical information for the horror scene. Click on the options below to read more.

A film is considered a cult when it has developed a smaller or larger circle of loyal followers (cult following). The intense worship portion of viewers to a specific film can give soon or with the passage of time the status of cult. Sometimes the cult expressed through various activities such as festivals, imitating some of movie costumes (e.g. in role-playing games), construction sites or blogs dedicated to film, participations of sequels, etc. These movies also called cult classic is usually low-budget film and considered the antithesis of mainstream cinema by producing a particular subculture that opposes socially acceptable attitudes and situations. Films released by major studio, who enjoyed mainstream success and wider acceptance by public and critics are usually not considered cult as well as those who deliberately seek to gain the title of cult. Today, however, the notion of cult has been enlarged and occasionally distancing himself from the original strict framework allowing the classification more cult films in the phylum. The term can be attributed to a wide range of films without necessarily belonging to a certain type. In the scene of horror cult classic character have e.g. the legendary "Night of the Living Dead" by George Romero, ' An American Werewolf In London "by John Landis, ' The Thing ' of John Carpenter, the newest" American Psycho "," Ginger Snaps "," Blair Witch Project "and many others.
The term generally refers to the depiction of violence in a film. All physical damage in the flesh to the bones, to members or organs of human body, the depiction of blood and generally any wound or injury manifested prominently in scenes of a movie are included in gore. Also called Gore and Splatter Movies.
It is a kind of Italian literature and Italian films with the basic theme of murder, mystery and the police investigation. Giallo in Italian means "yellow" and the term comes from the yellow covers Italian Pocket Books with specific themes. Mystery writers and literature like Agatha Christie and Edgar Wallace significantly influenced the genre. The particular characteristics of films is giallo numerous killings, the excessive violence (but not always depicted in detail), the mystery about the identity of the murderer, the exciting finale, the twists and the techniques to mislead the Viewer, the ornate and unusual camera shots, the psychedelic and intensely musical subjects often include bare shots of women and sex scenes. It is customary also to have lengthy, graphic and ainigmatikoys titles like "The Bird With The Crystal Plumage", "Five Dolls For An August Moon ', ' Black Belly Of The Tarantula", "Four Flies On Grey Velvet" etc. "Father of giallo" is considered the great Italian Director and screenwriter Mario Bava (1914-1980) with his movie "The Girl Who Knew Too Much" (1963) to be listed as the first film of that class. "Conductor of giallo" is considered by many to be the Italian Dario Argento having turned great and historically giallo as "The Bird With The Crystal Plumage" (1970) and "Deep Red" (1975). Other notable giallo films filmmakers are Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino, Umberto Lenzi, Massimo Dallamano, Lamberto Bava (son of Mario Bava), Luciano Ercoli, Aldo Lado and Paolo Cavara. The greatest blossoming of giallo made the ' 70s with the release of countless movies.
This is a broad term that includes low-budget films which are considered generally reduced artistic value and low quality. That is why try to "exploit" a certain fashion, voltage or current attracting audiences who seeks this special entertainment. For their promotion these films try to "exploit" e.g. a famous actress, violence, sex, special effects and a variety of topics usually extreme form. Movies that were initially thought exploitation reassessed as classic in a kind of acquiring cult fame and creating the whole "school", with a typical example of the historic "Night of the Living Dead" by George Romero. The history of exploitation films starting from the early 1920s but became very popular in the 60s and 70s when eased noticeably censorship in cinema. The haunts that played such films in the US were called Grindhouses. Specific subcategories in space of terror under the concept of ' exploitation ' as the slasher, splatter, films with cannibals, the Italian giallo movies with monsters. Other well known exploitation film subcategories are the movies that Board on cars, fast races and vehicles in traffic accidents (Carsploitation), movies with motorcyclists (Biker Films), movies with the main theme "women in prison" (Women In Prison Films), torture prisoners in Nazi concentration camps (Nazisploitation), movies with Negroes actresses and most common theme their resistance to any authority (Blaxploitation), the Spaghetti Westerns , movies with extensive and detailed view of naked shots mainly women (Sexploitation), films that are shocking in a variety of ways (Shocksploitation) as excessive violence, aimomixies, rape and other extreme situations. Subcategories of exploitation films can be increased considerably.
The term refers to comic strips containing exaggerated and noisy actions, acts of violence, distasteful pranks and other activities that go beyond the boundaries of common sense. Slapstick elements that often are introduced to films is causing pain but without real consequences for the victim, vivid zoom toward the viewer's confusion, intense sounds to increase the suspense and depiction of unrealistic and impossible situations. The term parsed as "slap stick ' and refers to a special kind of cane with the name batacchio or bataccio used by actors in the Commedia dell'arte performances (kind of improvised comedy) that originally flourished in Italy between the 16th and 18th centuries. This could produce a characteristic loud sound when one actor hit another without causing severe pain or bodily harm. In the area of terror some representative samples of slapstick is both "Evil Dead" and "Army Of Darkness" by Sam Raimi, the "staggering" Peter Jackson's Braindead, many horror comedies with zombies as the "Return of The Living Dead" or "Shaun of the Dead", a variety of movies with monsters (e.g. Gremlins, Tremors, Monster Squad) and a large number still horror movie with comic elements.
Is a category horror films or thrillers where the principal thematic axis moves around one or more assassins who kill repeated their victims in violent ways. The main weapon is most commonly a knife or axe, less often some other sharp object (Cleaver, hay fork etc) while some killings may be committed otherwise eg. with strangulation. Very often the victims of manic concern young people, teenagers and women. Sometimes there is a mystery about the identity of the murderer. The controversial "Peeping Tom" (1960) by Michael Powel and the classic thriller "Psycho" (1960) by Alfred Hitchcock is some of the "forerunners" of this kind. The infamous "Last House On The Left" (1972) by American director Wes Craven and the classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ' (1974) by Tobe Hooper contributed significantly to the conformation of the idiom. Influence on the shaping of the slasher also brought the Italian giallo. The film "Black Christmas" (1974) by Bob Clark is considered the first full slasher movies while they gave great impetus to the idiom making it popular was the legendary "Halloween" (1978) and John Carpenter's "Friday the 13th" (1980) by Sean Cunningham S.. The 1980s is regarded as the golden age of slasher films with countless films popping up in duration. The film "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984) by Wes Craven gave metaphysical elements in slasher. In the first half of the nineties the genre found in decline to revitalize with the movie "Scream" Wes Craven's 1996. The recovery trend continued with many similar films like ' I Know What You did Last Summer "of 1997, with sequels and remake old slasher but without successful always result. The slasher are often blamed for the violent nature and criticized by film critics, Christian and feminist organizations and many faced problems with censorship.
The splatter film violence is extensive and thorough representation. Essentially focused on highlighting the destruction of the human body through massacres and other acts of violence. The beginnings of splatter are found in old French Grand Guignol Theater in Paris (1897-1962) whose performances included bloody scenes, realistic depiction of murders and pictures of extreme horror. As the first splatter is considered the "Blood Feast" of 1963, directed by the American filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis who created and other similar films in the coming years. The classic "Night of the Living Dead" (1969) by George Romero helped the splatter idiom becoming popular while he worked again with splatter patterns and in the next decade with the classic "Dawn of the Dead" in 1978 which experienced huge commercial success. Splatter elements occur in many movies with cannibals as the infamous "Cannibal Holocaust" of 1979, in movies with zombies than those of Romero as the "Zombi 2" (1979), Lucio Fulci's Italian and in numerous slasher 1980s attributes samples also infamous "Maniac" (1980) and "The New York Ripper" (1982), the "Intruder" (1989), etc. After a relative decline in the 90s the splatter experienced a rebirth in the decade 2000-2009. Successful franchise like the "Final Destination", the "Saw" and "Hostel" unravelled in this revival. Some of these later films were characterized as "Torture Porn" — apparently because many scenes with torture and nudity-but this term does not always accepted by their directors.
The term or better "title" refers to young actresses that their career in cinema is connected closely with horror movies. A Scream Queen may be either a protagonist or frequent victim in horror movies. The profile of Scream Queen can be analyzed briefly as an attractive young woman in a State of terror and despair, though the specifics may vary from movie to movie. A characteristic example is the actress Jamie Lee Curtis, known for his leading role as Laurie Strode in the landmark film "Halloween" (1978) by John Carpenter as well as to sequels of this franchise and other horror movies (Prom Night, Terror Train, The Fog). Indeed, Curtis is recognized as the "ultimate Scream Queen". The oldest actress who headed is Fay Wray having starred in horror films of the 1930s such as Doctor X (1932) and Vampire Bat (1933) though the story has stayed more for the title role in "King Kong" in 1933. Other notable actors that have earned the designation of Scream Queen is Heather Langenkamp in particular for entries in "a Nightmare On Elm Street" and "a Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors", Neve Campbell in the role of Sidney Prescott in aytosarkastika's famous slasher trilogy ' Scream ' Linnea Quigley with numerous interests in horror films and b-movies of the decades ' 80 and ' 90 (Graduation Day Silent Night, Deadly Night-, Return of the Living Dead, Creepozoids, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, etc.) Sarah Michelle Gellar and with notable participations in "I Know What You Did Last Summer," "Scream 2," "The Grudge" as well as the notorious Buffy in successful American horror/fantasy tv series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
The term appeared in Britain in 1982 and refers to a number of specific films, mostly horror, with highly violent content. The video nasties were criticized by the press, various commentators and some religious organizations. In 1983, was made public for the first time the notorious list of video nasties and the British Film Censorship Committee undertook the task of their evaluation. As a result of legislation passed in 1984 was the curfew in Britain of several films that have joined in this black list (even though they had previously released) while others managed to circulate with cut content on different dates of the next decades and rarer in the 1980s. Entering films and came from the list depending on the outcome of criminal prosecutions. Some movies were not included in the list but denied showing them in the movie directly from the Commission. At that time could be seen infinite scenes in Britain with the police invades video stores and clubs to seize films, often with completely arbitrary criteria. Currently this list is considered outdated and several of the infamous films are normally released unabridged since 2001.
Can be written as ' Whodunnit ' and as it is clear it is a collapse of the phrase ' Who (has) done it? "With this term describes a detective story which offers its viewers or readers the opportunity to make assumptions and conclusions about the identity of the perpetrator of a crime, usually murder. For this reason some important information during the plot so motivated to find the identity of the culprit. In a sense the audience identifies with the role of actor-detectives investigating the crime and searches for the perpetrator. Often attempted effort of disorientation and the common line twist while many such works we find sharp reversals in the finale. The term "Whodunit" appears the first time in 1934 in American magazine "Variety" describing the film "Recipe for Murder", which is transferring from self-titled theatrical work.  The golden age of the idiom "Whodunit" in the police literature stretching from the 1920s to the 1950s. Famous authors like Agatha Christie, Nicholas Blake, G.K. Chesterton, John Dickson Carr, Clayton Rawson, Christianna Brand, etc. There were pioneers of this trend. The item "Whodunit" can exist in horror movies, police movies, film noir, mystery movies, thriller movies, legal dramas, even in comedies. Some of the finest and most characteristic films ' Whodunit ' orientation is Agatha Christie's novels transfers as "And Then There Were None" (1945), Witness for the Prosecution (1957), "Murder on the Orient Express" (1974) and "Death on the Nile" (1978), the films of Alfred Hitchcock feature (e.g. The Paradine Case, The Man Who Knew Too Much) and several high-profile films with intense mystery and plot twists (The Usual Suspects, Memento, Oldboy, Anatomy of a Crime, Chinatown etc). The Italian giallo have also "Whodunit" character.
The number of murders that made into a movie.
In a free translation would ascribe to that material as a ' video '. The term is closely associated with horror films although it can turn and other kinds of movies with the technique of "found footage". Although this technique is old having used in the controversial horror film "Cannibal Holocaust" of 1980, started to become popular in the late 90s with the famous horror film "The Blair Witch Project" in 1999. In the movies that have been filmed with the technique of "found footage" the events that we see are videotaped and mostly unique personal, manual camcorder of the protagonists who are either dead or missing. This way is considered filmmaking gives realism to the movie that uses it. Known horror films with "found footage" technique is the "REC" (2007), "Paranormal Activity" (2007), "Cloverfield" (2008), "Quarantine" (2008), "The Last Exorcism" (2010), "Trollhunter" (2010), «Grave» Encounters (2011) and "VHS" (2012).

Snuff film is called any video contains real murders people without the use of special effects for the purpose of commercial exploitation or the ' entertainment '. The term first appears in 1971 in the book "The Family: The Story of Charles Manson's Dune Buggy Attack Battalion" of the American author, activist and lead singer Ed Sanders, who claimed that the Manson Family had made the video with the murders he committed. Etymologically the term snuff is derived from the old English word "snithan" which meant "slaughter and dissect" and was used for dozens or hundreds of years by the working classes in London. Although there have been amateur videos with real deaths and killings, are usually not considered to be snuff films as they did not have a commercial orientation. In the movie the first film that plays with the concept of snuff is the "Peeping Tom" (1960) by Michael Powell in which the protagonist-killer makes "documentary" containing the heinous crimes. However, the first film he made known to a wider public the notion of snuff was the self-titled with specific meaning "Snuff film" (1976) by Michael Findlay. This film was advertised as a snuff taking the dissemination of this concept and due to the false death of an actor in a movie studio within the allegedly provoked many reactions and mobilizations of citizens. In the space of a few famous horror movies that use the idea of snuff as a basic axis of the plot is the "Last House on Dead End Street" (1977), "Cannibal Holocaust" (1980), "Videodrome" (1983), "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" (1986), "Mute Witness" (1994), "Tesis" (1996), "Vacancy" (2007) and "Sinister" (2012). Despite sporadic rumors, no film to date has not proved a real snuff. Two film accused contained real murders was the Italian "Cannibal Holocaust" (1980) by Ruggero Deodato and the Japanese "Flowers of Flesh and Blood" (1985) by Hideshi Hino, second part of the film series extreme gore under the generic name "Guinea Pig". At first although real animal killings took place, no actor is not really killed. In the second, although mobilised until the FBI after complaints of actor Charlie Sheen, was also not real murder and extremely realistic special effects of explained in the 1986 documentary "Making of Guinea Pig".
The term is used to describe movies that are shot in such a way as to give the Viewer information for their own production, and their creator. In another sense it is for films relating to existing films. In this type of movies, can a character to indicate that it is aware that participates in film or can even be targeted directly to the public. A typical example for this movie-style scene of horror is the ' New ' Wes Craven's Nightmare (the new Nightmare) of 1994 where Wes Craven's film clearly refers to the films ' nightmare on Elm Street "while participating in this cast, but director himself recognizing that played on the famous franchise. Other films that may be classed as a "workplace" metafilm of terror is "Peeping Tom" (1960), "Scream 3" (2000), "Shadow of a Vampire" (2000) and "Seed of Chucky" (2004). It is also used and the synonymous term "Metacinema."
With the phrase "Jump Scares" defined a common tactic of horror films of the modern era, especially that the filmmakers are trying to scare viewers through steep and sudden appearances or sounds. For example the sudden flight of a cat from a trash bin or a closet is a typical Jump Scare. But Jump Scares we encounter often in horror films are the short door and window closings, unexpected sightings all manner of persons (actors, ghosts) etc. The Jump Scares occur and in video games with a horror theme. Often this tactic is evaluated negatively, especially one of the oldest and largest age viewers with rich experience in horror cinema, since it repeats the same patterns and indicates lack of inspiration but also weakness of filmmakers using Jump Scares to frighten the public with original and authentically terrifying methods.